Why is Trix not sold in Canada

Declare Trix for Canada?


I'm visiting some friends in Canada (I'm from the USA) and they told me that Trix is ​​no longer sold there and that I should bring them some because of nostalgia.

When looking up information on why Trix is ​​not sold in Canada, I found two reasons. that Trix is ​​simply no longer being sold there (which seems like a company decision) and that the sale is prohibited because it contains BHT.

Not sure what is right, but I've been looking to see if there is any information on whether it is banned from entering Canada ... so I wonder if it is safe to declare and bring this with you? I will be entering the United States with the vehicle.



Reply:


Stupid Rabbit, Trix are for Americans!

Or maybe not. Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) is listed on Health Canada's "Approved Food Additives" list, with a specific approval for "Dried Breakfast Cereals". Unless they wildly exceed the limits, Trix is ​​unlikely to be banned for it, although that chemical name sounds paint thinner and tasty.

In general, if you have the slightest doubt, explaining is always the safer way: it is much better to have something confiscated than to be brought down on your knees for smuggling.

That said, I can't really see Canadian Customs getting too bothered by a box of cereal and there's no need to be too specific. I would just ask something like "Hey, do I need to declare some food that I have with me?" And when you ask what "a box of cereal". The chances are damn high they'll beckon you.






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