I'm flying from the UK to Spain soon with Ryanair and wanted to carry an Easter egg in my hand luggage. Is this possible? I know Christmas crackers are not allowed but didn't find info about Easter treats.


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    is it just chocolate, or is there a creamy filling? serious question. The rule isn't to do with being a holiday treat, it's just that being a holiday treat doesn't exempt an item. Christmas crackers are explosives. Cream eggs may violate the liquids-and-gels rules. Chocolate should be fine. Apr 16, 2019 at 16:52
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    or maybe it is a real hard-cooked egg? colored or painted?
    – Aganju
    Apr 16, 2019 at 19:25
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    Why are people voting to close this as unclear? It's completely clear, even if you don't understand why it's being asked. Apr 17, 2019 at 9:19
  • It is usually the departure airport, or its country, which sets the rules on what you can take into the plane. The UK rules are well known.
    – Willeke
    Apr 17, 2019 at 10:18
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    @DavidRicherby the "not clear" part is whether this is chocolate, an actual hen's egg, something cream or caramel filled, how large it is, etc etc. Apr 17, 2019 at 12:11

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Christmas crackers aren't allowed because they contain explosives. Airlines probably mention them explicitly because lots of people were getting them confiscated at security.

There's no reason you can't bring an Easter egg, as long as it doesn't break any of the general rules of carriage for hand baggage. The most likely one would be the liquids/gels rule, if it has some sort of liquidy/cream/something filling.

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