Sunday, September 30, 2012

Spoonful of Comfort Sponsor Spotlight Review

You guys have seen me write about a company called Spoonful of Comfort before and thankfully they have been kind enough to help me out again in the Harvest Halloween Blog Tour Giveaway. The winner of the Blog Tour Giveaway will get the same package that I am reviewing!

You are gonna love this package!  Included in the package is one (64 oz) jar of chicken noodle soup, a package of rolls (6 really big ones) and 6 huge oatmeal & raisin cookies. Each of the three packages had a yellow & white polka dotted ribbon wrapped around the top of the product! The soup was wrapped up in an insulated silver package with ice packs to keep it partially frozen. I had to leave it in the fridge overnight to let it unthaw for us to have the next day. Oh, by the way, they recommend that you use within 3 days of receiving. I guess you could keep it longer if you keep it frozen either in the jar that they send it in or maybe put in freezer bags?

I can tell you that when we heated up the soup, put the rolls in the oven to get them crispy and then had a cookie afterwards, it was one of the best meals we have had in awhile! I can also let you in on a secret that makes you understand how good the food was:

Mike hates oatmeal cookies! I have never been able to get him to eat one! So, when I offered him a small piece of Spoonful of Comfort's oatmeal & raisin cookie and then he asked for more, I about fell off my chair!! So that should tell you about how good they are. For me, it was one of the best oatmeal & raisin cookies I have ever had. And I do like them and have had I don't know how many different brands of cookies I have tried.

Now, let me tell you about the rolls. They were so good that we are convinced that they had to be made from scratch. We like our breads crispy so I did put them in the oven to get them crispy and then we put a small amount of butter on the inside and they were to die for! What to say about the soup?

Well, it was so good I compared it to my Aunt Macy's homemade soup that we have as an appetizer for Christmas dinner. I mean to say that Aunt Macy makes her own noodles and it takes a few days to do that. She makes the dough then lays the noodles on her bed (with wax paper underneath) overnight then cuts the dough into strips for her noodles.

Well, the noodles in Spoonful of Comfort's soup was just like that! I was amazed. I told Mike it had to be someone from West Virginia who made those noodles or someone who had access to Aunt Macy's recipe! I am just kidding. I am sure you can find the recipe anywhere on the internet. I was just illustrating how good they were that it made me think my Aunt Macy had made them! Even the carrots and celery in the soup tasted like hers. I was so in heaven because we only get that soup once a year! The soup from SOC lasted us 3 days with both of us having a bowl for 2 days and then on the last day I had a bowl while Mike had some homemade chili that I had made. Now, that is alot of soup! I even had a roll left over to eat with my soup.

Besides the Oatmeal Raisin Cookies you can also get Chocolate Chip cookies. They also will make Get Well Packages, College Care Packages, Maternity/New Baby Gifts, Sympathy Gifts, Thinking of You Gifts. Lemonade Package, Corporate Gifts and Spoonful of Comfort. They have a 100% guarantee that they will make and deliver a Spoonful of Comfort package as if they were making it for their own mother. If you are not satisfied they will refund, credit or exchange it for a new product. So, rest assured, that they want you to have a great experience. Also a portion of each product purchased goes to the American Cancer Society!
In October 2007, I received the phone call from my mother that she had been diagnosed with Lung Cancer. I was shocked, scared and panicked. The hardest part about hearing the news, was that she lived in New Brunswick Canada and I lived in Florida. More difficult still, I had just returned the day before from a trip visiting her. With two young children in school, I couldn't just turn around and go back.

I was so upset and felt helpless being so far away. I needed to "Do Something". I looked into sending flowers or fruit, but nothing seemed appropriate. I wanted to show her how much I cared, and in some way comfort her. I immediately thought of chicken soup - it's what she (like many mothers) used to make to comfort me. And the idea for Spoonful of Comfort was born. Just six weeks later, I lost my mother.

During her final weeks she got lots of soup and other comforts from many of her 11 siblings and close friends. She never had the opportunity to try my soup. However, in her honor, it is my goal to help others with sick loved ones. It is my promise to make and deliver a Spoonful of Comfort to your loved ones with as much care as if I were sending it to my own mother. They'll feel better and so will you. Whether you have an ailing mother, a child away at college with the flu, or a grandchild with an ear infection, Spoonful of Comfort can help you show that you care.
I was very touched by her story because I lost my mother to a stroke back in 1988 and my father in 2004 from lung cancer. That is why my trek to West Virginia at least every 2 years is so special. My mother's sister is Aunt Macy and I get to taste her and mom's soup every Christmas that we can make it up there from Georgia. I don't know if we will make it this year since we went this summer, but that is still a little ways away, so you never know, it might happen.

Connect with Spoonful of Comfort several ways:

Mailing Address:
Corporate Offices
4543 S. Holladay Blvd
Salt Lake City, Utah 84098
Telephone: 877-404-7678

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.


Georgette C said...

I have heard of Spoonful of Comfort on other blogs that I follow, but I haven't yet had the pleasure of trying it. I have to say I love the presentation of the soup- it makes you feel all homey inside seeing that glass jar full of homestyle chicken noodle. It may also be the cold I have talking here, but I like the presentation. What a great idea for a company.

Merry said...

I love this concept! Sending a meal is my favorite way of doing something for loved ones, but for those who live far away I'm usually stuck sending a gift card. And this would be a nice treat for myself and family during a busy time like the holidays.

Monnie710 said...

This is a phenomenal idea for a gift. It would be greatly appreciated by any recipient.

desitheblonde said...

this sound great when i wss in the hosoptal a nd then i like to get the chochip one and then they would be great for my lazy brother