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What Brand Of Ice Cream Does UA Use For Sundaes?  
User currently offlineunited319 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 541 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6602 times:
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Can anyone tell me what brand of ice cream is used for the Ice Cream Sundae Service on the Transcon/PS/Int'l flights?


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User currently offlineual757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 807 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6588 times:

The cheapest one you can find in your local supermarket.

User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6565 times:

Cheapest they can find on ebay!


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User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6384 times:

OK, you guys, is that true or was that just comedic relief? I'd like to think that the food up front - on any airline - is better than average quality. Even though it's the caterer that provides the food, shouldn't the airline be able to specify which brands to use? I refuse to believe that an airline would not choose a premium brand over the local supermarket brand.


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User currently offlineRoseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9817 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6381 times:

It is Haagan Daaz.

I don't believe they locally source it at outstations, but it is possible.



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User currently offlineFlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1987 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6173 times:

Yes... Cathay Pacific and Dragonair also serves Haggan Daaz as well.


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User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2984 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5932 times:
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United Pre merger used to serve Haagen Daz and put the Haagen Daz logo in the menu. Then during the merger they switched to Breyers and even used the Breyers logo (as if!) but then post merger after the "CO catering upgrade" the just say "ice cream sundae". The new non-branded ice cream are two white balls of whipped air. They don't even melt.

S-UA used to serve it in a modern white bowl in international First Class, now it's a CO water glass.

I don't know what happened but if your going out of EWR or GVA or IAD or GRU, it's a ball of flavorless fluff, so ask for a lot of stuff on top!

It's too bad, United sundaes used to rock!



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User currently offlineN243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1640 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5908 times:

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 4):
Haagan Daaz.
Quoting FlyboyOz (Reply 5):
Haggan Daaz
Quoting VC10er (Reply 6):
Haagen Daz

Häagen-Dazs.  Smile

[Edited 2013-03-31 18:43:26]


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User currently offlineairportugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3717 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5899 times:

Just had one this past week, HNL-IAH. Not a bad way to end a meal...hit the spot  


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User currently onlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4326 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5867 times:
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United ice cream is a little better than the ice cream I had on NWA, back when I was a platinum there, which sometime came crusted in ice crystals.

I would guess it's Edy's / Dreyers which is a Nestles product and is available internationally.


User currently offlineFlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1987 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5826 times:

I understand that...we don't have an a with two dots above in our english keyboard. lol

Sorry...we are lazy to spell correctly. lol



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User currently offlineRoseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9817 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5693 times:

Quoting VC10er (Reply 6):

Yes you are right. The ice cream is now the fake gelatin based cream that cold stone invented a few years ago, it won't even melt and sometimes isn't even served cold since it sits out on the cart so long. It is a shame because they destroyed the ice cream sundae. But it was hard to manage ice cream at the correct temperature.



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User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5689 times:

Quoting N243NW (Reply 7):
Häagen-Dazs.

is a totally made up word frum da Bronx!

Quoting FlyboyOz (Reply 10):
I understand that...we don't have an a with two dots above in our (Bronx) english keyboard

From that bastion of internet accuracy...Wikipedia...

Mattus invented the Danish-sounding Häagen-Dazs as a tribute to Denmark's exemplary treatment of its Jews during the Second World War, and included an outline map of Denmark on early labels. The name, however, is not Danish, which has neither an umlaut nor a digraph zs; nor does it have any meaning in any language or etymology before its creation. Mattus felt that Denmark was known for its dairy products and had a positive image in the U.S. His daughter Doris Hurley reported in the PBS documentary An Ice Cream Show (1999) that her father sat at the kitchen table for hours saying nonsensical words until he came up with a combination he liked. The reason he chose this method was so that the name would be unique and original



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User currently offlineSchweigend From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 637 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5644 times:

Quoting VC10er (Reply 6):
United Pre merger used to serve Haagen Daz

My heart missed a beat when I heard that had ended after the merger.

I dig H.D.'s very short ingredient lists -- usually something simple like "cream, milk, cane sugar, cocoa, nuts". Their sorbets are fantastic too, and the green tea ice cream is a true wonder.

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 9):
I would guess it's Edy's / Dreyers which is a Nestles product and is available internationally.

Well, H.D. is available internationally, too. I can't think of a country I've visited that doesn't have Häagen-Dazs. And CO used to say it had Blue Bell.

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 11):
Yes you are right. The ice cream is now the fake gelatin based cream that cold stone invented a few years ago, it won't even melt and sometimes isn't even served cold since it sits out on the cart so long. It is a shame because they destroyed the ice cream sundae. But it was hard to manage ice cream at the correct temperature.

