Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookies in the Sky

Hello GAW-GEOUS!
Last week Delta denied me my high fructose corn syrup laden peanut butter crackers. Sadness. But this past weekend, I flew Midwest Airlines for the very first time. Can you say complimentary chocolate chip cookies baked in flight...?

Midwest Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ever since Blondie hit up Vegas last summer she's been talking up Midwest Airlines. Their comfy seats. Their friendly staff. Their fresh baked cookies. Hold it. Roll that back. Fresh baked cookies?! Now you have my attention. Yes, indeed, Midwest serves up fresh warm chocolate chip cookies baked on board on most flights. And not just one cookie but two!

Alas, my first flight out to Milwaukee last weekend departing LaGuardia at 7:10am was too early for cookies. (Note to Midwest Airline CEO: It is NEVER too early for cookies. Cookies are an important part of a healthy breakfast). Then my connecting flight to Madison was too short for cookies--we literally took off and 5 minutes later we were beginning our descent. Would I never get to try these elusive chocolate chippers?

Sunday afternoon I was finally rewarded on my way back to the city when I awoke from my nap to the sound of the cookie cart barreling down the aisle toward me. Hooray!

Of course I had to document my first in flight chocolate chip cookie experience. And when the flight attendant saw me photoging the cookies, she laughed. Remember what Blondie said about the Midwest employees being super nice? Well, when I told her that it was my first time having the cookies she said she thought she might have some extras to send home with me. Half an hour later as I was dosing, I woke up to to the arrival of a lovely foil wrapped package of chocolate chip cookies. Perfect to bring home to Lawman. And with cookie care package in hand, that makes it a tiny bit--and only a tiny bit--easier to turn over Blondie's present...

Box of Frozen Midwest Cookies

Yes, you too can bake Midwest Airlines' Chocolate Chip Cookies at home. If you happen to fly Midwest through their hub in Milwaukee you can pick up a box of 32 frozen cookies for $9.50. I can vouch that my cookies stayed cold through the 2 hour return flight to New York. Maybe if I'm lucky Blondie will share one with me...

Yummy Midwest Cookie

Midwest Airlines
Frozen cookies for purchase are available at the "Best Care Club" by Gate 38. You don't need to be a "Best Care Club" member to purchase the cookies.

5 comments:

talida said...

Glad they haven't cut back the fresh cookies. Midwest is awesome!

CocoaStomp said...

OMG. I now have a reason to go to Milwaukee! It seems like there might be some kindred cookie spirits in their marketing department or Harry Potter fans that are trying to recreate the Hogwarts Express. I so want to fly now!

anna said...

Fresh cookies are a good reason to do just about anything! I chose a hotel once based on the fact that Doubletree gives fresh cookies at check-in. Totally worth it!

Brownie said...

@cocoastomp: yes! You have to fly Midwest! The cookies are on pretty much all flights and I think they have a route or two out of Seattle...

@anna: I could have gotten a direct flight on American Airlines and I have to admit that I chose Midwest (with a layover)for the cookies (I don't particularly like flying American, not the "best care in air" in my opinion, but the cookies sealed the deal). :)

Anonymous said...

how did i never know this before?! i need to start flying midwest. cookies definitely seal the deal - i'll choose chocolate chips over direct flights any day.