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#1 of 3 Old 04-14-2003, 09:17 PM - Thread Starter
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Are there any special precautions to take when mailing food, or any foods that should not be mailed? (Like ice cream? )

Once I sent some molasses bread and apple butter cookie bars in only a tin but they were a little dried out when they got there.

I live in Oregon, and have relatives on the west and east coasts, as well as Alaska and Canada, if the distance matters.

Just wondering! Hope it could work out!
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some the military care package sites, plus dear abby/hints from heloise talk about mailing food -maybe check them? You can mail ice just need to do it with dry ice and a foam cooler - which you can buy locally, look under ice in the yellow pages. (and don't touch it with bare hands.) And use overnight or 2-day delivery depending on how much dry ice you use. Instructions I remember say to use a lot of packing peanuts or popcorn. Dense moist cakes like apple cake do well. Pies not so well. I' d wrap cookies in cellophane then place in a tin(or vice versa) if you'd like them to not dry out. If you pack it right, almost any food item can be mailed. I have seen people pack a piece of bread or slice of apple into a tupperware to keep cookies soft.
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I sent dh a care package overseas... I did more his fave junk foods due to military mail took 2-6 weeks!!!!!

One thing I did for his chex mix was bought those Gladware plastic containers, it'll be more air tight than a tin would and then nothing could smoosh it. Plus they are cheap...
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