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food on the plane

in a villa and looking to bring food over in a suitcase not a a huge amount but enough for a couple of days, has anyone experinced any trouble getting threw customs?

cheers franky

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1. Re: food on the plane

As long as it is in your hold luggage, there should be no problem.

But why not save the weight? We do have shops here.

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2. Re: food on the plane

curbsor someone on the site said meats, ie chicken ,bacon sausage, was expensive in or around alberfeirer/sesmaries.

thank you for responce

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3. Re: food on the plane

Most foods are not a problem thesedays within the E.U.

…hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/…

Click onto the pink line near the bottom of the page, this all applies to the E.U. too.

Edited: 15 April 2011, 22:38
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4. Re: food on the plane

Of course it's not expensive. Go to Algarve Shopping, inside there is a hypermarket Continente where you can find whatever you need, at cheap prices.

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5. Re: food on the plane

Woudent bother its cheaper in the supermarkets over there and you can get more and fresher produce.

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6. Re: food on the plane

agree wrappido, only thing we ever bring are English teabags & coffee, everything else is as good as UK with comparable prices.Lean back bacon to me is no dearer than the UK.

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7. Re: food on the plane

The good point of taking food with you is you will have space in your luggage to take pressies or items you buy on your hols home but I agree supermarkets sell all you will need and cheaper. We only take hand luggage and the only thing i put in is Barrys tea for the hubby .

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8. Re: food on the plane

Shopping of course depends on where you are staying and if you have the use of a car or don't mind paying a few € for a taxi if necessary!

Sesmarias has only a few mini markets. There's a good Ápolonia supermarket in Galé, but that might be a couple of miles down the road depending on which bit of Sesmarias. Otherwise the Continente hypermarket at Algarve Shopping is about 4 miles, the big stores in Albufeira eg Continente/Modelo, Pingo Doce and LIDL are between 2 and 3 miles.

Most things here are cheaper than in the UK. Except UK teabags of course!

Edited: 16 April 2011, 06:01
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9. Re: food on the plane

Perhaps things are cheaper if you have easy access to big supermarkets etc, but a lot of holiday makers end up using local small minimarts that can be really expensive, buying a few bits on the way back from the beach everyday. For many who do a 'big shop' 50 weeks of a year, it's a nice thing not to have to do so on holiday.

If they haven't got access to a hire car or are prepared to pay bus fares there and a cab home (all of which needs to be organised and then added to the cost of the shop) It can be cheaper to pop a few bits in a suitcase.

Edited: 16 April 2011, 12:47
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10. Re: food on the plane

have not got acces to a car plus there are twelve in total staying in a villa,so need to get most of the food and alchol in one trip.