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Old July 23rd, 2006, 12:59 PM
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I have a friend going to cancun, she and I would like to know, is there a limit on the number of bottles of vanilla you can have when you go through customs? She is not cruising, just a land vacation. Thanks!
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Hi kimbo,

As far as I know, she can buy as much as she can carry !
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 09:52 PM
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thanks fern...I better tell her bring some empty suitcases!
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Are you sure? I thought(could be wrong) that vanilla from Mexico is considered alcohol and thus falls under the duty-free limits. It would be worth her while to find out. You don't want to have to pay a duty when you re-enter the country.
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Old July 26th, 2006, 11:27 AM
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Buy as much as you want, there is no problem. I no longer buy vanilla there because you can really get good vanilla here and the price for quality vanilla is about the same.
Be sure to read the ingredients before you buy it. It should say, PURO, as in, PURE.
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Old July 27th, 2006, 08:09 PM
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Thanks for the tips. Will tell her to look for Puro.
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I have never encounterd a problem in bringing back vanilla. EXCEPT the transportation problem. Packing vanilla in one's suitcase does not seem like a very good ideal. Have you seen the way luggage is handled at the airport? If one bottle breaks your clothes may become worthless. You can't carry the vanilla on plane as the volumn exceeds the regulations.
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I have bought Vanilla from Cozumel, Jamaica, and now I get it from st Maartin. It is the very best. It has a flavor all its own. I bring it home for gifts for friends. Yummyyyyy. But I dont believe there is a limit on how many you can bring back. Happy cruising
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If you Google Mexican Vanilla Extract, you will discover that there are several different ways to produce Vanilla Extract. One of the cheaper ways involves chemicals that are quite dangerous to your health.
You should read the stories carefully and purchase Mexican vanilla extract that is made safely. Read the labels CAREFULLY...........
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If you Google Mexican Vanilla Extract, you will discover that there are several different ways to produce Vanilla Extract. One of the cheaper ways involves chemicals that are quite dangerous to your health.
You should read the stories carefully and purchase Mexican vanilla extract that is made safely. Read the labels CAREFULLY...........
Before the days of limits I bought Vanilla in Mexico.. PURO..and use it to this day..if my memory serves me right i bought it in a flea market..
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Hey Kimbo,

I remember when my parents brought back vanilla years ago... they thought it was like gold .

Off the subject. I see that you have been on several NCL ships. I have been on the Dawn and Gem and on May 1st we will be on the Jewel. How would you rank the Jewel with the NCL ships you have sailed. I will be traveling with my wife, 17 yr old son & 6 yr old daughter.

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It lasts forever...I bought a large bottle and still u se it.. You actually use less because it is pure and stronger
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Authentic Mexican Vanilla Extract is quite expensive.
If you found cheap Mexican Vanilla extract in Mexico, it was probably made partly or completely from Coumarin, a natural plant extract that tastes like vanilla - but is also used as a blood thinner and a rat poison.

Even in small doses, it can be toxic - depending on your age and health.

Be careful.

"Pure Honey" sold in America actually is not required to contain any honey at all.
Most Pure Honey sold in America does contain honey - but not more than 50%.

Do yo suppose that Mexico's Food Purity laws are any better than the ones in America??
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