I'm about to embark on a trip from Toronto to London, and though I have some good ideas for transportable snacks, I am unfamiliar with the regulations regarding what I am permitted to bring through customs. While I am perfectly fine with having a hearty breakfast and then fasting for the flight, my traveling partner isn't comfortable with me doing so. Admittedly, it might be a good idea to have something incase of delays, or other such unforeseen situations. In other threads of a similar nature, people have mentioned hardboiled eggs, mashed sweet potatoes, cured meats, nuts, pre-cooked meal in tupperware...which all sound like fantastic ideas! I just want to know what won't get me stopped at the gate, or my food tossed in the trash.
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on March 03, 2012
at 08:26 AM
You can bring almost anything you want, you only go though customs after you land. Do not plan on bringing meat or cheese into the uk though. You can do it, but the rules are vague and it would be a hassle if you were caught not declaring it. uK border agents don't mess around. So, eat everything on the plane and toss leftovers.
Obviously you can't bring a lot of liquids with you.
Btw I am an American living in the uk, so I do this trip a lot.
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on March 03, 2012
at 05:22 AM
You should be fine getting things on the plane, as long as they're not in glass containers or liquids. I've brought mashed sweet potatoes and scrambled eggs, as well as hard boiled eggs, sardines, dates, jerky, and nuts. If they question you (which I highly doubt, just say you have a food allergy)
If you eat everything on the plane you'll have no problem. I can't remember the exact rules for landing in the UK, but I'm pretty sure you can bring in any meat or produce.