Favorite snack foods during cruise?

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Favorite snack foods during cruise?

When I was hauling night trash around the south, single pilot, I grew attached to Pop Tarts the strawberry and chocolate ones. Over two years I must of consumed an average of two or three boxes a week.

So, now with my current flying gig, as we prepare for a trip, the second item on my “after takeoff from house” checklist is to swing by the quickie store and snag me a box of Pop Tarts for the day’s trip.

They go well with orange or apple juice, heated or unheated.

At first everyone around the department go a giggle out of my choice of munchies, but now it’s not uncommon to find a box stashed away aboard one or two of our jets for emergencies.

Also, anyone ever spilled anything on a center console?

One of our training Captains did just last week. Tomato juice, a spicy V-8 or something like that. After fermenting in the hot sun for a day the odor has become part of the MEL, man it stinks!:eek:

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I knew I wasn't the only one buying strawberry and chocolate Pop Tarts. I actually prefer them cold.

Hey, anyone know what the brand is called or WHERE I can get bottled water that has a cherry or other flavoring added to it? I picked some up in the south and can't find it in Chicago.
 

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Well during my longer flights, I generally bring cookies along with me, just in case I get the munchies.
 

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If I got the time, I'll stop by Barnes and Noble for a Mocha and some shortbread....havent spilled any yet.....
 

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Little Debbie cream filled oatmeal cookie things, and beef jerkey-the tougher the better- (hey, I'm from the south).

Both have shelf lives of about 2 decades. If the Debbies get smashed up in the flight bag I will pass on to the jerkey.

Couple sticks of jerkey and 20 oz of bottled water and you will be full for hours.
 

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First the bad news. I did spill coffee, once.

Snacks? NWA got me hooked on those "Body Smarts" candy bars. They are as good as most real candy and not quite so bad for you. Also, real beef jerky and a fuji apple
 

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My Jepps have never been the same

On a hot Harlingen, TX day and in between a quick turn back to DFW I bought some delicious chocolate Ice Cream. Right on Takeoff the Ice cream fell right into my flight bag which I discovered a few minutes later....to this day some of my pages are still stuck together. Moral of the story = Ice cream is worth it!

Raw peanuts, Cashews, beef Jerky are other favorite munchies
 

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Bananas

I once put a banana in one of the pockets of my helmet bag for a snack and forgot to eat it. I turned my helmet in to life support after the flight and tossed the helmet bag into my trunk. Didn't fly again for about a week and a half. That bad boy was RIPE! I had to wash the helmet bag twice to get the smell out and my checklists and in-flight guide had runny rotten banana stains on many pages. Maybe that jerky would have been a better idea...
 

CooCooTim

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How about a double-decker vanilla or chocolate MoonPie? "The working man's lunch." MMMmmm!!
:p
 

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In the middle of the night, when the heartburn is killing you from all of the coffee and junk food you've consumed, nothing is better than an ice-cold bottle of Chug chocolate milk!!! Ahhh...
 

utahpilot

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dew it

it begins and ends with Mountain Dew-the breakfast, lunch and dinner of champions.
 

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Can't beat the airport Burger King. Flying the old 1900 with your knees while you juggle a burger in one hand and a large coke in the other.
 

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You can get the flavored water at Aldi's in Chicago. I don't know the name of the stuff, but my girlfriend get's it there all the time.
 

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In the old MU-2 days, it was 2 liter of Dew, Kong Dongs, one Whatchamakalit (sp) and a Bean and Beef buritto from QuikTrip...
It got messy some nights...

Now, being that I have to be clean cut now, I prefer Cashews, Granola Bars and Hot Chocolate.
Where do I find good Jerky in OK?


A flight attendent introduced me to this. Name? The Cosby...
Recipe: Hot Chocolate Packet, 2 creamers (cream not powder) Usually the ones in the galley. Flavored ones are good also....and hot water. Mix the hot chocolate and the two creamers toghether till you come up with a paste, then add the hot water. Mix well.

Best **CENSORED****CENSORED****CENSORED****CENSORED** hot chocolate I ever had.
 

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hot beef jerky

My dad makes his own beef jerky. It's hot and the best stuff you've ever had. He sends it to me by the poundful. When I was flying P-3's, it was part of the climb checklist for me to break out a bag. By the time we leveled off, everyone was reaching for a drink! We used to do some pretty creative cooking, but nothing beats that fried rice with the fish sauce and being squeeeky-clean behind the ears after a few foamies on your way out of Thailand! :D
 

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Those heavenly Biscoff ginger-snap things that Continental Express supplies.
 

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A can of walnuts works great and fits right next to the smoke goggles. A large liter of water and two diet cokes that will get you from BWI to KEF and back in one night.
 

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True Story....

One of our pilots put his lunch, in a brown bag, on top of the enormous storage space between the seats in the 1900D.

During takeoff roll, the lunch bag slides rapidly down the passenger aisle and launches off of the ramp over the spar around row 5. Food every where.

The crew looks back after climbing out and the pax are actually eating HIS LUNCH!!!!!
 

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Now days when all you get on a 3.0 trip is a small bag of peanuts and a diet coke what do you expect???They probubly just spent all day on AA, they were thrilled.
 
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