One of the great gifts that a parent of a young child could receive is a true spill-proof cup that their kid actually likes drinking from. But too many claim to be spill-proof, but the ingenuity of children prove that false. Finally, there is a legitimately spill-proof sippy cup, and it is made in the USA. Munchie Mug was created by a machinist and grandfather, so it is a true family business. They will be at the New York Baby Show on May 14th and 15th, at Pier 92.
The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!
Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.
To find out more about Munchie Mug, we spoke with Kathleen Herrera, a member of the Munchie Mug team.
For someone unfamiliar with Munchie Mug, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?
Our company’s mission is to create innovative and safe products for parents and caretakers to help make their lives easier. We are absolutely dedicated to manufacturing in America with materials you can trust. We are a family business that takes pride in manufacturing and selling our product ourselves. While our current offering is the Munchie Mug, we are expanding with some new exciting products later this year.
What is the background of Munchie Mug? When did it start and how has it evolved since then?
Munchie Mug was founded in 2007 when our president Phil Amormino, precision machinist by trade and grandfather to 10, watched his eldest grandson Grant successfully dump out yet another “spill-proof snack cup.” Thus the concept for Munchie Mug was born. As a machinist, Phil had access to all the materials necessary to research and develop his concept of a new spill-proof snack cup. Clearly, the scratchy plastic lids were not working and his grandkids couldn’t stand to use them. So initial prototypes were created with a stretchy fabric lid and glass jar. We went through a few years of testing products until the Munchie Mug evolved to the design you see today, which we believe is the best functioning snack cup out there. We have since gone through a few different graphics and we now offer 7 colors in 2 different sizes.
What are the most popular and/or newest services and products from Munchie Mug?
The most popular products are our blue, pink and purple Munchie Mugs in the 12 oz. size. Later this year, we will be unveiling our newest product developments included a silicone teether and there is a possibility of a sippy cup as well.
What sets Munchie Mug apart from other baby cups on the market?
Quite simply-we are the only spill proof snack cup on the market that actually works. In addition, we are the only cup to use a soft fabric lid as opposed to scratchy plastic so your kids will love the way the lid feels on their hands. And finally, we are the only snack cup made in the USA.
What can parents expect from Munchie Mug at the New York Baby Show?
Parents can expect some big discounts on our product as well as information on our offerings, and a chance to meet the inventor himself, Phil Amormino.
To learn more about Munchie Mugs, check out munchiemug.com