Calling carob “demonstrably toxic” and an “immensely disappointing substitute for chocolate”, the TSA warned airline passengers not to include anything made with the product in cabin luggage.
“This isn’t one of those products you can just put a little of in a clear plastic bag and get past airport security,” said TSA spokesperson Sam Sung.
He said that in banning carob TSA officials acknowledged that it had been shortsighted to have waited this long before forbidding a product with such devastating post-use consequences from airline cabins.
Sung said that in the past the TSA had pursued a more lenient policy in regards to carob carriers for one reason:
“We figured that barf bags were readily available on planes so if anyone had a completely natural reaction to a carob chip cookie, help was not far away.”
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