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Bringing butter back to Switzerland

Does anyone know whether it is permitted (by airlines such as Easyjet, Ryanair etc) to bring back a tub or two of salted butter when flying back to Switzerland from England ? I know that all "creams" (face creams, handcream, toothpaste etc) have to be in a separate see-through plastic bag but I don't know about a tub of butter.
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Re: Bringing butter back to Switzerland

I think I read somewhere that butter, like cream, is classified as a liquid. So it's max 100ml with carry on luggage, otherwise you need to put it in the hold.
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Re: Bringing butter back to Switzerland

Maybe you haven't yet realised that Migros sells salty butter. You find it in small rolls in a foil packaging, next to the herb butter.
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Re: Bringing butter back to Switzerland

First google hit for "butter carry-on liquid". It's not rocket science (but then there's probably no liquid limit on rocket travel).
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Re: Bringing butter back to Switzerland

Last Tango in Paris anybody ?
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Maybe you haven't yet realised that Migros sells salty butter. You find it in small rolls in a foil packaging, next to the herb butter.
Most supermarkets sell it in blocks too, can't remember offhand if they're 200 or 250g. Right next to the 'normal' butter.
Even wider choice if you can get to a french (or german) supermarket, beats faffing about trying to bring the stuff back from the UK.
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First google hit for "butter carry-on liquid". It's not rocket science (but then there's probably no liquid limit on rocket travel).
Damn! I can't take my buttered chocolate spread, peanut butter and cheese sandwiches then?

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I'll, erm, pass for the moment. Thanks for the offer though.
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Maybe you haven't yet realised that Migros sells salty butter. You find it in small rolls in a foil packaging, next to the herb butter.
I've been living in Switzerland for over 40 years and I've known about those silly little rolls of "salted" butter since they were introduced in the mid 1970s. But they are so small, they only seem to last for two or three slices of toast. I know that Jim's has it (Geneva area) and he also has Utterly Butterly but that's a 2 hr drive away for me. I just thought it may be an idea to bring some back when I fly over to GB for a funeral soon.

@adrianlondon: thanks for the screenshot about the regulations.

@Anjela: You don't know WHICH supermarkets, do you ? Lidl, Aldi, Migros and Coop in our area don't sell it. I know that German supermarkets over the border in, e.g. Lörrach, Weil am Rhein etc. do but I rarely get up there.
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Re: Bringing butter back to Switzerland

My local Migros (Geneva) sells at least one type of salted butter in a block, although I must admit I usually buy it in France where there's a wider choice and it's cheaper. Last time I even spotted some Kerrygold.

Jim's has an online shop now, but his Kerrygold is nearly eleven francs a time, which is crazy money just for a slab of butter.

http://www.jims-british-market.com/?page_id=161

If you've got room in your hold luggage it might be worth bringing some back!!
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Re: Bringing butter back to Switzerland

Our in laws always bring a bunch of food stuff for us .. Dog knows how they get away with it..

In the hand luggage last time they brought 1kg of Lorne sausage, 1kg of stornaway black pudding. And wait for it -- A family sized steak pie!!
Plus assorted other stuff like a pack of bacon and tattle scones.

Roll on next visit.
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Re: Bringing butter back to Switzerland

What the hell is wrong with taking a pack of unsalted butter, leaving at room temperature for an hour or two, and mashing in some sea salt flakes then putting it back in the fridge? I haven't tried it as I don't like salted butter, but it can't take more than a few minutes.
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Re: Bringing butter back to Switzerland

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What the hell is wrong
Almost everything, since the fat texture get destroyed

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but it can't take more than a few minutes.
And the few hours mentioned before.
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Re: Bringing butter back to Switzerland

Just salt it after you spread it!

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Re: Bringing butter back to Switzerland

Migros does a small pack - 200g, I think. But Coop does sell a bigger one - 450g. Both supermarkets have them in the butter aisle - and it's not so tricky to find!
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Our in laws always bring a bunch of food stuff for us .. Dog knows how they get away with it..

In the hand luggage last time they brought 1kg of Lorne sausage, 1kg of stornaway black pudding. And wait for it -- A family sized steak pie!!
Plus assorted other stuff like a pack of bacon and tattle scones.

Roll on next visit.
Presumably they get away with it because they don't declare and don't get stopped. All the above are allowed on the plane, but there's a 1kg duty free limit per person for meat.
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Presumably they get away with it because they don't declare and don't get stopped. All the above are allowed on the plane, but there's a 1kg duty free limit per person for meat.
Or there's more than two of them in the family?
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Re: Bringing butter back to Switzerland

In a world where salt amounts are hard enough to control as it is, the last thing I would buy is salted butter. Unsalted for the win.

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Re: Bringing butter back to Switzerland

Another question:

Is it OK for me to take coals to Newcastle??
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Re: Bringing butter back to Switzerland

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Almost everything, since the fat texture get destroyed
I'm not talking about melting the butter, softening it is all that will be needed

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And the few hours mentioned before.
Well you wouldn't be sat there waiting for it to soften. And I guess 30 mins would be enough in a warm kitchen.
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Re: Bringing butter back to Switzerland

Couldn't you just sprinkle salt on your toast, butter and jam?

I mean, what do you do for any other dish that doesn't have enough salt for your taste?
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