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United Airlines adds new stroopwafel snack to all flights

Travelers will have a chance to choose between Byrd’s Maple Wafers, pretzels and a stroopwafel.

In this Jan. 23, 2019 file photo, United Airlines jets are seen as a plane approaches Newark Liberty International Airport, in Newark, N.J.
In this Jan. 23, 2019 file photo, United Airlines jets are seen as a plane approaches Newark Liberty International Airport, in Newark, N.J.
Julio Cortez, Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — United Airlines flights just added a bunch more snacks to choose from.

United Airlines announced Monday that travelers will have a chance to choose between Byrd’s Maple Wafers, pretzels and a stroopwafel for all their domestic flights at any time of the day.

United previously only offered the stroopwafel on morning flights. Now, the stroopwafel and pretzels will be available all day while the maple wafers option will rotate with another snack.

Why it matters: “The stroopwafel is a cult favorite for passengers. The airline announced via tweet late last year that the Dutch-made cookie, which features a layer of caramel syrup pressed between two thin waffle cookies, would return as one of its in-flight snack offerings beginning in January,” according to USA Today.

What they’re saying: Toby Enqvist, United's chief customer officer, said in a statement that the new choices are meant to help customers.

  • "Since we reintroduced free snacks a few years ago, our customers have come to look forward to enjoying their personal favorites on board – whether it be the stroopwafel, our exclusive maple wafers or the classic pretzels,” he said in a statement by United Airlines. "Now we’re going a step further, and when it comes to snacks, every customer wins since our entire in-flight snack lineup is available to choose from no matter the time of day."