Bringing nuts into Spain

Old Oct 1st, 2005, 06:21 AM
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Bringing nuts into Spain

Am I allowed to bring almonds into Spain from the U.S?

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Old Oct 1st, 2005, 06:32 AM
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I thought this question was going to be about people with mental health challenges
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Old Oct 1st, 2005, 06:47 AM
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Allegra: I'm a lifelong nut fan, and I bring a few bags of almonds along wherever we travel...never even thought of any restrictions...just bring 'em, eat 'em and enjoy...you can buy a wide variety of nuts most anywhere in the world, and I always sample the local varieties as well.
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Old Oct 1st, 2005, 07:24 AM
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Why bring them INTO Spain? Spain has the best almonds I have ever tasted! You can find them in most grocery stores and they are also served in some places when you order a beer.

I brought some home with me from Spain, they were so good!
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Old Oct 1st, 2005, 01:47 PM
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As you travel through Spain you see miles and miles of almond trees and the delicious almonds are available everywhere.

I'd put this is the same category as:

Can I take pineapples to Hawaii?
Can I take my own coffee to Brazil?
and
Can I take a creme brulee to Paris?
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Old Oct 1st, 2005, 01:51 PM
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In one word - no. Just as you're not allowed to take organic matters and non-processed non-canned foods into the US.

So eat them up, toss the baggie before you get to the inspector, and buy locally.

Bon appétit

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Old Oct 1st, 2005, 03:07 PM
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Reason I want to bring almonds into Spain is as a gift to my uncle as Blue Diamond Almonds are grown right where I live and I wanted to bring a gift of something from where I am. Ugh since I can't bring them in I am now at a loss of what to bring him

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Old Oct 1st, 2005, 03:27 PM
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Could you take him the ones that are in the can? Not sure who you'd call to find out for sure..hmmmm..Ghost Busters?
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Old Oct 1st, 2005, 03:44 PM
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What? Bring the nuts. If anybody checks to see if you have nuts in your suitcase, it will be a miracle. I've never been searched coming from the U.S. to Europe, nor have I ever seen anybody else ever being searched.
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Spanish almonds better than our California Blue Diamonds..never! California almonds, kiwis, avocados, artichokes..best on the planet!!
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Old Oct 2nd, 2005, 08:35 AM
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Agree with Budman - I have never had anyone search my nuts on arrival in Europe. There was that one time in Moscow where they examined just about every single thing I was carrying, but that was under the former Soviet regime...
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And coal to Newcastle?
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Old Oct 2nd, 2005, 09:08 AM
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Take the almonds packed in your checked suitcase. On the unlikely chance anyone looks, the worst that can happen is they will take them away, right?
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Old Oct 2nd, 2005, 09:30 AM
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Where does Mr Kringen get his "information" from?

The standard EU rule is that passengers can import up to 2 kg of fruit or nuts from outside Europe and its immediate neighbours. How they're packed doesn't matter

What laws America might invent about the issue are irrelevant. Spain does have the right to impose different, temporary, limits from the rest of the EU under precisely defined circumstances (and "our nuts taste nicer than yours" don't count). But I can't find any evidence of this.

Mr Kringen seems to have dreamt his "information" up at the same place he's dreamt up non-existent "inspectors".
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