Munchie Mug keeps your home and car neat and tidy at snack time. Munchie Mugs also prevent snacks from being wasted. Your kids will love the colorful, no spill design, and you’ll love never again having to vacuum or scoop up messy snack spills.
Munchie Mug will be at the 2017 LA Baby Show, on November 4 and 5, at the Magic Box at the REEF, in DTLA, when the nation’s largest show for expectant and new families returns to Los Angeles. A family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler – from top products to trusted parenting experts – the LA Baby Show will welcome thousands of expectant and new parents from Los Angeles County, the surrounding counties, and beyond!
Tickets to the LA Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.
To learn more about Munchie Mug, we spoke with Kathleen Herrera, the company’s CEO. For someone unfamiliar with Munchie Mug, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?
Munchie Mug is all about making life a little easier for parents and all those who care for children through thoughtful and safe products. We are a family business dedicated to making products that families will love. We are also 100% committed to American manufacturing. Our core offering is Munchie Mug, a spill proof snack cup for kids that comes in a variety of sizes, colors and designs.
Tell us about the company’s background. When did it start and how has it evolved since then?
The concept for the Munchie Mug was born from yet another spilled snack from a “spill proof” snack cup. Phil Amormino, a precision machinist, inventor and grandfather of 10, knew he could create something better for his 4 kids to use with their own children. And so he invented the Munchie Mug.
“With all the fancy strollers, slings and baby equipment around these days I couldn’t believe there wasn’t a spill proof snack cup that actually worked.” Phil explained. “As an inventor, I felt I had come upon an idea that fulfilled a very real need for parents in today’s world.”
There is nothing quite like the Munchie Mug on the market today. Phil knew the silicone and plastic lids that you see on every other snack cup today simply do not work. He also knew from his grandkids that those lids were scratchy and uncomfortable on their little hands. The patented spill proof lid Phil came up with is made with 2 pieces of overlapping food-grade fabric. It’s super soft, stretchy and soothing for all children, even those with sensory issues. And best of all, the fabric snaps back together when not in use making spills a thing of the past.
Phil started this company 12 years ago with a simple blue lid and ocean design on the cup. The company has now evolved to include 2 different sizes, 7 different colors with 3 more in the pipeline, and Phil’s daughter now runs the company’s day to day operations. But some things have remained the same like our commitment to manufacturing in the USA. Phil built the machine that makes our patented lids himself, and he still manufactures each one himself, ensuring the highest quality of product.
What are the most popular and/or newest products from Munchie Mug?
Our most popular product remains the original blue lid with purple following closely behind. By the holidays we will be releasing a new number design for the 12 oz bottom as well as 3 new lids colors: coral, turquoise and gray.
What sets Munchie Mug apart from similar products in the marketplace?
There are 2 main features that put Munchie Mug in a class of its own. The first is that we are the one and only snack cup on the market that features a soft, overlapping fabric lid for kids to reach through as opposed to a plastic or silicone one. Not only do all kids despise the feel of that scratchy plastic on their hand, but the design is flawed and spills are inevitable. Our lid feels soft and soothing as kids reach through it, which is especially wonderful for kids with special needs. The fabric snaps into place to keep food in the cup where it belongs. The second feature is that ours is the only spill proof snack cup that’s made in America. We source only from reputable American suppliers and we manufacture the lid ourselves in Northern California. We also make sure our product is BPA, phthalate, lead and PVC free as well as FDA food grade compliant and we 3rd party test our materials.
What can parents expect from Munchie Mug at the LA Baby Show?
Parents can expect to see some new designs, big discounts, giveaways and a chance to meet and talk to our inventor and president Phil Amormino. To learn more about Munchie Mug, check out munchiemug.com.