10 Airport Foods You Should Never Eat

by Adam

Stress can cause heartburn, so if you’re a nervous flyer or worried about delays, you’re already at risk for acid reflux. Don’t make it worse by ordering Taco Bell’s Volcano Nachos. Not only will the spicy “cheesy molten hot lava sauce” and jalapenos contribute to your heartburn, the nachos are also topped with beans, whose famous gas-causing effect only gets worse in the sky. The dish’s 990 calories, 59 grams of fat, and 1,840 mg of sodium certainly won’t do you any nutritional favors either.

That’s just one of the ten airport foods to avoid in a great list compiled by Smarter Travel! Of course, there are different reasons to avoid certain foods ranging from nutrition to in-air smells… Once again, thanks to Mark L. @ Yahoo! for sharing this list. Check out this link for full details on the 10 airport foods to avoid.

Volcano Nachos, Taco Bell
Taco Bell
(Photo: Travis Grathwell via flickr/CC Attribution)

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Stephan September 15, 2013 - 10:40 am

OMG who eats crap like this before flight?

mikey September 15, 2013 - 10:51 am

Phils BBQ just opened an outlet at SAN, I would suggest avoiding the BBQ beans before any flight of 3 hours or longer. you may get asked to step outside.

mowogo September 15, 2013 - 11:29 am

The Atlanta specific entry is wrong. The Varsity is much more dangerous for the unprepared than PF Changs. And if you see your seatmate having it at the gate, you need to change seats. We know what it is for and can handle it after being conditioned for it, but visitors are not prepared

NB September 16, 2013 - 3:20 am

The one thing all those pictures have in common is that all the foodstuffs pictured look quite disgusting. Over-sweetened, over-salted junk.

This is one of the main problems travelling in America – the airport food stalls are almost uniformly of the lowest possible quality, where it is next to impossible to buy anything fresh, unadulterated, or healthy.


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