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Old Aug 28th 2009, 7:16 pm
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I know I could google and find the answer, but to be honest, I"m knackered and battered from saying my goodbyes today before we fly on Sunday.

We have several packets of Tunnocks caramel logs and caramel wafers as leaving presents. Can we bring them in in our hold luggage? As long as we declare them?

Answers on a postcard please!
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Originally Posted by cookiestar View Post
I know I could google and find the answer, but to be honest, I"m knackered and battered from saying my goodbyes today before we fly on Sunday.

We have several packets of Tunnocks caramel logs and caramel wafers as leaving presents. Can we bring them in in our hold luggage? As long as we declare them?

Answers on a postcard please!
Yep, as long as they are in sealed packets
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Old Aug 28th 2009, 8:40 pm
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Perfecto. Otherwise I would have to make myself sick by eating them all now
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Not sure with Brisbane, but the Caramel wafers are for sale in Coles in Melbourne.
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For real? That's good to know.
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Hi

I came back from UK recently with a large supply of Asda's Fig Roll Biscuits for my hubby (sad, I know) and had no problems, in fact because we had put down on our arrivals card that we had food items we went through a different and much quicker line at customs at Melbourne!

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Old Aug 29th 2009, 4:22 am
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Just make sure you do DECLARE them. Otherwise the consequences are time consuming and may be costly...
 
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Originally Posted by ValeSpark View Post
Not sure with Brisbane, but the Caramel wafers are for sale in Coles in Melbourne.
They are sold in Coles up here in Cairns too
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Also can report they are for sale in Coles in Kings Medows, Launceston
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Hi

I came back from UK recently with a large supply of Asda's Fig Roll Biscuits for my hubby (sad, I know) and had no problems, in fact because we had put down on our arrivals card that we had food items we went through a different and much quicker line at customs at Melbourne!

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Your right there. We declared Marmite and Devonshire fudge also prescription medicans and our card was stamped and we just walked through.

You seem to clear Customs much quicker if you have something to declare than not.
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You seem to clear Customs much quicker if you have something to declare than not.
We are supposed to keep that quiet, otherwise everyone will do that, and slow down the fast lane
 
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Default Re: Bringing in biscuits in luggage

Originally Posted by Sammy T View Post
Hi

I came back from UK recently with a large supply of Asda's Fig Roll Biscuits for my hubby (sad, I know) and had no problems, in fact because we had put down on our arrivals card that we had food items we went through a different and much quicker line at customs at Melbourne!

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I'd have been nervous of this one, as it contains fruit. Biscuits, chocolates etc. usually fine, but the moment any hint of fruit or meat is involved, they get jittery & want to chuck it away. Though at least if it's declared, if they did check it, they could tell you if it's ok or not.
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We have to join the something to declare queue anyway, as I'm bringing in prescription meds, so it's good to know that it's sometimes faster.

We're checked in for our flight now
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You definatley for sure can bring food into the country, just arrived back from the UK myself, last monday, I brought 6 big tubs of bisto gravy, several tubs of Birds custard, 2 very large boxes of PG tips, and many packets of biscuits. Declared them on the card, directed to go through a separate line, no problems, told them which cases they were in didn't check them. carole
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Originally Posted by twizzle View Post
I'd have been nervous of this one, as it contains fruit. Biscuits, chocolates etc. usually fine, but the moment any hint of fruit or meat is involved, they get jittery & want to chuck it away. Though at least if it's declared, if they did check it, they could tell you if it's ok or not.
Should be OK. I have brought in sealed Christmas Puddings before now, fruit and all

Little tip for people bringing in a lot of declarable stuff - make a list as you pack then you can refer to it, and even show it to Customs and AQIS - that way you don't forget anything, and they can see you are aware of the need to declare stuff
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