It was recently World Chocolate day and Emirates chose this to highlight their offerings in their premium cabins.
As I have a bit of a sweet tooth some days, this is worthy of a deeper look.
In terms of the sweet stuff, Emirates serves over 11 million pieces a chocolate a year on its flights. Which is a LOT of coca, any way you shape or mould it.
In First and Business Class, Emirates offers its customers sample pralines and bonbons from 8 gourmet chocolatiers from 6 chocolate nations. Each chocolate brand is on board for 3 months before a new selection is introduced to delight frequent flyers
The list includes:
- Godiva from Belgium
- Valrhona from France
- Canonica from Switzerland
- Pacari from Ecuador (notable as an organic and vegan-friendly option)
- Neuhaus from Belgium, the inventor of the Belgian Praline
- Hotel Chocolat from the UK,
- Forrey & Galland from the UAE
- Coco Jalila, also from the UAE
Chocolates are served on all Emirates flights at the end of the meal.
The chocolate pieces are served in pairs and the selection includes: Coffee Cream, Almond Praline, 70% Guanaja dark chocolate, White Lemon Truffle, Dark Cocoa Nibs, Pistachio Praline and Chocolate with Cuzco Salt and Nibs.
If you fly Emirates First Class, there are also some more options in the goodie basket, including options from Butler’s Chocolate from Ireland as well.
However, if you’re stuck in Economy Class – don’t worry – you can still get some treats, with chocolate desserts and hot chocolate offered aboard, with treats offered in the Emirates Snack Tray. During festive events children can also get chocolate lollipops.
A lot of chocolate on board
If you love a sweet treat (and also enjoy them at 35,000ft), Emirates has options for you. If you like your treats a bit more premium, then of course – you’ll need to head to the premium cabins.
And I’m sure there will be some who would have hit the duty-free shops beforehand to get a few sweet treats (although… they’re not overly cheap in Duty-Free these days).
For the brands, its exposure and advertising their product in the air. For customers… it’s a nice sweet treat.
Editors note: Talk about writing articles like this when you’re on a diet…
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