I'm a particular fan of Air NZ
's minty ones (white) - not too peperminty, but not too bland. Nice.
It's also nice that it gives the kids on a flight something to look forward too. Especially now that they're not allowed to vists the cockpit. Even on domestic flights that only last an hour, NZ
attendants pick whatever kids might be keen to take the basket round. Even if I don't take one, I always do so the kid feels good. It always seems to put a smile on their face.
Actually I remember that the boiled sweets thing was one of the big public questions asked when NZ
said they were going to their "low-frills" style of service a few years back. I suspect they kept the sweets as a PR
move. Good choice I reckon.