March 26, 2023 | 2:32 p.m
Peanut butter is now classified as a liquid, according to the TSA — and many people think it’s just peanuts.
According to Transportation Security Administration (TSA), peanut butter is now classified as a “liquid”– which means you’d better rethink taking that jar of Skippy on your next vacation.
The TSA took to Twitter this week to make the announcement, explaining that you can only bring it in your carry-on if it’s 3.4oz or less.
“You may not be crazy about it, but the TSA considers your PB a liquid,” they wrote.
“In carry-on, it needs to be 3.4oz or less. Make sure all your travel-sized liquids fit in a quart-sized bag. #Peanutbutter.”
The message included a picture of a jar of peanut butter, and green text that read, “Peanut butter… liquid has no specific shape and takes a shape dictated by its container.”
The Post has reached out to the TSA for comment.
Also included in TSA list of the carry-on no-no’s are creamy dips and spreads, hummus, and jams and jellies. All of those are classified as liquids which also have the same requirements as peanut butter.
However, Twitter users didn’t seem too happy with this rule, and began “spreading” the news to anyone who would listen.
“The percentage of water carried by our body can also be prohibited,” a user wrote in response to the agency’s tweet.
The other agreed, typing, “Thanks for keeping us from peanut butter. Not all heroes wear capes.
“Sand and sugar want a word about this definition of a liquid,” one person someone else’s joke.
However, it looks like the TSA may be on to something here.
Last December, a man from Rhode Island was arrested at JFK airport in New York after he tried to smuggle a disassembled gun inside a jar of Jif peanut butter.
The TSA told The Post that officers found parts of a .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun wrapped in plastic and stuffed inside two peanut butter jars.
They found it in his checked baggage.
“The gun parts were artfully hidden in two smooth creamy jars of peanut butter, but there was certainly nothing smooth about the way the man smuggled his gun in,” said John Essig, TSA’s Federal Security Director for JFK Airport, in a statement at the time.