Aeroplane Food: The Culinary Taboo

I wish I could have plane food every day. Yes, you didn’t read wrong, I did just actually say that.

First Class Plane Meal

First Class Plane Meal

It upsets me every time when I hear someone talking about plane food, then followed by “Ewwww, ugh, fucking plane food. It’s so horrible. I’d rather vomit and put it in a tub, take it on the plane, then when the food comes round – say to them that it’s OK, because I brought a tub of my own vomit to eat instead of the food you are about to serve me”.

Granted, plane food is not what it used to be 20 years ago, and if your sitting in last class (economy) – the presentation isn’t going to be amazing, but it is still made to a high standard in a controlled environment by professionals who know and are qualified to make food én mass. This process is no different than it would be in, say, a mid-level restaurant or a diner chain, and is significantly more trust-able than your local Chinese takeaway, greasy spoon or Indian takeaway – not forgetting the likes of KFC and McDonald’s. My father always told me that due to the pressure and atmosphere, the large majority of passengers

Business Class Plane Meal

Business Class Plane Meal

have their taste buds affected causing them to taste less whilst in the air. Since remembering this on every flight, I’ve always enjoyed (in comparison to the negativity that is projected) plane food, reminding me of quality ready meals found in the likes of ASDA and Tesco. You’re also provided with bread, butter, fruit and a dessert.

I can understand that some people may have had bad experiences with in-flight meals, but I can’t help feel that some people are genuinely exaggerating, possibly to fit in with the crowd or their loser friends. I have the balls to tell people that plane food rocks, and that it is made with as much care and attention as other production facilities whether it be a small restaurant or a large diner.

Economy Class Plane Meal

Economy Class Plane Meal

I urge all plane food haters to watch the video below. I hope that it will change your perception of plane food, and mentally prepare you for your next flight. As mentioned the video below, all plane food is made only a few hours before the flight. Thats fresher than a ready meal.

Invention Wednesday: Crunchy Nut Latte

Crunchy Nut Latte: A Concept

Crunchy Nut Latte: A Concept

I would like to note now that unlike LOLcat Friday and Demotivational Monday, Invention Wednesday is NOT a regular thing… unless we believe we have come up with a new invention on or around Wednesday that we feel the world should now. Today was one of them days.

Usual Wednesday morning. I come into work – actively seeking breaking my fast and a caffeine based beverage of sorts. Myself and Toni from Salad Cream were in the kitchen talking about, well, cereal – when the topic of a somewhat caffeine based cereal came up. This hadn’t been the first time, we had previously thought of this idea in the past but nothing ever materialised. Today, I said “fuck it” and poured half my coffee into my cereal, which today is currently Tesco’s own brand Shreddies rip-off.

… it wasn’t not nice? It certainly filled a void.

I came back to my desk and proudly showed my coffee and Shreddie-esqe concoction to my peers. Dan wasn’t exactly put off by the idea… but he did come up with a genius idea. The Crunchy Nut Latte. Wow. Just WOW! WHY has NO-ONE done this already?! What’s the freakin’ hold up?! It’s been decided that we’re going to do this one day, and it will have pictures too. Subscribe and keep watching the blog – it will happen.

I would also like to let you know that it is Surprise Chocolate Cup Cake Wednesday and we’re playing Guess the Pantone of Toni from Salad Cream’s cardigan.

Happy Wednesday!

WTF: Nightmare at Tesco Express, Farringdon

Now I love a good bargain as much as the next person does. I practically get off on the mesmerising yellow “reduced” sticker on any item… even if I don’t like the item. It will still get my attention for longer than someone who actually likes that item.

I was walking down an isle of the Tesco Express in Farringdon today… when I noticed a “Great Offers” sign. So I thought I would go over and give it some attention… which I did. Then I noticed another in the corner of my eye to the right of me… so I did the same. At this point something didn’t feel right. I noticed yet another in the corner of my eye to the left. Something was wrong. I slowly turned around… and was horrified by what I saw. Words cannot describe the fear that I experienced.

I strongly recommend you click to enlarge the image below to see, and even experience the horror for yourself.

Tesco Express - Great Offers

A horrific Great Offers experience