3 Holiday Foods the TSA Will Confiscate

Better leave these three items in your checked baggage
Holiday Travel

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Traveling via plane this holiday season? Just say no when your family or friends try to push these holiday food and drink items on you — unless, of course, you checked a bag.

Carry-ons are the place we put last-minute items before traveling, which often include going-away gifts from family and friends.

And at the holidays, those last-minute gifted items are almost always food and drink to make sure you’re happy and well-fed after returning home from the holidays. But the TSA and your loved ones don’t always see eye to eye. If you’re planning on feasting on these leftovers at home, make sure you pack them in your checked baggage.


Obviously this is a liquid, and the TSA isn’t a fan of those, but you’d be surprised how many people try to bring them on a plane. It’s too bad that a parting bottle of wine is a pretty common gift from loved ones at this time of year.


Unfortunately, gravy is a no-go when it comes to your carry-on, and the TSA will toss it. Good news, though, is that it’s fine to bring in checked baggage.

Jelly and Jam

Preserves make everything better, especially when it comes to bread. But they’ll have to stay in your checked baggage.

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