Monday, 30 November 2020

Finnair's famous blueberry drink now available on the ground.

Finnish customers of the Helsinki-based Finnair will be has a sip of the carrier's famous signature blueberry juice drink without leaving the ground for a while. 

The hugely popular delicious blueberry juice drink will be on sale at 300 K-group supermarkets across Finland from tomorrow.

Finnish cuisine is known worldwide for its use of tasty wild berries, and Finnair introduced blueberry juice as its signature drink in 2014. Since then, a staggering up to one million litres of blueberry juice has been served onboard Finnair flights every single year. 

Marika Nieminen, VP Finnair Kitchen, said: “Blueberry juice has been a distinctive part of the Finnair customer experience and it is loved by many of our customers. We wanted to offer this delicious drink, which has become a firm favourite of the Finnair in-flight experience to our customers who have a taste for travel and want to enjoy Finnair from the comfort of their own homes.”

Blueberry has recently been branded as a super-food, but for Finns it has always been a natural part of Finnish cuisine, as it grows wild in the forests all over Finland.

Added Marika: “Probably every Finn has picked blueberries, and you can buy them by the bucket when they are in season in August.”

While blueberries grow naturally in coniferous forests across the Nordics and other Central European countries, Finnair’s branded blueberry juice drink is produced in Turku on the southwest coast of Finland, by leading European juice producer, Eckes-Granini.

In keeping with Finland’s and Finnair’s commitment to sustainability, the airline’s blueberry juice is manufactured with 100% renewable energy.  In October, Finnair began selling ready-made Business Class-inspired meals in supermarkets so customers could enjoy a ‘Taste of Finnair’ in their own home.

As well as offering those missing flying the ability to recreate the inflight dining experience on the ground, the initiative also helped secure the jobs of catering staff who were called back from furlough, because of the pandemic.

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