Marti Wymer and Scott Gustafson pitch Spoonful of Comfort, their comfort food delivery service, in Shark Tank episode 801 – the season eight premier. Wymer got the idea for the business in October, 2007 after hearing her mother was diagnosed with cancer. Since mom was in New brunswick, Canada and she was in Florida with small children and she'd just returned from visiting her mom, she couldn't go see her.
She brainstormed about how to comfort her mother and decided to send her some home-made chicken soup. That's how her mom always comforted her, so she returned the favor. Sadly, her mother passed just 6 weeks later. Wymer started Spoonful of Comfort as a way to honor her mother by letting folks easily send gourmet gift baskets to loved ones who are far from home.
In addition to the signature chicken soup, Wymer ships homemade tomato basil soup and potato leek soup. Each gourmet care package comes with 64 ounces of soup, a half-dozen rolls, a half-dozen cookies (chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin or sugar), a serving ladle and a hand-written note card. The package costs $69 and customers can add tea, inspirational books, blankets and more for an additional charge.
Wymer offers a 100% guarantee. She says on the website: “It is my promise to make and deliver a Spoonful of Comfort with as much care as if I were sending it to my own mother."
Will a Shark give Wymer the comfort of additional funds for growth?
Spoonful of Comfort Shark Tank Recap
Marti and Scott will pitch the panel of Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. They’ll need to convince Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Grenier, and Robert Herjavec that the company is worthy of a Shark investment. A good business plan, good financials, and sales data will impress the Sharks, but they’ll need to show them THEY are capable of running the company to “Shark standards." A full pitch re-cap on Spoonful of Comfort will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
Spoonful of Comfort Shark Tank Update
The Shark Tank Blog constantly provides updates and follow-ups about entrepreneurs who have appeared on the Shark Tank TV show. Once an episode has aired, we monitor the progress of the businesses featured, whether they receive funding or not and report on their progress. The Shark Tank Blog will follow-up on Spoonful of Comfort, Marti Wymer, and Scott Gustafson as more details become available.