The Diet Detective: Airline Snack Facts

JetBlue Airways

(800-538-2583, www.jetblue.com)
Cooperation in Providing Nutritional Information: Very helpful. They're always nice and cooperative.
Health Score: (*** 1/4)
Best Bet: If you're really hungry, try the nuts. They have protein and good fat and will satisfy you. Eat them one at a time. The animal crackers are OK but not very nutritious. Try to stick with no more than one snack. Just because they offer more doesn't mean you have to take them, especially if you're not hungry. In terms of the meal boxes, the Shape Up is the clear winner -- pick that over all the others.
 
Snack Choices: (each distributed separately)

  • Doritos Munchies Mix -- 1.75-ounce bag (250 calories, 65 minutes of walking).
  • Linden's Chocolate Chippers (135 calories, 35 minutes of walking).
  • All Nuts roasted cashews (170 calories, 44 minutes of walking).
  • PopCorners Kettle Corn Chips (140 calories, 36 minutes of walking).
  • Stauffer's Original Animal Crackers -- 1-ounce bag (100 calories, 26 minutes of walking).
  • Terra Blues Potato Chips -- 1-ounce bag (130 calories, 34 minutes of walking).

Meal Boxes (Available on flights over 3 hours and 45 minutes)

Wake Up $6.00
Bauli Classic Croissant (173 calories), Bonne Maman Gourmet Strawberry Jam (40 calories), Justin's All-Natural Almond Butter (90 calories), Cheez-It Crackers (210 calories), Dole Fruit Cup (90 calories), Horizon Chocolate Milk (180 calories).
Total = 783 calories, 203 minutes of walking.
 
Beef Up $6.00
Old Wisconsin Salami (90 calories), Late July Organic Crackers (90 calories), Oakfield Farms Cheddar Cheese Spread (70 calories), New York Style Bagel Chips (130 calories), Belle Cr?me Gourmet Cheese Spread (70 calories), Brothers All Natural Fuji Apple Fruit Crisps (28 calories). Total = 478 calories, 124 minutes of walking.

Shape Up $6.00
Wild Garden Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus (63 calories), New York Style Pita Chips (130 calories), Sheffa Zesty Snack Mix (118 calories), Emerald Natural Almonds (100 calories), Sun-Maid Raisins (45 calories), Brothers All Natural Asian Pear Fruit Crisps (28 calories). Total = 484 calories, 126 minutes of walking.

Power Up $6.00
Heinz Salsa (20 calories), Stoned Classics Tortilla Chips (140 calories), Mama Mellace's Sweet and Salty Mixed Cashews (140 calories), Pennysticks Pretzel Sticks (100 calories), Robert Rothschild Gourmet Raspberry Honey Mustard Pretzel Dip (180 calories), Jack Link's Beef Jerky (50 calories). Total = 630 calories, 164 minutes of walking.

Cheer Up $6.00
Trio of Premium Cheeses: Swiss, Smoked Cheddar and Hot Pepper, Dried Apples and Cranberries, Crackers. Total = 260 calories, 68 minutes of walking.

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