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People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:56 pm

WTF?...they're peanuts! :lol:

Southwest Airlines, which discontinued its practice of giving out complimentary peanuts in August 2018, has recently decided to bring back its “legendary” snacks for shoppers at its online store — and despite the seemingly steep price, the nuts have already sold out.
https://www.foxnews.com/travel/southwes ... nuts-store
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I giggle...but I would order a ton of Delta's Biscoff cookies
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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:01 pm

Costco sells the Biscoff cookies, they are great!
 
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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:08 pm

I liked the honey roasted, not the lightly salted. Unfortunately, in the first half of 2018 before they axed peanuts, they only served lightly salted.
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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:10 pm

727LOVER wrote:
WTF?...they're peanuts! :lol:

Southwest Airlines, which discontinued its practice of giving out complimentary peanuts in August 2018, has recently decided to bring back its “legendary” snacks for shoppers at its online store — and despite the seemingly steep price, the nuts have already sold out.
https://www.foxnews.com/travel/southwes ... nuts-store
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I giggle...but I would order a ton of Delta's Biscoff cookies


you can buy biscoff at a lot of stores. publix for example
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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:22 pm

I buy peanuts and peanut butter by the value pack regularly. Booker T Washington helped the USA meet a protein sufficiency.

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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:25 pm

atcs89 wrote:
Costco sells the Biscoff cookies, they are great!


Indeed, but I will always be grateful for DL introducing them to me on a flight from CVG to ATL
 
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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:31 pm

ILNFlyer wrote:
atcs89 wrote:
Costco sells the Biscoff cookies, they are great!


Indeed, but I will always be grateful for DL introducing them to me on a flight from CVG to ATL


american gives them too, but they dont have their logo on it lol
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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:37 pm

Don't you mean George Washington Carver?

lightsaber wrote:
I buy peanuts and peanut butter by the value pack regularly. Booker T Washington helped the USA meet a protein sufficiency.

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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:44 pm

To each their own of course but I never saw the appeal behind the dry crumbly biscoff cookies. Granted they’re meant to be had with coffee but their mass appeal has me baffled.

Now stroopwaffel cookies on the other hand, I’ll remain eternally grateful to United for introducing them to me.
 
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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:25 pm

kurt wrote:
Don't you mean George Washington Carver?

lightsaber wrote:
I buy peanuts and peanut butter by the value pack regularly. Booker T Washington helped the USA meet a protein sufficiency.

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Lesser known fact: Booker T. advocated for equal rights for non-white peanuts ;)
 
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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:32 pm

Fine. They are charging for the peanuts. But. A question I gave is: do THEY pay US to take the Plane Crackers off their hands?
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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:45 pm

musman9853 wrote:
ILNFlyer wrote:
atcs89 wrote:
Costco sells the Biscoff cookies, they are great!


Indeed, but I will always be grateful for DL introducing them to me on a flight from CVG to ATL


american gives them too, but they dont have their logo on it lol


And so does UA, also without their logo on it.
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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:47 pm

Such a good idea to build to publicity and buzz around Peanuts which are synonymous with Southwest airlines.
 
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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:49 pm

foxalphazulu wrote:
Now stroopwaffel cookies on the other hand, I’ll remain eternally grateful to United for introducing them to me.


This. Stroopwaffel > everything. The pinnacle of free airplane snacks.
 
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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:11 pm

airzona11 wrote:
Such a good idea to build to publicity and buzz around Peanuts which are synonymous with Southwest airlines.


I guess if you pay peanuts to fly, then you get peanuts in return....
 
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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:16 pm

AWACSooner wrote:
kurt wrote:
Don't you mean George Washington Carver?

lightsaber wrote:
I buy peanuts and peanut butter by the value pack regularly. Booker T Washington helped the USA meet a protein sufficiency.

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Lesser known fact: Booker T. advocated for equal rights for non-white peanuts ;)

And was a strong advocate for green onions........ :smile:
 
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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:30 pm

musman9853 wrote:
ILNFlyer wrote:
atcs89 wrote:
Costco sells the Biscoff cookies, they are great!


Indeed, but I will always be grateful for DL introducing them to me on a flight from CVG to ATL


american gives them too, but they dont have their logo on it lol



They do it’s a small logo though. I still have the cookies from my most recent flight.

And I always enjoyed Southwest peanuts was disappointed they went away. I like on Delta the good size Kind bar though.
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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:56 pm

ILNFlyer wrote:
airzona11 wrote:
Such a good idea to build to publicity and buzz around Peanuts which are synonymous with Southwest airlines.


I guess if you pay peanuts to fly, then you get peanuts in return....


Which certainly wouldn't have as much buzz and fanfare is that was an inferior experience :spin:
 
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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:54 pm

ER757 wrote:
AWACSooner wrote:
kurt wrote:
Don't you mean George Washington Carver?


Lesser known fact: Booker T. advocated for equal rights for non-white peanuts ;)

And was a strong advocate for green onions........ :smile:

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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:43 am

Terra Blue and Stroop Waffles for the win...
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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:48 am

Does DL still serve peanuts today?
 
