Do you remember the movie “You Ain’t Got No Pancake Mix Kid”?

The kid couldn’t say that to the girl, who had a lot of pancake mix in her luggage. How do we know? The Transportation Security Administration made sure of that.

A picture of an interesting turn of events was posted on the internet and got a lot of attention.

If you want to learn more about the pancake mix meme, you are welcome.


The internet really needed an abundance of pancake mix when the TSA found it in people’s luggage.

The treasury analyst at 100 Thieves is named Chelsea. She was going to visit some friends. The land of Canadia doesn’t have Trader Joe’s, which means no Ube Mochi pancake mix. That was the best American souvenir to bring.

“Plus, it’s delicious!” added Chelsea in an interview.

This is not a run-of-the-mill pancake mix. Nope. The Trader Joe’s UBE MOCHI pancake and waffle mix only require water, eggs, and butter for ultimate gustatory pleasure.


The lovely lady who was taking the ube mochi pancake mix to her friends in Canada became the “Pancake Mix Girl” overnight.

We asked her for the recipe because it doesn’t really require eggs. “I recommend omitting the eggs from the recipe on the box! With the egg, it comes out to be the same consistency as a normal pancake, but without the egg, the intended ‘mochi’ texture really stands out.”

I’m getting distracted.


Everyone was sharing their stories of weird luggage contents.


Even though she had done her research, she still felt uneasy with the pancake mix she was transporting.

Unfortunately, they had to search her luggage because there wasn’t anything that got past the TSA. After opening it, she apologized for the odd combination and amount of baggage contents.

“I looked it up before traveling and it said pancake mix was allowed, but apparently if you are bringing powders over a certain amount, you have to take it out of your luggage for them to inspect it,” elaborated Chelsea.

“I didn’t know about this at the time, and I had thought about asking the TSA agent if I would need to take it out of my luggage, but I didn’t know how to go about asking without exposing the fact that I was carrying a bunch of pancake mix in my suitcase, so I thought it would be embarrassing to ask. Guess they ended up finding out anyway!”


The TSA was surprised to find it all, but one of them came back with the most wholesome “never apologize for being who you are”.

After seeing her suitcase get pulled to the other side of the conveyor belt, she knew it was flagged. Before her flour obsession was exposed, she had a moment of mental preparation. The agent asked who the luggage was from. She raised her hand, followed by an “I’m so sorry for what you’re about to see.”

“Is there anything sharp in here I should know about?” the TSA agent asked. Chelsea came back with a “No ma’am.” They were blinded by the bright purple shine of the pancake mix boxes when the agent popped up the suitcase.

One of the other TSA agents said “Woah, is that pancake mix?” to which she replied, “I am so sorry, this is so embarrassing.” The TSA agent was pretty cool about it. You can’t help but love the guy for his chill wisdom, making things right in the world one piece of luggage at a time.

“They swiped every box of pancake mix with some sort of explosive-detecting paper and scanned it through the machine. After the all-clear, the TSA agent zipped up my bag and handed it back to me, ‘Must be good pancake mix if you’re traveling with so much of it.’” And she was on her way.

It took a picture of the shake-down to draw a crowd. In a few days, the account has gotten over 500,000 likes and 38,400 retweets.

Most of the time, it prompted a lot of stories of people who had the pleasure of finding stuff in their luggage. If you think pancake mix is weird, try cooked chickens and stinky cheese.

Wait, we are good, there is this guy who brings maple syrup in his carry-on. Problem solved!

The pancake mix is allowed in both carry-on and checked luggage, but it is recommended to keep it away as it is more than 12 ounces. It may or may not add anything to it if it is put in the x-ray machine along with all your electronics.