14 Mar STANSTED AIRPORT LAUNCHES THE ‘SKY HIGH SANDWICH’
Travellers flying from London Stansted airport will soon be able to taste a culinary experience like no other. The London airport has teamed up with luxury food outlet Not Always Caviar to create a sandwich designed with flavours that are enhanced at altitude. Based on scientific food research into the body’s reduced ability to perceive flavours when flying, the new sandwich will include Umami-rich ingredients.
Umami, the fifth taste after sweet, sour, salty and bitter – is at the core of the sandwich’s inception, also featuring as a special blended Umami seasoning, providing passengers with a premium in-flight taste experience.
With many airlines withdrawing complimentary meals on flights, passengers are looking for new taste experiences to purchase on the ground to take on board. Working in partnership with Not Always Caviar and leading food expert Professor Barry C. Smith, Director of the Centre of the Study of the Senses at the University of London, the airport has developed the Sky High Sandwich to give passengers access to the same food science that has been employed by some of the world’s premium airlines for the benefit of their business class passengers, making this science available to all.
The Sky High Sandwich will be sold exclusively at the Not Always Caviar cafe in London Stansted airport, available as a Signature Seafood Club (with optional caviar sauce) or a Salt Beef deli sandwich. Both sandwiches will include a special umami blend spice ingredient, to give the sandwiches an umami boost.