Whine Wednesday: The Probably Unhealthiest Dessert Ever Served On An Airplane!


As mentioned in a previous article I flew Condor from Duesseldorf to Funchal, Portugal a few weeks ago and the dessert they served in their Premium Class is definitely worthy of our Whine Wednesday today.

The item was a packed “Strawberry Mousse” and just upon close inspection did it reveal it’s evil core, basically a long list of artificial flavors, starch and preservatives.

When flying Condor I usually try to book their Premium Class which is essentially a Premium Economy product that includes unlimited beverages, a meal and an empty middle seat.

The hot meal itself, a German Style Sauerbraten, was actually quite decent but when I glanced over the dessert it was pretty shocking.

A Strawberry Mousse that is good for at least another full year (who knows when they actually made this batch).

Checking the ingredients revealed the reason for the long expiration period:

Absolutely disgusting!

Just for fun I opened it to check consistency and smell. It was like thick glue and smelled like a container full of brand new LEGO blocks – plastic.

I didn’t go so far and actually taste it but this item must rank as one of the worst in the skies.


Not sure who in the Condor catering department thinks it’s ok to offer something like this for guests who pay extra for the Premium package or single meal (you can pre-order hot meals like this even without flying Premium).

I’m not expecting some super healthy dish with fresh ingredients of the day but something like a one year dessert is definitely a few steps too low. This item could be at home on the ISS but I guess the astronauts health would suffer too much.

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  1. well, at least people know what they eat. Usually in any class you get meal without list of ingredients. Byt it may the the same or worse even in “best” food in first class.

  2. it’s not surprising that frozen desserts have a long shelf life. besides, october to june is 8 months. IA June 2020 expiration date would seem reasonable.

  3. “I didn’t go so far and actually taste it but this item must rank as one of the worst in the skies.”

    Might as well have said, “One of the worst things I’ve never tasted”
    **Eye roll**

  4. Oh stop picking on Sebastian. I think it is interesting and agree that would be pretty disgusting to be served that. But of course you have the option to not eat it, which is what Sebastian did. I don’t remember getting dessert on BA when I have flown in their so-called domestic business class. It must not have been anything special otherwise I think I would have remembered it.

  5. This is one of the most inane complaints I have seen. While I often agree this is just a slow news day reach to find something. How about calling out AA for renewing their Oasis conversions and dropping IFE while putting in the most miserable seats. Or any of the many many other complaints that are real and meaningful.

    To make it worse you did not even try it. It might have tasted acceptable. You will never know

  6. Totally agree! This is disgusting and should NOT be served to humans. You might as well eat a container of sugar and drink some palm oil on the side. Thanks for highlighting this. Condor should be ashamed. GROSS.

  7. That calls for a Premium Class Ticket as compensation! Don’t let them get away with this kind of atrocious behavior!

  8. Palm Oil is actually the worst oil for human consumption, how can we make it worse?? Say no more! let’s fully hydrogenate it for the extra cancer causing kick.

  9. I have most definitely had the equivalent on a number of other airlines. Sadly. And I didn’t eat it either. What British Airways was handing out before they went Buy on Board was pretty equivalent. I handed it back to them saying “you clearly need it more than I do”.

  10. I understand that Sebastian got a full ticket refund and an airport tarmac transfer (in a Bentley) to his suite at the Motel 6 as compensation.


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