Has the “Gossip Girl” and face of Chanel added contraband smuggling to her resume?
No, but she sure tried. The self-professed foodie, who's been known to bake pies for her interviewers, dished to Glamour magazine on her culinary travels, and how a delicious sauce almost drove her to stuffed animal sabotage:
I get so excited when I find a new spice or a new sauce. This is absolutely crazy, but I wanted a sauce from New Orleans, and they wouldn’t send it because the FDA didn’t approve it. I called the restaurant and I said, “OK, can you buy a teddy bear and cut it open and put it in and send it?” They’re like, “No, we are not the drug cartel; we’re not sending you your sweet potato sauce in a teddy bear.”
So we’re not exactly sure what kind of sauce needs FDA approval to be shipped (is it laced with NZT straight out of “Limitless”?), but it did get us thinking about how frustrating it is to find a heavenly condiment or bottle of wine and not be able to travel with it. After all, the fee to check in your bags would likely cost more than the item itself.
Have you tried sneaking a forbidden food item on a flight? Have you ever found something you wish you could have brought home?