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

aliandk Avatar
5y, 3m agoPosted 5 years, 3 months ago
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
aliandk Avatar
5y, 3m agoPosted 5 years, 3 months ago
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#1
should do as it's and we are all EU = carry in check in luggage
#2
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
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darren - if it's in checked in luggage can he not carry it ? Especially if sealed in tins -
#4
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
#5
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#6
even if they do ask , just tell them , seems alot of us do it - tight or not tight !
#7
Im going away next weekend and i'll be taking sausages and bacon with me
banned#8
People take food on holiday with them? oO
#9
Not holiday, to live,where i'm going the bangers and bacon suck bigtime
#10
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
#11
cheese is fine also- just be weary it can get squashed / melt whilst in suitcase .
#12
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!
#13
Thanks for the tips! x
#14
I always do never been stopped yet
4 Likes #15
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.
#16
I always take paella to spain.
banned#17
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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.
#18
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.
#19
OP you do know you can buy the stuff you're taken for cheaper in the 2 country's you mentioned.
banned#20
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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.
#21
WheresMeNuts
OP you do know you can buy the stuff you're taken for cheaper in the 2 country's you mentioned.

I know some things are cheaper and I do enjoy trying different meals but I am also parky with my food. I only like our bacon (which will be frozen and stil half frozen by the time we get there) as especially in Spain, we find the bacon very fatty and the cheese expensive for cheddar, so a few essentials will not hurt taking. But thanks for the replies.
#22
lumoruk
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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.



Thats one high flight X)
#23
aliandk
WheresMeNuts
OP you do know you can buy the stuff you're taken for cheaper in the 2 country's you mentioned.

I know some things are cheaper and I do enjoy trying different meals but I am also parky with my food. I only like our bacon (which will be frozen and stil half frozen by the time we get there) as especially in Spain, we find the bacon very fatty and the cheese expensive for cheddar, so a few essentials will not hurt taking. But thanks for the replies.



But you asked about " tinned tuna " that is far cheaper in Spain than it is here.

Find a good butcher in Spain, you will get fantastic fresh bacon, far better than the crap we get here.
#24
meat in turkey is extreemly expensive at the moment ,we have two kids and go for the summer hols ,every year i take loads of bacon, sas,ham ,corn beef ,not cos im tight not cos its nicer ,but because it makes my life a whole lot eiser ,t bags in turkey are normal,so no prob there,orange squash you cant get ,so take that too .i never freeze any meat so i can freeze it when im there ,it goes in the hold which is very cold never had a problem in seven years ,so good luck ,another thing you may want bisto
#25
enever66
meat in turkey is extreemly expensive at the moment ,we have two kids and go for the summer hols ,every year i take loads of bacon, sas,ham ,corn beef ,not cos im tight not cos its nicer ,but because it makes my life a whole lot eiser ,t bags in turkey are normal,so no prob there,orange squash you cant get ,so take that too .i never freeze any meat so i can freeze it when im there ,it goes in the hold which is very cold never had a problem in seven years ,so good luck ,another thing you may want bisto

First you moan that its all too expensive and then you claim you only take those things with you because its easier. Some how I dont believe you!
banned#26
enever66
meat in turkey is extreemly expensive at the moment ,we have two kids and go for the summer hols ,every year i take loads of bacon, sas,ham ,corn beef ,not cos im tight not cos its nicer ,but because it makes my life a whole lot eiser ,t bags in turkey are normal,so no prob there,orange squash you cant get ,so take that too .i never freeze any meat so i can freeze it when im there ,it goes in the hold which is very cold never had a problem in seven years ,so good luck ,another thing you may want bisto

You really shouldnt be taking fridge temperature meat on 10+ hour journeys. Its a myth that the hold gets really cold as it receives heating from the main cabin (how would pets travel in there without it).

What you are doing is a recipe for food poisoning.
#27
I would rather take food to Turkey than bring back Escherichia Coli to the UK!
banned#28
lumoruk
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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.


Sorry, have to correct you there, I believe you meant 40k feet and not miles. 40k Miles, you wouldnt be coming back from.

Subsonic aircraft fly 30-40,000 ft

Sorry, its my Aviation background.
#29
We take all our meat to Spain we live there most of the year and Diane
#30
when taking bacon ect i freeze them ! there still frozen after 6hr flight ,i took some frozen bread (i cant eat most breads and it was still frozen too
#31
im planning to tAKE CEREALS AS i only like a certain one! and cant get it in spain .will i be ok taking frozen bacon too?
really apprec your help with this!
#32
Has anybody ever been to Gerani, Crete? And would you know what food I can take in my suitcase?

Many Thanks
#33
Take what the hell you like and if theres a sign saying to declare it, then do so..

If not, all good..
#34
Thankyou! x
banned#35
Tillqueen
Has anybody ever been to Gerani, Crete? And would you know what food I can take in my suitcase?

Many Thanks

I'm off to Gerani in 4 weeks and will take loads of food with me :)
#36
Have you been before? You will have to let me know what its like x
banned 2 Likes #37
I thought going on holiday to another country would mean enjoying the culture and cuisine of that country. Why not try Turkish food? Even if its self catering, I'm sure they have supermarkets over there.
#38
I like to try out the local cuisine but I have two fussy sons esp the youngest (8) so be handy to take a few items incase supermarkets are few and far between, just got some info that there is a bakery near my hotel in Gerani!
banned#39
Tillqueen
Have you been before? You will have to let me know what its like x

Go to Crete at least once a year. Gerani is a very quiet village so you'll need a car to get about to the beach or nearest town with nightlife (Rethymnon - 10 kms).

We're staying here:-

http://www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p456617


2sly
I thought going on holiday to another country would mean enjoying the culture and cuisine of that country. Why not try Turkish food? Even if its self catering, I'm sure they have supermarkets over there.

Of course they have supermarkets but its damn expensive and doesnt have things like english tea etc. Cheddar / bacon etc is about 5 times the price which can add up when you stay in a villa self catering like we do.

We always eat out in the evening but during the day we like to lounge around the pool and make our own snacks. I just freeze everything and its still semi-frozen when unpacking!

Edited By: csiman on Apr 17, 2012 11:20
#40
astonmart4321
should do as it's and we are all EU = carry in check in luggage

when did Turkey join the EU?

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