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Food in hand baggage

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Food in hand baggage

I would like to bring some Schneeballen (snowballs) back with me, which is a cake in Germany, but I don’t have any checked baggage, only carry on. I have two flights back home, from Nuremberg to Amsterdam then Amsterdam to Edinburgh. Do you think KLM would let me take some of these cakes back with me to a Edinburgh through both airports, or would they get taken off me?

I have heard of others taking cheese and meat home no problem in their hand luggage, so I don’t see why this should be a problem? Could someone confirm if they know? Thanks in advance

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1. Re: Food in hand baggage

Sure, why not?

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2. Re: Food in hand baggage

Cake? Rothenburg Schneeballen are strips of pastry formed into a loose ball that is deep fried. Besides the traditional ones that are sprinkled with powdered sugar, there are now many variants. As these are hard they should travel well without any problems and there should be no reason why you can't carry them on an airplane. As many people really dislike them (not me as I find that greasy pastry can become addictive with nothing else to eat while riding in a car), the real question is why you would want them?

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3. Re: Food in hand baggage

To bring back to give to my family who love anything sweet lol

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Thank you for your reply, you were most helpful 👍

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Have you had these yet? They are the driest, most tasteless pastry you can waste your money on. So many other wonderful things to eat in Germany, but Schneeballs are not one of them.

I laughed when I read the wiki description. A dry pastry with a long shelf life of up to 8 weeks. Yum!

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Schneeballen are so ghastly they fall under the Geneva Convention. You can't bring weapons of mass destruction on a plane.

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7. Re: Food in hand baggage

lol, you people are funny! Basically, you will have no problem getting them out of the country(although I would take some other sweets), but maybe your country of destination will confisicate them if they are not packed in case they pull you out.

I see that on TV Shows about costums all the time, especially when people come from Turkey, they get there food taken and thrown in the trash

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I actually like Schneeballen once in a while. Like once in a year. It easily substitutes a dinner.

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I think they are about to pass a law forcing people to take these things out of the country...

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10. Re: Food in hand baggage

@framptonian, it is a lost cause as they make new Snowballs every morning again. ;-)

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