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16 Foods Guaranteed to Ruin Your Flight

Not a Sink in Sight: When Snacks Attack

Imagine: you’re craving chips and salsa. You’ve come prepared with carefully measured containers and you’ve been cleared to enjoy the crunchy, tangy goodness. The flight is in full swing and it’s time to snack. You lower your tray table, arrange your containers, you’re about to dig in—bam—your plane flies through a wave of turbulence and the unthinkable happens. In slow-motion torture, you watch as your salsa flies all over your white shirt. 

Trip ruined.

Snack Time Gone Wrong

When you travel, it’s important to stay energized, but some foods will give you grief in the process. Before you pack your bags for your next flight, consider what you’re planning to eat. It might just save your sanity, your smile, or your shirt. 

16 Foods Guaranteed to Ruin Your Flight

…because they leave crumbs everywhere…

  • Butterfingers
  • Rice Cakes
  • Moon Pies
  • Granola Bars

…because they leave your fingers messy…

  • Cheetos/Cheese Puffs 
  • BBQ Potato Chips
  • Honey Buns
  • Powdered Donuts
  • Swiss Cake Rolls

…because they get stuck in your teeth…

  • Celery with Peanut Butter
  • Peanut Butter Cups
  • Dots
  • Laffy Taffy

…because they stain your clothes…

  • Chips and Salsa
  • Pudding Cups
  • Fun Dip

Whether it’s a healthy piece of fruit or a sweet treat from the airport convenience store, all snacks have the potential of becoming a problem. When it comes down to snacking right for your flight, you should always keep these things in mind:

  1. Portability (Will it spill?)
  2. Consistency (Will it crumble?)
  3. Longevity (Will it bruise in your carry-on?)

And always remember: some treats, while also delicious, are better left at home.