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Can I take food in my suitcase from UK to turkey and Spain?

aliandkaliandk

Hi, I am going to turkey and Spain this year and going self catering. Are you allowed to take some foods in your hold luggage?
I plan on taking tea, coffee, dried pasta, rice, spices, salt/pepper, wraps (cos I can't eat bread) cheese. What about tinned tuna, salmon? Would i be stopped for having tins in my luggage, would it look sus? what about bacon? Hate bacon in Spain....very fatty. We are remote where we are staying so won't be shopping a lot, it's not because I am tight!
Any advice appreciated. Ta x

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    astonmart4321
    should do as it's and we are all EU = carry in check in luggage
    darren9030
    You should be ok but tinned tuna would contain liquid so that would be a no. Have a read of this :
    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Foreigntravel/AirTravel/index.htm
    astonmart4321
    darren - if it's in checked in luggage can he not carry it ? Especially if sealed in tins -
    darren9030
    astonmart4321
    darren - if it's in checked in luggage can he not carry it ? Especially if sealed in tins -



    lol sorry op yes of course. Blonde moment there :(

    EDIT quick no offense to blonde people.....


    Edited By: darren9030 on May 08, 2011 18:31
    stuart9787
    You will be fine putting all the food in your hold luggage. We do it all the time - keep most of it in a Cool Bag and have never been questioned as yet. We also carry quite a bit of dry food in our hand luggage as well, eg, Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Biscuits, Chocolate and don't get questioned (except when the wife decides to put the sugar in a container rather than taking it still sealed - gets a few funny looks going through the scanner but they just open it up and see it's clearly sugar. Don't let her do this anymore as still looks dodgy).

    Nothing to do with staying in remote places - I am just tight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    astonmart4321
    even if they do ask , just tell them , seems alot of us do it - tight or not tight !
    kurv
    kurv2 years, 11 months ago #7Show comment tools Reply
    Im going away next weekend and i'll be taking sausages and bacon with me
    FilthAndFurry
    People take food on holiday with them? oO
    kurv
    kurv2 years, 11 months ago #9Show comment tools Reply
    Not holiday, to live,where i'm going the bangers and bacon suck bigtime
    aliandk
    Thanks guys for all your comments. Will take some foods then. Is cheese ok cos I only like cheddar? So tins are ok in hold case? I don't want to spoil my Hols by getting caught for something stupid. X
    astonmart4321
    cheese is fine also- just be weary it can get squashed / melt whilst in suitcase .
    aliandk
    astonmart4321
    cheese is fine also- just be weary it can get squashed / melt whilst in suitcase .

    Yep, thought of that. Gonna put in a sandwich size cool bag .....it should survive as cheese doesn't need to be kept cold anyway. May stick some bacon and sausages in then too!
    poshlumps
    Thanks for the tips! x
    tug boat
    I always do never been stopped yet
    Inactive
    I cannot understand Brits taking food abroad with them, the food in Spain is far better quality than the muck that we eat here.

    The only item that I take are tea bags because they cost more in Spain.
    transit
    I always take paella to spain.
    csiman
    Inactive
    I cannot understand Brits taking food abroad with them, the food in Spain is far better quality than the muck that we eat here.

    The only item that I take are tea bags because they cost more in Spain.

    you take tea bags but cant understand why people take other stuff. Have you seen the price of some things like chocolate, Cheddar, Bacon etc in some countries?

    We always take 3 packs of frozen bacon, sausages, 1kg of cheddar, 1kg of dairy milk. tea bags, coffee, small packs of jam/mamrmalade.marmite etc

    Saves a small fortune in Crete when we go to a villa 3 times a year.
    Inactive
    I wouldn't want to eat bacon after it had been in a suitcase for 5+ hours, YUK.

    Food in Spain is generally far cheaper and certainly far better quality than the rubbish we get in the UK.
    WheresMeNuts
    OP you do know you can buy the stuff you're taken for cheaper in the 2 country's you mentioned.
    lumoruk
    Inactive
    I wouldn't want to eat bacon after it had been in a suitcase for 5+ hours, YUK.

    Food in Spain is generally far cheaper and certainly far better quality than the rubbish we get in the UK.


    they said frozen will stay cold at 40k miles in the sky too.

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