This Charcuterie Tackle Box Got The Attention Of The TSA

Holiday travel is often stressful for both TSA staff and travelers. What better way to alleviate some of that stress than to add a little cheesy humor? This holiday post by TSA really has readers giggling, as the holiday charcuterie board trend is taking to the air. Sharing a consumer question on Instagram, the TSA posted an image of a plastic partitioned box filled with delicious-looking meats, nuts, and cheeses with some eggs and olives. 

The customer asked, "Hey TSA, can I take my charcuterie tackle box on the plane?" to which the TSA light-heartedly replied, "Okay... you baited us into answering. Go ahead and charchuchu your tackle box through security." People are loving the exchange, although nickerdoodles86 considered it "a missed opportunity to call it a 'Snackle' box." Some commenters said they hoped to next the charcuterie box creator on a plane, while others seemed thoroughly impressed with the TSA social media team out of Washington, D.C. User emmaleecreative wrote, "Who the hell writes this sh**? Pay them more. They're brilliant." In addition to inspiring new travel meals and entertaining fans, this humorous post is a great opportunity for the TSA to educate travelers about security rules.

The TSA has a tasty sense of humor

The TSA  began its Instagram caption by showing appreciation for the charcuterie creation, saying, "'Pack your own lunch!' At least that's what cheese said. It takes some guts to pack your lunch this way. Somebody's obviously fishing for a compliment here." But the puns were followed by some food for thought – or rather food for ought: "You better brie-live olive it can board the plane with you! So whatever solid food meats your needs go ahead and pack it. Even if it's in your tackle box." That's right, they slipped in a reminder about solid foods being allowed through security.

The TSA follows what is called the 3-1-1 rule (via the TSA). In short, it limits the liquids you are allowed to carry onto a plane. This also applies to aerosols, gels, creams, and pastes. While there are some exceptions, for the most part, you can't carry these items in quantities larger than 3.4 ounces each, and they must fit in a single 1-quart bag.

But even if you forget the 3–1 rule, the TSA used the charcuterie tackle box post to remind travelers how to double-check what is and isn't allowed in a carry-on: "Do you know what else pears well with this gouda idea? Our 'What Can I Bring?' tool of course! You'll be grapeful for all the supportive information." That tool provides item-specific breakdowns (via the TSA). "Orange" you glad TSA had a helpful response to this question?