Surprisingly Yummy Airline Meals: 'I'll Have the Kids Meal' on easyJet
We have all had a terrible meal on a flight before. In fact, we have shown you some of the sadder trays slid in front of us. With this new series of amazing airline meals, we can revel in the airline culinary delights and give kudos to the airlines that got it right.
"We'll have the kids meal."
Never before have we uttered these words on a flight, until flying with easyJet this last week, early enough in the morning that we'd eat pretty much anything. While perusing the airline's surprisingly extensive menu (they dedicate 25 pages of the duty-free catalog to onboard food choices!), we spotted a $5 snack box we just had to have.
This was a cheap flight in the first placewe paid $150 total for a one-way flight from London-Luton to Reykjavik-Keflavik Airportand we don't board cheap flights expecting very much. This snack box was, on top of the impressive menu, a huge positive surprise. It's designed specifically for kids! What other airlines offer such a thoughtful buy-onboard food pack for picky children? Off hand, we can't name another.
The concept bears a striking resemblance to that of JetBlue's Snack Boxes, but the major difference here is that easyJet's is designed with the youngest travelers in mind. Adults aren't banned from buying it, however, which is how we ended up enjoying the box's variety of animal crackers, Hula Hoops, Nutella, Cheez Dippers, raisins, a tropical fruit cup, and a chocolate Kinder egg. It even includes a tiny pack of colored pencils, for completing the various travel-themed puzzles and brain teasers printed all over the packaging.
Saving half the kids' pack snacks for later, we decided upon an additional hot meal of the Croque Monsieur with the "vintage lemonade." This is was, without a doubt, the best hot sandwich we've ever eaten on an airplane. This admission, considering we were flying easyJet at dawn, shocks us just as much as you. Still, there's no denying the yumminess of that perfectly crisp toast surrounding melty cheese and salty ham. Our friend InFlightFeed even agreed as much.
Well done, EasyJet.