We recently took a trip. It involved flying so we had to go through security at the airport. As usual we had packed some food items so we wouldn’t have to arrive at our destination and immediately go shopping. (Beach or grocery store? Seems like a no brainer)
Anyway. Somethings are apparently dangerous. The first item that had to go was the Nutella—the jar was bigger than the 3 oz. (or whatever the limit is) and its consistency makes it appear like a gel. So obviously there was nefarious intent. But when they were looking at that, they found something else even more dangerous: Macaroni and Cheese. Yeah one of those 49₵ boxes with macaroni and a small bag of cheese- in its powdered form. Powders are dangerous, but what made this even worse, is that when they did the ‘wipe’ and put the sample in the machine, it tested positive for explosives. And we eat this stuff.
Coming back wasn’t much better. Wifey likes to crochet; she crocheted on both legs of the flight to our beach destination. Going through security for the return flight the agents determined that a crochet hook is a dangerous weapon.
They also pulled a can of tuna fish (that we had taken with us but not used) and also a can of stew. Not sure why the tuna was confiscated, but apparently there was too much liquid in the can of Dinty Moore.
On a more positive note, each way the plane was full so we got to check the heavier carry-ons to the final destination—free of charge.