Splendid Spoon Review

Elana KutscherByElana KutscherAug. 12, 2019

In a Nutshell

Splendid Spoon is a health-driven meal delivery service that offers smoothies for breakfast, and grain bowls and soups for lunch. All ingredients are plant-based, GMO-free, soy-free, and gluten-free, so you can feel good about what you’re putting into your body. While Splendid Spoon is not specifically designed for weight loss, it’s foods are wholesome, natural, and nutritious, so weight loss may be a by-product.

pros

  • All meals are plant-based, GMO-free, soy-free, and gluten-free
  • Very reasonably priced
  • Focuses on breakfast and lunch

cons

  • Not a large selection of meals
  • No dinner

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Splendid Spoon at a Glance

Number of meals offered: 40+

Price per serving: From $9.00-$13.00

Meal options: Smoothies, grain bowls, soups

Subscription options: Lunch

Breakfast and Lunch: Breakfast, Lunch and Reset

Ideal For

  • People on a plant-based diet
  • People who want to eat healthy, whole foods
  • People who are gluten-free

What’s Unique About Splendid Spoon?

It’s refreshing to see a company like Splendid Spoon that focuses on breakfast and lunch, as opposed to other delivery services, which focus mainly on lunch and dinner. And while Splendid Spoon isn’t designed for weight loss, it is designed to keep your body healthy. You may see weight loss as a side effect of eating whole, nourishing foods, but it’s not the ultimate goal. If your goal is to feel good about the food you eat, Splendid Spoon is for you.

All meals are all plant-based, gluten-free, soy-free, and GMO-free. Meals come ready-to‑eat, pre-portioned, and calorie‑controlled, so you don’t have to worry about overeating—you can focus on the food as you eat it and you’re encouraged to stop eating before you feel totally full.

Splendid Spoon offers a loyalty program that allows you to accrue points that can be traded for cash value. For every $100 you spend, you earn 5 points. 1 point equals $1 in credit, which you can redeem when you reach 25 points. When you refer a friend to Splendid Spoon, you get 25 points.

How It Works

Check out the site and decide which package you want—there are 3 to choose from:

  • Lunch package
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and 1 Reset (designed to reset your digestive system)

Once you decide what you want, you’ll need to check out and enter your shipping and billing information. Once you’ve checked out, you can then customize your meal choices. There are over 40 meals to choose from, and you can customize your order every week (as long as you do so before the weekly deadline). When you’re logged in, you can also include a list of ingredients and flavors that you don’t want to receive.

Meals are shipped either frozen or refrigerated and are packed in plant-based insulation (which is recyclable). Orders are shipped via FedEx and arrive on Wednesdays and Fridays. The grain and soup bowls can stay fresh in the fridge for up to 7 days and frozen for up to 1 month. Each smoothie comes with a use-by date that should be adhered to. 

Meal Options

Splendid Spoon offers smoothies for breakfast and grains bowls and soups for lunch. These are light meals that are 16 ounces each, but because they’re packed with nutrients and vitamins, they can be quite filling. All Splendid Spoon meals are plant-based, gluten-free, GMO-free, soy-free, and low in sodium and sugar.

Every season Splendid Spoon launches 3-5 new flavors, and it regularly rotates the weekly menu selection based on customer ratings.

In addition to breakfast and lunch, Splendid Spoon also offers a Reset option, which is a 1-day plan that consists of 5 servings of soup. The idea behind it is to give your body a break, a reset, and let your digestive system start fresh.

Reset soups include:

  • Fennel Consomme with Lemon Peel & Dill
  • Butternut Turmeric Soup with Sweet Potatoes & Nutmeg
  • Parsnip Apple Puree with Celery Root & Cinnamon
  • Cauliflower Potato Chowder with Navy Beans & Rosemary
  • Pumpkin Pear Bisque with Hempseeds & Cardamom

Favorite Splendid Spoon Meals

1. Brown Rice Taco Bowl

Brown Rice Taco Bowl

Cost per serving: Price depends on package (see Pricing below for details)

Prep & cook time: Microwave for 4 minutes or saute in saucepan

Go Mexican with Splendid Spoon’s Brown Rice Taco Bowl. It comes with black beans for steadying blood sugar, red peppers chock full of vitamin C, pepitas packed with magnesium, kale, tomatoes, virgin olive oil, and other all-natural ingredients. 

2. Strawberry Goji Smoothie

Strawberry Goji Smoothie

Cost per serving: Price depends on package (see Pricing below for details)

Prep & cook time: Zero

Made with strawberries, coconut flakes, cashew butter, cinnamon, vanilla powder, goji berries, and more, this low-sugar smoothie is the perfect way to start your day. 

3. Garden Minestrone

Garden Minestrone

Cost per serving: Price depends on package (see Pricing below for details)

Prep & cook time: Microwave for 4 minutes or heat on stovetop

This hearty soup is loaded with nutritious veggies, including kale, tomatoes, zucchini, carrots, onions, and more, along with navy beans for a healthy dose of protein.

Pricing

Splendid Spoon is splendidly affordable, and the more meals you order, the less you pay per meal. The only downside is that you can’t order a one-off meal to try it out; what you can do is subscribe and then cancel your subscription if you’re not satisfied.  

Below is a pricing chart of weekly deliveries.


Weekly Delivery
Cost Per Meal
Total Cost
Lunch
5 bowls
$13.00
$65
Breakfast & Lunch
5 smoothies, 5 bowls
$9.50
$95
Breakfast, Lunch, Reset

5 smoothies, 5 bowls, 

1 full-day reset

$9.00
$135

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Help & Support

Splendid Spoon’s Help Center is replete with useful information, including details about shipping, delivery, meal plans, billing, and more. You can also contact Splendid Spoon customer support via live chat and email. Business hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-8pm, and weekends, 10am-6pm ET.

Bottom Line

Splendid Spoon can help you achieve your goal of healthy eating. You can choose from energizing breakfast smoothies and lunches of hearty grain bowls and soups. There are 3 subscription plans: Lunch, Breakfast and Lunch, and Breakfast, Lunch, and Reset—and they are all reasonably priced. If you want to eat a healthy, plant-based diet but don’t have hours to spend in the kitchen, Splendid Spoon is a splendid option.

Elana KutscherByElana KutscherAug. 21, 2018
Elana is a creature of the digital age, and has been working in social media marketing and content for the better part of the past decade. She has experience with software and online platforms from multiple projects with high tech firms.
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