Bringing snacks into Mexico

Oct 10th, 2014, 02:48 PM
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Bringing snacks into Mexico

Is it permitted to bring packaged snacks (cookies, peanuts, candy) into Mexico?
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Oct 10th, 2014, 03:31 PM
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Apparently it's the quantity that's the issue, for personal consumption:
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Oct 11th, 2014, 06:26 AM
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Probably not a problem, but Why ? We have all of that here, some even uniquely Mexican. It's not a 3rd world country, quite modern really
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Oct 11th, 2014, 06:36 AM
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Yes it's OK.

But as above, there are loads of great snacks available in Mexico. I'm not sure why you'd bother to pack your own, beyond what you might want to eat on the plane ride.

There are some limitations but it's on things like seeds, fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, etc. not packaged cookies, peanuts, or candy.
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Oct 11th, 2014, 06:57 AM
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Yes, you can bring just about any kind of packaged snacks into Mexico... no problem !
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Oct 11th, 2014, 09:50 AM
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I was wondering the same thing. I was thinking about bringing some gluten free flours in my checked luggage along with some powder supplements that I take daily. I am not trying to save money just not sure if i will be able to buy these things there and want to be able to make some little GF pancakes for breakfast in our beach house. It makes me nervouse to bring these things across the border....will powder supplements and flour look suspisious?
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Oct 12th, 2014, 04:10 AM
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I would not bring any powdered substance across the border. They might not check anything, but if they do you might be held until they check things out.
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Oct 12th, 2014, 07:16 AM
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I doubt it would be be an issue IF you bring them in sealed, original packaging, rather than if you transfer the powders into unmarked baggies.

Depending if you get red light or green light the unmarked items could potentially hold you up (or have them confiscated) at the customs checkpoint.
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Oct 12th, 2014, 07:27 AM
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Yes, original packaging is key here, just as with medication !
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Oct 13th, 2014, 08:07 AM
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Customs is always somewhat unpredictable. Bring the GF stuff in original packaging, but be prepared to have it taken away. (Surely that wouldn't be such a big deal, right?)

I have entered Mexico with some packaged snack leftovers, no problem, but fresh fruit will be taken away, or you'll be given a chance to eat it on the spot.
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Oct 15th, 2014, 04:15 PM
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Yes, they can be unpredictable. We had some beef jerky taken away, even though the package was unopened and dried meats were on the list of ok items.
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Oct 20th, 2014, 12:41 PM
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I had to laugh when I read ex-husband, who was a two-suitcase traveler, insisted on bringing snacks to Mexico~microwave popcorn, jerky, powdered drink mixes, coffee, cereal, crackers~all kinds of non-perishable stuff that took up room in the luggage and added to the weight we had to schlep through the airport. He insisted on doing this even though the kids and I pointed out several times that we could travel with one less suitcase and buy the stuff in Mexico. We never had any of it confiscated............
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Oct 20th, 2014, 01:14 PM
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I used to take snacks (like a few Luna, Kind, or Lara bars). But once I arrived I never ate them, because I shopped for Mexican snacks. so I finally quit doing it!
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Oct 21st, 2014, 01:00 PM
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LOL tenthumbs. That's kind of extreme
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Oct 21st, 2014, 07:43 PM
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It is, isn't it?? I usually bring a couple too many items for the plane, as I dread getting trapped on the tarmac, delayed, without anything at all to eat. And I end up flying home with them!
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Oct 22nd, 2014, 12:33 PM
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Suze With all the bake goods, Chocolate & other treats in Mexico I must agree with you.
My biggest problem is resisting.
After 5 weeks in Oaxaca last year I became thoroughly addicted to the Malted Chocolate drinks (both cold & hot) that they sold for 8 pesos.
OH! OH! Just writing about them is bringing the urge back! LOL
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Oct 22nd, 2014, 01:23 PM
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Candied pecans! Spicy peanuts! Corn in a cup! Crepes! Ice cream! Chocolate!
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