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Old Dec 18th 2006, 11:04 pm
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Default Re: Christmas puddings through customs?

Originally Posted by genteel_old_tosser64
? where was that I make them all the time no meat only the suet part rest fruit etc
over here, it's a hunters pie, made with fruit and venison...
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Old Dec 19th 2006, 2:34 am
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Default Re: Christmas puddings through customs?

Originally Posted by genteel_old_tosser64
actually they contain meat products aka suet
look up the ingredients
Christmas pud also has suet my good lady makes her own every year. I however will not be allowed to make the brandy cream again after a slight problem involving measures of brandy last year
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Default Re: Christmas puddings through customs?

Originally Posted by Octang Frye
Parental units flying from UK on Christmas Day. I'd like to ask them to bring a couple of Christmas puddings. Anyone know if they will be allowed through by US Customs?

Thanks.

Mary Christmas to you all
The customs officials in England will eat it with Ambrosia custard, it won't even make it to the states. You might as well Fedex it to me, I will look after it for you.
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I've got some...taste OK warm with cream.
They are 100% better warmed. Disgusting cold.
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Originally Posted by genteel_old_tosser64
Just bought some Walkers mince pies from World Market they tasted like shit I threw them away best to make your own
Email Walkers and complain. I just did.
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Old Dec 19th 2006, 5:28 pm
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Default Re: Christmas puddings through customs?

Originally Posted by Octang Frye
Parental units flying from UK on Christmas Day. I'd like to ask them to bring a couple of Christmas puddings. Anyone know if they will be allowed through by US Customs?

Thanks.

Mary Christmas to you all
I know the thread's moved on but a few weeks ago I not only successfully brought in 2 Christmas Puds but also 4 treacle sponges, 4 packets of custard, 10 tins of beans, 8 pot noodles, 10 super noodles, a jar of lime pickle, 5 packs of indian spices, 3 toblerones, 2 big bars of dairy milk, 840 tea bags and a huge packet of maltezers.

If anyone's feeling peckish they should pop over. Kettle's on.
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Default Re: Christmas puddings through customs?

Originally Posted by tonrob
I know the thread's moved on but a few weeks ago I not only successfully brought in 2 Christmas Puds but also 4 treacle sponges, 4 packets of custard, 10 tins of beans, 8 pot noodles, 10 super noodles, a jar of lime pickle, 5 packs of indian spices, 3 toblerones, 2 big bars of dairy milk, 840 tea bags and a huge packet of maltezers.

If anyone's feeling peckish they should pop over. Kettle's on.
At Denver International, they have the cutest little beagle who sniffs the luggage. He even has his own "uniform". Anyway, last time I was there, he was sniffing everyone's bags when he alerted (is that a word?) on someone's baggage. He wouldn't leave it alone.
It was a chicken sandwich.

So what else should I get them to bring other than teabags and Chrimbo pudding? I'm cutting down on my chocolate intake. Oh, holy moly. Twiglets.
Twiglets for the win. Thanks.
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Old Dec 19th 2006, 8:09 pm
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Default Re: Christmas puddings through customs?

Originally Posted by Octang Frye
At Denver International, they have the cutest little beagle who sniffs the luggage. He even has his own "uniform". Anyway, last time I was there, he was sniffing everyone's bags when he alerted (is that a word?) on someone's baggage. He wouldn't leave it alone.
It was a chicken sandwich.

So what else should I get them to bring other than teabags and Chrimbo pudding? I'm cutting down on my chocolate intake. Oh, holy moly. Twiglets.
Twiglets for the win. Thanks.
You can bring most stuff in except meat, fish, dairy etc. so go for gold - whatever they can carry! I have a hard-shell suitcase so can put the more fragile foods in there.

The wife recently paid 6 bucks for a bag of Twiglets as she really couldn't wait... :scared:
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Default Re: Christmas puddings through customs?

Originally Posted by Octang Frye
At Denver International, they have the cutest little beagle who sniffs the luggage. He even has his own "uniform". Anyway, last time I was there, he was sniffing everyone's bags when he alerted (is that a word?) on someone's baggage. He wouldn't leave it alone.
It was a chicken sandwich.

So what else should I get them to bring other than teabags and Chrimbo pudding? I'm cutting down on my chocolate intake. Oh, holy moly. Twiglets.
Twiglets for the win. Thanks.
Have them bring as much as they can a few surprises are always nice.

A friend of mine was travelling from London to the US and she got caught out by the beagles in the Detroit airport. She put a banana in her hand luggage for breaky and forgot all about it! The dogs sniffed it out and she had to hand it over. She was the centre of attention in arrivals-hilarious.
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Default Re: Christmas puddings through customs?

Originally Posted by tonrob

The wife recently paid 6 bucks for a bag of Twiglets as she really couldn't wait... :scared:
if you get lucky, sometimes The Christmas Tree Shop has them, for $1.
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Old Dec 19th 2006, 9:45 pm
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Default Re: Christmas puddings through customs?

I make my own christmas puddings, but last week my husband came back from the UK and suitcase was searched thoroughly. He had mince pies no problem only thing they asked if he had any OXO cubes, which thankfully we didn't.
So if you buy a Christmas pudding with the ingredients on it and if it's made with vegetable suet and not beef suet it should be OK.
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Originally Posted by irnbru4u
I make my own christmas puddings, but last week my husband came back from the UK and suitcase was searched thoroughly. He had mince pies no problem only thing they asked if he had any OXO cubes, which thankfully we didn't.
So if you buy a Christmas pudding with the ingredients on it and if it's made with vegetable suet and not beef suet it should be OK.

I believe the Oxo problem is 'cos of mad cow disease. I've brought loads of them in before I knew about this ban...I have never been asked if I have Oxo's or anything else.

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I believe the Oxo problem is 'cos of mad cow disease.
never thought of that!
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Originally Posted by irnbru4u
never thought of that!
OMG Thats the first sign of it
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Why would they be worrying about OXO cubes when I'm sure that they have plenty of mad cows themselves.
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