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Old Sep 3rd 2009, 2:28 pm
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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!

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Start here:

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

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No Oxo...or soft cheese ..nothing with the word meat in it
chocolate is good ....
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No Oxo...or soft cheese ..nothing with the word meat in it
chocolate is good ....
Copious amounts of Minstrels.
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No Oxo...or soft cheese ..nothing with the word meat in it
chocolate is good ....
Is gravy classed as a meat product?
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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?
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There was a TV prog recently a german guy had something ..cant remember what.. an apple maybe .... cost him I think a $300 fine
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Is gravy classed as a meat product?
You can make gravy without oxo's or bisto - its been proven
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Originally Posted by Braintreegirl View Post
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.
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Is gravy classed as a meat product?
What 'gravy'?

Bisto is fine (no meat)
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Old Sep 3rd 2009, 5:11 pm
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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
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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'. 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.
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Can get bistro on amazon anyway I thought.
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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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