New snacks for passengers on Virgin Atlantic flights to USA

An intriguing new flavour of Fairfields Farm Crisps is now onboard Virgin Atlantic flights. From June, Virgin Atlantic is serving an intriguing new variety of crisps – Honey, Butter and Sea Salt – hand-cooked by Fairfields Farm in the UK.

The flavour was the inspired suggestion of Chet Hansra, Virgin’s inflight services food and beverage manager. He first fell in love with it while on holiday in Korea, where the unusual combination is popular. At the time, he was working with Fairfields Farm to develop a new flavour crisp to serve onboard in all three cabins.

The crisps have been available onboard from 1st June whether travelling in Economy, Premium or Upper Class as well as in Virgin Holidays v-room stores.

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The Virgin Atlantic inflight services team have also been working on introducing a choice to their landing sweets. For a few years now the classic favourite Love Hearts has been given out to passengers just before landing: research shows that sucking on a sweet might help anyone who has problems with popping ears as the aircraft descends. A new landing sweet is now also available as an alternative, an unusual tropical-flavoured, sugar-free variety of Fisherman’s Friend, a flavour not available anywhere else in the UK., they will be available alongside the Love Hearts.

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Anyone travelling in Economy between the UK and the USA or Caribbean in the next three months, keep an eye out for a new and potentially prize-winning ‘Very naughty, nutty nougat chocolate bar’ by the Grown Up Chocolate Company. These delicious bars are part of the Virgin Atlantic afternoon tea service and consist of creamy white chocolate nougat covered with a layer of buttery caramel and hazelnuts, encased in milk chocolate. Throughout June, July and August there’ll be five golden tickets hidden in the bars, and if one if found the prize is two return tickets to New York.