Gift for Friend? Foods Unique to Michigan?
- gastronomics Jul 1, 2014 01:25 PM
Hey - I posted a similar question, yet approached from an opposite perspective on the New Zealand board, but I thought maybe actually, I'd have better luck here. ANYHOW - I have friend in New Zealand I'd like to send something and I'm wondering what I could send foodwise that would 1. travel well and 2. she wouldn't be able to get in New Zealand. I'm located in Grand Rapids. Can you think of anything?
A couple things I thought of were some local beers, maple syrup, Frank's Red Hot sauce, and maybe some Better Made chips or something like that.
I'm not sure if they ship to New Zealand but Mitten Crate is a cool option: http://www.mittencrate.com/
Also a basket of jams and spreads from American Spoon would be a good gift.
Or you could call Zingerman's and see if they can put together a gift box of items made in Michigan for you.
All of this will cost a lot of money with shipping I bet but it could be a fun gift!
This MetroTimes list may be helpful:
Many countries limit food and agricultural products that can
be imported. I suggest you investigate the rules that the
Kiwis have regarding such imports. Hate to see your well
intentioned care package tossed because it contains a single
In the USA, the Dept of Agriculture creates the list of
prohibited food and ag products. CBP and DoA both enforce
the rules. The products on the list change, frequently.