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Is it possible to bring (any) food into Belize #122387
05/12/06 08:03 PM
05/12/06 08:03 PM
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Last time I went to Belize, I brought a bag with some packaged food. I heard after my trip, that possibly Belize customs might have had issue with some of the items.
So, before I go back, who can tell me which of these items that I (hypothetically) could have broght with me, can/cannot be imported. (I actually asked this question of Customs, but have had no response several months later).
Canned foods
Powdered drink mixes
Dried fruits
Bagels or Poptarts
Cheese
Candy bars
Coffee
Canned cashews or peanuts
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Re: Is it possible to bring (any) food into Belize #122388
05/12/06 08:19 PM
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None of those are a problem, except for the bagels. You would be required to bring them to PG for my personal inspection. Actually everything on your list is available in Brodies or other major shops here already.

Re: Is it possible to bring (any) food into Belize #122389
05/12/06 10:42 PM
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I bring my fav snacks and have never had a problem. You should know that you can get cashews in Belize for way less than what you'd pay in the states - and they're better!
Caye Coffee has decent beans as long as you're not looking for a really strong roast. Everything else may be available but freshness is an issue and price is considerably upped!
That said, the more I go the less I want the stuff from home (except I really miss my half and half!)

Re: Is it possible to bring (any) food into Belize #122390
05/13/06 02:31 AM
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I bring my own cheese, you guys might have heard me say so before.


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Re: Is it possible to bring (any) food into Belize #122391
05/13/06 06:19 AM
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Then again, that slice might have gotten lost among the other cheesey comments on here... :rolleyes:

Re: Is it possible to bring (any) food into Belize #122392
05/13/06 09:05 AM
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Why lug all those items down here and risk them being confiscated when you can easily get them on the island?

Re: Is it possible to bring (any) food into Belize #122393
05/13/06 10:00 AM
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Simon, can I get Kraft Canadian Cheddar (not having reached its expiry date)?


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Re: Is it possible to bring (any) food into Belize #122394
05/13/06 10:03 AM
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Seashell -since your last visit which was what four years ago -let me point out things have changed a lot more than you could possibly imagine

Re: Is it possible to bring (any) food into Belize #122395
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4 years? Snort.

So? Can I get the kind of cheese I like or not?


A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

Re: Is it possible to bring (any) food into Belize #122396
05/13/06 10:26 AM
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for what it's worth, cashews (albeit plentiful) are actually MORE expensive here than in the States... even when purchased in bulk (we buy 25-50lbs at a time) on the mainland.

RE: bringing in food in general, I'd say that a lot depends as much on HOW much you are bringing in as it does on WHAT you are bringing in... amounts obviously for personal consumption are, more often than not, allowed to pass... If your luggage contains 1/2 a Safeway store, they're going to ding you for some duty and/or make you "buy a permit"...

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