Above rock and roll, James Bond and the Queen, if Brits are known for one thing, it’s tradition.
Ceremonies such as afternoon tea, strawberries and cream or a Pimms Cup on a hot summer day are ingrained in the culture and in some cases, a part of every day life. For many, marmite on toast and a good cup of tea – is life. Naturally, when Brits travel abroad, it’s nice to bring a little slice of home along with them. There’s just one problem with that.
In the modern security theatre, the whole “100ml” thing makes bringing treats along difficult, catching out many unsuspecting travellers as they pass through the scanners. Since the introduction of 100ml liquid limits, a few items in particular have been getting caught up.
Amusingly, they’re exactly what you’d expect.
According to British Airways, this increasing phenomenon, which apparently exceeds over 2,000 Marmite jars a year at London City alone was the inspiration for the new limited edition 70ml marmite jars which are small enough to pass through airport security. Let that be a good reminder: under 100ml, you can bring liquid, over you cannot.
Above all else, you’ve just gotta love the passion for breakfast spreads here and the absolute refusal to put up with anything found abroad. Marmite is one of the most mercurial things elsewhere in the world, yet it’s absolutely treasured in the UK. And Harrods Jam… you just don’t get more British.