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Splendid Spoon Review

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Trial and Eater's review of the plant-based delivery service that offers soups, smoothies, grain bowls and now noodles,! All of their meals and smoothies are vegan and gluten-free. Read more about them and find out their latest specials here!

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About Splendid Spoon

Splendid Spoon is a subscription meal delivery that ships prepared soups, smoothies and grain bowls.

All of the options are vegan, gluten-free and GMO-free.

While these are weekly subscription boxes, you can essentially order a one-time shipment by simply cancelling the subscription after the first week.

Splendid Spoon Ordering Options 

The ordering option plans for Splendid Spoon are Lunch, Breakfast + Lunch, Breakfast + Lunch + Reset. or Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Reset.

  • Lunch only : ships 5 “bowls” per week
  • Breakfast + Lunch : ships 5 smoothies+ 5 bowls per week
  • Breakfast, Lunch + Reset: ships 5 smoothies, 5 bowls + 5 light soups per week.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + Reset: 5 smoothies, 5 bowls, 5 noodles, and 5 soups (1-day soup reset)

Breakfast Smoothies Options

  • At the time of this writing, there are 13 low-sugar smoothie flavors.

Bowls Options:

  • Bowls include grain bowls and more substantial soups than the reset plan. Currently there are 25 flavor options in the bowls category.

Reset Options:

  • Currently there are 5 “light” soup flavor options if you choose the meal plan including a reset.

Noodle Options: 

  • The newest item on their menu is 6 flavors of noodles, if you choose the plan that include dinner. Tangy Ginger Noodles, Sesame Noodles, Green Curry Noodles, Kale Pesto Noodles, Butternut Squash Noodles and Red Curry Noodles.

An Example Week

I've had two orders gifted to me for Splendid Spoon – the first was the Breakfast+Lunch plan, and recently I tried 5 of the 6 noodle flavors.

Breakfast (Smoothies) + Lunch (Bowls):

Splendid spoon grain bowls and smoothies in box
splendid spoon 5 smoothies

The verdict: 

I did not love all the flavors, but I did have favorites. You do have the ability to customize your box, so I imagine this is something that you will learn over time which flavors are best suited for you! 

The smoothie flavors I tried were:

  • Orange Hibiscus
  • Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
  • Raspberry Cacao Smoothie
  • Green Matcha Smoothie
  • Carrot Ginger Smoothie

My favorite smoothie was the Raspberry Cacao Smoothie. I love how the ingredients are clearly labeled on the front for you!

Splendid Spoon Raspberry Cacao Smoothie

Surprisingly, my least favorite smoothie flavor was the pumpkin spice. I love a good pumpkin spice latte, so I expected this to be my favorite.

I coordinated my delivery while I was traveling, when I knew I wasn't going to have access to a full kitchen or time to cook much while staying in my AirBNB. This worked out well for grab-and-go breakfasts, and easy lunches or dinners with the bowls. 

Sometimes I ate the bowls right out of the packaging, which also saved on doing dishes!

Splendid Spoon 5 grain bowls in freezer

The flavors of bowls I tried were:

  • Moroccan Spice Buckwheat Bowl
  • Cumin Sweet Potato
  • Coconut Curry Rice
  • Lentil and Kale
  • Brown Rice Taco Bowl

My favorite bowl was the cumin sweet potato. Cumin is one of my favorite spices and sweet potato is one of my favorite vegetables, so this was no surprise to me here! 

Splendid Spoon Cumin Sweet Potato soup

My second favorite bowl was the coconut curry rice bowl. It had a lot of greens which I appreciated!

Splendid Spoon Coconut Curry Rice Bowl

Dinner (Noodles):

Love that Splendid Spoon now has noodle options that still fit in the gluten free and vegan category! So far my favorite has been the green curry noodles, which definitely have a little kick to it and satisfy my craving for Thai food without having to order out. I also like that you can heat it up right from the bowl, and no need to do dishes. 

green curry noodles from Splendid Spoon
5 flavors of splendid spoon noodles

Review Summary

Overall, Splendid Spoon is a perfect solution if you're looking for a vegan and gluten-free, ready-made meal delivery. The fact that they offer the option for smoothies for breakfast is also a plus. 

They all have clearly labeled and minimal ingredients, which I love. 

And they are continuing to innovate and expand their flavors, like with their new noodle dishes.

While not all of the flavors are ones I would order again, it is fun to try their range of options and find your favorites. I used this service while I was traveling to a different city and busy working during the day, which really reduced my cost of eating out and also time spend worrying about what to eat. 

The portions are not huge but were filling enough for a meal. (Though keep in mind the nutrition facts are based on 2 servings per bowl.)

I do also appreciate that Splendid Spoon is focused on sustainable packaging!

Splendid spoon sustainable packaging

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