The popular British snack that is now banned in Spain

BRITS traveling to Spain this summer will no longer be able to take a popular snack back home with them.

Since the UK left the EU, new rules have come into force for bringing groceries to Spain.

New rules apply to taking groceries to Spain on your next holiday


New rules apply to taking groceries to Spain on your next holidayCredit: Alamy

This includes all animal products, which fall into two categories: meat and dairy.

Obvious items such as sausage, ham and cheese are banned, but the ban also extends to items whose ingredients include meat and dairy.

Holidaymakers are easily affected by this when they buy groceries at the airport and take them into the country.

So if you’re planning on buying something like a ham and cheese sandwich, be sure to eat it on the plane or throw it away before you arrive.

There are other things that could get you into trouble.

Cakes contain fresh cream – also a dairy product – and some sweets are made with gelatin – an animal product.

English cheeses such as Cornish Brie and Wensleydale and Clotted Cream Fudge are also taboo.

Other unusual foods that are banned include a jar of Bovril because it contains gelatin, as well as mince pies and Christmas pudding.

Another permitted milk product is baby milk.

Baby milk powder is still allowed in Spain as long as it is sealed and in the original packaging.

The British Foreign Office states: “You must not bring meat, milk or products containing them into EU countries.”

“There are some exceptions for medical reasons, for example certain amounts of powdered infant milk, formula or pet food that are required for medical reasons.”

Here are some other Spanish laws you might break while on holiday.

When traveling to Europe there are also restrictions on the amount of alcohol you can take with you.

There are now restrictions on the limits for alcohol and cigarettes.

You can only take up to four liters of spirits, 42 liters of beer and 18 liters of beer Wine.

And the number of cigarettes is limited to 200.

You can still have your own snacks - as long as they don't contain dairy or meat


You can still have your own snacks – as long as they don’t contain dairy or meatCredit: Alamy

Russell Falcon

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