Can you bring gummy bears in your hand luggage?
Yes, gummy bears are allowed in hand luggage, both in the EU as well as in the US. The gummy bears are generally not classified as liquids and therefore do not have to be stored in the bag of liquids. So pack the yummy bears in your hand luggage and enjoy (them).
Is there a limit for gummy bears in carry-on bags?
If you travel within the EU, there is no limit to the number of bears you can carry.
If you want to bring gummy bears with you if you travel to or return to third countries, you must observe the customs allowances of the destination country.
It is worth noting that the gummy bears need to be goods for personal consumption, for members of the household or gifts.
However, if you are just bringing a bag or two of these yummy bears, of course, that won’t be a problem!
Do the gummy bears have to go in the plastic bag?
As gummy bears are generally not considered to be liquids at the airport security check, it won’t be necessary to store them in the bag of liquids. However, it is not a problem if you do so.
Gummy Bears in Checked Baggage
The same rules apply to gummy bears in checked baggage as apply to transport in hand baggage. The bears may therefore also be “driven” in checked baggage. There are no special rules to be observed in this context.
What does the TSA say about gummy bears in carry-on bags?
The American Transportation Security Administration (TSA) does not talk specifically about gummy bears in hand luggage. However, they talk about candy in hand luggage, stating that it is indeed allowed in your hand luggage as long as it is candy in solid form or liquid candy not larger than 3.4 oz (100 ml). If larger than 3.4 oz/100 ml, these items need to be packed in your checked bag. There is generally no restriction on the amount of liquid you can bring in your checked luggage.
Can I bring a bag of candy on the plane?
Solid food items such as candy in solid form (sugar candy, hard candy, Haribo gummy bears, chocolate candies in solid form) can be transported in either your hand luggage or in your checked bag. Liquid candy (and all liquid food items in general) larger than 100 ml (3.4 oz) are not allowed in carry-on bags and need to be placed in your checked luggage.
Where can I find the TSA carry-on guidelines?
You can find the TSA carry-on guidelines on the official website of the TSA. Check out their section “What Can I bring” to get detailed information on what items you can pack in your carry-on baggage and what items are forbidden in hand luggage. On the very same page, you will also see what you can pack in your checked luggage and what is forbidden to go in there. Another cool service that the TSA is offering is called AskTSA, where you can get in touch with the TSAA via Twitter. Just drop them a message there and ask about the current rules and regulations for a certain carry-on or checked baggage item. You may even attach a picture of the item in question. Pretty cool, indeed. The TSA takes this service very seriously and usually responds within a few hours.