They are handed out separately for those who want them. It was a good decision as they were often unused by people and therefore wasted. Personally Id have done the same for Socks too.
Had a great flight last week in a 747 J – one of the nicest meals in flight I’ve had for a while, lovely crew, good IFE and some sleep too.
Ive just had a read through this thread and Im not surprised to see its 4 pages of the usual comments from the same people. Honestly! I’m not sure I understand the motivation.