Emirates passengers consumed 45 million chocolates onboard in 2023

36.3 million chocolates consumed by Economy Class passengers
2024-07-10
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Emirates passengers consumed 45 million chocolates onboard in 2023
Emirates passengers consumed 45 million chocolates onboard in 2023

Emirates says it rotates the chocolate onboard every three months to delight frequent flyers

Emirates says its passengers have consumed more than 45 million chocolates onboard last year from its diverse array of gourmet chocolates that it rotates every three months.
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Nearly 45 million pieces of luxury chocolate were consumed onboard Emirates aircraft last year by customers in all classes, as well as an array of delectable desserts.

According to a press statement by Emirates, it also serves artisan chocolate as part of the ‘fly better’ signature meal service in all classes, to 140 destinations around the world. 

Emirates says that over the last year, Economy Class customers have consumed 36.3 million chocolates, while customers in the newly launched Premium Economy Class have consumed 322,000 chocolates. 

It adds that in Business Class, customers have indulged in 8.2 million chocolates while First Class customers, who have access to unlimited chocolates have consumed 122,000 large gourmet chocolate boxes.

The statement adds that its featured chocolate onboard is currently French premium chocolatier Valrhona. Emirates says it rotates the chocolate onboard every three months to delight frequent flyers.

Zeyneb Larabi

Zeyneb Larabi

“Partnering with Emirates underscores our shared values of excellence, attention to detail and a commitment to creating unforgettable experiences. This collaboration goes beyond offering a delightful product, it creates lasting memories for customers enjoying the Emirates experience,” says Zeyneb Larabi, Global Travel Retail Director, Valrhona.

The airline says that as part of the regular rotation, chocolates are selected from the most renowned producers globally including Bateel, Coco Jalila and Forrey and Galland from the United Arab Emirates, Butlers from Ireland, Godiva, Canonica and Neuhaus from Belgium, Pacari from Ecuador, and Hotel Chocolat from the UK. 

It adds that the chocolate brands are selected for a multitude of reasons including their content, whether dark, milk or white chocolate, bonbons, pralines or truffles, with fillings of creamy ganache or tangy fruit, as well as the taste and texture component, brand recognition, current trends and sustainable sourcing.

Chocolate Desserts Onboard Emirates

Chocolate candy bars are served in a snack tray and chocolate lollipops are offered to children during festive celebrations

Chocolate candy bars are served in a snack tray and chocolate lollipops are offered to children during festive celebrations

Emirates says that in First Class, desserts for customers include chocolate mousse with passionfruit, delicate white chocolate tart, a velvety chocolate fondant with mascarpone cream or a vegan chocolate pecan cake with whipped ganache.

In Business Class and Premium Economy, customers can indulge in a vegan onyx avocado chocolate tart or a creamy banana mango and milk chocolate dome, or chocolate mocha marquise wedge, drizzled in salted caramel. 

The statement adds that in Economy Class, it offers chocolate and orange mousse, or a milk chocolate caramel cake, with a dollop of tangy raspberry coulis.

The airline says that on longer routes, chocolate candy bars are served in a snack tray and chocolate lollipops are offered to children during festive celebrations. 

First Class customers can savour 85 pc dark chocolate from Lindt in their goodie basket. At Emirates’ A380 onboard lounge, customers can also help themselves to vegan and non-vegan sweet treats of M&Ms, chocolate cake and chocolate mini treats.

Chocolate in Emirates Lounges

Emirates says its lounges offer a ‘seductive chocolate experience,’ featuring homemade Emirates chocolate ice cream, signature Costa Coffee hot chocolate, and an array of Emirates MasterChef creations. These include a white chocolate and passionfruit nectar cake, rich chocolate macarons and indulgent dark chocolate cake amongst many others.

The newly introduced Emirates First Class dessert trolley elevates the experience further with Valrhona Grand Cru chocolate truffles featuring Jivara 40 pc and Guanaja 70 pc, chocolate-coated madeleines and exquisite desserts like a crunchy milk chocolate cake with hazelnut praline, and a luscious roasted banana, chocolate and caramel cake.

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