No Nut Foods In Plane

Pregnant women about to give birth is forbidden in airplane for a reason. Possible gain of foreign citizenship is one but not the main.  Imagine how would you attend to a laboring mom in middle of the flight! I can’t figure it out. Maybe it its different in actual situation. I’m not a flight attendant, so I should not worry about it.

I remembered the Indian movie “Three Idiots”. A guy boarded in plane pretended to have heart attack. The plane did an emergency landing to save his life. I can’t help wonder if the same scenario happened in real.

I’m bringing up the situation above because of the food the plane crew is serving.  Besides on having an ingredient list, the known food allergen are also written.  In case the person involve is allergic to that particular food. Then he can return it and ask for a  safer alternative.

The common is nut allergy. In case someone has it, he is required to inform the carrier at least 48 hours before flight. I suppose the management will prepare special meal for the person concern. Bringing own food is the best option, I think. 

This time was chicken adobo bun. It was not the first. Has 306kcal for a 100 g bread. Known allergens were milk, wheat and egg.   I guessed not so many have problem on these.  Maybe they avoid serving nuts. A prevention that will save them from headaches. 

Has anyone of you received nuts or nut containing snacks while on board? What did you do?

The Force Selling of Nutribuns and Sopas

About nine to 10 am in the morning, the delivery truck stopped by our school. The purpose was to deliver nutribuns – a short name for nutritious buns. Nutribuns are common bread buns, the same bread use for making cheap hamburger. Maybe it was fortified with some vitamins and minerals. Not really sure cause I was very young that time. buy this

Eating nutribun for us was a nightmare. Buns are supposed to be soft but these were so thought and most of them have molds. Maybe they were one month old stock. Maybe they were just collecting unsold breads from bakery and selling it to elementary schools. Maybe it was a program of the former DECS (Department of Education, Culture and Sports). Lots of “maybe”.

I never like buying nutribuns. The taste was awful. I know that moldy bread might cause health problems such as stomach ache and diarrhea. However, all of us are mandated to buy at least one. At the end of the day, all students with extra cash are forced to buy the remaining.

I was able to eat the bread but I was dumping it to garbage bin most of the time. An aching and empty stomach have no difference.

Why were they forcing us to buy food we do not want?


I was surprised! The system of force selling to elementary students still exist as of date. The one broadcasted on television was in Sauyo Elementary School, Novaliches Quezon City. Their students are forced to buy sopas – that was the newscaster said. Parents filed a case against the school principal. She will loose her position as head if proven guilty.

Maybe the sopas taste was not good enough or the menu for the year is nothing but sopas. Try cooking variety of delectable recipes so force selling won’t be necessary.