The Airplane Peanuts

Hello, there. I ate the peanuts on the plane. I know, I know. I’ve read the articles, too, dear reader. You know the ones, where the author begins with Five Worst Snacks to Eat on the Plane or something to that effect, and proceeds to report that eating salty foods on planes will be our demise. I don’t know about you, but when I read these sorts of articles, I feel compelled to go on a plane with the writer. Why? Well, because I would like to know if they actually practice what they preach. You see, the overly-salted peanuts have always been a staple in my flight kit, no matter what it does to me. It doesn’t feel like an actual flight until I have my peanuts. I suppose it’s because I’ve grown up eating peanuts and sipping apple juice on planes (though I don’t like apple juice anymore). It’s a tradition, of sorts. Or, perhaps, it’s a bad habit. Continue reading