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Sending sweets and soda to usa

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Hey I just wanted to know about sending sweets and soda to USA, my partner wants some british candy and I have no idea how I would send it like he mentioned about a form from the fda but I dont know if I need this.
Any help would be appreciated also which is they best way to send a parcel.

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  • HasbeenHasbeen Forumite
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    Hey I just wanted to know about sending sweets and soda to USA, my partner wants some british candy and I have no idea how I would send it like he mentioned about a form from the fda but I dont know if I need this.
    Any help would be appreciated also which is they best way to send a parcel.
    Sending "Candy" and "Soda" to the USA.   LOL.  :D

    Yes, you need the form. Read through below for link to the FDA form.

    https://www.parcelforce.com/help-and-advice/sending-uk/sending-food-usa
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  • JJ_EganJJ_Egan Forumite
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    Have a job to find Candy or Soda in the UK .
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    JJ_Egan said:
    Have a job to find Candy or Soda in the UK .

    Plenty of soda in the UK ;)image 1 of Dri Pak Soda Crystals 1Kg
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    MalMonroeMalMonroe Forumite
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    edited 13 August at 6:10PM
    Hey I just wanted to know about sending sweets and soda to USA, my partner wants some british candy and I have no idea how I would send it like he mentioned about a form from the fda but I dont know if I need this.
    Any help would be appreciated also which is they best way to send a parcel.
    Not sure you are allowed to send 'soda' because it's fizzy and will probably explode en route. I've been to the States and I KNOW that they definitely have candy and soda. Can't you just take it when you go? Or give him some when he comes to the UK?  I do admit that British sweets are far superior to those in the US. Soda is much the same. And too fizzy to post.

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    DCFC79DCFC79 Forumite
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    edited 13 August at 7:43PM
    Are there no websites in the US who sell English foods ?
    I dont think sending soda from the UK is a wise decision.
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  • edited 27 August at 11:14PM
    ahdinkoahdinko Forumite
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    edited 27 August at 11:14PM
    Hey I just wanted to know about sending sweets and soda to USA, my partner wants some british candy and I have no idea how I would send it like he mentioned about a form from the fda but I dont know if I need this.
    Any help would be appreciated also which is they best way to send a parcel.
    I sent one 2 years ago to a friend in the US and it arrived in one piece. Obviously just use a box suitably strong enough for the goods you are sending. I had a good extra thick cardboard box from an Amazon Pantry delivery that i reused. No forms to fill out at all, as far as i know the FDA stuff is for businesses, not private individuals. I believe it was sent via UPS but there are sites you can use like parcel2go which is a bit like the comparison sites but for posting stuff.
    There was no fizzy stuff in my box though, not sure if that makes a difference but it was mostly sweets, biscuits, jarred goods.
    He sent me one back that had a bottle of wine in amongst other stuff, no customs issues and it made it in one piece
  • ahdinkoahdinko Forumite
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    DCFC79 said:
    Are there no websites in the US who sell English foods ?
    I dont think sending soda from the UK is a wise decision.
    Most of them charge an arm and a leg, especially for stuff with a short shelf life like crumpets.
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    Yes most crumpet has a short shelf life .At least that's what Alfie says .
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    I've successfully used this company before to send british chocolate and other items to my sister, who was living in the US at the time. 

    https://www.britishfoodsupplies.com/
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    When my son was on a student exchange in USA last year I sent him sweets, wrapped cakes and breakfast cereal via our Post Office.  Did not have to fill in forms, just declare the contents when posting
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