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Old Aug 26, 11, 12:41 pm   #1
 
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speculoos and tsa

ok....stupid question time.....


does tsa classify speculoos spread as a gel and deny me bringing it aboard in a carry-on? the jars are glass and it has consistency of nutella. the crunchy version has bits and pieces.
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Old Aug 26, 11, 12:46 pm   #2
 
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ok....stupid question time.....


does tsa classify speculoos spread as a gel and deny me bringing it aboard in a carry-on? the jars are glass and it has consistency of nutella. the crunchy version has bits and pieces.
When you used speculoos in the title, I was thinking of the biscuits not the spread and was thinking oh, noooo!

Given past practice, I would think that many TSA staff would consider it a gel and therefore, under the liquids ban.
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Old Aug 26, 11, 12:51 pm   #3
 
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if it helps my flight is bru-iad-jfk and I don't remember if you have to go throught the tsa security in iad or just customs.
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if it helps my flight is bru-iad-jfk and I don't remember if you have to go throught the tsa security in iad or just customs.
Flying into any intl gateway in the US and transiting you do have to go through tsa checkpoint. Speculoos spread is like peanut better and would almost certainly get "voluntarily surrendered" from carryon bag.
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*sigh* what is this country coming to....
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When you used speculoos in the title, I was thinking of the biscuits not the spread and was thinking oh, noooo!

Given past practice, I would think that many TSA staff would consider it a gel and therefore, under the liquids ban.
I was thinking about something else entirely but yes, I think it will be confiscated have to be surrendered

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if it helps my flight is bru-iad-jfk and I don't remember if you have to go throught the tsa security in iad or just customs.
Yes, you will have to re-clear TSA security at IAD after customs and you will have to either surrender your item or put in your bag and then check your bag
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Moving this over to the TS/S Forum.
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maybe I will just eat all 5 or 6 jars in front if the tsa agent and have him figure out what to do with me when I go into a diabetic coma.
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Never had the stuff, but how does it taste? If it's good, it'll be determined to be a liquid/gel and subject to confiscation voluntary surrender.

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it tastes kind of like graham cookies in something delicious. not too sweet...just right
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Don't worry, the security screening at BRU won't even let you take it onboard ;-)
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They now sell several versions in the US.
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Why don't you place the jars in your checked luggage before re-checking your bags post Customs?
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I believe speculoos are actually the cookies (similar in taste to Biscoffs). There are spreads out there made with crunched up speculoos. It IS really good.

If all else fails, hit up a nearby Trader Joe's and pick up some jars. I have a Belgian co-worker and he was thrilled when I gave him a box of the cookies and a jar of the spread for Christmas
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Speculaas is the cookie. Speculoos is the spread.
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