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Braintreegirl Sep 3rd 2009 2:28 pm

bringing food over
 
Hi again,

Can someone tell me what goods are ok to bring over from the UK to the US? I want to ask my parents to bring some chocolate, gravy etc with them but I don't want to get them into any trouble!

Thanks

discoviking Sep 3rd 2009 2:37 pm

Re: bringing food over
 
Start here:

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/va...restricted.xml

NotworkSte Sep 3rd 2009 2:46 pm

Re: bringing food over
 
On a somewhat related note... Cindy has fallen in love with back bacon, and is half jokingly trying to get me to take her some over, which of course I would not do.

Raises the curious question though, if I were to, what would the consequences of doing so be, and how much would the fine be? Or do they just seize it without a fine?

I had a hard enough time taking her some gouda cheese over, and the officer rather sarcastically reminded me "you do know we HAVE our own food here don't you?"

Braintreegirl Sep 3rd 2009 3:17 pm

Re: bringing food over
 

Originally Posted by discoviking (Post 7900703)

Thanks

Ray Sep 3rd 2009 4:34 pm

Re: bringing food over
 

Originally Posted by Braintreegirl (Post 7900667)
Hi again,

Can someone tell me what goods are ok to bring over from the UK to the US? I want to ask my parents to bring some chocolate, gravy etc with them but I don't want to get them into any trouble!

Thanks

No Oxo...or soft cheese ..nothing with the word meat in it
chocolate is good ....

Kate2112 Sep 3rd 2009 4:36 pm

Re: bringing food over
 

Originally Posted by Ray (Post 7901160)
No Oxo...or soft cheese ..nothing with the word meat in it
chocolate is good ....

Copious amounts of Minstrels.

Braintreegirl Sep 3rd 2009 4:36 pm

Re: bringing food over
 

Originally Posted by Ray (Post 7901160)
No Oxo...or soft cheese ..nothing with the word meat in it
chocolate is good ....

Is gravy classed as a meat product?

Ray Sep 3rd 2009 4:37 pm

Re: bringing food over
 

Originally Posted by NotworkSte (Post 7900734)
Raises the curious question though, if I were to, what would the consequences of doing so be, and how much would the fine be? Or do they just seize it without a fine?
?"

There was a TV prog recently a german guy had something ..cant remember what.. an apple maybe .... cost him I think a $300 fine

Kate2112 Sep 3rd 2009 4:39 pm

Re: bringing food over
 

Originally Posted by Braintreegirl (Post 7901165)
Is gravy classed as a meat product?

You can make gravy without oxo's or bisto - its been proven :)

Jerseygirl Sep 3rd 2009 4:53 pm

Re: bringing food over
 

Originally Posted by Braintreegirl (Post 7901165)
Is gravy classed as a meat product?

Most of it is...check the ingedients...if it contains any meat products then it's a no.

To answer your earlier question the food etc will be confiscated...you may or may not be fined.

meauxna Sep 3rd 2009 4:59 pm

Re: bringing food over
 

Originally Posted by Braintreegirl (Post 7901165)
Is gravy classed as a meat product?

What 'gravy'?

Bisto is fine (no meat)

Braintreegirl Sep 3rd 2009 5:11 pm

Re: bringing food over
 

Originally Posted by meauxna (Post 7901253)
What 'gravy'?

Bisto is fine (no meat)

thanks I'll be asking for lots of that then - don't get on with the "gravy" over here

meauxna Sep 3rd 2009 5:21 pm

Re: bringing food over
 

Originally Posted by Braintreegirl (Post 7901286)
thanks I'll be asking for lots of that then - don't get on with the "gravy" over here

My DH likes to mix Bisto half/half with 'brown gravy powder'. :blink: I never ate gravy before he arrived, so I'm not bothered either way.. if it makes him happy etc. :)
We get our Bisto granules via Canada.

Marmite's the thing. If you like that, get the folks to bring the big jar. It's ridiculous otherwise.

Bob Sep 3rd 2009 5:59 pm

Re: bringing food over
 
Can get bistro on amazon anyway I thought.

caleyjag Sep 3rd 2009 6:16 pm

Re: bringing food over
 
Where do you live?

Most large cities in this country have a British import shop where you can buy all that stuff - don't need to lug it all the way.

I myself stocked up on chocolate digestives just yesterday.


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