Once again, United Airlines has altered their snack box choices this month, available for purchase on most afternoon and evening flights longer than two hours. UA donates a portion of the snack box proceeds (though we don’t know how much) to a charity that fights breast cancer.
Not surprisingly, United has not updated the dining section of their website with the new choices, but I scanned in the images below from a new buy-on-board (BOB) menu found in each seatback pocket in economy class.
Here’s a look at the new choices:
While the "classic" and "lite" choices don’t look all that appealing, I’ve got to admit that the "tapas" snack box looks like a really nice snack, though the price is steep at $8.49. All three choices still have too much processed food for my tastes, but that is to be expected in an airline snack box.
There are a few other changes to the BOB menu as well. "Bundles" (alcohol + snack box or cheese tray or sandwich) can be purchased for 20% less than buying the items separately. Additionally, a new cocktail "Sunrise Sunset" (OJ, cranberry apple, vodka, and lime) is available and a chocolate bar and cranberry walnut bread have been added to the a la carte menu. Lastly, the only salad left on the menu is a chicken caesar salad.
UA’s BOB is a work in progress, but at least they finally have a snack box that looks downright tasty.