I came through SFO yesterday with over three pounds of Cowgirl Creamery cheese plus a half pound date/nut cake in my carry-on and although then ran the bag through the scanner twice they did not open it to look.
One the cheeses was similar to parmegiano so it would have been denser than chocolate and yes I know SFO is not manned by the TSA.
I always have chocolate in my hand luggage, emergency rations or security blanket, you know. Have had no problems, even going through LHR over Labor Day with the minimum size bag, let alone on domestic flights.
Even declaring it as food coming back to the US, the only question I had from customs at LAX was a joking "did you bring enough for me, too?".
I carried on a bagful of Hediard chocolate last Saturday CDG-ATL-MCO and no one said a word about it. I wondered if it would make it through security, but I had no problems. I also checked no on the card when asked about food/ag items.
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Originally Posted by krobbins
I also checked no on the card when asked about food/ag items.
One time the lines for "no declare" were huge and slow, and there was nobody in the "declare" line. I noted this, checked the "food" box because I had candy, and went through that line. Customs agent asked what I had, I said candy, and he replied - "go on, get out of here". Probably saved 10-15 minutes.
Not something I'd do every day, but for that occasion, it worked well.