The premium class nuts that the rest of us don't get to nibble on American Airlines flights are now available to whoever wants them, without a flight.
GNS Foods of Arlington, Texas was caught nut-handed by the pandemic-driven drop in air traffic, which put a crimp in their sales to American Airlines, which buys two specialty mixes from the company, normally at a rate of about 6,000 tons of nuts a year.
The shutdown left the company, which also packs nuts for Walmart and other stores, with 43 tons of AA's signature mix, which they're selling in 1.25-pound bags, minimum two per order, on their website and a Texas factory store. They're going for $25.10 a 2-pack, which is about $10 a pound.
The two mixes are labeled as 'First Class Nuts,' and come in regular and Aloha varieties; the latter includes 'pina colada pecans' and dried pineapple.