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World's Strangest Illegal Souvenirs

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Kelly Kollar

Wear, admire, or consume them overseas—but don’t even think about bringing these souvenirs home.

Dried Soup Packets

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Visiting Eastern Europe and hoping to bring home the delicious taste of goulash by packing some powdered mix? The comprehensive U.S. Customs ban on meat products—generally aimed at keeping out the obvious disease-transmitting goods like uninspected sausages—is so far-reaching that “almost anything containing meat products, such as bouillon, soup mixes, etc., is not admissible.” No soup for you!

World's Strangest Illegal Souvenirs

Dried Soup Packets

Visiting Eastern Europe and hoping to bring home the delicious taste of goulash by packing some powdered mix? The comprehensive U.S. Customs ban on meat products—generally aimed at keeping out the obvious disease-transmitting goods like uninspected sausages—is so far-reaching that “almost anything containing meat products, such as bouillon, soup mixes, etc., is not admissible.” No soup for you!

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