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Old Apr 6th 2009, 8:02 am
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Question POE What treats can we bring into the US?

Based on all the threads running on this show and the sandwich incident on Homeland Security, I am on a need to know basis's!!

Would I be right in assuming that the idea of bringing in goodies,IE chocolate and gravy,piccalli and other naughty stuff, would be a big NO NO and could cause major problems at the POE if found in ones luggage!

I know most of us have brought the old tea bags and walkers crisps in, BUT where does it stop and start, what we are allowed if anything!

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We run a major smuggling ring into New England, bringing in Scottish shortbread, Cadbury's chocolate, Jaffa cakes and Hob Nobs.

We've never had any trouble (mind you, we've never been stopped so maybe that helps )

As ex UK Customs, I know we made the same fuss as the US about meats and to a lesser extent, fruit from passengers.
Prepackaged confectionery
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Originally Posted by snodog View Post
We run a major smuggling ring into New England, bringing in Scottish shortbread, Cadbury's chocolate, Jaffa cakes and Hob Nobs.

We've never had any trouble (mind you, we've never been stopped so maybe that helps )

As ex UK Customs, I know we made the same fuss as the US about meats and to a lesser extent, fruit from passengers.
Prepackaged confectionery
So the Galaxy and Yorkies bars are a go then

I have a large box of After Eights and a few other naughtys with me for my midnight snacks and would hate to not comply.
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You may bring bakery items and certain cheeses into the United States.

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/va...restricted.xml
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Originally Posted by Poppy girl View Post
Based on all the threads running on this show and the sandwich incident on Homeland Security, I am on a need to know basis's!!

Would I be right in assuming that the idea of bringing in goodies,IE chocolate and gravy,piccalli and other naughty stuff, would be a big NO NO and could cause major problems at the POE if found in ones luggage!

I know most of us have brought the old tea bags and walkers crisps in, BUT where does it stop and start, what we are allowed if anything!
I bring shedloads of stuff through - in fact when on business trips I take an empty bag just for this. I always thought that as long as you avoid things like fresh vegetables/fruit, fish, meat and are very careful about cheese then you're ok. Is there anything new that I don't know about?
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I bring shedloads of stuff through - in fact when on business trips I take an empty bag just for this. I always thought that as long as you avoid things like fresh vegetables/fruit, fish, meat and are very careful about cheese then you're ok. Is there anything new that I don't know about?
I flew into Sydney Australia once and they threw all by british chocolate away that was in the authentic box's and sealed. I was not a happy bunny.
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I flew into Sydney Australia once and they threw all by british chocolate away that was in the authentic box's and sealed. I was not a happy bunny.
Thats awful.I bet they kept it for themselves
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I can top having chocolate chucked away. Had a bottle of Laphroig binned by customs in Germany after we were led outside the airport and back in for our connecting flight by the Borderpolizei
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Chocolate is OK...so is hard cheese and tea. Generally beef products...most meat...soft cheese...fruit and veg are not allowed.
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Originally Posted by Mummy in the foothills View Post
Thats awful.I bet they kept it for themselves
Yes I bet, real norfolk local made chocolate and fudge the swines

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I can top having chocolate chucked away. Had a bottle of Laphroig binned by customs in Germany after we were led outside the airport and back in for our connecting flight by the Borderpolizei
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Chocolate is OK...so is hard cheese and tea. Generally beef products...most meat...soft cheese...fruit and veg are not allowed.
I hope you're right matey Asda took a severe chocolate decrease earlier today,along with a few other naughty but nice items lol
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Yes I bet, real norfolk local made chocolate and fudge the swines



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I hope you're right matey Asda took a severe chocolate decrease earlier today,along with a few other naughty but nice items lol
I put candy on the customs form. I have only ever had a problem with tea bags...my cases are usually sent for further screening. They are quickly put through the xray scanner...then I'm on my way.
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I put candy on the customs form. I have only ever had a problem with tea bags...my cases are usually sent for further screening. They are quickly put through the xray scanner...then I'm on my way.
Oh you do put Candy on the customs form, I never have but will this time then.
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Oh you do put Candy on the customs form, I never have but will this time then.
'Candy' covers a whole host of goodies.
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I always write 'teabags, chocolate, biscuits and beer' on my customs form, I've been stopped, and the nice chaps always just read it through and then ask if I've been home for a bit and have stocked up on the goodies, to which I reply 'yes' and then I'm on my way.
My Mum did have a tangerine taken off of her though, she forgot to eat it on the plane and it was rolling about the bottom of her handbag, she wasn't a happy bunny about that.
Poppy Girl, one of my cases is always marked 'heavy' at the airport, because like you, I've seriously depleted the chocolate supply in the local Tesco's.
Isn't it fun to watch all those choccie bars go down the conveyor belt and see the check out girls faces, while they wonder what to say to you
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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl View Post
'Candy' covers a whole host of goodies.


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I always write 'teabags, chocolate, biscuits and beer' on my customs form, I've been stopped, and the nice chaps always just read it through and then ask if I've been home for a bit and have stocked up on the goodies, to which I reply 'yes' and then I'm on my way.
My Mum did have a tangerine taken off of her though, she forgot to eat it on the plane and it was rolling about the bottom of her handbag, she wasn't a happy bunny about that.
Poppy Girl, one of my cases is always marked 'heavy' at the airport, because like you, I've seriously depleted the chocolate supply in the local Tesco's.
Isn't it fun to watch all those choccie bars go down the conveyor belt and see the check out girls faces, while they wonder what to say to you
Oh I have the classic reply to that one LOL she asked me if I had a chocolate fetish and when I told her I was stocking up for my return home to the US she said ............."don't they have chocolate in America?..what could I say except " well thats what they call it but us Brits have our doubts"
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