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Hmm... that guy with a bag of taffies whose wearing an "I <3 comics" sweater sure looks familiar! ;3


Hmm... taffy....
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From:rhondalicious
Date:September 25th, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
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Hahaha, and don't worry, I've got about half of your haul now, I just need to drive to the candy factory to get you FRESH taffy, so that by the time you get it it's still soft and yummy.
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From:tanukitsune
Date:September 25th, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
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So far I haven't had much luck, I'm not sure Ritter chocolate is still for sale in Spain, the local market hasn't had it in stock for ages...

And the local bakery says marzipan and caramelized nuts are seasonal, but the season is getting closer though...

I'm going to make some calls to see if the supermarkets in the area have it or not, somebody HAS to have one of these things! DX

LIDL seems to have Northern European food, hopefully they'll have German chocolates?

Is there anything else I can try to get in case I can't find these things? ):
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From:rhondalicious
Date:September 25th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
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Non-candy stuff is totally ok - anything I wouldn't normally be able to get here, seasonings or sauces or even unique recipes!
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From:tanukitsune
Date:September 25th, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC)
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Well, we have several brands of cheese, but I can't mail that...

We do have lots of "dried meat" stuff like salami or prosciutto, I'll have to look up if you can't send this kind of stuff in the mail though...

The most Spanish spice I know of pimenton, which is a variety of paprika and the most common sauce I know of from here is Ali Oli.

Do you have these things in America?

I'll try to think of others things I can send! :3
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From:rhondalicious
Date:September 27th, 2009 12:55 am (UTC)
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I have never tried pimenton, but I'd like to, I don't know what Ali Oil is, so that might be a good thing to try. If you can send salami type things in the mail, my husband would love you forever.
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From:tanukitsune
Date:September 27th, 2009 07:27 am (UTC)
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OK, I can get you pimenton by the truckloads so that's one thing I can guarantee.

Isn't saffron rare and expensive in the U.S.? Since it one of the ingredients for paella here it's more common and cheaper.

I'm going to have to look up if the Ali Oli sauce would make the trip and if I can find in it sold in a plastic container, I don't want to send anything in a crystal jar. If it won't last enough I'll just give you the recipe, O.K.? :3

I'll call the Post Office tomorrow to see if I can send the salami like foods in the mail.

Oh! Would you like to try cecina? It's like beef jerky only not spiced and not in strips? When I finally got my hands on some beef jerky I thought it tasted like spiced cecina... ^_^;

We also have chistorra and chorizo, dried meat sausage that are spicy goodness! :3
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From:rhondalicious
Date:September 27th, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC)
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Saffron would be nice, it is harder to get around here than things like garlic and basil. Cecina would probably be yummy, my family likes meat things, lol. I've had mexican chorizo before, but that's a moist sausage, I'd try Spain chorizo :-D I'm pretty game for anything I can't get here.
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From:tanukitsune
Date:September 28th, 2009 09:14 am (UTC)
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I just called the Post Office they told it's illegal to send any kind of food, but spices are O.K.... But I've sent candy to the U.S. many times before, and I think I know why nothing happened?

You can always send something as a letter as long as it goes under 2 kg, and you don't have to tell the contents of the letter, but you do have to declare the contents of a package, so...

I doubt the whole package would weigh even 1 kg, so I think I'm safe?

EDIT: They're telling me I'm insane and that I should just send spices and candy, which is safer.... :(

Edited at 2009-09-28 09:19 am (UTC)
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From:rhondalicious
Date:September 29th, 2009 04:02 pm (UTC)
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I think mostly they are worried about meat spoiling - I think if it's vaacuum packed, it'll be fine, since it's dried meat. At least in the US, there are companies that mail meats and cheeses as gifts all the time.
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From:tanukitsune
Date:September 29th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
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Yes, but that's sending food within the country limits? And this seems to only apply to food from coming into the U.S. not out of it?

My parents are going to their parent's village and they know they can get those candies nuts, "garrapiñadas" I mentioned before from that area! The problem is... their are going on the 12, and which means that if I send it on the 13th it has 18 days to make it in time for Halloween, which is calling it pretty close...

It can take anything from 10-21 days to arrive and I did intend it to be a Halloween trade... ^_^;
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From:tanukitsune
Date:October 4th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
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Did ever tell me if you wanted to wait for the caramelized nuts or not? I don't think I can get away with sending anything perishable, but candy is still safe....

I'd hate to bother you, but I do need the candy for Halloween and it does take a week or two to arrive... ^_^;
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From:tanukitsune
Date:October 4th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
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Did ever tell me if you wanted to wait for the caramelized nuts or not? I don't think I can get away with sending anything perishable, but candy is still safe....

I'd hate to bother you, but I do need the candy for Halloween and it does take a week or two to arrive... ^_^;
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From:rhondalicious
Date:October 12th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
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Sorry for the late reply, things were crazy around here for a week - I have a lot of candy, what's your limit on shipping prices? Can you email me your address so I can get a price breakdown on how much it would cost to send all this stuff to you. I've got a few pounds of pure, chewy, sugar! seiter at gmail dot com is my email. I'm happy with anything interesting you think is good to send, as long as it's something that I wouldn't necesarily be able to get around here - cultural exchange for the win! Also, I have some fruity Japanese candies I figured I would send along for the ride, they are tasty.
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From:tanukitsune
Date:October 12th, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
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My parents just came back from their trip, they didn't pick up any of the caramelized nuts because they found them too expensive... I guess 10$ is a bit for a bag of nuts... :|

I feel terrible since the only thing I've been able to get so far is the pimenton and saffron, everything I talked out doesn't come out until Xmas... T_T

I guess the shipping should be much more than 20-30$?

But what do I do on my end? Would you wait until the marzipan and garrapiñadas (caramelized nuts) are in season? Or do I just send you stuff like "Spanish smarties and M&M's"? We do have some flower candies in the local bakery...
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