With all the bad news swirling around us, how about a nice cup of hot chocolate? Hot chocolate from Ghirardelli will soon be available onboard in all cabins on United Airlines.
United Adds Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate Onboard
Long a staple in United Clubs, United Airlines will be adding powdered hot chocolate onboard from Ghirardelli starting next month.
Hot chocolate will be available during the month of December no matter what cabin you are seated in. If you want it, be sure to ask early as United will only board limited quantities. Last year, narrowbody aircraft were provisioned with five packets in economy class and five packets in first class while widebody aircraft were provisioned with 10 in economy class and 10 in premium cabins (including premium economy “Premium Plus” and business class “Polaris”). United has not yet specified 2021 provisioning.
Much has changed in terms of in-flight service over the last year. Last year, flight attendants did not make the drink for you. Instead, they offered a cup of hot water and a separate blue plastic cup with the hot chocolate packet and a spoon or stir stick. This tastes much better with milk, but United no longer stocks fresh milk onboard, now using shelf-stable mini-packets of milk instead.
Hot chocolate is good substitute for coffee later in the day if I am looking for a warm drink and I’ve enjoyed Ghirardelli over the years in United Clubs. I recommend you bring your own “real” cup or mug to enjoy it in economy class, but maybe I’m just being a bit too picky. Ceramic mugs return to premium cabins on December 1st as well.
Do you like hot chocolate? Will you order some on United in December?