Back by insistent nagging
popular demand is the PAX International Food Exchange thread, live and updated for PAX East 2013. With just over 60 days left until the wonderful event, it seems like a good time to open the dialogue for those of us who whilst coming to PAX to share our love of games and gaming culture, also want to share our love of food and our desire to have those things we can’t normally touch. I’m of course talking about prepared foods from far away foreign lands (like Canada, the UK, and ɐıןɐɹʇsnɐ) that travel well on airplanes. This thread is dedicated to the exchange of those foodstuffs.
Now if you're unfamiliar with this thread, you can check out the past three sugar binges.The Penny Arcade Expo International Food Exchange - PAX East 2011The PAX International Food Exchange - PAX Prime 2011The PAX East 2012 International Food Exchange (now with Retsin!)
Those threads resulted in many great meet-ups being arranged, and many delicious noms being om'd. @chaosisorder
continues to bring strange and "wonderful" candy from the far east, and as far as we know no one has dropped dead from its consumption yet.
So what is the point of all this? Well this is the "official" thread for the exchange and delicious foods from all over. This is meant as an open forum to post what delicious noms you are bringing to PAX to share with your unfortunate American cousins, and for our awesome American hosts to make requests. Intra-Commonwealth transactions are also allowed of course. You can make exchanges, offer cash, or in the spirit of the PAX community simply share for the sake of sharing. It's your call. As this has come up in recent years you can also exchange alcohol via this thread, but be aware that drugs and alcohol are not allowed in PAX. You'll have to make other arrangements to swap.Tentative meet-up time and place to be the same as last year; Friday at 2 PM at the food booth tables by the queue to get swag bags.Note: Please be aware of the laws for importing and exporting foods, both in your country of origin and destination. Links to the four main governing bodies we will be dealing with can be found here. Any others? Suggest them in thread and I'll add them.U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionHM Revenue & CustomsCanada Border Services Agency (CBSA)Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
We can also take suggestions as to interesting things to take home, and probe around if a certain delicious nom is or isn't available in great USandA. It's all up to you. Happy trading, and we'll see you at PAX!Protip: Do not try to import Kinder Surprise into the US. They will be confiscated by CBP and the parts within are deemed a choking hazard under US law.