Let's answer that right off the bat - it's both yes and no.
Gummies are versatile sweets; you can get them in almost any shape, size, and flavour.
The concern is the different additives and other ingredients that can be infused into the gummy bears.
But no worries, we'll discuss that too, so keep reading.
Absolutely, you can bring candies on a plane. However, there are some restrictions.
Airlines don't allow passengers to carry food or drink on board unless they meet certain requirements. Some candies can fall into the liquid or gel category, which is regulated.
That doesn't mean only solid candies are allowed; there are just some restrictions.
You can put any kind of any amount of candy in your checked bags.
Yes, you can put liquid or gel candies in your carry-on if it's less than or equal to 3.4oz/100 ml per product.
Liquid or gel candies are subject to the 3-1-1 rule for packing liquids.
As mentioned before, sweets like or containing jam, jellies and other that has a gel or liquid consistency may be subjected to additional screening.
The 3-1-1 rule:
3 oz or 100ml bottle limit on the amount of liquid
1 clear quart-sized plastic bag.
1 quart-sized plastic bag per passenger.
Any liquid product should be less than or equal to 3.4oz/100 ml per product. All the 3.4oz/100 ml containers should fit in one clear quart-sized plastic bag. You can bring as many3.4oz/100 ml containers as you can fit in your quart-sized plastic bag.
Gooey candies and candies that contain any spreadable ingredient or gel-like substance fall into the liquid category.
Candies that contain jam and jelly may be subject to additional screening if you want to put them on your carry-on.
This is because jam and jelly are considered liquid. And, you can only carry less than or equal to 3.4oz/100 ml per liquid product on your carry-on luggage.
Although jam, jelly, peanut butter, chocolate ganache, and other gooey sweets are generally okay as long as they're concealed within another solid form of candy. Such as in Reese's Peanut Butter Cups or Truffles Chocolate candies.
For the regular gummy candies? Absolutely yes!
You can bring gummy bears, gummy worms, and all sorts of gummy candies with you in your carry-on bags.
They are not considered gel or liquid candy but are instead seen as solid. Basically, there are no candy rules or restrictions surrounding gummies regarding quantity limits or special packing requirements.
This is where it can get complicated.
The gummy bear itself is not a problem; you can absolutely bring it on your flight, whether it's in your carry-on or checked in. The problem is the CBD ingredient it has.
Check if your destination allows the use of CBD. If they don't, it's best not to bring CBD gummies on the flight.
Although, the agents don't really have tools to detect if your gummies are infused with CBD. They may not be able to recognize it if it's not in the original candy can or packaging.
That said, they can always question you if they find anything suspicious. So, bring CBD gummies at your own risk if you learn that your destination doesn't allow them.
You absolutely can bring as many gummy vitamins with you in both carry-on and checked-in luggage.
In addition, vitamins don't have to be in their original labelled containers, unlike other medicines. You can pack them any way you want and in any type of container.
It's best to bring them in their original and sealed containers to keep them fresh until your flight, but you can absolutely bring opened ones too.
You don't really need any special packaging for them, but it's best if you put them in a resealable bag or container to preserve their quality for long periods of time in flight and ease of snacking!
We have determined that candies and snacks in general, as long as they're solid, are permitted on planes, but are there snacks that you shouldn't bring on a plane?
Here are some snacks you shouldn't bring with you on a plane:
The foil-topped yoghurt containers may explode due to pressure changes in the plane.
Trail mix and Shelled nuts and seeds
Trail mix is always a great idea for snacking, and they're healthier than chocolate chips, but they contain peanuts.
Peanuts are one of the most common allergens, and you don't want any snack-induced medical emergency on your flight, do you?
Cheese puffs and other dusty snacks
Aside from the bright orange residue, it leaves on your fingers, the dust in most cheesy snacks can travel to people and places around you, especially in a closed and crowded place like a plane cabin.
Durian candy or other smelly snacks
The durian candy may taste like heaven to you, but it will be hell for the rest of the passengers on the flight, and you will all be tucked with that smell for the rest of the flight, which can be several hours. Other smelly snacks are those that are garlicky and fishy.
Packing candies is essential for most people, especially parents, to have a more pleasant flight.
Just remember that even though solid candy form is not regulated or restricted on most flights, you should still choose the type of candy you'll bring to avoid any inconvenience to you and others.
See you in another article. Have a sweet flight!