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Why Samantha Brown Brings A Jar Of Peanut Butter When She Travels

By Kristin Conard


There's nothing that can ruin a road trip faster than getting irritated because you're hungry. This is why travel expert Samantha Brown brings a jar of peanut butter with her.
On the "Samantha Brown's Places to Love" website, Brown says that peanut butter "really is the most dependable snack — shelf stable, high in protein and goes with everything."
She continued, "You might not be able to find a sandwich shop at 2 a.m., but you can probably find crackers or a banana, right?" This tip is rooted in science.
If it's been a bit since you've eaten, your blood sugar drops, which causes you to produce adrenaline and get irritated. The fat and protein combo in peanut butter helps fix this.
Unfortunately, peanut butter isn't exempt from the TSA's 311 liquid rule, so taking it on a plane can be an issue. It’s best for a trip taken via car or train.