Snacking in the Friendly Skies

See images of the new trend in airplane food: snack boxes.

By Meaghan Cameron
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    Tapas - Continental and United Airlines

    United and Continental (which merged in 2011) offer 3 different snack boxes varying in health value, with the most popular being a convenience store goodie bag of goldfish crackers, jelly beans, salami, chips, and cookies. They also have a healthier Tapas box with hummus, gourmet crackers, and natural almonds. Sadly their organic snack box is no longer offered. United and Continental serve the exact same inflight snacks and meals within the U.S. (except for an Angus cheeseburger that Continental serves exclusively).

    Travel Treats - Delta Airlines

    Delta (which owns Northwest) offers the Delta’s Eat menu on some flights. The menu has two snack boxes, one with a convenience store assortment of crackers, spreads, and chocolate (above) and the other with The Gracious Gourmet Mediterranean Vegetable Spread, organic Dr. Kracker Snackers, and other healthier sounding goodies.

    Shape Up - Jet Blue

    JetBlue offers four different snack boxes that appeal to your mood and fitness goals. Do you want to Beef Up, Cheer Up, Shape Up, or Power Up?  Some highlights here are Brothers All Natural Fuji Apple Fruit Crisps and Emerald Natural Almonds.

    Smart Heart Picnic Pack - Alaska Airlines

    Alaska Airlines has Picnic Packs which offer a tapas blend, a traditional picnic spread, and one that claims to be good for the heart.

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    Your Comments

    • http://rocketparking.com/ Filippa Sartini

      It’s a pretty decent set. They look quite plain at times, but they do a decent job of filling you up during the flight. More or less, it’s best to get some heavy eating down in the ground.

    • Tom King

      I had this box last week and the Bruschetta spread and Oloves were awesome. T. King, London, UK