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Airline launches mood enhancing menu to cure travel stress

Airline1Monarch has launched a new mood-enhancing in-flight menu, designed to reduce traveller’s stress whilst flying.

The low-cost carrier recruited food psychologist Professor Charles Spence – who has previously worked alongside Heston Blumenthal – to create foods that can help reduce stress.

Creations include liquorice ice cream, herbal tea, a sweet nut bar dashed with mushroom and tomato powder, relaxing green tea and lavender mochi rice cakes.

Each part of the menu will be served free of charge on selected European flights, but will first be trialled on the Luton to Naples and Gibraltar and Malaga routes.

Before take-off, passengers will be served black flu-fighting ice cream to help distract travellers from their journey whilst also helping them avoid any colds.

After the plane has successfully taken off, soothing and relaxing mochi cakes will be served to help calm fearful flyers.

Following the mochi cakes, a herbal tea will be poured alongside a crunchy, seaweed biscuit, which aims to help tackle indigestion and bloating.

Just before landing, passengers will then be able to enjoy a sweet caramelised nut bar infused with tomato power and coated in mushroom to awaken the senses.

To mark the launch of the new menu, Monarch carried out a survey of 2,000 British holidaymakers which found that 39% of people believe the stress of travelling to be the biggest mood killer on holiday.

Monarch Chief Operating Officer, Nils Christy, said: “We know how precious time on holiday is, so we are delighted to be able to listen to our customers’ needs and trial the Monarch mood food box this summer.”

Many passengers often see eating as an afterthought when travelling, however Professor Spence believes food can be a powerful psychological and physiological tool.

If you’re thinking of travelling abroad this year, be sure to organise your multi-trip travel insurance in advance 

Date Created: 24 August 2017

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