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Old Aug 16, 11, 5:31 am
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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, 9:46 pm
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Short answer - Yes
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Old Aug 17, 11, 6:15 am
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processed foods are ok....even better when factory wrapped ....good luck...
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Old Aug 17, 11, 6:33 am
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Originally Posted by alexus9 View Post
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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Old Aug 17, 11, 8:23 am
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Read the customs forms carefully, and answer truthfully.
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Old Aug 17, 11, 9:40 am
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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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Old Aug 17, 11, 10:01 am
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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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Originally Posted by Palal View Post
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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Old Aug 20, 11, 3:11 pm
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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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Old Aug 20, 11, 5:15 pm
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Originally Posted by wrp96 View Post
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, 7:45 pm
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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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Old Aug 20, 11, 9:58 pm
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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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Originally Posted by alexus9 View Post
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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Originally Posted by 797-3 View Post
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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