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London City Airport travellers love Marmite

London City, Airport, MarmiteIn a study just released by London City Airport, Marmite tops the list of brand name food items seized at security checkpoints. Data released after the study shows security officers take away an average of four containers of the savoury toast spread every single day of the year.

Travellers are allowed to carry containers of liquids, spreads and gels up to 100-millimetres in size in their hand luggage and the confiscations only apply to ones bigger than this. The record number of Marmite seizures led officials at the airport to offer 70-millimetre jars in exchange for oversized ones.

The offer expired yesterday, but an anonymous source at London City intimated it might be revived as a gesture of good will in the near future. The record number of Marmite confiscations is a testament to its popularity and a slap in the face for arch rival Nutella and its far sweeter chocolate spread.

Although Marmite and Nutella were the most confiscated branded food items they were at the bottom of the top 10. Surprisingly, the perennially popular gift item snow globes topped the table and were followed by generic spreads and jams. Unsurprisingly, toiletries followed in third place and was followed by jars of pickles, olive oil, wine and liquor in fourth to seventh position respectively.

Marmite and Nutella were eighth and ninth. Number ten was also something of a shock and was revealed to be furry handcuffs. Officers noted that many travellers had packed several of the other banned articles as well as their Marmite in their bags.

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