New Delta First Class Sweet Treat

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Delta announced today that they will begin to serve delicious looking Honeysuckle gelato to First Class customers on select long-haul departures from Atlanta within North America. I don’t know about you but, I can’t wait to try this ‘hand-crafted artisan honeysuckle gelato’! Yum!

New Delta First Class Sweet Treat

New Delta First Class Sweet Treat

The southern-inspired dessert is the brainchild of gelato-maker Jackson Smith, who along with long-time friend and business partner Wes Jones and Khatera Ballard, sought to create made-from-scratch gelato from natural ingredients largely sourced from local food and produce suppliers.

Adding Honeysuckle’s Sea-Salted Caramel gelato to flights departing Atlanta is just another example of Delta’s commitment to treat customers to regionally-sourced and seasonal on-board food options that reflect the airline’s locally global take on improving the flying experience.

“We put a lot of thought around sourcing creative and delicious food to serve our customers when they fly to make their travel experiences even more meaningful,” said Allison Ausband, Delta’s Senior Vice President – In-Flight Service. “Doing that means going out into the communities and regions we serve to hand-pick those unique items from purveyors whose dedicated approach to creating good food mirrors Delta’s own commitment to quality and innovation. Honeysuckle Gelato is just another of many offerings we’ve added recently aimed at staying true to that commitment, while offering flavors and brands customers can relate to and may not be expecting to find on board an aircraft.”

Bottom Line

This is reported to have started today, so if you are lucky enough to be served this today on Delta, post us a comment and let us know how it is. I will be flying back to Atlanta today and hope to score this on my next trip out!

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  1. I’d rather have a meal on my 90-minute flight that can be 2 hours with an Atlantic traffic backup.

  2. I’m curious to know how they classify anything within North America, departing from Atlanta, as being “long-haul”. Atlanta isn’t even on the Eastern Seaboard – the state of Georgia is, but not Atlanta proper – so flights from Atlanta aren’t technically even transcons, let alone the classic definition of long-haul. I shouldn’t be picky, though, since it’s nearly a miracle to see any of the USB3 actually provide an additional feature as opposed to just taking another way. So…kudos to Delta for sucking slightly less than UA and AA in this one particular area?

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