Plane journeys are not the most fun thing for sure, especially when you are traveling pretty far. So, planning extra things such as movies to watch during the long trip, having some good in-flight music to tune on, and bringing fun snacks can be great ideas.
Can you take food items on a plane in your carry on luggage or checked baggage, and what types of food; must be the next thing you’re wondering about?
In this article, we’ll focus on discussing one tiny piece of snack, and that is, if at all possible, can you bring candy on a plane?
Are You Allowed to Bring Candy on a Plane or Checked Luggage?
Maybe because you love to eat candy after a meal or simply want to keep it because kids love it and you’re traveling with them; let’s talk about if it’s possible for you to bring candy on a plane.
The regulations of TSA do not restrict you from bringing candy in any amount. You can bring them through airport TSA officer security checkpoint inside your carry-on baggage. And there’s nothing to worry about how much candy quantity limit as well.
So, that means you can go ahead and pack your favorite candies as much as you want to.
The regulation is flexible with carrying candy or even candy bars simply because it is solid stuff. And so, whatever brand of candy would be permissible for you to travel with.
The list includes lollipops, candy canes, gummy candy (gummy bears are my favorite), peanut butter cups, candy bars, fudge, licorice, chewing gum, hard candies, powdered candy, solid candy, and chocolate-covered candies. You can bring Skittles, Reese’s, M&M’s, Jolly Ranchers, Smarties, mints, Jolly Ranchers, and such solid candy bars; you name it.
When packing those, you want to use a resealable bag or container. And it should have a secure lid. However, the ones that come in their original packaging will be fine without having to keep them in those containers I just mentioned.
Also, there’s no restriction on bringing candy in your carry on bag that goes through the x-ray machine checking too. The quantity of the candies does not matter. And so, you can bring them in large quantities for gifting to the kids you’ll be visiting at your destination.
Liquid and Gel Candy
There are candies sold that are not solid in form. Instead, these are available in gel or liquid form. There are also those squeezable candy tubes as well as candy sprays. Not to mention liquid candy tubes.
These types of candy is an exception to what I discussed above. Candies in gel or liquid forms fall under the 3-1-1 liquid rule of TSA or Transportation Security Administration to say in long form. And according to this ruling, the candy cannot be more than 3.4 ounces. Also, all must come inside a quart-size plastic bag. The bag should be transparent, too.
Now, this does not include solid candies that come with liquid or gel fillings. The same goes for the bars that come with gel fillings. Any sort of squishy substance for fillings in a solid bar or candy is not a concern for you. And you can keep them inside a carry-on bag, considering them a solid item.
But then again, jars of peanut butter are not allowed as they are not candies. I need to mention that because some people love these as a candy snack. These fall under the liquid substance. The chocolate cuts that come with it are, however, solid. And you can bring them inside the plane without limitation.
With all of the above information, you now know that you can bring candy on a plane so you can pack ahead or shop before the flight for your favorite solid ones without anything to worry about. But if those are under liquid forms, make sure to pay attention to the regulations and follow them.
Go get your candies and pack those sweets safely!