Only some people are warming their hearts (or arteries) to some of the beloved American staples. So, next time you pack snacks for an international trip, you might want to double-check that your favorites haven’t earned themselves a spot on the “no-fly” list (literally)!
Skittles are off the menu in more places than you might think. Yes, you read that right! Those colorful little nuggets of sugary bliss are outlawed in several countries. In fact, any candy with artificial coloring is banned in Norway and Sweden.
They’ve decided that these colorants pose potential health risks. So, if you’re planning a Scandinavian sojourn anytime soon, you might have to deal with a Skittle-less existence.
If you were planning on taking some smoked bacon or ham along on your next vacation abroad, it might be best to reconsider! American pork is banned in China and Russia due to their belief that the US government doesn’t adequately inspect its pig farms for safety standards. The Chinese government has since backed down from the ban, but Russia still stands firm.
Say cheese! Or don’t! Depending on where you’re headed, of course. Some European countries place strict regulations on the type of cheese that can be imported into their borders.
In fact, products like processed cheese slices are still prohibited in France. As for details on why, well, even the French can’t quite agree on the particulars of that one!
That’s right—Cheetos are banned in … wait for it… the United Kingdom! The British government has labeled these delicious snacks “unsuitable for human consumption” due to their high levels of food coloring. We can only say, don’t mess with the United Kingdom’s snacking regulations!
Pop-Tarts may be a hit in the US, but only some are as enthusiastic about them. In fact, they are banned in France due to their high sugar content and use of artificial flavorings. The French have their croissants to thank for that one!
Think again if you thought cereal was always a safe bet when traveling abroad! Certain cereals are outlawed in countries like Chile due to their high sugar content.
Believe it or not, the beloved fast food joint is banned in Bermuda. According to regulations, a company can operate a restaurant with up to two stories or use plastic cups and utensils instead of china and cutlery.
We all know how beloved salmon is here in the States, but unfortunately, this popular fish isn’t allowed across the pond. Due to disease and environmental damage concerns, farmed salmon can be found on banned lists in countries like Germany and England.
Going abroad with a bran muffin in your back pocket? Not so fast! Bran muffins are a no-go in countries like Sweden due to their strict regulations on food additives.
It turns out that they take extraordinary measures to ensure the quality and safety of their food products—which makes sense considering how close Scandinavian countries have come to having zero food waste!
Despite being a delicacy in many American households, foie gras is strictly illegal in countries like Germany and Italy. So you won’t find it on any menus during your travels! This ban became official due to the ethical concerns surrounding its production.
If you enjoy a soda or two (or four) regularly, you might have to take a break when traveling abroad. Countries like Denmark and Norway ban sodas with more than 2 percent of sugar content.
In the United States, popcorn chicken is considered a beloved snack, but that isn’t the case in Europe. In fact, countries like Germany and Austria have declared this dish illegal due to the amount of saturated fat contained in its ingredients.
So, if you’re traveling abroad anytime soon, double-check your snacks before packing them in your suitcase. After all, you never know when an old favorite may be deemed unsuitable in a foreign land! Bon voyage!
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