Looking forward to a stroopwafel on your next United flight? You may only offered Oreo Thins and pretzels…
United Airlines will begin rolling out Oreo Thins on flights starting tomorrow, with the new cookies set to replace popular Biscoff cookies until May. The move has delighted many Oreo fans (and those who keep Kosher) and frustrated Biscoff fans.
All this time, we were under the impression that stoopwafels would remain in the rotation as before. But in a new twist, United let flight attendants know that stroopwfaels will only be available on longer flights. By longer I mean flights over 1 hour, 29 minutes, but that still removes the beloved stroopwafel from many shorthaul flights.
Although United did not provide a reason, flight attendants have been instructed to offer snacks according to the following schedule:
- Flights between 0:30 and 1:29: Oreo Thins and pretzels will be offered
- Flights 1:29 and over: Oreo Thins, pretzels, stoopwaffels
Now I am just guessing here, but perhaps United has a big supply of Oreos to get through by the end of the April and this is one way it will do that…
While Biscoff cookies, pretzels, and stroopwafels are usually delivered via basket, Oreo Thins will be boarded in 12-pack boxes into galley carts. Each individual pack will contain four cookies.
New Vegetarian Appetizer
United will debut a new appetizer in March that is plant-based, Dolma with harissa, and labneh.
I love stuffed dolma (grape leaves), harissa (North African hot chili pepper paste) and labneh (strained yogurt). I’m a bit skeptical United can pull it off, but I look forward to trying it next month when I fly United longhaul.
You’re either going to love or hate this new dish, because it is going to appear on a lot of routes in business class, including:
- United Polaris (business class) flights departing from the USA
- Premium Transcontinental flights (Los Angeles/San Francisco – Newark // San Francisco – Boston)
- U.S. to Latin business markets
New Breakfast Choice
I don’t mind breakfast on United…over and over again. But it hasn’t changed in years. There’s a small rotation of choices on domestic flights and the pre-arrival egg dish on longhaul flights is always some sort of cheese-based omelette.
In March, United will test outa new dish, egg white with spinach and kale egg bites with fire roasted pepper sauce. It sounds tasty to me…and healthier than the current line-up. You can expect this on many flights in the forward cabin, including:
- Domestic flights
- United Polaris flights departing from the USA
- United Premium Plus flights departing from the USA
- Premium Transcontinental flights
- U.S. to Latin business markets
- U.S. to Latin leisure markets
- Honolulu to Majuro
Usually United will vary breakfasts by station, with (for example) Denver, Houston, and Newark offering one dish while Washington, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles offer another. We’ll see if this new egg white dish is the hot choice on all domestic breakfast flights (which would be a cost cutting move, if true).
United once varied meals on Polaris flights departing the U.S. by station but now offers a uniform menu across the network, with small variations based upon destination (such as a Japanese choice on flights to Japan).
Don’t expect stroopwafels on the shortest domestic flights. If you are traveling in a premium cabin, look for new appetizer and breakfast choices starting tomorrow.