Southwest is bringing peanuts back — but you won't find them on planes
When Southwest broke up with inflight peanuts last summer, the airline stated that peanuts "forever will be part of Southwest’s history and DNA."
The LUV carrier — alongside several other airlines — stopped serving America's favorite sky snack out of deference to travelers with peanut allergies, opting instead for pretzels on short flights and a larger variety of packaged treats for longer-haul routes.
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A scant 16 months later, Southwest peanuts are back — but not on board, and not for free. Instead, Southwest is offering an entire slew of peanut-related merchandise through the airline's online store. (Did you know the airline had a store? I did not.)
The star of the peanut gallery is a limited edition, retro-inspired lunchbox for $29, which is currently on back order. The product description states that each box is double-sided with images of the original lightly salted and honey roasted peanut packaging, and contains two 10-ounce packages, one in each flavor.
But that's not all: You could also snuggle up with a double-sided print pillow featuring both peanut flavors for $29; charge your mobile devices on a $19 2,500 mAh power bank that's "wrapped" in packaging to look like a pack of peanuts (or buy a pack of 10 for $190); or store your ID and change in a $9 zippered pouch. You can even burp your baby on a $9 peanut-shaped burp cloth, printed in a cheery shade of Southwest blue with red and yellow planes printed on it.
Now, the only question is: What are you waiting for? Go nuts!