Shipping cookies overseas

I'm shipping a very small package of treats to Spain: rugelach and chocolate chip cookies, in addition to chocolate bars. I plan to use small cellophane gift bags for the separate types of cookies. They are more presentable than ziplocs. Will that work? Thanks.

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rt21
rt21 March 6, 2014

You will probably need bubble wrap in between the layers to protect them from crumbling

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Rima
Rima March 6, 2014

I would think that you'd need some kind of bubble wrap and a cardboard box as well to make sure they don't arrive as crumbs!

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bigpan
bigpan March 6, 2014

Check online with Customs in Spain to make sure it does not get sniffed out by a dog. Lots of bubble wrap as said above. Mark the customs documents accurately to ensure easy clearance.

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Maedl
Maedl March 6, 2014

Definitely check to see if you can ship cookies into Spain. I would use bubble wrap or something similar and skip the chocolate bars. Spain was the country that introduced Europe to chocolate and has plenty of fantastic chocolate at hand.

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creamtea
creamtea March 6, 2014

I'm sending things that are kosher; chocolate that has oversight is rare there.

creamtea
creamtea March 6, 2014

Customs says no milk products. Are cookies with butter a milk product?

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Maedl
Maedl March 7, 2014

Did you check the Spanish regs? You don't need to worry about the US regs. Dairy products means cheese, yogurt, butter, etc. I think there are two Spanish companies that produce a kosher line of chocolate--Valor and Lacasa. Just trying to save you some money on shipping costs--which keep getting more and more expensive.

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Maedl
Maedl March 7, 2014

This site may be useful in locating kosher chocolate:
https://creator.zoho.com/kanermichael/ke-list/#View:KE_View

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creamtea
creamtea March 10, 2014

Thanks Maedl! It's all shipped, keeping my fingers crossed. I spent much time and $$ on packaging artistically--the decor references the recipient's plans for the near future: a move to the US and a new life! Hope it gets there, and in time!

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creamtea
creamtea March 10, 2014

here:

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Maedl
Maedl March 11, 2014

Nice!

creamtea
creamtea March 20, 2014

Yay, it finally arrived! Home-made rugelach, chocolate-chip cookies, Scharffen-berger chocolate. Too late for Purim but the recipient is happy.

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