Sad if true. The concept of gelatin infused ice cream is gross, even if needed to deal with the melting issue. But I was under the impression that ice cream was kept cold and solid by dry ice packs in the galley carts, in some sort of high tech insulating passive cooler. Maybe no longer the case.... I do remember when 747s or DC10s actually had powered freezer units in the fwd. galley -- we would see them in the repair shop when they'd come in unserviceable. That era ended by 1995.

Ha, I do wonder if EK or SQ have freezer units on their planes today, ultra-premium as they are? What is the standard today for keeping ice cream cold?

Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 12):
is a totally made up word frum da Bronx!

Yes, and they were headquartered in Teaneck, NJ!  
Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 12):
Mattus invented the Danish-sounding Häagen-Dazs as a tribute to Denmark's exemplary treatment of its Jews during the Second World War, and included an outline map of Denmark on early labels.

Wow, never knew that about the WW2 angle. I had forgotten about the little DK map they used to have during the Eighties.

Ecch -- now only 14 oz.

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User currently onlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4326 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5554 times:
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Quoting Schweigend (Reply 13):
CO used to say it had Blue Bell.

You mean "Blue Bunny."

Yes, they have a number of institutional and industrial food contracts.


User currently offlineaklrno From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5530 times:

I wonder how NZ stores its ice cream. It is served just a few hours after takeoff and it's usually rock hard, but good. Used to be Kapiti, but like most airlines I think they have gone for something cheaper.

User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6456 posts, RR: 38
Reply 16, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5524 times:

Quoting Schweigend (Reply 13):
I can't think of a country I've visited that doesn't have Häagen-Dazs

New Zealand doesn't; well at least I haven't seen any publicly available.

Quoting aklrno (Reply 15):
I wonder how NZ stores its ice cream. It is served just a few hours after takeoff and it's usually rock hard, but good.

Just like (most likely) every other airline - in a trolley with dry ice to keep it frozen  



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User currently offlineSchweigend From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 637 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5502 times:

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 14):

You mean "Blue Bunny."

I do remember CO specifically announcing Blue Bell as their ice cream in J class circa 1999 (at least in the Houston market, where Blue Bell is well-known), and eating ice cream in J that tasted like Blue Bell vanilla. However, I cannot find a link to support that claim.

Blue Bunny! Like Keystone vs. Coors.
 
Quoting NZ107 (Reply 16):
New Zealand doesn't; well at least I haven't seen any publicly available.

In Australia, I have bought H.D. at 7-11 convenience stores as far back as 1995...and also at 7-11s in Japan. Does N.Z. have no 7-11s? No offense intended.

I really would love to visit New Zealand, even if they don't have Häagen-Dazs, but sadly IAH-AKL service by NZ or UA seems to be on the back burner for now.

Cheers


User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6456 posts, RR: 38
Reply 18, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5493 times:

Quoting Schweigend (Reply 17):
Does N.Z. have no 7-11s?

I'm pretty sure we don't.. They're not established if they did have a store here. I think they may have looked at the ice cream market to see that it was quite saturated so they didn't bother. Who knows..

Quoting Schweigend (Reply 17):
but sadly IAH-AKL service by NZ or UA seems to be on the back burner for now.

Indeed...



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User currently offlineRoseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9817 posts, RR: 52
Reply 19, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5481 times:

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 16):
Just like (most likely) every other airline - in a trolley with dry ice to keep it frozen

That is what the good airlines do. Unfortunately united doesn't need to keep theirs frozen because there I've cream was never frozen. Just cool.



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User currently offlinebluewhale18210 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 237 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5333 times:

Quoting aklrno (Reply 15):
I wonder how NZ stores its ice cream. It is served just a few hours after takeoff and it's usually rock hard, but good. Used to be Kapiti, but like most airlines I think they have gone for something cheaper.
Quoting Schweigend (Reply 13):
What is the standard today for keeping ice cream cold?

Dry ice packs in a Styrofoam box. The result is usually rock hard ice cream but nothing can't be solved with a metal spoon (standard in C/F) and having the ice cream sitting out in the open for a few minutes.
It's so effective that I have found single-serving Haagan Dazs ice cream still rock hard after 12+ hours, provided the cabin crew actually store them properly.



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User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5309 times:

Quoting bluewhale18210 (Reply 20):
It's so effective that I have found single-serving Haagan Dazs ice cream still rock hard after 12+ hours.

Hmmm, that gives me an idea!   



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User currently offlineTWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 2443 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5255 times:

Coninentals sundaes used to be Blue Bell.   


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