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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:28 am

Shouldn't this be under Travel, Polls & Preferences?

Mods in my opinion it should be moved!
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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:28 am

This is crazy. These are just made by King Nut and packaged for Southwest. I literally have 10,000s of these in our warehouse. Just with out the Southwest wrapper.
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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:38 am

Ziyulu wrote:
Does DL still serve peanuts today?


I believe Almonds have taken its place.
 
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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:32 am

A bit of background for the people talking about "Biscoff" - these are traditional Dutch (and hence Flemish) biscuits to be eaten around St. Nicholas' day (5th of December - Sinterklaas) and have nothing to do with coffee. They're properly called speculaas (speculoos in Belgium) so Biscoff is just the trade name used by Belgian bakery Lotus to sell them in the US.

Sinterklaas is also where the US got Santa Claus from (mixed up with British Father Christmas and a bunch of other European midwinter traditions).
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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:02 pm

SomebodyInTLS wrote:
A bit of background for the people talking about "Biscoff" - these are traditional Dutch (and hence Flemish) biscuits to be eaten around St. Nicholas' day (5th of December - Sinterklaas) and have nothing to do with coffee. They're properly called speculaas (speculoos in Belgium) so Biscoff is just the trade name used by Belgian bakery Lotus to sell them in the US.

Sinterklaas is also where the US got Santa Claus from (mixed up with British Father Christmas and a bunch of other European midwinter traditions).
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It makes so much more sense now why Trader Joes calls their cookies and cookie butter Speculoos now! I always assumed it was just a name they made up.
 
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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:14 pm

After a long day of meetings and the typical CFO BS, there was NOTHING better than 3-4 bags of the peanuts, a diet coke with all the crazy ice they put in it, and watching a storm off in the distance while flying over Texas on a Southwest 737!
 
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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:52 pm

Instead of dropping them completely, they could have handed them out as a little parting gift as people exited the plane after the flight. That way it would satisfy the people who looked forward to them, but didn't create issues for people with peanut sensitivities in confined spaces. Win-win, right?

I have to admit, I almost caved and bought some of these, but I'm kind of a Southwest geek so it's not just about the peanuts for me I guess. I'd love to get some Terra Blues but apparently they're only available on board JetBlue and not sold to the general public, at least not that I've seen...
 
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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:07 pm

When I was a SWA CSA, i actually emailed the VP of Ground Ops and pitched the idea of selling the peanuts in retail when they stopped them.
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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:13 pm

Granted it doesn't come in a cool lunchbox or have the WN logo on them, but you can still buy them in bulk for cheap over at King Nuts, the manufacturer of them.

Still thing WN took the cowards way out and this was an excuse to save costs on snacks, as in my over 15 years of flying them I've never seen an airline so skimpy with free snacks as WN is now. You used to be able to get peanuts & pretzels, peanuts & cookies/crackers, or a snack box depending on the flight length. Now you get JUST one bag of pretzels or JUST one bag of cookies/crackers. Even the majors give out more free snacks now. WN is a dying culture.
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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:44 am

Last week I flew on WN from BWI to MCI and back. On both flights I was given a bag of pretzels and a bag of crackers.
 
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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:07 pm

It is the same reason why Trump is popular in a certain circle.

It is more than peanuts.

It is political correctness run amok.

People like peanuts when they fly. It has been going on for decades. There is a physiological reason for that: you dehydrate a bit at altitude and salty snacks (as well as tomato juice) come into play.

There are many people that don’t like the masses having their peanuts taken away because of one person with an allergy.

There were probably better ways to handle this but it was much easier for the airlines to just get rid of them.

This is a simple blowback (both for a favorite snack and the right to eat that snack) from the affected masses.


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Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:21 am

IF Midwest Express ever gets back in the air, their warm chocolate chip cookies would blow all of the aforementioned free snacks out of the water!
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Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:30 am

SomebodyInTLS wrote:
A bit of background for the people talking about "Biscoff" - these are traditional Dutch (and hence Flemish) biscuits to be eaten around St. Nicholas' day (5th of December - Sinterklaas) and have nothing to do with coffee. They're properly called speculaas (speculoos in Belgium) so Biscoff is just the trade name used by Belgian bakery Lotus to sell them in the US.

Sinterklaas is also where the US got Santa Claus from (mixed up with British Father Christmas and a bunch of other European midwinter traditions).


Yes, I've made speculoos at home before. A nice novelty, but requires the right kind of sugar to be done correctly - turbinado, IIRC. Too bad AS doesn't let me sell my batch on flights. :roll:
 
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Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:45 am

lightsaber wrote:
I buy peanuts and peanut butter by the value pack regularly. Booker T Washington helped the USA meet a protein sufficiency.

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Shouldn't that be deficiency, not sufficiency?
 
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Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:21 am

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ER757 wrote:
AWACSooner wrote:
kurt wrote:
Don't you mean George Washington Carver?


Lesser known fact: Booker T. advocated for equal rights for non-white peanuts ;)

And was a strong advocate for green onions........ :smile:


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