Looking for food "souvenirs" recommendations
I'm looking to buy food "souvenirs" for my family, and was wondering what you would all recommend? I will be traveling overseas in a couple weeks (almost 24 hour trip) and would like to bring along anything that I can carry in either checked or carryon baggage. I was thinking a ny cheesecake for sure- though I don't know if I should freeze it with gel packs in a cooler in my checked baggage or carry it with me. I'm looking for sweets (sweet tooth runs in the family) and anything else I couldn't get overseas. Thanks!
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I'm thinking cookies, certain filled chocolates (Jacques Torres and not Kee's), chocolate confections (malt balls or chocolate covered potato chips or fruit), chocolate bars, candy, candy bars, hot chocolate mix, or brownies will travel better than items like cupcakes, macarons, doughnuts, or croissants.
I'd also look into maple syrup, maple candy, honey, or local jams/jellies.
Be careful. Different countries have different rules on what you can bring in legally. Generally speaking, if it's for personal use and it's in a jar or can you're probably OK. But when you start talking about dairy products, fresh fruits and vegetables or prepared foods like cheesecakes things can get complicated. I'd suggest checking the travel websites of each country you'll be passing through to be sure you won't run afoul of their regulations.
That goes double if you want to bring food souvenirs back.
I always buy the nyc street nuts to bring my family- just the original street bag into ziplock after they are no longer warm. I also often buy marini's pretzels at union sq farmers market