09/24/2009 at 07:50 PM EDT
When Kristen Bell
went to exotic Bora Bora to film Couples Retreat
, there was one thing she made sure to pack in abundance: snacks.
"I do travel with a lot of snacks," the actress said while promoting the new comedy, due out Oct. 9. "I was concerned about the food in Bora Bora, and so I packed a lot ... I like knowing what I'm eating. I don't like mystery dishes."
Bell says her luggage was stocked with granola bars, Power Bars, Luna Bars and especially butterscotch pudding. "I knew that all I needed was water and a mini-fridge, both of which I had in Bora Bora – in my contract," she laughed. "I made little dishes of pudding, and we had them for dessert."
Bell, 29, shared her tasty treats with costars Jason Bateman, Vince Vaughn
, Jon Favreau, Kristin Davis, Malin Akerman and Faizon Love – but only they were "really nice to me," she says.
"She was like the [grocery store]," agreed Bateman. "We all would go by and ask her for little treats and stuff. She was a big hit."
Still, Bell discovered she didn't pack quite enough to make it through the five-week shoot, turning to Bateman's wife, Amanda, for one last taste from home.
"By the end, I had cleared my fridge out and I was literally bribing Amanda to give me [their daughter] Franny's Cheerios," Bell said.