Jennifer Garner Revealed the Surprising Items in Her Purse Post-Road Trip and There Were Snacks Galore

published Nov 30, 2022
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Upon returning from holiday travel with the family, it’s never really surprising the cacophony of things you’ll find tucked in your pockets and purse. Whether errant cash (our favorite thing to find), receipts, hair ties, wrappers, or food, it’s almost a guarantee that you’ll find anything, and … well, everything. And if you’re Jennifer Garner, the last part is exactly what she came across.

This week, the famed actress gave her 13.8 million Instagram followers a glimpse into her huge Mary Poppins-esque MZ Wallace travel bag after a Thanksgiving trip with her family — daughters Violet, 16; Seraphina, 13; and son Samuel, 10 that she shares with ex, Ben Affleck. “This bag just got out of the car after a road trip with three kids. I have no idea what’s in here,” the Alias star said in the Nov. 28 video titled “What’s In My Bag: Holiday Travel Edition.”

After pulling out a few toys (we peeped a stress squishy — perfect for holiday family time), some chargers and cords, a deck of playing cards, a random bra (been there, sister), Garner gets to the goods: an open Twix bar, packs upon packs of Mentos, and a handful of freely floating M&Ms. “I don’t even know. Did you see the package?” she laughed at the camera, then proceeded to dive into the loose candies with a plastic fork, she found … where else? In her bag. 

It’s no secret that the 13 Going on 30 actress loves her sweets. Her update on the classic cinnamon toast are a favorite in her household and will probably be in yours, too.