Gummy bears make for a delicious treat when flying, so you might be wondering if you can bring gummy bears through airport security and onto a plane.
In short, you can bring gummy bears through TSA and won’t run into any problems.
This applies to both the candy and vitamin gummies.
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Why You Can Bring Gummy Bears on a Plane
You’re probably wondering if you can or can’t bring gummy bears on a plane because you are aware of the TSA liquids rule.
This rule, which is officially known as the 3-1-1 rule, prohibits passengers from bringing any liquids, gels, or aerosols in containers larger than 3.4oz/100ml in their carry-on and through airport security.
But even though gummy bears contain gelatin, the TSA do not consider them to be a gel, so you are fine to bring them through TSA.
As they are not considered a gel, there are no special packaging instructions you must follow, such as packing them in a clear, single-quart sized-bag, which is required for liquids, gels, and aerosols.
Bringing Gummy Bears on International Flights
While it might not be known as the “3-1-1 rule” worldwide, you’ll find that the same rules apply.
So, if you are flying from the U.S. to an international destination, back to the U.S., or between other countries, you’ll be fine to bring gummy bears with you.
You Don’t Have to Declare Your Gummy Bears
You might not have even thought of this, and it can seem crazy, as they’re just gummy bears – and you’d be right.
While you have to declare a wide range of food you want to bring back into the U.S., this doesn’t apply to bakery items, chocolate, and candy like gummy bears.
Some Candy Isn’t Allowed
While gummy bears are fine to bring, some candy you attempt to bring through TSA will be confiscated.
Liquid candy, like squeeze pops, may be allowed in your checked bags in any quantity, but are only permitted in your carry on bags if the container they are in does not exceed 3.4 oz/100ml.
Leave the CBD Gummies At Home
As you now know, you can bring gummy bears on a plane, but you should definitely leave the CBD gummies at home.
As weed is illegal on a federal level – and this includes CBD gummies that contain more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis – it is illegal to fly with edibles.
Though we would not recommend it, there is less of a chance of getting caught with CBD gummies if you package the edibles like any other common food item and ensure they do not smell.
Ella Dunham, a Freelance Travel Journalist and Marketing Manager, boasts an impressive career spanning eight years in the travel and tourism sectors.
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