|SEASON 8 EPISODE 1|
|Pitch||Gourmet soup delivery service and get well gift care packages|
|Entrepreneur||Marti Wymer and Scott Gustafson|
|Asked For||$400,000 for 10%|
What is Spoonful of Comfort?
Spoonful of Comfort is a care package that you can send to a loved one to show that you are thinking about them or sending your best wishes.
It was initially created as a care package to send to your loved ones when they were sick. It has gradually transformed into offering more packages, including Pregnancy Care Package and Birthday Care Package.
Who Owns Spoonful of Comfort?
Marti Wymer is the founder and current CEO of Spoonful of Comfort. She was later joined by investor, Scott Gustafson.
Spoonful of Comfort was founded under unfortunate circumstances. Marti’s mother had been diagnosed with lung cancer. Marti had wanted to do something meaningful for her mother. She thought of making chicken soup, but because she lived in Florida and her mother was in Canada, it was impossible to send the chicken soup.
Sadly, Marti’s mum passed on without having tasted her soup. To ensure that no other family suffered her fate, she founded Spoonful of Comfort in honor of her late mother. A user would log onto their website and order a care package. The package included chicken soup, cookies, and a thoughtful note to a loved one.
With the help of Scott, Marti was able to care packages that clients would send to their loved ones. Marti noted that her motivation was ensuring that her clients’ bought gifts to give to their loved ones, and not motivated by profits. As a testament to the innovation, Spoonful of Comfort had a great rapport with the clientele. Even before appearing on Shark Tank, they had already made sales amounting to over $1,000,000.
Spoonful of Comfort Shark Tank Update
Did Spoonful of Comfort Get a Deal on Shark Tank?
On Shark Tank Season 8 Episode 1, Marti Wymer and Scott Gustafson entered the Tank seeking $400,000 for 10% but left the Tank without a deal.
Is Spoonful of Comfort Still in Business?
Following the episode, viewers were quick to jump on board with the Sharks’ criticisms.
Fortunately for Spoonful of Comfort, the Sharks underestimated the power of a spoonful of comfort during tough times.
Save for a few late or missing deliveries, Spoonful of Comfort has had overwhelmingly positive reviews from customers who praise its tasty food and quality packages.
The company continues to do well today, and has undoubtedly been a source of comfort for many during the pandemic. With physical distancing in effect, a Spoonful of Comfort may be just what we all need.