CHICAGO — United Airlines is switching up its snack rotation, introducing a new maple wafer cookie on domestic flights departing before 9:45 a.m. The cookies, which combine a buttery flavor with a hint of maple and a pinch of salt, are made by Savannah, Ga.-based Byrd Cookie Co.
“We know that maple is an increasingly appealing flavor, and we are always looking for ways to capitalize on trends in taste buds,” said Charlean Gmunder, vice-president of catering operations at United Airlines. “We are excited to offer our customers a light, crisp snack that is created by a woman-owned bakery.”
The maple wafer cookies replace the Stroopwafel, which United Airlines said will return to its morning snack rotation in the future. The Stroopwafel will remain on flights departing Europe prior to 9:30 a.m., United Airlines said.
To celebrate the partnership between Byrd Cookie Co. and United Airlines, MileagePlus Exclusives is hosting a live auction where customers can bid on miles to travel to Savannah and participate in a tour of Byrd’s bakery. Details on the auction are available at here.