Has Anyone Ever Mailed Baked Goods To Canada?
My wife and I have a dear friend who lives in Vancouver and he recently mailed us the newest CD by our favorite artist and I wanted to reciprocate by sending him and his wife a big batch of Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, but I have never mailed baked goods to Canada and was wondering if there were any restrictions or problems I may encounter.
I don't think you'll have a problem. According to the Food Inspection Agency they are concerned with:
fish and seafood
fresh fruits and vegetables
meat and poultry products
processed products - fruits, vegetables and maple products
We have received food (dried pasta and chocolate) from family in Europe before without any problems.
Remember to mark it as a gift with a value of under $60 so your friend won't have to pay customs fees on it (that's what they REALLY seem to care about around here).
If it gets through, maybe you can send some to me too—I LOVE Oatmeal CC ;)