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Do Any Of The US Legacy Carriers Serve Hot Cocoa?  
User currently offlineLPDAL From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 1976 posts, RR: 12
Posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5921 times:
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Sorry if this is in the wrong forum-I was unsure of whether to place it in the Civil Aviation forum or this one.

Being on some Delta flights recently, I have noticed that there is no hot chocolate option (but there is hot tea and coffee, of course). I do remember drinking a piping hot mug of it a long time ago on a Horizon Q400, but haven't really seen it since. I was wondering if any of the US Legacy Carriers (US, UA, DL, etc.) serve hot chocolate on any of their flights.

Thanks for all responses!  


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User currently offlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1350 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5863 times:

I remember getting hot chocolate on a United Express CR7 flight from ORD to RDU probably back in late 2004 or early 2005, probably operated by Skywest. As I recall they just brought me a packet of hot cocoa mix and a cup of hot water from the coffee maker. I was a nice option after connecting through ORD in the middle of winter -- I wanted something hot but not with a ton of caffeine.

I haven't really noticed whether it was offered as an option on more recent flights, but assuming the coffee makers have the ability to dispense hot water it seems like it wouldn't be too much trouble to stock some packets of hot cocoa mix for those who want it.

User currently offlineaklrno From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 1252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5835 times:

It's on the free drinks menu on WN. I have it once in a while in the winter.

User currently offlineairtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1564 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5817 times:

I was just wondering the same question a few days ago, after the F/A offered the traditional tea or coffee choice. I have to say that I've never asked for a hot cocoa, but I can't remember being offered one either...

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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5754 times:

I think F9 at some point a few years ago offered them. I believe they were Nestlé.

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User currently offlineSchweigend From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 757 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5613 times:

Quoting LPDAL (Thread starter):

I recall that in the '80s and early '90s CO used to have ButterNut hot cocoa packets in their catering kits, but it's been a long time since I've seen them.

Until you mentioned it, LPDAL, I'd completely forgotten about them! Thank you for that.

Back then, CO also still served YamaMotoYama Orange Pekoe Black Tea, the individual bags being in foil packets. Far, far better tasting than the Lipton in paper packets now onboard.

Both products seem to have disappeared -- too expensive? And also, I believe the two were prime for pilfering by staff.

Boy, did a hot cocoa hit the spot sometimes, especially with a Baileys or Kahlua shot added -- maybe both!!

It would be nice if this sort of thing could be brought back.


[Edited 2012-08-10 22:36:33]

User currently offlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1350 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5510 times:

I was bored tonight, I so I decided to go check the beverage offerings listed on all the major US airlines' websites. Of the airlines I checked (DL, UA, US, AA, WN, FL, F9, B6, NK, G4, and AS), Southwest and AirTran listed hot chocolate as a choice, I couldn't find a menu on Spirit's or Allegiant's website, and the rest did not list hot chocolate on their menus.

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