Last Updated on January 23, 2019
We have all heard quite a lot of jokes about the airline food! Most of us don’t like it and prefer to grab some healthy snacks before getting on board! But what’s surprising to know is that airlines do spend millions of dollars to design these meals to their passengers!
Let’s admit it! Airline food has improved over the last couple of decades but there are still some foods that remain mostly off the menu for different reasons.
This delicious and delicate egg-based dish can hardly find its way into your in-flight food cart and that is surely for a wise reason. Normally most airlines prepare food between 12 to 24 hours ahead of time and then truck it to the airport and load it on each plane.
Once, it’s time to eat, the food is reheated by the flight attendants and served to the passengers. Now, it becomes clear why Soufflé is not on the plane’s food menu! It can hardly if not impossibly survive the long boarding journey!
While eggs are still served on the plane by some airlines, many others have chosen to give up on this healthy food item! According to several studies, both the dry air and the low air pressure do influence the way we perceive flavors.
The latter fact will make the eggs unappetizing. Plus, the cooked eggs can go rancid quickly and most of the times even the flight attendants shy away from the egg offerings.
This is again another food item that most airlines avoid including in their menu! In fact, just a simple slice of bread crisped over a heat source can create problems on the plane. Toasting bread on the plane could set off the smoke detectors.
In addition to this, the bread’s half-life is quite short and it can hardly maintain its crispy quality. Hence, once you are on board, you’d better stick to pre-packaged croissants.
It is highly doubtful that you’ll get a slice of this stinky fruit in your next in-flight meal! In fact, some airlines not only avoid serving it but also forbid the passengers to get on board with it and that’s because Durian fruit is known for being one of the stinkiest fruits on earth.
This is another food item that is banned due to its offensive odor. Hence, to avoid offending other passengers on the flight, airlines would try their hardest to avoid adding stinky cheeses to your in-flight food.
Still, it’s good to know that this kind of cheeses with strong tastes and odors might be really beneficial, including, the blue cheese, raclette, and Gruyere.
Most airlines would avoid serving peanuts to their passengers as they believe that this food item help accommodates passengers with deadly allergies!
This might sound surprising but according to a recent study, this can be very true! In fact, the study exposes that a significant increase of 21% has been reported in childhood peanut allergies since 2010.
Hence, since airlines serve foods to different types of travelers, they decided to avoid any deadly risks and stop serving peanuts.
You can always enjoy your sushi dish when you’re enjoying a lovely lunch or dinner with friends but ordering it while on the skies above is definitely not a wise thing to do! In fact, raw fish for most airlines is a real nightmare that’s why they avoid it!
It’s impossible for sushi to maintain its quality and survive the long journey! Plus, flight attendants do not have the essential equipment nor the training needed to serve sushi properly.
Buttery fried foods
According to United airlines spokeswoman, butter sauces and fried foods are a big ‘’NO’’and United Airlines would always avoid serving them to its passengers and that’s due to the fact that this kind of foods doesn’t do well at 30,000 feet.
In fact, they are more likely to get soggy which is not really something that passengers would enjoy eating on a flight.
Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli tend to stink when reheated on the cabin and that’s because such foods contain sulfur compounds. While you will still enjoy it, other passengers would feel offended by the unpleasant odor.
In addition to this, Broccoli can give people gas and make them feel bloated, which is not really something people would want to experience on a flight.
Foods Containing Molecular Gastronomy
It’s quite impossible to find this kind of foods in your next in-flight meal and that’s because molecular gastronomy is time- consuming, fancy, and complicated.
Plus, even if the airlines decided to spend more money and hire well-trained chefs to prepare those world famous liquid olives, they will still not be able to survive the boarding process.