Friday, May 27, 2011

Spoonful of Comfort Review & Giveaway - CLOSED

Being pregnant has been the best time of my life! I’ve never felt as good (pretty and healthy) as I have since I’ve been pregnant! Yet, as great as I feel, I still have my days when I just don’t want to get out of bed. On those days, I just like a nice warm cup of hot chocolate (my “go-to-pick-me-up”) and a delicious bowl of soup (or even broth). When I’m not feeling well, I like to have warm stuff that will ease my throat, even if my throat isn’t what is hurting. Luckily for me, I was able to do a review for Spoonful of Comfort, and I just happened to have one of my off days shortly after receiving my package from them!

The Story Behind the Company: 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.

The day before I started feeling unwell, I received a package in the mail sent by Spoonful of Comfort. I immediately opened it and found a great surprise: 64oz jar of Chicken Soup, 6 Oatmeal Raison Cookies, and 6 Made From Scratch Rolls! It all looked so delicious! The note said to be sure and eat within 3 days of receiving, so I figured we would eat them in 2 days because my parents we were going to be house sitting for my sister and would need something to eat for dinner when we got there.


Little did I know that the following day I would be feeling so “icky” and unwell. As soon as I got up, I knew it – today wasn’t going to be my day. And Joshua decided to fix him and I a nice warm bowl of the Chicken Soup, heated up the rolls, and brought the cookies in with warm hot chocolate. Oh my, oh my! Everything was fantastic! There was no doubt that the soup was homemade – absolutely delicious – as was everything else!

As if the soup being homemade wasn't enough, to top it off, Spoonful of Comfort only uses natural ingredients, with no additives or preservatives! Want to know the ingredients? Simple. Chicken stock, pulled all natural chicken, noodles, carrots, celary, onion, sage, parsley, sea salt, and down-home comfort.

Spoonful of Comfort  offers their soup for different occasions, including:
» Thinking of You
» Holiday, and even as
I love the items that you can add to the New Baby set, such as a bib! Be sure to check out Spoonful of Comfort  and surprise someone that you care about with a wonderful, homemade treat!

WHAT YOU WIN:

One lucky winner will receive their very same set that I received!
»If you do not do the mandatory entry FIRST, all of your other entries will NOT count.
»If it says +1, leave one comment. If it says +2, +3, so on and so forth, leave that many comments. If you leave one long comment, it will only count as ONE comment, with no extra entries.
»You must leave your email address in EACH comment, unless it is public on your blog.
»Open to Continental US ONLY.
 
TO ENTER: (Mandatory!)
+1 Go to Spoonful of Comfort and tell me which occaision you'd be most likely to purchase.


EXTRA ENTRIES:
+2 Follow my blog publicly on Google Friend Connect.
+2 Subscribe via email to my blog.
+2 Post my NEW button on your blog.
+1 Follow Something To Talk About on Networked Blogs.
+1 Follow Me on Facebook.
+1 (Daily) Share this giveaway on Facebook. It must link to this giveaway. And you must leave a comment with the link to your post.
+1 Follow Me on Twitter.
+1 (Daily) Use the following tweet. You must leave a comment with the link to your post.
Enter to #win a package full of comfort from @jerricaparr Ends on 6/10 http://bit.ly/kRVKrB
+5 Write up a post about this giveaway. Must link to this giveaway. And you must leave a comment with the link to your post.

This giveaway will end Friday, June 10th at 11:59 p.m (EST). I will contact the winner within 24 hours through email. I will also write a post listing the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize, after that, a new winner will be chosen (so be sure to check your SPAM).

I receieved a jar of soup, rolls, and cookies free of cost in order to do my review. The opnions expressed here are 100% my own.

108 comments:

  1. the 'thinking of you' is a nice selection

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  2. Oh Blogger is dirving me crazy this week. I can't seem to log in so I have to do it anonymously. I am Charlene Canfield.. cjcmommy@gmail.com
    I would have to go with the Thinking of you also as you could use it for any occasion.
    Nice idea!

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  3. again...Oh Blogger is dirving me crazy this week. I can't seem to log in so I have to do it anonymously. I am Charlene Canfield.. cjcmommy@gmail.com
    I am following you in Network blogs.. (Can't seem to get the google follow to show up right now...Err)

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  4. Oh Blogger is dirving me crazy this week. I can't seem to log in so I have to do it anonymously. I am Charlene Canfield.. cjcmommy@gmail.com
    I sent you a friend request in facebook.

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  5. I am following you on twitter as cjcmommy...
    oh yeah...Oh Blogger is dirving me crazy this week. I can't seem to log in so I have to do it anonymously. I am Charlene Canfield.. cjcmommy@gmail.com

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  6. I tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/cjcmommy/status/74456720491032576
    Charlene Canfield
    cjcmommy@gmail.com

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  7. 1 I put your button on my site at http://cjcmommy.blogspot.com/
    Charlene Canfield
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  8. 2 I put your button on my site at http://cjcmommy.blogspot.com/
    Charlene Canfield
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  9. I would most likely purchase for Holidays! Mainly Christmas!

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  10. I subscribe via email entry 2!

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  11. I like you on facebook!

