Delta Airlines Snack Pack

Written by | May 29, 2006

Topics: Food

The Delta Airlines Snack Pack I recently received on my five-hour red-eye flight to San Francisco was much like the flight itself…nothing really exciting.

My flight consisted of thin, blue blankets, a lot of empty seats, cute 30-something female flight attendants, and Big Momma’s House 2 as the in-flight movie.

My snack pack consisted of a shortbread cookie, buttermilk and herb crackers, a box of raisins, and a small container of spreadable Havarti cheese.

The shortbread cookie was like the thin, blue blanket that greeted me when I got to my seat. Both could’ve been thicker. The thin blanket did nothing to help keep me warm, while the thin shortbread cookie did nothing to help keep me nourished. The cookie lacked the butteriness that most good shortbread cookies have.

It was also dry, like a Jay Leno monologue. However, the cookie did come in a nice design much like Danish cookies. Too bad its taste was passive, much like Danish people.

The buttermilk and herb crackers were like the empty seats on my flight, because there were plenty of them and they all were a little small. Each cracker reminded me of a tiny piece of Italian garlic bread. I tried it plain, but it definitely tasted better with the Havarti cheese that also came in the Delta Airlines Snack Pack.

The raisins were like the cute 30-something female flight attendants because they both had wrinkles (although they were very slight around the eyes of the female flight attendants), they are sweet, they are probably both delicious, and I’d like to take some home with me. The box of SunMaid raisins was the “fun-sized” one and it was definitely the healthiest part of the snack pack.

Finally, the small container of spreadable Havarti cheese was like the movie Big Momma’s House 2. I would never spend eight dollars for a tub of Havarti cheese at the grocery store or spend eight dollars to watch Big Momma’s House 2 at a movie theater.

Heck, I wouldn’t even spend the two dollars to get the headphones so I could watch it on the flight.

Besides, why would I spend eight dollars for Havarti cheese when I can spend 55 cents for the cheese in a Kraft Handi-Snacks Cheese and Crackers, which the Havarti tasted like.

Overall, the Delta Airlines Snack Pack was a decent potpourri of individually-packed goodness. It was definitely better and more substantial than the hard-to-open honey-roasted peanuts that were given to me on previous five-hour red-eye flights.


Item: Delta Airlines Snack Pack
Price: FREE (Airfare not included)
Purchased at: Received free on Delta Airlines Flight 637
Rating: 3 out of 5
Pros: A potpourri of individually-packed goodness. Better than a hard-to-open pack of honey-roasted peanuts. Lots of empty seats on my flight.
Cons: Thin blanket and thin cookie. Cookie was dry. Spending two dollars for the headphones on a flight. Expensive sounding cheese didn’t taste expensive. Big Momma’s House 2.






29 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Gia on Guam says:

    Damn second page of google…City By the Bay

  2. Gia on Guam says:

    Yeah if you hadn’t guessed Phyche = Psyche

  3. marvo says:

    Gia on Guam – I like to Quick Google too. Oh wait, you’re probably talking about a quick online search. ;-)

  4. those snack packs are a joke. I have never had an actual meal on a plane. I guess you have to be going overseas or something? Because when I went to Mexico AND when we went to Vegas, all we got was that stupid snack pack and I was STARVING!

  5. JG says:

    Continental used to have these good cookies (I think they were gingerbread). They no longer have them :(

  6. ultradave says:

    I have a flight tomorrow morning, and I’ll be lucky if I get a plastic thimble of water and a sneer. Flying is really low-rent nowadays. Maybe I should go upscale my next trip and book a seat on Greyhound.

    Saving grace is that the Austin airport has yummy BBQ and Amy’s ice cream, right off the plane.

  7. marvo says:

    Webmiztris – See, that’s what happens when you smoke a bowl before going on a flight. ;-)

    JG – Cheap bastards!!!

    ultradave – I suggest you rent an RV.

    gattasorniona – Wow is right!

  8. jobetta says:

    Well, I just flew Delta a few weeks ago, and that snack pack was… interesting. Sure, I’m a vegan and don’t eat cheese, but it was the freaking red-eye and I was starving, so I gave it a shot.

    I must say, the Northwest snack pack, which they charge three bucks for, was much better. It also had some weird crackers and a package of about four times as much cheddar-cheese spread as you needed (that one really did taste like handi-snacks). It also had a package of goldfish crackers, two oreos, a really good granola bar, some raisins and a beef stick which I gave to the guy sitting next to me.