Hi all, what sort of foody snacky things do you take with you to keep your DC's quiet on long journeys? I'm hopeless at this sort of thing as normally I would take lots of fruit but I don't think fruit is allowed on international flights?
Stuff where they can fish about and find different things is good. So a bag with a mixture of different cereals (shreddies, cheerios, mini shredded wheat), dried fruit (raisins, apricots, chopped dates, dried fruit, mango etc), mini bread sticks, mini rice cakes etc works well as its a bit like a lucky dip. It keeps me amused on really long journeys anyway ! Some cereal bars and mini packets of biscuits are a good idea too.
You can't take fruit off the flight, also dairy and meat products, into most countries.
Remember that things like jam, peanut butter, dairylea come into the category of liquids and pastes and are restricted in hand luggage
Our latest discovery is 'salt your own' crisps. If you fish the blue packet out before they find it, then there's no salt, and much less guilt.
Chocolate best in the form of Minstrels, M&Ms or the tiny boxes of Smarties as they don't end up all over the seat/your clothes/other passengers.
My ultimate source of interest foodwise (and this is as an adult who has spent Too Much Time sitting on planes on her own) is to do the ultimate pick and mix bag with lots of different types. Somehow it makes the time pass much faster between the airline meals if you can't sleep all the time
Agree with Suzy Wong, Sweets and crisps and anything they want is allowed on long flights. The fact that he doesn't often get unlimited access to this sort of stuff means that he can be entertained for ages with packets of sweets etc.
DD doesn't react well to sweets at the best of times so definitely won't be getting any on the flight. Pick'n'mix type bag of goodies sounds like a great idea. Thanks everyone for all of the suggestions.
mini packets of raisins or other dried fruit apricots/dates/figs/cherries tuc biscuits/crackers and primula to squeeze on or other cheese / stuff to make mini sandwiches - keeps them enteretained making them apples breadsticks/cheese straws gingerbread men flapjacks
also agree with Suzywong. As someone who is still recovering from the Singapore to Melbourne leg of our journey back in April (DD, DS and me - see other thread if you dare), even if you have very strict rules usually about chocolate and crisps, be prepared to break them on a long haul flight