I know not everyone enjoys packing their kid’s lunches for school like I do, but there are days when it’s really hard to get my act together, or when I just haven’t found the time to grocery shop. Oh, or after returning from a long weekend away… I’m left scrounging for something to put in a lunch.
So I was stoked when Scrumpt contacted me to try out a new service. The San Francisco based company provides parents the ingredients to make healthy and easy-to-assemble lunches for their little ones - a Scrumpt Lunch Kit. At the time my youngest was just a few months old and my daughter had just started preschool, which translates to packing a school lunch five days a week. I was happy to give Scrumpt a try.
I strategically planned to receive a Scrumpt delivery for the day I had returned from traveling for a week. When the large box of goodies arrived I was impressed with all of the healthy items including -- hummus, grapes, almond butter, cheddar bunny crackers, granola and even pasta with marinara sauce. The lunches were organized with cute instruction cards that detailed how to best put lunches together. And items that would need refrigeration (like yogurt) were packed with mini ice packs. Everything was packaged in cute little containers and labeled. Sounds pretty easy huh?!
I’ll be honest, on a couple of the lunches I mixed and matched the ingredients instead of following the menu exactly. The menus were still great because it alleviated the “what am I going to pack today?” Check out this sample of the ingredients that could be included in your Scrumpt Box.
Overall, really great concept and nutritious food. My Scrumpt Box sure came in handy! I will certainly use this service for weeks when I know I’m going to be running low on time. I think Scrumpt would make a great gift - especially to parents who are expecting or bringing home a second baby. What a treat to not have to worry about lunch!
One thing I should note. I was initially concerned about food allergies. My daughter’s preschool doesn’t allow nuts, so I couldn’t use the almond butter in the lunches. However, the company clarified that during the check-out process, you can indicate any applicable allergies/ sensitivities (nut-free, lactose-free or gluten-free). Awesome!
Pricing with a subscription may seem high (at $8 per lunch) but when you take into account all the different variables (like time spent grocery shopping, driving to the grocery store and meal prep) you get good value for your money. You can also try it on a one-time basis and you get $12 off (approximately $6.59 per lunch).
In addition to the Scrumpt Lunch Kit, the company also offers a Scrumpt Snack Pack and recently added a Scrumpt Travel Kit, which includes snacks for on-the-go, as well as games and activities to keep the littles occupied during travel. Scrumpt is currently available in Marin and San Francisco.