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27th-Jun-2012 11:46 am
Fellow Brits (and people living in the UK)!

Do you think there would be any issues with my Mum sending a big box of Super Noodles to me in the US? She's worried because of the little foil packet full of the powdered flavouring that is in each one ("What if they think it's cocaine?!") and she doesn't want to waste money if they're going to be ruined/rejected.

What do you guys think?
27th-Jun-2012 05:04 pm (UTC)
I've sent many foodstuffs to the US from the UK, including spice packets. I can't imagine that US customs would mistake them for cocaine - and I'm kind of curious how your mum came to that conclusion.
27th-Jun-2012 05:06 pm (UTC)
She watches a lot of those border security shows and whenever a powder (regardless of what it turns out to be) shows up in a letter/box/bag it gets all dramatic 'n shit. She was mostly joking, but wanted to double check all the same.
27th-Jun-2012 05:08 pm (UTC)
Aha, never seen any of those shows. I expect if you sent a letter full of loose powder, you'd probably raise some eyebrows, but why would you do that?
27th-Jun-2012 07:08 pm (UTC)
UK scaremongering programming on the telly box can be a bit off putting.

I would say go for it in regards to posting. Although I would say super noodles aren't the best thing ever and you could find much better things in a local asian super market but hey, when in Rome ;)
27th-Jun-2012 05:25 pm (UTC)
It should be fine, though, if shipping costs were a concern, I might be tempted to just send the flavour packets, so you could use them instead of the ones that come in the ubiquitous-to-the US "ramen" noodles.
27th-Jun-2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
My mom and I send powdered drink mixes back and forth and we've never had a problem!
27th-Jun-2012 07:41 pm (UTC)
my mum has brought over sausage rolls, drinking chocolate, gravy granules, biscuits, crisps and tea bags she's always been fine. The last time she came over, they searched her bags and joked that they'd have to confiscate all the goodies because they looked so good.
27th-Jun-2012 08:38 pm (UTC)
I thought you couldn't bring meat into the US from the UK? I make my own sausage rolls anyway, but just curious as to how your Mum got them in!
27th-Jun-2012 08:45 pm (UTC)
They probably didn't get noticed at customs. I know they have notices up about things you're not allowed to import, but someone might not associate a sausage roll with any of the listed categories and unless you're picked for a random search or the sniffer dog takes an interest, you're just waved through.

27th-Jun-2012 08:25 pm (UTC)
Why would Super Noodles need to be sent to the UK? isn't it the same as all those Ramen noodles you can buy big boxes of in Chinese supermarkets?
27th-Jun-2012 08:37 pm (UTC)
They're not looking to be sent to the UK and the taste is completely different to the Ramen brand noodles in the US.
28th-Jun-2012 01:41 am (UTC)
So different! I'm glad this was posted actually, because Super Noodles are one of the UK things I crave and can't find in the USA.
I'm intrigued about people smuggling sausage rolls too, but that sounds a little too involved (and euphimistic).
2nd-Jul-2012 06:54 pm (UTC)
You can get them online for about 3.50 a packet plus shipping (shipped from within the U.S.).

Not sure if that's too high a price or not. I would think shipping directly from the UK would cost more, but maybe the noodles themselves are way less so it's cheaper that way.
27th-Jun-2012 08:58 pm (UTC)
Even if they did get opened and searched and anyone bothered to test for drugs, they'd come up clean on the first go with a field test pouch and pass them through. (I watch those shows too :) It's probably fine. I'd be more concerned about the extortionate shipping cost compared to the cost of the product. She might want to check amazon.com and see if anyone ships directly.
28th-Jun-2012 03:07 am (UTC)
Lol its no problem at all. I mail all kinds of weird things that I'm sure will get opened and they never do. Starfish - no problem.
Packets of ranch dressing mix from the US never have a problem.
Also, I mail my niece these things that she loves. They are foil packages with some kind of powder & Liquid in them. You punch the bag real hard and it inflates and turns into a balloon with a message on it that last for a few weeks. I'm always scared mailing those - but she's always received.
Besides... you'll be mailing the noodles, not just the flavour packets. If for some random reason they open your box, they aren't going to open the noodles.
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