I’ve been greatly enjoying my first class mixed nuts from American Airlines over the last few weeks…they make a perfect midday meal. Now two additional varieties are available from United Airlines, including one with my favorite kind of nut.
Surplus United Airlines Nuts Now On Sale
Last month, I wrote about discounted mixed nuts available from GNS Foods, a long-time Texas provider of premium cabin nuts to American Airlines. Two blends were available.
The “first class” blend contained:
The “aloha” blend contained:
- piña colada pecans
Those are still available and remain discounted.
But today GNS Foods discounted surplus United mixed nuts as well. Available are both the first class (called “elite status” nut mix) and Hawaii mix. Prices are very reasonable. Do not that unlike the American Airlines nuts, shipping is not included and is pricey if you don’t buy in bulk.
The “elite status” nut mix sells for $7.99 for a two-pound bag. It contains cashews and almonds. The Hawaii mix contains cashews, almonds, and macadamia nuts (my favorite nut) and sells for $10.99 for a two-pound bag.
Kim Peacock, owner of GNS Foods, blames falling nut prices for the sale:
“Not only are we left with bags of mixes, we are also left with the raw ingredients and ingredient contracts from the suppliers. We were asked to maintain United’s costs on their mixes for one year. In order to do that, we had to sign raw ingredient contracts for one year. Now we’re left with these contracts. If nut prices rise, then you can sell the contract at a profit. Unfortunately, that’s not what happened. Nut prices fell, and the raw ingredient suppliers are looking to us to make up the difference! The other question is, ‘Where to go with all of these nuts?”
You can buy the nuts here.
GNS Foods, a family-run, woman-owned business, has over 30,000 pounds of surplus nuts. You can stock up on United’s standard and Hawaiian blend…while supplies last.
Will you be stocking up on surplus mixed nuts from United Airlines?
> Read More: Nuts Over Mixed Nuts? A Shell-Shocking Sale On First Class Airline Nuts
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Ouch, shipping is nuts! (Pun totally intended)
Agreed. Unless you are buying several bags, it doesn’t make sense.
Shipping costs are too high.
This was published/news yesterday on other bloggs. I hate reading old second-rate news.
Hey loser, this news just came out today and was first published by me, so you are wrong once again. You bring a great smile to my face. Stay safe and thanks for your continued clicks!
Here’s just one example of many written before you: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/gns-foods-now-selling-elite-status-airline-nut-mixes-at-near-cost-301116449.html
The press release? The same one I linked to? Great work Sherlock! Keep it up!
John is such a horrible human being. There are self-help guides on suicide avaiable on YouTube. He should check them out.
Nah, that’s a little harsh. Hopefully he will get the help he needs, though, to overcome his insecurities.
Mohammed talking suicide huh.
Perhaps with your name that’s an explosive topic.
Also, please note the irony of calling someone a horrible person and then asking them to commit suicide. Nice lack of self awareness. Matthew’s lack of harsh response is pretty damning. You should be delaying and banning such posts, not pondering whether it might be a step too far. This blog is going downhill fast.
You’ve got to irder 6 pounds, then you get a ground shipping option. But the Hawaiian mix with the macadamia nuts still is over $8.00/lb. And who needs 6 pounds of mixed nuts these days?
There are much cheaper shipping options if these companies really wanted to sell their nuts.
My nuts came in the mail just the other day and the delivery time was pretty fast. The nuts didn’t disappoint. They were very tasty & fresh. I believe the prices are even lower now. Enjoying that first class experience in the comfort of my own home.
Is your life that boring that you buy airline nuts and write articles about the nuts to pass the time? lolol.
Is your life so pathetic that you have to troll under multiple names? Your IP address always gives you away and I know where you live…
Besides, picking on Matthew is not cool. He has the best air travel blog in the world, bar none. Even Lucky (Ben), whose blog is very good, is not as good as Matthew’s. If my morning is busy and I can only check 3 or 4 websites, Live and Let’s Fly will be read along with email, BBC, and CNN.
Hugs and kisses Derek!
Speaking of nuts…
QANTAS has been selling PJs/amenity kits/single serve nuts combo for AUD 25 ( USD 17.80), with free postage but only in Australia. Presumably they’re doing all they can to claw back some of the horrendous losses, as with all airlines.
Sold out within hours on the first day of going to sale.
I’m excited to see what suppliers come out next with direct sales. So far we have had two nut companies and Gin. It’s gonna get interesting next month. Biscotti? Headphones? Saks single duvets?
By February they might be selling seats and tray tables.
This is the same company that supplies AA. I’m also excited to see what comes next!
Maybe eye masks that are completely ineffective as covid face masks?
You can already buy UA Polaris bedding online. I just wish international shipping wasn’t so prohibitively expensive, would love one of those cooling gel pillows.
Old news. Bought a bunch for a LOT less (as in half) than what Sprouts, Fresh Market, Whole Pay Check is asking.
Sorry, they are not cheaper at Sprouts. They are at Super King, but too many hazelnuts…
I pulled the trigger on these – thanks!
LOL… that’s hilarious. I think I’d rather support my local Trader Joes or Costco, as opposed to an airline nut company… and they’re much cheaper. 🙂
The mixed nuts at Trader Joe’s are horrible. Far too dusty and far too many Brazil nuts.
how much is shipping and how much do you have to buy to get free shipping? i can’t find it on their website.
You see these nuts? They’re here to make us thirsty.
Buyer beware: (tldr; shipping takes forever and don’t expect any follow up). We ordered the AA nuts several weeks before our move and were charged but never received shipping notification or follow up. I called the company for a refund and was told they are a small company, had shipped, but there was a postal service delay, and they would not refund unless the postal service failed to deliver. Well the package apparently arrived two days after we left so we are stuck out of luck.
That’s too bad. I’m sorry to hear about your experience. My (two) shipments arrived promptly and on schedule.
Agreed. It took 6 days from order to shipping, with another 2 days before USPS got it. USPS took 6 days to transport it from TX to PNW via Priority Mail.
I think the fact that bothered me the most was the 8 days before USPS got it, that’s within the company’s control. I don’t care enough to do anything about it, just would keep it in mind before ordering again.
I’ve flown more than 35 business; international first flights (the number my statistics professor said was the minimum number of samples to assume a random distribution) and the pictures of the nuts shown are not representative of the nuts I have been served to say the least).
Michael, usually I get the broken cashews and almonds as well, though the picture above (which I took) is what I am served on all of my United Hawaiian flights.
Almonds, my least favorite nut. I always leave them in the bowl.
I love that you share this information to help a fellow human being who does business with the airline industry. I also love that this business belongs to a woman. Keep up the good work. You have gross trolls that brings out the dark side of you. Is there any way you can block them? I don’t like how they are trying to make you feel.
I appreciate your kind thoughts. Trust me, the trolls delight me, not bother me. For someone to take the time to attack me means I must be doing something right.
I’m just waiting for UA to sell excess shortrib. 😛