Airline snacks are great on so many levels. Not only do they help to pass the time and make the flight a little more bearable, but they can be really tasty too. Here’s a look at my five favorite airline snacks.
Snacks have a wide definition. For purposes of this article, I am limiting the definition of snacks to just the little freebies that airlines serve with beverages. I realize that some airlines provide more substantial snacks, even in economy class, but that is a topic for another article.
Here’s my list, in descending order.
5. Cloud Hoppers (Austrian)
Cloud Hoppers, by Austrian pretzel-maker Soletti, are plane-shaped buttery crackers (like Goldfish) and pretzels. They are available in economy class flights on Austrian and always tasty.
4. Stroopwafels (United)
Stroopwafels are a Dutch staple, but it was United that first introduced them to me. Now I order stroopwafels on Amazon and enjoy them at home. These lovely caramel cookies are even better when you heat them over a cup of coffee. Catch them in all classes of service.
3. Biscoff Cookies (American, Delta, United)
Who doesn’t like the delicious cinnamon-sugar biscuits that have been European favorites for decades and are a staple on the three major U.S. legacy carriers.
2. Sweets & Blues Chips (JetBlue)
The blue-colored chips are not just a gimmick, but a tasty salty treat and healthier than regular potato chips. It is good that the bags are small, because I could eat several bags in one sitting…
1. Macadamia Nuts (Hawaiian)
Sometimes a simple snack is best. Macadamias are my favorite nuts and there’s nothing like a packet of Macadamia nuts from Mauna Loa on a flight to Hawaii. Hawaiian used to offers these in both economy and first class, but now they are just a first class treat.
The thing about these snacks is that every time I see them I think about the airline they are associated with. That’s great marketing…and a great incentive to keep these treats around next time recession hits.
What is your favorite airline snack?
featured image: JetBlue