How to Travel with Sweet's Elderberry Syrup


Traveling is my favorite thing to do - feeds my soul. When we travel, Sweet’s Syrup comes along. Here are some tips to safely take with you!

Sweet’s needs to stay cold (we require this because we went to keep the honey raw and not kill the beneficial live enzymes). A few options depending on your flying time:



This is me 95% of the time. I HATE checking bags and do what I can to avoid it. That means I have to limit my carry-on liquids to 3.4 oz or less. This has been my experience the past year - TSA has gotten a lot more lenient about the size of the clear zip lock bag. The last several flights I’ve filled half of a gallon size zip lock and brought 4 minis with me - much more than the stated quart. Again, no guarantees and it seems every airport is so different. (Follow the rules in London though to a TEA - they don’t mess around…. )

What I do is repurpose a 2 oz liquor airplane bottle from the ABC Store or buy online and fill with a little funnel. I also save 3oz freezer packs from refrigerated deliveries (they come with our probiotic orders) and freeze and keep in the zip lock. Voila!


wrap the bottle with a gel ice pack and then bubble wrap around both!

wrap the bottle with a gel ice pack and then bubble wrap around both!


If you are checking a bag you can bring a full sized bottle. If you are going on a longer flight I recommend freezing your syrup (in addition to the ice pack). I recommend freezing the bottle and bubble wrapping both the ice pack (a gel style works best) and syrup together - if you wrap just the bottle then the ice won't help. Then DOUBLE bag in a gallon size zip lock. Just to make sure. Pack it in the middle of the suitcase and cushion your stuff around it for protection.

When you get to your destination remember to put it back in the fridge!

Have safe and healthy travels!!!

Stephanie Rickenbaker