candy bars on China in-country flights

Dec 7th, 2009, 03:05 PM
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candy bars on China in-country flights

We will be on a China tour and part of it is flying Bejing to Xian and to Shanghai. Should there be any problem with our having candy/power bars in our carryon or in check-in?? After all, it won't be fruits or vegetables. Thoughts please!!!
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Dec 7th, 2009, 03:14 PM
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No problem. We had a box of granola bars with us and nobody cared. (They were for rare situations when we didn't have time to stop for lunch.) The food in China is great so don't fill up on candy and power bars!
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Dec 7th, 2009, 04:45 PM
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Nor is there any problem with bringing fruit and vegetables, a far more healthy option, aboard domestic flights.

But the way the question is asked makes me suspect that the materials are being brought from overseas. Just about any kind of chocolate bar you can think of, right down to hand-made truffles are available in Beijing, along with with Cadbury products, Snickers and similar, Korean and Japanese chocolate, and biscuits (cookies) of the most premium kinds, e.g. Jules Destrooper, Bahlsen. There's no need to bring this kind of thing over.

And Marija's point can't be more firmly stressed: there's so much good food in China you shouldn't be thinking about any need to fill up with junk.

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Dec 7th, 2009, 09:35 PM
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Thanks for your thoughts. Come to think of it , doesn't almost everything we buy these days, being a hard or soft product, come from China. My wife is very picky about food and she keeps hearing that Chinese food in America is nothing like Chinese food in China, like it will not be to her liking. Will be interesting to see how that goes. We leave tomorrow.
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Dec 8th, 2009, 02:09 AM
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"Chinese food in America is nothing like Chinese food in China"

Depends on what sort of "Chinese food" you eat in the US. If it's the all-you-can-eat buffet stuff you're in for a pleasant surprise. After all, Chinese food did originate in China.

They don't have fortune cookies, though.

Taking food into China is like bringing coals to Newcastle. But if you want junk there are supermarkets, grocery and convenience stores aplenty.
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Dec 8th, 2009, 05:20 AM
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I get better choice and variety of western food in China than I do in Ireland! The airport in Beijing has shops with the most beautiful packed fruit that you can buy by the pack or pieces. Grab some for the plane. No one will take cereal bars off you and the inflight food is usually pretty edible as well so dont think you will starve!
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Dec 8th, 2009, 08:34 AM
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Wow! Thanks for the insights. I should be in for many surprises on this trip and i anticipate learning new things from the misconceptions I now have. Seems like it is much more of an "OPEN" country that I had thought, although they still have a long way to go regarding civil rights, open forums, etc.
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