King Nut and Summer Harvest: If you’ve ever enjoyedÂ an airline snack at 35,000 feet and inspectedÂ the wrapper, chances are you are familiar with one, or both, of these name brands. They, alongsideÂ Peterson Nut Co., make up theÂ King Nut Companies family. As a fan of the airline industry, and the companies that support it, I’ve long been familiar with King Nut, and have spotted their productsÂ on numerous airlines. Plus, here at AirlineReporter, we love telling the behind-the-scenes stories of the airline world.
A few years back, I was excited to learn that they sometimesÂ sell direct to the public the sameÂ airline-branded snacks I’ve come to know, love, and expect up in the air. I’ve made it a habit to occasionally place orders with them onlineÂ in order to bring AvGeek-themed snacks to various gatherings; we even had their product at my son’sÂ airline-themed birthday party.
I guess you could say I’m nuts for King Nut (you knew at some point I had to make that joke – figured I should get it out of the way). And while I’m a fan of their products, I never tookÂ the time to really learn about what it takes to get these snacks into the hands (and bellies) of passengers.
That opportunity presented itself recently, when I was in the Cleveland area on business. It just so happens that the King Nut facilities are less than a mile from one of my company’s offices in Solon, Ohio. I reached out to Mr. Martin Kanan, President and Chief Executive Officer, to see about a tour and for a chance to learn about their company – he was happy to do so. Sit back, relax, grab some snacks, and prepare to drool over some seriously tasty snackage photos and factsâ€¦