Hello and welcome, to another edition of the PAX International Food Exchange. For this, our umpteenth exchange, we'll be coming to you from PAX Prime 2015 in Seattle. Now for all you PAX vets, this may be old hat. For those new to PAX though, this is a community driven event for the exchange of foods (and drinks) we can't normally have in our home countries. Be they prepared foods from far away foreign lands (like Canada, the UK, and ɐıןɐɹʇsnɐ), or local goodies that we can take home with us, as long as they travel well they're fair game. With us just about to cross the 30-day mark until the big event, it seems like as good a time as any to get this swaparoo started.
Now if still have questions about this exchange, or are just feeling nostalgic, you can check out the past seven exchanges. Fair warning that they are high in fat, calories, sugar, and good times.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!)The PAX East 2013 International Food Exchange (How do you like your coffee?)The PAX Prime 2013 International Food Exchange (Do You Eat the Red Ones Last?)The PAX East 2014 International Food Exchange (The Taste Just Keeps You Comin' Back)He Likes It! Hey Mikey! PAX International Food ExchangeThe PAX South 2015 International Food Exchange (What Is the Caramilk Secret?)
In the past those threads resulted in many great meet-ups being arranged, and many delicious noms being om'd. Now at PAX Primes past, we've failed to establish a good meetup time or location, though we did attempt to congregate in the queue room one afternoon at a previous event. The queue room no longer exists, so I will gladly take suggestions as to a general meetup date and time, and will update this OP when we establish something. If you can't make the meetup don't worry
(be happy), just PM the person you want to meet and arrange time and place.
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.Meet-up place will be posted here if one is arranged.
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!*** I get to add something to the Kinder Surprise warning. Also be aware of laws for importing and exporting fresh produce and meat products. Two by two hands of blue with be examining you if you don't heed these warnings. ***
We have actually had PAXers have their luggage opened and Kinders confiscated. They pose a serious risk to freedom apparently.