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gtrekker2003 Nov 16, 2008 07:29 PM

I am visiting friends in London and would like to take a foodie gift for them, of course something that can be taken through customs. Any ideas? Willing to travel to Brooklyn if need be as well.

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    gtrekker2003 RE: gtrekker2003 Nov 16, 2008 07:29 PM

    P.S. Just no chocolates.

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      FrancinePowell RE: gtrekker2003 Nov 16, 2008 07:36 PM

      I bought (online) a wonderful Stollen last year as a food gift, a fruit cake either filled with a cranberry mix or with a raisin mix. It made a great gift as it tasted wonderful and it looked great. It may have been the highlight at the table. :-) It is also very sturdy so it should survive a cross-Atlantic flight.
      The Stollen is made by Sterntaler Bakery (www.sterntalerbakery.com). I got the recommendation from somebody at Chowhound.
      Have fun in London!!

      1. malibu RE: gtrekker2003 Nov 17, 2008 02:58 AM

        Brooklyn Brewery beer in the bottle
        Urban Bridge Winery bottle of 'Brooklyn Red'
        Loaf of bread or packed scones from Balthazar

        1. iheartcupcakes RE: gtrekker2003 Nov 17, 2008 04:54 AM

          When I visited NY I took back cupcakes for friends from Buttercup and had no problem getting them through customs - and when I told the cabin staff they were cupcakes they put them away safely for me also (Maybe I was lucky!)

          We dont have things like black and white cookies over here so maybe those as I keep reading NY is famous for them!

          Have a great time in London - wrap up warm!

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