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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Spoonful of Comfort Review and Giveaway (Christmas Wish List 2010)



Have you every just felt really bad, like with the flu, stomach bug or other sickness and didn’t have the energy or want to, to make dinner for your family, or maybe you’ve went through a really tough time loosing a friend or family member and just wanted some comfort food to make things a little easier at home? Well, yes I know I’ve been all the above and then there are times I just want to send a special gift to a friend or family member just because and I’m sure you all have too right?! I was recently introduced to an awesome company called Spoonful of Comfort that provides awesome gift baskets for just those occasions!

About Spoonful of Comfort (Taken From Website):

The story of Spoonful of Comfort:

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. 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.

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.


My Thoughts:

I was sent an awesome package from Spoonful of Comfort to review and really it couldn’t have arrived at a better time! It came in the middle of a super busy week for my husband and I, and we didn’t have enough time at home to prepare a good meal for our family before he was going to work again or I was going to take care of my grandmother while my mother when to a school basketball game!

Our package arrived very quickly and was packaged super well and very secure so none of the products would get damaged during shipping and the soup itself was still cold and had ice still in the jar when it arrived so I have to give them 5 stars just for the method of shipping they have chosen! We decided pretty quickly that we wanted to give the soup a try pretty quickly after it arrived and I invited my dad up to eat with us since my mom was gone to a game! First off let me just say this jar of soup is HUGE! I had no doubt that it was going to be more than enough to feed my little man, my hubby, my dad and myself with no problems and the preparation of the soup too little time just pour it in the pan and let it warm up and then you have a delicious pot of old fashioned Chicken noodle soup!

Ok, so I thought that we would have left overs because the jar was so big but pretty quickly after it was warmed up it was completely gone! I’m telling you this soup is delicious, I’ve eaten chicken noodle soup many different ways but none of them have been as wonderful as the soup from Spoonful of Comfort! I really love the big thick noodles and chunks of chicken in this soup, its so good and so feeling! Along with the jar of soup we were sent six homemade rolls and six homemade oatmeal/raisin cookies and they didn’t last long at all! Everything in the package was simply delicious and I can really see why receiving a gift basket like this would brighten anyone’s day even if it’s just a little!


Bottom Line:

We all truly enjoyed the soup, rolls and cookies we were sent from Spoonful of Comfort, and I can guarantee that if I was under the weather or if I was going through a hard time getting a basket filled with these easy and delicious goodies would make me feel a little better no matter what’s buggin me! I’m also thinking that a big ol’ jar of soup from Spoonful of Comfort would be amazing for someone with a sore throat or someone who has just had their tonsils taken out!

Ok, so I’ve mentioned all the reasons that someone would like to receive a basket of goodies from Spoonful of Comfort but what about giving one of these delicious gift baskets for Christmas???? I know several of the people on my holiday shopping list that would be thrilled to unwrap all of these goodies, I just know that the delicious soup would be even more amazing on a cold, snowy winter night!

Buy It:
To buy a Huge jar of Chicken soup and all the fixins visit the Spoonful of Comfort website!

Win It:
Spoonful of Comfort has kindly offered one of my super lucky readers a prize pack just like the one I received that includes:
- A 64 oz. jar of old-fashioned chicken noodle soup (serves 4-6)
- Six homemade rolls
- Six made-from-scratch cookies

Mandatory Entry: Visit Spoonful of Comfort and tell me one time you wish you had known about Spoonful of Comfort! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (2 extra)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to Spoonful of Comfort be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

Giveaway ends Dec 06, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the Spoonful of Comfort Prize Pack mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

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  1. When my mom has had her surgeries.

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  3. WHEN MY DAUGHTER WAS SICK

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  4. I wish that I had known about Spoonful Of Comfort when I was pregnant with my first child. I had morning sickness really bad, but I was able to tolerate soup. This soup would have been lovely to have at the time.
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  8. Wish I knew 'bout Spoon Full of Comfort during last years cold season. The Jews claim that chicken broth is a cure for the common cold.

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  9. I am so glad I learned about it now...I have one friend (actually 3) going through cancer and soup is the only thing that sounds good to her to eat. I am hoping to send her a batch in the next few weeks.

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  12. When I first moved to Austin and felt all alone, I wish I had known about Spoonful of Comfort soup, sounds delicious and reminds you of home!

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  13. This summer we had a minor car accident, I definitely could have used a spoonful of comfort at this time.
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  17. I wish I would of known about Spoonful of Comfort when a friend had surgery
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  18. I wish I had known about them last November when we all came down with the H1N1 flu.

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  20. I wish I knew when my neighbor kids were sick

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  27. i wish i had known about it 2 weeks ago when my son's cold started

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  28. Oh you are so lucky you got to review this product. What a wonderful idea. I wish I would have had this a few weeks ago when my co-worker was so sick in bed. I think this would have made her feel so much better.

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  29. I recently lost my uncle unexpectedly, and this would have been a really nice thing to send to my aunt.

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  30. I wish I had known about it when my Dad was going through Chemo.

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  33. I would have loved it last week when I had a terrible cold and I am the mom so..(they did make me some raman noodles..lol)
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  37. Anytime my hubby is sick. He likes to be pampered and this would do the trick!

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  40. I'd love it when I came down with a stomach bug TWICE this semester!

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  41. I would have loved this right after I had my baby!

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  47. I wish I had known about them recently when I was super sick! I'd love to find this on my doorstep!
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  52. When I had my last abscessed tooth and root canal.

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  53. I've had breast cancer three times. That was hard but it's times when I'm battling bronchitis or pneumonia that I wish I had my mothers chicken soup. She lives too far from me to ever bring any and I'm usually too worn out to make it when I'm ill. Little did I know that I could go online and purchase it! I will bookmark this site as it always makes me feel better the warmth, the broth. etd rosans4@comcast.net

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  57. I wish I had known about this when my in-laws in GA had the flu at their house....Thanks for the chance to win...

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  61. I wish I would have known about this site when my dad had surgery.. he loves soup!

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  67. I wish I had known about it when my aunt was going thru chemo.
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  68. I wish I would have known about it last month. I was really sick, and I could have used some homemade soup.

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  70. I wish I would have known about this after my dad had surgery. This would've been perfect for him.

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  73. When my aunt was in the hospital, it would have been nice, thanks!

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  74. When my niece was pregnant with her second child last winter because it was a really cold winter (she lives in Nebraska) and she had really bad "morning" sickness through the end of her pregnancy.

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  75. When I was feeling sick after my car wreck a week ago.


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  76. When the entire family had the flu last winter!

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  77. When I was sick with the flu and didn't feel like cooking

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  78. When my friend was sick!
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  79. This would have been nice so many times but the last was when my niece (out of state) miscarried.

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  80. I wish I had known when my gram passed away. Soup is comfort food and I could have used it then.

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  81. I wish I had this whenever my twins and myself are sick at the same time. It makes life difficult in our house. :/

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  85. I wish I would of had this the time I had flu so bad that I got from my son about 5 yrs back

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  86. I wish I would have known about this when my friend was sick...she would have loved it!

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  87. I wish I had known about it when my sister found out her tests were positive for breast cancer. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  88. I wish I had known about Spoonful of Comfort when my mom was going through heart surgery and recovery. That was a very hard time.

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  89. When my whole family including myself had the flu and I still had to do everything.

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