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Wow. United's cheese and crackers in EconPlus is AWFUL!

Wow. United's cheese and crackers in EconPlus is AWFUL!

Old Nov 1, 17, 11:04 pm
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Wow. United's cheese and crackers in EconPlus is AWFUL!

Years ago when United introduced their cheese plate it was good: 3 types of fresh (real) cheese, crackers, fruit, and a chocolate. Over the years, it became worse and worse.

Today, United introduced their new cheese and cracker option. It is awful! Really, it's pathetic. The top of box tells you everything you need to know (bold provided by me):

"Asiago cheese spread, Gouda pasteurized process cheese, Swiss-style cheese food, fig spread, multigrain crackers, Parmesan crisps."

It was laughable. I don't know what genius at United thought this was a good idea, but the new, updated item is pure junk. Leave it to United to take a good idea and make it worse. I can't tell how disappointed I am in United over something so simple. It makes no sense. How much money are they really saving? Isn't their goodwill worth more than this junk? (Rhetorical question - no response needed.)

Over the years, I take United's poor decisions in stride. This one was just stupid.

[Not sure the photo attached, but it shows the 3 new cheese "foods." Belch.]
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Old Nov 1, 17, 11:13 pm
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Starbucks nails the cheese tray lunch. But really itís not complicated.
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Old Nov 1, 17, 11:19 pm
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Ugh! I can't stand cheese "food"! What the heck is that, any way?
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Old Nov 1, 17, 11:27 pm
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Originally Posted by kale73 View Post
Ugh! I can't stand cheese "food"! What the heck is that, any way?
http://www.finecooking.com/article/i...se-food-either
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Old Nov 1, 17, 11:28 pm
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Wow. United's ______ in ______ is AWFUL!

OK, no. I actually like much of the food they serve in business class, even better than ANA.
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Old Nov 1, 17, 11:30 pm
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Originally Posted by kale73 View Post
Ugh! I can't stand cheese "food"! What the heck is that, any way?
NOPE --- It's any WHEY!
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Old Nov 1, 17, 11:31 pm
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Originally Posted by kale73 View Post
Ugh! I can't stand cheese "food"! What the heck is that, any way?
Colorful packaging?
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Old Nov 1, 17, 11:32 pm
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The old cheese plate was decent. Even came with grapes.
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Old Nov 2, 17, 12:05 am
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Was that a free (not 1K/GS free, but free for all?) snack? The Choice Menu Cheese and Crackers seen here:
https://www.united.com/web/en-US/con...nomy/menu.aspx - scroll way down...
was what I had last month. It wasn't amazing, but it wasn't as bad as what you posted.
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Old Nov 2, 17, 7:37 am
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UA had a cheese plate in economy (lumping E+ in with economy here)?
Or are you comparing business cheese plates to economy...
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Old Nov 2, 17, 8:15 am
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OP - there are currently two cheese plates - one is part of the BoB along with the hot food, and one cheaper one as part of snacks. This looks to be a downgrade of the snack one (it used to come in one sealed package), but not the cheese plate.

Can you clarify (skipping the hyperbole) what you ordered v. what your Hemisphere had?

If indeed this is the old "cheese plate", then yes, this is insanely cheap of UA.
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Old Nov 2, 17, 8:36 am
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Originally Posted by kale73 View Post
Ugh! I can't stand cheese "food"! What the heck is that, any way?
Cheese food must be what cheese eats.
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Old Nov 2, 17, 9:39 am
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For some perspective, the one they serve in J is palatable.

Was there at least a warning label on your package that said......."Caution, may contain up to 10% real cheese".........?



Perhaps the mods could merge this thread with the one about the pax suing the LCC Sunwing Airlines for not serving actual champagne on their flights.
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Old Nov 2, 17, 10:13 am
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Well, when you want to serve a product that's cheap, can be stored for long periods (so is cheap), it's not gonna be fresh, and is gonna have stabilizers and emulsifiers in it, to the tune of having to not call it "real cheese"... It might as well be labeled "at least it's cheap!"

I remember one flight to HNL where the purser went out of his way to describe the Y snack boxes for sale as "shelf-stable snack boxes". I never understood know why he felt the need to say that, but at least he was aware of what he was serving.
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Old Nov 2, 17, 10:36 am
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On the other hand, the coachburger they serve in Y is fantastic. Don't bother with the cheese, go for the burger!
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