Just weeks after United Airlines was forced to reverse its decision to stop offering tomato juice on its flights, the carrier is making another in-flight food change that's angering travelers. This time, the airline is taking away -- albeit temporarily -- one of its most beloved morning snacks: the stroopwafel.
On Wednesday, United announced it is introducing new maple-flavored cookies to its rotation of free snacks available on domestic flights departing before 9:45am. Considering how trendy maple-flavored foods are these days, this appears to be a great move... until you arrive at the bottom of the announcement where the company said, "[t]his new snack replaces the Stroopwafel, the current morning snack." Welp.
United said the change is part of an effort to "appeal to a broad palate." But what if the "broad palate" prefers the stroopwafels? The morning snack was so popular and beloved by travelers that United made a YouTube video (shown below), demonstrating the perfect way to eat them mid-flight with a cup of coffee.