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Duty-free & bring our own #427977
01/16/12 09:47 AM
01/16/12 09:47 AM
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jigzmom Offline OP
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I was perusing the TA forum and read two interesting posts: one said that the cheese available in Belize is "nasty" and expensive, and that bringing cheese and meats into Belize is illegal. Not that I'm looking to bring in a suitcase full of food, but maybe a bar or two of our favorite cheese for snacking if possible. If it is truly illegal then definitely not.

We also plan to pick up some liquor at the duty free, specifically rums made in Belize. Recommendations?

Thanks! Only 12 more sleeps until we arrive! grin

Last edited by jigzmom; 01/16/12 09:51 AM.
Re: Duty-free & bring our own [Re: jigzmom] #427978
01/16/12 10:03 AM
01/16/12 10:03 AM
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The cheese made in Belize is Nasty! (in my opinion) but you can get many different types of cheese that is imported. Wine de Vine also has a great selection of some fancy cheeses as well.

If you want Belizean Rum, then you don't need to get it at the duty free. (There is no duty on it) You can get it at just about every corner store or supermarket and it is not expensive. I would also recommend a visit to the rum and cigar house on middle street.

Re: Duty-free & bring our own [Re: jigzmom] #427987
01/16/12 11:31 AM
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You can get Kraft cheese.

Re: Duty-free & bring our own [Re: GRINGO JOE] #427996
01/16/12 12:33 PM
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And many shops carry the red balls of Edam cheese.

Re: Duty-free & bring our own [Re: jigzmom] #428171
01/17/12 05:28 PM
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Thanks for the ideas. Anyone know if it's illegal to bring cheese with us?

Re: Duty-free & bring our own [Re: jigzmom] #428176
01/17/12 06:23 PM
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We bring cheese with us and have never had a problem, have only been asked by customs if we were bringing liquor or meat

Re: Duty-free & bring our own [Re: jigzmom] #428179
01/17/12 06:43 PM
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As long as your cheese is packed in its original heat sealed packaging, you should be OK. I've never had a problem. I don't bother with that anymore tho', cuz I'm OK with the selection on the island.


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Re: Duty-free & bring our own [Re: seashell] #428198
01/17/12 08:37 PM
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Go to bed


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Re: Duty-free & bring our own [Re: Ernie B] #428208
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Ernie, crack open another one. wink

Re: Duty-free & bring our own [Re: Bear] #428209
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If I did, I just might tell you what I really Think. Night Marty ! smile


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