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Old Aug 16, 11, 4:31 am   #1
 
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Is chocolate OK to put in checked luggage?

Going from zurich to california. Would it be okay to put chocolate products in checnk in suitcase?
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Old Aug 16, 11, 8:46 pm   #2
 
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Short answer - Yes
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Old Aug 17, 11, 5:15 am   #3
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processed foods are ok....even better when factory wrapped ....good luck...
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Going from zurich to california. Would it be okay to put chocolate products in checnk in suitcase?
Why would it not be?
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Read the customs forms carefully, and answer truthfully.
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Yes, just be aware that if it is not a non-stop, your luggage may sit out on a hot tarmac (or unairconditioned area) for long amounts of time during your connection and the chocolate may melt.
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Short answer - Yes
Longer answer - When filling out the customs form answer YES to the question about whether you have food in your bags.
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Old Aug 17, 11, 9:11 am   #8
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Read the customs forms carefully, and answer truthfully.
Declare and obey.. and shall be safe.. agreed..

Only thing is when Customs is sifting through the baggage, and finds a newly wrapped box of chocolates.. the box may mysteriously dissappear..
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Yeah, the only real concern is if you have a connection in a hot location. The aircraft luggage compartment itself tends to be cool in flight.
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Should be ok with declaration.
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Yes, just be aware that if it is not a non-stop, your luggage may sit out on a hot tarmac (or unairconditioned area) for long amounts of time during your connection and the chocolate may melt.
In an airport like PHX, it doesn't even have to be a long period of time. A good 30 minutes on the tarmac or in the cargo would be enough time to render the chocolates into a different form than originally purchased.
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Old Aug 20, 11, 6:45 pm   #12
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Yes, brought lots of chocolate from Brussels and Paris before, never encountered a problem with checking candy/candy bars/chocolate boxes.
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No, not ok.

Baggage handlers or TSA, not sure which, may steal them to eat. I've heard of many thefts, including clothes still in the wrapper, prescription drugs, etc.
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Going from zurich to california. Would it be okay to put chocolate products in checnk in suitcase?
Absolutely, sticky fingers love chocolate.

As a show of gratitude, the liberators will show you some magic, by turning your chocolate into a nice TSA pamphlet.
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No, not ok. Baggage handlers or TSA... may steal them to eat.....
While this is a possible problem...
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I have brought MASSIVE quantities of Chocolate back
from Switzerland, Venezuela, Madagascar, and Colombia.
I am talking 20-25 pounds each time !!

Never had a problem, nothing stolen, and yes, I do declare it !
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