Southwest Airlines' honey roasted peanuts

Whew, I still haven't caught up with blog activities (resizing photos, writing, reading favorite blogs, etc.) since Thanksgiving week. Sometimes, you just have to settle for peanuts, and as Ellen Degeneres once brilliantly joked about in her standup routine (wich I had footage to link to), sometimes, they're the best thing.

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Mike Marsh said…
Huh. I didn't think any airlines still gave out peanuts. I thought they'd all switched to pretzels, because of allergies.

I should have a post next week with a series of photos. I'm waiting until my Dad and I can finish the last bit of the project I started last week.
Julie said…
They had, for a little while. I guess they did it under the pretense that those who were allergic could just refuse them. I don't know if they have a replacement snack, but the last time I was on a Southwest flight (last year), they gave me pretzel sticks.

I'll keep an eye out for your new post!
Mike Marsh said…
I know that recently a bunch of places have determined that even being in the same room as peanuts was hazardous for people who are allergic. Maybe that hasn't be borne out, or maybe too many people complained about the pretzels.
Julie said…
Mike, good grief--how do they find the courage to ever go anywhere? =(
Michael said…
I suspect the actual risk is less than what it's made out to be. Most people with peanut allergies can be in the same room as peanuts with no real problem. Peanuts have been served on airplanes for so many years that any real problem probably would have arisen long ago. It's most likely a CYA maneuver on the part of the airlines.
Julie said…
I know people who can't touch flour because of their allergies--they almost instantly break out in a rash.
Michael said…
There are a fair amount of people with similar reactions to peanuts. Not much peanut dust gets airborne on a plane, though. I can't imagine life with a flour allergy. There are just so many tasty things made with flour. I assume that's wheat flour exclusively? Rye is a better bread flour, in my opinion. But then, I'm Jewish, so there's a cultural bias there.
Julie said…
Ah, I'm not sure if that's exclusively flour wheat. When she told our chef-instructor what she was allergic to, she said, "Flour, wheat, and gluten." I never really thought about it. I love rye ... just seeing the word makes me want a Reuben sandwich. Alas, all I have is lentil soup ... but at least it's fantastic lentil soup!
Bartholomew said…
Peanuts have been found to be a very important and beneficial diet in a weight loss program. Peanut intake has the ability to curb hunger whereby a person feels filled and less hungry. The lesser consumption of food can go a long way in tackling weight gain and peanut being a nutritious food it also goes a long way in providing the body with the necessary nutrients also. http://www.phentermine-effects.com
Julie said…
Bartholomew, I agree--they do help curb hunger! I'm a peanut fan for sure! I also like cashews, pistachios, and almonds--most nuts, really!

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