If only they were so appetizing in those little mylar baggies.
Let’s face it, airline peanuts are so bad they are almost poisonous (or are actually poisonous, if you have a nut allergy), and post-security food costs about four times as much as it is worth at the best of times. To help you regulate your blood sugar and stave off hanger-induced viral YouTube incidents, you should bring your own nibbles in your carry-on. No, you aren’t going to smuggle them through the TSA checkpoint like a kid with a box of grocery store Junior Mints at the movie theater. There are plenty of tasty options that you can take through the lines without a hassle.
Forget anything with any liquid in it. Homeland Security regularly misses actual firearms in carry-on luggage, but, somehow, they are going to accuse you of trying to join ISIS because they found a packet of honey from that KFC you visited last week. No yogurt, peanut butter, cans of tuna, or PBJs. The 3-1-1 rule is way more of a headache than it is worth. Stick to dry goods and packaged snacks. Grab your own jerky, crackers, dried mangoes, trail mix, pita chips (no hummus, though), or Swedish Fish, and laugh at the fools stuck glumly masticating those terrible bags of glorified sawdust.
Interestingly, the TSA website states that you can bring a live lobster through security, but it is probably frowned upon to try eating a raw shellfish at 35,000 feet. But, to each their own. The TSA might be cool with it, but Delta and Southwest probably aren’t.