    Jennifer Smith Stewart

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  12. I follow via twitter! (kennedie0605)

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  13. I would like to get the Thinking of You.
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  14. follow on networked blogs
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  15. friended you on FB
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  16. I would purshase their Thinking Of You Package.
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  17. #1, Public follower GFC
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  18. #2, Public follower GFC
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  19. #1, Email subscriber.
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  20. #2, Email subscriber.
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  21. I follow you on Facebook
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  22. Shared on my Facebook 5/29
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  23. I would probably do thinking of you :0)

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  24. I would probably do the corporate gift and give it to my boss

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  25. I would send to a friend for a new baby.

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  26. Shared on Facebook 5/30
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  27. I'd send a "Thinking of You" package.

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  28. 1 Follow via GFC LisaMarie

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  29. 2 Follow via GFC LisaMarie

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  30. Shared on Facebook 5/31
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  31. I would get the Thinking of You for my Mom's birthday. She'd love it :). Such a great idea! Thanks!

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  32. Following your blog publicly on Google Friend Connect #1

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  33. Following your blog publicly on Google Friend Connect #2

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  34. Following Something To Talk About on Networked Blogs.

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  35. Just friended you on FB under Rochelle Martin

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  36. Shared on FB http://www.facebook.com/Roma10Max/posts/203335233043383

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  37. Following you on twitter @romapr09

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  38. Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/romapr09/status/75808756302225409

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  39. I love the Thinking of you one. Thanks, chaselhoff at usa dot net

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  40. I follow on GFC chaselhoff at usa dot net

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  41. I follow on GFC chaselhoff at usa dot net

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  42. I like the on fb as colleen busch chaselhoff at usa dot net

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  43. Shared on Facebook 6/1
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  44. Shared on Facebook 6/3
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  45. Charlotte VarnerJune 5, 2011 at 3:01 AM

    I would buy for New Baby occasion so that they could have a great meal to eat and not have to worry about cooking when coming home or while they were in the hospital.

    CharLuvsAbby3@yahoo.com

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  46. Charlotte VarnerJune 5, 2011 at 3:03 AM

    #1 Following you on GFC~Charlotte Varner...this looks so good!

    CharLuvsAbby3@yahoo.com

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  47. Charlotte VarnerJune 5, 2011 at 3:04 AM

    #2 Following you on GFC~Charlotte Varner

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  48. Charlotte VarnerJune 5, 2011 at 3:05 AM

    #1 Subscribed by email

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  49. Charlotte VarnerJune 5, 2011 at 3:05 AM

    #2 Subscribed by email

    CharLuvsAbby3@yahoo.com

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  50. Charlotte VarnerJune 5, 2011 at 3:07 AM

    Following you on network blog~Charlotte Varner

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  51. Charlotte VarnerJune 5, 2011 at 3:08 AM

    Following you on fb~Charlotte Varner

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  52. Charlotte VarnerJune 5, 2011 at 3:10 AM

    Following you on twitter~CharLuvsAbby3

    CharLuvsAbby3@yahoo.com

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  53. Charlotte VarnerJune 5, 2011 at 3:12 AM

    Shared on fb
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  54. Charlotte VarnerJune 5, 2011 at 3:13 AM

    Tweet
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  55. Shared on Facebook 6/5
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  56. Shared on my Facebook 6/6

    https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/tamara.bennington

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  57. I'd send this as a 'Thinking of You' to my Mom as she's been really sick for the past few months.

    jerseygirl1351(at)aol(dot)com

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  58. I'd purchase for a "Thinking of You" occassion for my Mom's birthday.
    saveoneharvey@yahoo.com

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  59. I follow you on Google Friend Connect.
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  60. I'd purchase a Get Well occasion.

    emilynwins at gmail dot com

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  61. GFC follower. 1
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  62. GFC follower. 2
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  63. tweet https://twitter.com/#!/prizepuzzle/status/78280500749402112

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  64. Shared on Facebook 6/8
    https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/tamara.bennington

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  65. I posted on Chubby Cheeks & Tiny Feet that you sent me :)

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  66. Shared on Facebook 6/9
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  67. the thinking of you package

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  68. Shared on Facebook 6/10
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  69. tweet http://twitter.com/#!/phxbne/status/79290498606571520

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  70. I like the Get Well selection

    Michelle Spayde
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  71. GFC Public Follower

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    #1

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  72. GFC Public Follower

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  73. Subscribed via email

    Michelle Spayde
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    #1

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  74. Subscribed via email

    Michelle Spayde
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    #2

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  75. Follow on Networked Blogs


    Michelle Spayde
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  76. follow you on twitter under arniebelle

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  77. Tweet

    http://twitter.com/#!/arniebelle/status/79313259324387329

    Michelle Spayde
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  78. http://www.spoonfulofcomfort.com/store/index/category/43/thinking-of-you like this one
    thanks
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  79. # 1 follow blog jelaws5
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  81. like u on fb Julie Scott Laws
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  83. I would choose Get Well, since someone I love may be having surgery soon.

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  84. I follow you on twitter (I'm @prizealert)

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  85. Here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/prizealert/status/79339324222619648

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  86. gfc follower kolpin
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  87. twitter follower @kolpin4680 kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

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  88. email subscriber kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

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  89. gfc follower kolpin
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