Air New Zealand is altering up its inflight snacks: Here is our wishlist

It’s the choice each Air New Zealand passenger should make: Cookie, or corn chips?

However travellers could quickly be introduced with some very totally different selections, because the nationwide provider is about to shake up its snack providing on home flights.

Air New Zealand’s common supervisor buyer Leanne Langridge has revealed in a LinkedIn publish that the airline shall be trialling modifications to its meals and beverage service all through the month of June – together with “some various snacks”.

The famous Air New Zealand Cookie Time cookie may have some competition.

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The well-known Air New Zealand Cookie Time cookie could have some competitors.

“We all know our prospects love the cookie and chip combo, however what if there’s one thing else?” she wrote.

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Precisely what these “various snacks” shall be is about to be revealed throughout a particular flight on Thursday afternoon. Stuff Journey reporter Lorna Thornber shall be onboard, so remember to tune in for the massive reveal.

Within the meantime, we’ve give you a wishlist of snacks we might like to see onboard our subsequent flight. Tell us your picks!

Caramel popcorn

Caramel popcorn isn’t just for the movies.


Caramel popcorn isn’t only for the flicks.

“It’s my responsible pleasure. Even higher if it’s the sort that’s candy but in addition barely salty. I can eat it any time of day, with espresso for breakfast, after a three-course meal, whereas watching a film, whereas not watching a film, and every other time in between. Bonus factors if it’s made contemporary!” Trupti Biradar, Journey Editor

Whittaker’s chocolate

Even the humble peanut slab would do – just make sure it’s Whittaker’s.

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Even the standard peanut slab would do – simply make sure that it’s Whittaker’s.

“Just a few chunks of overly candy milk and cocoa solids in a tiny Cookie Time aren’t sufficient. Give us some actual chocolate, Air New Zealand. The great trustworthy chocolate Whittaker’s rightly boasts to be, to be precise.

In my dream world, they’d hand out 100g bars of the artisan darkish chocolate with Hawke’s Bay black doris plums and roasted almonds, however I’d fortunately scoff a block of the unique peanut slab. Or, in summer season, the brand new peanut slab ice cream. Chocolate would have the added bonus of holding us awake by way of the protection briefing and, in contrast to the corn chips at the moment on supply, wouldn’t make an annoyingly loud crunch. Not if passengers savour it as they need to anyway, letting it soften slowly to chocolate sauce on their tongues.

As a smart man named Homer Simpson as soon as stated: ‘Mmm, chocolate’. What smart airline wouldn’t need it on their snack menu?” – Lorna Thornber, Journey Reporter

Flat whites and Pringles

A flat white and a pack of Pringles could be a winning inflight combo.


A flat white and a pack of Pringles may very well be a profitable inflight combo.

“It’s 2021 and we’re flying helicopters round Mars, but no one on Earth appears to have cracked how you can make a espresso whereas flying. Aotearoa makes among the greatest espresso on the earth, however as quickly because it’s served at 38,000 ft it tastes like burnt jet gasoline.

Air New Zealand, as essentially the most modern airline on the earth, please develop into the primary to make an honest flat white whereas flying. Think about the odor of contemporary (precise) espresso onboard a morning flight.

And transfer over corn chips, let’s see Pringles on the menu – they’re the Royal Household of chips, and at all times a crowd pleaser.” – Brook Sabin, Journey Reporter

Sausage sizzle

Get ready for snags in the skies.

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Prepare for snags within the skies.

“You’re all set to board your turboprop. You’ve your carry-on in a single hand, and a bit of white bread within the different. You scan your boarding go and stride out onto the tarmac, when immediately your nostrils are stuffed with essentially the most scrumptious aroma. It’s not jet gasoline – it’s a barbecue.

An Air New Zealand flight attendant brandishing a pair of tongs locations a freshly cooked snag on the piece of bread. You retain following the trail in the direction of the aircraft. Alongside the best way, one other crew member is ready for you. “Onions?”

You attain the bottom of the steps as much as the aircraft. A flight attendant greets you with a bottle of Wattie’s. ‘Tomato sauce?’

You climb the steps, sausage held fastidiously aloft. You discover your seat, sit down, buckle up, and chew into the world’s biggest inflight snack.” – Siobhan Downes, Journey Reporter

Power snack balls

Bring back the ball.

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Deliver again the ball.

“For some time there, snack balls have been the ‘in’ factor. The fad boomed as paleo worshippers whipped up fats bombs to carry fleeting pleasure to the drudgery of their food regimen, whereas overworked dad and mom frantically looked for non-stick silicone mats to create batches of globular gluten-free grub each Sunday for his or her little ankle-biters.

“However like each fad, the power ball was quickly usurped by newer developments ( you pickles). So it is time to carry the ball again, and there is no higher place than the nationwide provider. They’re (largely) more healthy than different snacks, simple to retailer, and are available in a spread of flavours. Lengthy dwell the snack ball!” – Alan Granville, Journey Reporter

Bhuja combine

Salty, sweet, spicy – whatever you're in the mood for, bhuja mix ticks all the boxes.


Salty, candy, spicy – no matter you are within the temper for, bhuja combine ticks all of the bins.

“It is no secret that flying at altitude, along with plane cabin stress and lack of humidity, alters the best way we style meals. What you actually need is one thing salty, candy and perhaps a little bit bit spicy to provide your tongue an almighty wallop.

Cookies are boring; so are corn chips. There are solely two phrases that belong on Air New Zealand’s new snack menu: bhuja combine.

The Indian snack combine is full of flavour and gives loads of selection to maintain issues fascinating throughout the security video and in-flight quiz. Think about dipping your mitts right into a bag stuffed with crispy fried lentils, peanuts, chickpeas and different mysterious spiced batons and orbs. Sure please.” – Stephen Heard, Journey Publishing Coordinator

Tangy fruits and different discontinued treats

Air New Zealand would become a national hero (well, more than they already are) by offering these beloved treats.


Air New Zealand would develop into a nationwide hero (effectively, greater than they already are) by providing these beloved treats.

“It is effectively overdue that this beloved New Zealand snack was introduced again to life in some kind or different. I’ve not been on an Air New Zealand flight for some time the place they’ve introduced out lollies on the finish, however I am a little bit over the dried tasteless cardboard mundanity of the corn chips, and bored with the boring cookie.

Why cannot Air New Zealand carry out a traditional, and embrace one thing that is inherently Kiwi and totally scrumptious? Simply think about the mini pottles of them on flights – they’d develop into collector’s gadgets (until they have been used to throw on the security movies, then that is a hazard).

I dwell in worry that they’re going to carry some type of crossover snack like Cadbury’s has completed with their horrific chocolate ranges, to allow them to go far to allay these fears, and simply carry again the traditional that we all know deep down everybody needs.” Darren Bevan, Life & Model Digital Producer

“That is the right alternative for Air New Zealand to essentially present its dedication to Kiwi tradition by bringing again a bunch of discontinued and beloved sweets. Think about if the one manner you can get Snifters, Tangy Fruits, Sparkles, and Ok Bars was to fly Air New Zealand?” – Emily Brookes, Life & Model Reporter

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