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02nd Apr 2015

Love it or hate it: Marmite counts as a liquid at airport security

Baked beans too...


Did you know Marmite technically counts as a liquid?

Neither did we. Everyday is a school day.

And we are not alone: Passengers at airports across the UK are falling foul of security checks because some seemingly solid foodstuffs count as banned liquids.

Airports report that delicious items such as jam, Marmite and baked beans are being confiscated from unwary tourists who try to take them home in their hand luggage, ITV London reports.

London City Airport says that it often seizes food jars from luxury stores Harrods and Fortnum & Mason. In the last 12 months its top five seized foodstuffs were:

  1. Jam/Marmalade
  2. Marmite
  3. Lyle’s Golden Syrup
  4. Nutella
  5. Heinz Baked Beans

Don’t despair at all the wasted munch, though: The airport says it donated 300 items collected at security points to a food bank in east London.

h/t: ITV London