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Old 12-09-2008, 10:17 PM   #11
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Ok thanks, I was worried because I know Cali is warmer and was wondering if I should leave out chocolate coated stuff....I'm slowly building a list of ideas and possibilities

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Old 12-10-2008, 09:11 PM   #12
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Dee, anything that needs to be refrigerated should not be sent via mail. Cream can spoil and butter can go rancid. You also have to consider the climate you are mailing to--if humid, toffees, caramels, buttercrunch can become sticky--if too hot, chocolates can melt.

If you must, go to a local chocolate shop and ask them how they ship--do they use a cold pack, styrofoam and overnight?

My biggest concern usually has to do with not making people ill--so if something can spoil, I don't risk it and mail it.

Things like rum and bourbon balls mail well but often need to be redredged in sifted powdered sugar before serving, unless your friends aren't picky.

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Old 12-19-2008, 07:20 PM   #13
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Here are some ideas for shipping candy: peanut butter melt aways, fudge, peanut brittle, caramel corn, almond bark, and chocolate covered pretzels.
Good luck!
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Old 12-21-2008, 06:39 AM   #14
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If you are worried about getting someone sick, just make a batch and send it my way and I will sure to let you know how it turns out!


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