Didn’t See This Coming Delta

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As a frequent flyer, you see a lot of things. You see a lot as a frequent flyer and every once in a while there’s something that surprises you. On a recent flight with Delta, this one caught me by surprise.

New Delta Snack

When I think of Delta snacks, I think of sweet, salty or savory. But as inflight snacks are just that, inflight, they generally tend to be easy to consume.

Bananas, chips, chocolates, all easy to consume. So when I ran across this triple packaged item, it caught me by surprise.

Meet the most complex snack to eat on a plane. 

The baked in Brooklyn chips were packaged, along with the Truitt hummus, all packaged in a wrapping with an additional paper packing backer to give the back of the package some support.

Opening it up, seemed dimpled enough. But then further opening was required, and then managing the various components to dip the chip into hummus seemed overly complex and unnecessary for a simple snack.

This snack was well intentioned, and was ok for an inflight snack. Certainly better than peanuts, don’t get me wrong. But I’d take a bag of Charlie’s chips or an apple over this any day.

Bottom Line

Delta continues to experiment with inflight snacks. Some work and some don’t. In my opinion, the pita chips and hummus are a swing and a miss. Have you had this new snack yet? Thoughts on the airline industry snacks in general?  

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  1. How about just giving me the option in first-class to pre-order a meal on any fight over 90 minutes? And would it be too hard to have simple things like a yogurt parfait or cheese and nipples on shorter flights instead of junk food?

  2. Flew delta 6 times in the last 2 weeks got this every time (2 times on some flights). They could quadruple pack it for all I care. Not like I am pressed for time to open packages while watching reruns of always sunny

  3. As a man with no left arm, opening this with my teeth was nowhere near as frustrating as just pushing the hummus cup around the tray with every chip. Thank God for Woodford 🙂 Definitely too much effort on this one.

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