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« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2009 09:24:03 AM »

i love recieving goodies in the mail for fast consumption, but since my best friend moved in, i need to start adding raspberries, blueberries and blackberries to the list of things we cant have in the house (she is so allergic, and i love razzies, its a hard sacrifice, but she doesnt know what they taste like, so accidently eats them sometimes)

if i am sending domestically, i will send a baked good, priority only though

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« Reply #31 on: June 16, 2009 02:47:05 AM »

I don't think I'd be comfortable receiving food (homemade or otherwise), mostly because I also am vegan and most non-vegan folks don't know what to check for in ingredients lists -- stuff like cochineal, gelatin, bone-char processed sugar (you can't tell without contacting the manufacturer), casein, etc. Also, even if folks are very clean, there are still allergen risks for things like gluten, peanuts and so on, that can be very serious.

I've also noticed most food that does get traded is junk food, which, although delicious, I really don't need any more of. XD

I think it's just best to ask before sending edibles.

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« Reply #32 on: June 16, 2009 06:44:04 AM »

its usually in the surveys i fill out, but i do ask in general, i wouldnt send cookies to someone who didnt say that it was ok

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« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2009 07:40:20 PM »

i also was raised with a paranoid mother and even if store bought wrapped candy looked suspicious we werent allowd to  eat it!! so i generally wont eat things made by others, but my hubby on the other hand loves it! i think because he knows its all his and i wont eat it! i am also a ridiculously picky eater (like nothing on my plate touches picky)

but hypocritically i will send baked goods in certain swaps (the 12 days of xmas being the only one so far) i did ask before hand and am pristine about my clean hands while baking and gloves to handle the goods while packaging. i also ONLY send things that are on their list of loves. i would hate to waste my time and groceries making something that wouldnt eat

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« Reply #34 on: July 03, 2009 12:32:41 PM »

I only send store bought, I don't mind receiving from others. I hate admitting this, but there are days when I have to clean before I can eat out of there. My house would have to be spotless in order to make food for others.

I am very funny about canned food though. A simple mistake can be dangerous.

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« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2009 11:26:04 AM »

I have sent baked goods in the mail and I also pondered the same question: your swap partner must actually trust what you send.  But my partner didnt even get to open the package until about a month after I sent it, so the whole sending baked goods things...I'm not too into it anymore, the animal cookies were the largest gift in my package and totally went to waste anyway..

Ultimately, this is definitely something to discuss with your partner.

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