If you’ve ever been a part of the elite group of people who’ve savored a mouthful of warm, salty nuts on an airplane, welcome to the Mile High Club — of First-Class passengers.
Indeed, one of our favorite things on the rare occasions we’ve been upgraded to Business or First on an American Airlines flight is the prompt delivery of that little white bowl of nature’s best edible seeds. With a glass of Champagne, of course. The food, of course, we’d happily skip altogether in favor of the crunchy protein punch of some fine pecanery and almond joyousness.
Well, you’re in luck. Even if you don’t plan on flying anytime soon, regardless of whether it’s in steerage or mocking those of us walking by from your lie-flat seat.
Arlington-based Great Nuts offers the very same mixture of in-flight nuttiness available to enjoy right here on the terra firma. Not only will an order make your taste buds happy, you’ll be supporting a local, woman-owned, family-run business.
Hell, you can even procure the same treats Hawaii-bound First Class passengers enjoy, complete with the usual pecans, almonds, pistachios and cashews, but also little chunks of dried pineapple.
And if you really want to complete the in-flight experience, we’re happy to come over and point out all the exits at your house. Or tap you on the shoulder if you’re reclining at an inappropriate time.
First Class Mixes from $12.95 (1.25-pound bag)
Shop in person at:
2109 East Division Street (Near 1-30 and 360), Arlington