Delta Air Lines recently completed a one-month test of new in-flight snacks, including cashews and yogurt bars — and is now evaluating the results.
The test “went well,” according to spokeswoman Catherine Sirna, and the airline “received a lot of insightful feedback from customers.”
The test on certain flights out of Atlanta and Minneapolis included Emerald cashews, Snyder’s pretzels, NatureBox yogurt bars and the old stand-by Biscoff cookies.
That’s a bigger focus on brand-names than Delta’s long-standing lineup of peanuts, pretzels and Biscoff — with a notable switch of nut variety.
If you missed the AJC@ATL poll asking readers whether they prefer peanuts or cashews, Team Cashew was in the lead in early voting, but Team Peanut pulled ahead with about 59 percent of the vote as of last count.
Even more interesting were the many write-in answers. More than 100 people wrote in some variety of “no nuts,” with many noting the issue of allergies.
(Read more about the issue of peanuts and in-flight allergies on myAJC.com: Delta testing out new in-flight snacks: Cashews, yogurt bars and from the AJC archives: Peanut industry fights to stay on airline flights)
The write-ins and comments also included:
“Blue Diamond Smokehouse Almonds. You’re welcome.”
“Biscoff for life”
“Team Both Peanuts and Cashews”
“On time flights”
And, in a nod to Delta’s recent system outage that resulted in thousands of canceled flights earlier this month, there was one write-in vote for:
“Backup or fail over for mission critical systems”