Jun 9, 2008, 10:37 AM
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I use poppy seeds in baking and cooking. Two years ago, I brought a modest jar of them through MLM airport without a problem. (They were more interested in inspecting the bag with the 5 lbs of chocolate chips in it.)
However, late last year, when I went to the baker's supply house in Morelia, "La Frontera", and asked about "semillas de amapola" the man who had helped me gave me a strange look, and said, "There are problems..we can't sell poppy seeds... due to drug enforcement.", or words to that effect.
Friends about to drive here from NOB are offering to carry some baking specialty items to restock my dwindling supplies.
I saw poppy seeds in the Nora Mill catalog online. (We may be buying grits and other grains fron them.)
Would they be running a risk of problems with Mexican law enforcement if they carried culinary poppy seeds in their car?
Thank you for your knowledgeable responses.