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7 minutes ago, DaRoadrunner said:

Finding, ordering and shipping stuff is easy. Getting Thai Customs Dept's sticky fingers off it is something else. Fortunately your average Somchai does not know what Peanut Butter is!

 

 

I order food stuffs all the time, mostly with no Customs problem.

 

The tips for that include:

--having the items sent by national postal service like USPS, instead of private couriers like DHL and FedEx, and thus delivered here by ThaiPost.

--keeping the declared value of individual shipments under the 1500 baht customs "small package" exemption amount.

--trying to avoid things that by their appearance might be mistaken for some kinds of drugs, which can prompt Customs to open them and tear the packaging open, and then leave the contents spilled out loose in your box.

 

PS - On two different occasions, that's exactly what Thai customs did with two of my packages. They didn't charge me any duty or tax. But in one case, they tore open retail packed plastic bags of gluten free oatmeal. And in another case, similarly tore open some also retail packaged bags of Reece's Pieces chocolate candies. But both of those episodes happened a couple years ago, and haven't had repeats of that since.

 

 

 

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Yep, that's the Raitip brand I mentioned above.... works quite well for homemade PB.  

Makro has food processors....I'm sure Robinson's & others do too.....

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1 minute ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

I order food stuffs all the time with no Customs problem.

 

The tips for that include:

--having the items sent by national postal service like USPS, instead of private couriers like DHL and FedEx, and thus delivered here by ThaiPost.

--keeping the declared value of individual shipments under the 1500 baht customs "small package" exemption amount.

--trying to avoid things that by their appearance might be mistaken for some kinds of drugs, which can prompt Customs to open them and tear the packaging open, and then leave the contents spilled out loose in your box.

 

None of this negates the fact that Thai Customs are totally corrupt.

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50 minutes ago, DaRoadrunner said:

None of this negates the fact that Thai Customs are totally corrupt.

 

If ya want stuff from abroad (vs. going without locally), ya gotta deal with the system as it exists and make it work for you as best as possible. At least, that's the way I approach it.

 

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Well! , I have hummed & hawed over which food processor to buy for over 6 Months and finally today , chose this one , made my first batch of peanut butter (500gm). Sure beats pounding away with the mortar & pestle.

Thanks all for your many suggestions and tips.

Happy Festive Greetings.

 

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On 12/28/2019 at 6:19 PM, a3tsw said:

Well! , I have hummed & hawed over which food processor to buy for over 6 Months and finally today , chose this one , made my first batch of peanut butter (500gm). Sure beats pounding away with the mortar & pestle.

Thanks all for your many suggestions and tips.

Happy Festive Greetings.

 

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Where did you buy the KitchenAid model from?

 

What kind of power/wattage does it have?

 

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I bought from Central Dept. Store in Phuket , not sure about the power/wattage , had a look through the instructions book , but couldn’t find any specifications. However it made short work of the 500gm of peanuts that I threw into it , took longer to wash & clean the thing up after I had finished with it.

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I"try to make my own PB  , I have two blenders,  and go to Makro to buy peanuts 

now, I bought 100 % Morissons peanut butter at Big C, 149 bahts for 340 gr ( no salt , everything natural ) 

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A couple of tips for you  , when making peanut butter , always use a food processor, rather than a blender , and when buying peanuts , the one that are partially chopped up are better , as they take less time to process and save on wear on the blades.

will be making a new batch today. Cost 74baht for 1kg.

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My comment won't help you to make peanut butter but I think it is worth sharing. My late father lived to the age of 83, most of that in good health. He always claimed that peanut butter was one of the reasons for that good health.

So following in his footsteps, I eat peanut butter every morning, almost every day of the year. Not just because of his belief but because it is my spread of choice with jam or honey on toast.

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On 1/21/2020 at 8:01 AM, Aforek said:

I"try to make my own PB  , I have two blenders,  and go to Makro to buy peanuts 

now, I bought 100 % Morissons peanut butter at Big C, 149 bahts for 340 gr ( no salt , everything natural ) 

 

I buy 500g bags of peeled peanuts from Foodland for about 40-42b, and roast and grind/blend my own... 500g for 40-42b. No salt. Everything natural.

 

 

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