Rob Beschizza at 5:02 pm Mon, Mar 19, 2012
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I enjoyed my lightly peanutted salt.
Gah!!! Makes me all kinds of thirsty just looking at it.
I’m curious to see if I could spot the peanuts at all in their regular packet of salted peanuts.
They like their oversalted food in Jeebusland.
Ahh just like Delta, the airline whose motto used to be the non-ironic: “Delta gets you there!”
“Delta gets you somewhere!*”
* Note: Delta assumes no responsibility for actual destination.
That should be Ryanair’s motto.
The peanuts are lightly salted. It’s the salt that’s heavily salted.
It’s a misprint. Should read: Lightly Peanut’d Salt
I’ve had them before and that powder isn’t all salt. Its some sort of peanut dust. Either some sort of cornstarch or the peanuts get a good rubbing in the package. They aren’t that salty. On the other hand they are a nightmare to anyone with a peanut allergy since people around them eating them can’t help but get peanuty dust everywhere.
* Contents may transmutate during shipping.
* Do not taunt lightly salted peanuts.
I just eat the peanuts and snort the dust that’s left over. Man what a rush!
I’d hate to see the heavily salted ones.
Warning: Packet may contain nut traces.
What’s with the mahogany tray/table? Do you fly Plutocrat Class?
Just what we need, packets of white powdery substance on airplanes. Thanks Delta.
Wait…You got peanuts?! All I get on my air carrier is the used gum stuck to the armrest.
I wonder what the delta is between that and salted peanuts.
I see what you did there.
Two peanuts were walking through the park. And one was assaulted. It happened so many times, that they took all the assaulted ones and stuck them in a bag and gave them to Rob, at which point the joke wasn’t even grammatical.
That’s actually more dangerous than half the stuff the TSA won’t let you take on a plane.
“That was the saltiest thing I ever ate and I once ate a bowl of salt!” – Fry
It’s for rehydration in the dry cabin air. Eat the peanuts, drink some orange juice and some water.
“Lightly” obviously refers to the albedo — I mean, it *is* pretty bright.
I came here for the albedo joke – not disappointed.
Refreshing beverages can be purchased from your flight attendants for the low price of 6$. If you happen to not carry US currency at this time we will provide complementary stationary for a farewell letter. Postage not included.
It’s for the matter transference beam. You’d have lost some salt and protein.
Well, you also might like Turkish Airlines’ approach: They hand out small bags of hazelnuts (unsalted). Small print on the bag reads: Caution, may contain traces of nuts.
Hah, I rode Delta the other day from Miami – Atlanta – Cincinnati and I thought about documenting the nuts like Rob did here.
A whopping 0.4 ounces.
At least there’s a trace of peanuts. Far better than the pretzel/cracker/chexmix snacks I’ve had on other airlines.
Soon, those airlines which provide snacks will provide an unidentifiable combination of pork, beef, cheese, mayonaise, mixed nuts, gluten supplements, and potassium salts. For a fee one may buy cut-rate fugu.
> an unidentifiable combination of pork, beef, cheese, mayonnaise, mixed nuts, gluten supplements, and potassium salts
That sounds better than what they usually serve.
It depends what you can eat, doesn’t it? I haven’t flown in years, but the airlines were already well on the way to food which no one could eat.
Isn’t that the recipe for salmagundi?
That must be light salt in the picture.
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