I was excited to receive a box of products to try from Splendid Spoon this summer! They invited me to try their line of plant-based, ready-to-eat foods and delivered them right to my door.
Check one in the pro column for convenience.
I did receive these products free of charge in order to rate them for you, but all opinions are my own.
Splendid Spoon sent me several smoothies and health shots as well as a few prepared meals to try. Here’s what they sent and what I thought:
I loved that the foods were already prepared and easy to grab and go. With Splendid Spoon, you don’t have to cook at all. I think these would be great options if you work full-time out of the house, don’t like to cook, or don’t have access to a full kitchen, like if you are in a dorm or only have a microwave at work. I have tried two other vegan mail-delivery food companies, and both of those required quite a bit of food prep on my end. I liked that with Splendid Spoon all I had to do was open the products and they were ready to go! Plus, they come right to your door. You can’t beat the convenience. No waiting, no cooking, and super healthy ingredients.
This was especially great for the smoothies. I didn’t have to wake up my kids by running the blender first thing in the morning. All of the food they sent arrived frozen, but could go either in the refrigerator to be eaten right away or be stored the freezer, which was great because I could save what I didn’t eat immediately.
Once they thawed, the smoothies themselves weren’t quite as thick as I was expecting. I would almost classify them as juices, but the ones I tried were good. I definitely prefer the Splendid Spoon Mint Chip flavor over the same flavor offered by their competitor (plus, with Splendid Spoon, I didn’t have to do any work).
Be aware that each 16 oz smoothie bottle contains two servings. I liked that three bottles could last me almost an entire week.
As far as the meals, the Green Tomatillo Chili Soup was my favorite. It didn’t look super appetizing, but I really liked it and so did two of my daughters.
In the words of my third grader, “I mean, this kind of looks a little bit like throw up, but it tastes really good. It’s confusing.”
My husband said I should have made a video doing blind taste tests of these products, because I have to admit, that was sort of a running theme throughout the week: they all tasted better than they looked, and better than I expected. We were pleasantly surprised every time!
Every mail-delivery food company has the same biggest con, so let’s get it out of the way. Yes, the food is expensive. You do have to pay for the convenience of having healthy, mostly organic, readily prepared food sent right to your doorstep. In our area, I can buy very similar products at our local grocery store for about half the price.
But if you don’t live in an area with that option, place a monetary value on your time, or if you just find it easier to have healthy foods sent straight to you rather than meal planning in advance or being tempted to go into the store and walk past aisles of junk food, then Splendid Spoon could be a great choice!
I would say the other major con of Splendid Spoon, more so than similar companies I’ve tried, was all the single use plastic. I do expect companies that cater to a vegan lifestyle to be more environmentally friendly. Every single item they sent me was packaged in a plastic bottle or container, which was a bit disappointing. I hope in the future they might be able to transition to more sustainable packaging.
In terms of taste, convenience, and quality ingredients, I have to say that Splendid Spoon is my favorite mail-delivery vegan food company so far! I would rate them 8/10, docking one point for the price and one for all the plastic.
The good news is that right now they are having a 4th of July sale, so you can try Splendid Spoon at a lower price. New customers can receive $60 off your first three boxes if you order here.