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Malaysians go nuts over Malaysia Airlines’ peanuts

Reena Sekaran  FREE MALAYSIA TODAY Fri, December 4, 2020

The tasty treat was sold out in less than two hours. (Malaysia Airlines Facebook pic)

PETALING JAYA: With the travel ban in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Malaysia Airlines has decided to capture the hearts of Malaysians by offering their deliciously addictive signature salted peanuts in a special gift box.
Clearly, Malaysians are missing their favourite salty snack because the airlines announced that the in-flight treat sold out in less than two hours.
The national carrier is offering the peanuts in packs of 10 and to entice customers, said that the packs come in a beautifully designed box with a batik design.

Social media users immediately flooded Malaysia Airlines’ Facebook page with comments on the many happy memories they once shared with the airlines due its special peanuts.
“I don’t know what you put inside, but [my father] is totally in love with it. He always told us to book with MAS to get the peanuts and bring it home to him,” said Facebook user Najwa Salsabila Azmi.
Another Facebook user, MeiWen Wong, shared her experiences too by commenting, “Once on our flight to Kota Kinabalu, I asked the air stewardess for another packet because it was so good. She gave me many, many more to share with my friends and for my island trip. I felt really pampered and this impression stuck with me forever. I miss you MAS.”

Orders were placed on the Temptations online store for RM15 where customers will be able to earn 30 Enrich miles at the same time, but the page is currently missing – most likely due to the product being sold out.

However, the delivery fees of RM11 within Peninsular Malaysia, RM15 for Sarawak and RM17 for Sabah caused quite a buzz on the national carrier’s Facebook page as well, and many asked about its rather high shipping cost.

Facebook user Ai Shing Gooi who complimented the national carrier’s peanuts as being the best added that “the shipping cost could have been much lower if you use the mass market couriers”.

Despite the confusing and high shipping cost, many more Malaysians are urging Malaysia Airlines to restock as they would like to once more have a taste of the familiar snack.

What about you, do you have any fond memories of Malaysia Airlines’ signature salted peanuts?


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