What Happened To Spoonful Of Comfort After Shark Tank?

Since the show's creation in 2009, "Shark Tank" has brought countless entrepreneurs' dreams to life. According to Gorgias, the show allows entrepreneurs to not only pitch business ideas but also find investors. The Sharks themselves have a combined net worth of about $5 billion, thanks to investing in businesses they deem lucrative and then reaping their share of the profits further down the road.

Naturally, these businesses range from household products to snacks, with some of the best foods on "Shark Tank" being Slice of Sauce condiment slices, Pan's Mushroom Jerky, and The Pizza Cupcake. Pizza and cupcakes? Say no more.

Another food business that appeared on "Shark Tank" is Spoonful of Comfort, seeking investors for its comfort foods delivery service. Per Business Strategy Insights, entrepreneurs Marti Wymer and Scott Gustafson asked for $400k for a 10% share in the company. Considering how none of the Sharks took the offer, where is Spoonful of Comfort today?

The story behind Spoonful of Comfort's delivery service

For many of us, sickness and chicken noodle soup go hand in hand. Marti Wymer had the same idea when her mother was diagnosed with cancer in 2007. According to the Shark Tank Blog, Wymer was living in Florida with her three children, while her mother was living in New Brunswick, Canada.

Desperate to send her mother something comforting, Wymer got the idea to start a delivery service for homemade soups (via Spoonful of Comfort). Using this service, families in similar positions could send soups to their loved ones.

Unfortunately, Wymer's mother passed just weeks later, before the business had truly started. Wymer founded Spoonful of Comfort in her mother's memory and took the business pitch to "Shark Tank" in hopes of finding investors.

Hearing that Wymer and Gustafson had already put more than $1.3 million into Spoonful of Comfort, were losing money on each order, and had shipping delays, none of the Sharks ended up investing (via Gazette Review). However, Wymer and Scott Gustafson did not give up.

Spoonful of Comfort continues to beat the odds

Even though "Shark Tank" investors opted to not make a deal with Spoonful of Comfort, the business is still around. In fact, Marti Wymer and Scott Gustafson's delivery service is thriving, and today has a net worth of about $68 million, up from $4 million in 2016 (via SEOAVes). Needless to say, the pandemic played a big part in boosting sales.

In addition to the classic chicken noodle soup, Spoonful of Comfort also offers broccoli cheddar soup, Italian wedding soup, and tomato basil soup, to name a few. The service also has cookies, soup toppers, and other fun little gift items.

Furthermore, Spoonful of Comfort packages come in more than 30 varieties, including Get Well Soon, Sympathy, Thinking of You, New Parent, Birthday, College, Housewarming, Pick-Me-Up, and Just Because. Packages range in price from $24.99 to $174.99 and their contents are customizable.

The Get Well Soon package, for example, costs $84.99 before add-ons and includes two soups, six rolls, six cookies, a ladle (an obviously essential hand tool you need in your kitchen), and a customized note from the sender. Without a doubt, Spoonful of Comfort is a good option if one of your loved ones is in need of some homemade soup. We can't help but wonder if the Sharks have some regrets.