Anyone pack candy in their checked baggage for overseas flights?

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  1. Don Black

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    I'm looking into packing some candy into my checked baggage (all sealed) and was wondering if this is a) safe b/c of the scanners/radiation and b) allowed given all of the security.

    Thanks!
     
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    Chocolate sets off the explosives detection (sometimes)
     
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    One thing you should do is make sure the food you're bringing can be legally brought into the next country. Usually meat and plants are strictly forbidden because of the risks of importing diseases, but processed foods such as candy may not be a problem. However, chocolate has milk in it so there may be certain restrictions.

    Best thing to do is tell the customs inspector exactly what you have upon arrival. They'll tell you for sure what you can bring in or not, and properly dispose whatever may be considered unsafe.

    BTW, food restrictions have been around for many years. I remember seeing commercials about them back in the seventies!
     

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