Supersize me: new United breakfast scones

Discussion in 'United Airlines | MileagePlus' started by Infinite1K, Feb 12, 2012.  |  Print Topic

  1. Infinite1K
    Original Member

    Infinite1K Silver Member

    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    1,161
    Status Points:
    810
    I noticed the other day that United has a "supersized" scone which they serve during the shorter breakfast flights:

    [​IMG]

    These scones looked down right massive compared to the ones that were served before:

    [​IMG]

    Ironically, the bag for the new scones was very small and the scone barely fit inside it. The new bags also didn't have any branding on them, so I wonder if the new scones are still made by Poppie's.

    The scones served previously were served in a bag which was way larger than the scone.

    Now I wonder if the cookies will also be super sized now?
     
    chitownflyer, rwoman, unavaca and 3 others like this.
  2. ssullivan
    Original Member

    ssullivan Gold Member

    Messages:
    27,358
    Likes Received:
    60,275
    Status Points:
    20,020
    I'm sure they're still made by Poppie's, as both the website (new one; not .bomb) and Hemispheres have recently said they would be featuring cookies and scones from Poppie's. It looks like they've simply ordered a bigger scone now.
     
    IDGflygirl likes this.
  3. HaveMilesWillTravel
    Original Member

    HaveMilesWillTravel Gold Member

    Messages:
    12,507
    Likes Received:
    20,199
    Status Points:
    16,520
  4. HaveMilesWillTravel
    Original Member

    HaveMilesWillTravel Gold Member

    Messages:
    12,507
    Likes Received:
    20,199
    Status Points:
    16,520
    Maybe they can be used for lumbar support :)
     
    mht_flyer likes this.
  5. Infinite1K
    Original Member

    Infinite1K Silver Member

    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    1,161
    Status Points:
    810
    They crumbled very easily, so not sure if it would be the best material to use for lumbar support.
     
  6. Golfingboy
    Original Member

    Golfingboy Gold Member

    Messages:
    3,546
    Likes Received:
    3,732
    Status Points:
    2,170
    The bigger the better for me. More filling as long as the quality is still the same.
     
    Flyer1976, HeathrowGuy and mht_flyer like this.
  7. adexpert
    Original Member

    adexpert Silver Member

    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    313
    Status Points:
    545
    Wonder if the cookie will be making a similiar resurgence?
     
  8. ssullivan
    Original Member

    ssullivan Gold Member

    Messages:
    27,358
    Likes Received:
    60,275
    Status Points:
    20,020
    So far the cookies appear to be unchanged.
     
  9. sonoma

    sonoma Silver Member

    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    58
    Status Points:
    220
    Does this new scone taste the same as the previous smaller one?
     
  10. Infinite1K
    Original Member

    Infinite1K Silver Member

    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    1,161
    Status Points:
    810
    The previous ones where more chewy and were typically warmed up.

    The new ones are drier and are very similar to a scone that you get at a Starbucks.
     
    HaveMilesWillTravel likes this.
  11. HaveMilesWillTravel
    Original Member

    HaveMilesWillTravel Gold Member

    Messages:
    12,507
    Likes Received:
    20,199
    Status Points:
    16,520
    Yuck! I am not a fan of those. So from my perspective they seem to have gone quantity over quality here. But hey, it's airplane food.
     
  12. gbryan84
    Original Member

    gbryan84 Gold Member

    Messages:
    970
    Likes Received:
    1,857
    Status Points:
    1,020
    That's what she said.
     
    tjtenor4, Phudnik, rggale and 3 others like this.
  13. HeathrowGuy
    Original Member

    HeathrowGuy Gold Member

    Messages:
    7,131
    Likes Received:
    10,591
    Status Points:
    12,520
    That's my M.O. too . :D
     
    COFlyerCLE, Flyer1976 and Golfingboy like this.
  14. PhlyingRPh
    Original Member

    PhlyingRPh Silver Member

    Messages:
    420
    Likes Received:
    476
    Status Points:
    595
    The old RCC bagels would be the ideal material for lumbar support.
     
    HaveMilesWillTravel likes this.
  15. PhlyingRPh
    Original Member

    PhlyingRPh Silver Member

    Messages:
    420
    Likes Received:
    476
    Status Points:
    595
    I don't normally eat the cookies, which I always thought were chocolate chip. However, yesterday on a EWR-DFW evening flight, I was given an oatmeal cookie containing dried cranberry's and orange, which I thought rather hit the spot for something warmed up in an airline oven.
     
  16. mailbroad

    mailbroad Silver Member

    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    209
    Status Points:
    360
    I will have to give my scone away. They contain eggs and dairy which I do not eat... at the present time.
     
  17. Infinite1K
    Original Member

    Infinite1K Silver Member

    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    1,161
    Status Points:
    810
    The new UC bagels can also be used for lumbar support.
     
    HaveMilesWillTravel likes this.
  18. tommy777
    Original Member

    tommy777 Co-founder

    Messages:
    2,674
    Likes Received:
    6,596
    Status Points:
    4,570
    A bigger version of a pathetic breakfast in a classy paper bag :rolleyes:
     
  19. ssullivan
    Original Member

    ssullivan Gold Member

    Messages:
    27,358
    Likes Received:
    60,275
    Status Points:
    20,020
    I can't really speak for some routes, but the only time I've ever been served the scones was when I was flying DTW-ORD regularly last year. For a flight of that length, the scone was far more than I ever expected to be served. And honestly, I'd gladly take the scone over the disgusting eggs UA has been serving on breakfast flights out of IAD for years.
     
    Flyer1976 likes this.
  20. tommy777
    Original Member

    tommy777 Co-founder

    Messages:
    2,674
    Likes Received:
    6,596
    Status Points:
    4,570
    Sure, for 1 hour flights, it's fine, but it's so tacky that they have ovens and heat it up, but they can't use plates instead of a brown paper bag.

    But what do they serve on longer flights like ORD- DCA and IAD? Same "scone" there. They have plenty of time to crank out some cereal, fruit and yoghurt (like AA)
     
    From NYC likes this.
  21. unavaca
    Original Member

    unavaca Gold Member

    Messages:
    8,547
    Likes Received:
    11,224
    Status Points:
    14,495
    The new scones look awesome; it's actually meal-sized. Glad there are positive catering changes coming.
     
  22. Black Cloud
    Original Member

    Black Cloud Gold Member

    Messages:
    4,895
    Likes Received:
    21,505
    Status Points:
    10,720
    How to make a scone:
    • Make a bad batch of muffins.
    • Cut the top off of it.
    • Let it sit-out for 3 days.
    • Serve.
     
  23. Stephen
    Original Member

    Stephen Gold Member

    Messages:
    853
    Likes Received:
    2,837
    Status Points:
    1,345
    Yea I don't care for scones either, I'd rather have a cup of yogurt and fruit myself.
     
  24. chitownflyer
    Original Member

    chitownflyer Silver Member

    Messages:
    982
    Likes Received:
    1,013
    Status Points:
    870
    One can always take a scone and save it for a snack or the next morning's breakfast, so I am curious to try the Poppie's scones.
     
  25. Renard
    Original Member

    Renard Silver Member

    Messages:
    512
    Likes Received:
    725
    Status Points:
    720
    I'll save my thoughts until I try one. The last scone I had on a UA flight a few months ago were disgusting.
     

Share This Page