07 Mar 2006 05:27:35
Tombre
Taking Semolina Flour to the UK?

Hello all!

After some fruitless searching on the database I've decided to pester you
all with a customs question::

I'm headed to London this coming week and would like to bring some of my
russian-style balls with me. They're filled with semolina flour; will
this pose to be a problem? I'd imagine that they might look kinda' fishy
going through an x-ray, but aside from that, is there any kind of
customs/import-law reason that I wouldn't be allowed to?

..I mean, it wouldn't be the end of the world if these got taken away --
they're pretty cheap handmade balls, but I think I'd die if I didn't have
anything russian to practice with while abroad.

Any insight you could give me would be greatly appreciated!

--Thom

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07 Mar 2006 09:57:47
Guy G
Re: Taking Semolina Flour to the UK?

Tombre wrote:
> Hello all!
>
> After some fruitless searching on the database I've decided to pester you
> all with a customs question::
>
> I'm headed to London this coming week and would like to bring some of my
> russian-style balls with me. They're filled with semolina flour; will
> this pose to be a problem? I'd imagine that they might look kinda' fishy
> going through an x-ray, but aside from that, is there any kind of
> customs/import-law reason that I wouldn't be allowed to?
>
> ..I mean, it wouldn't be the end of the world if these got taken away --
> they're pretty cheap handmade balls, but I think I'd die if I didn't have
> anything russian to practice with while abroad.
>
> Any insight you could give me would be greatly appreciated!
>
> --Thom

I doubt there's any law against bringing flour into the country - we
don't seem to have the same strict laws on food imports as other
countries. How are your balls sealed? If they're homemade, it might be
easier to bring the empty shells and something to seal them with, and
avoid the whole problem of them looking like balls of drugs on the
x-ray. You'll be able to pick up some filling material pretty easily in
London. In fact, a bag of semolina flour would pose less problem than a
ball filled with an unidentifiable powder, so you could just bring all
of the equipment you need to make new balls, and construct them here.
Guy