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son deployed....how long will no fail cookies last?

post #1 of 54
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I have a son deployed....i sent a package with the no fail sugar cookies (with royal icing) for him and his platoon.....i mailed them 3 weeks ago...he still doesn't have them.... it may be two more weeks before he gets them...do you think they'll be ok?

i also made "lollipops" out of the wilton chocolate ..do you think they will be ok too?

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post #2 of 54
The longest we've ever kept them was 3 weeks, and they were fine at that point. I've never tried keeping them longer, and the only reason we kept them three weeks was as an experiment. We love those things. icon_rolleyes.gif They may be a wee bit on the stale side, but from my experience, they're pretty hardy and will probably be fine. I hope he gets them soon, though, it makes me nuts when packages are late getting where they're going.

As long as the chocolate pops don't get hot, they should be fine. I've got candy melts in colors I don't use often that are two years old, and whenever I need them, they're fine. Even if they melt a little, they'll still taste good.

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post #3 of 54
i don't know if this helps...

but a customer of mine sent a cake to her son in iraq....they put it in one of those thingys that sucks the air out....

it arrived (ugly as heck)....but still good.
post #4 of 54
Where has your son been deployed to? My husband was in Iraq for 18months, and I sent him packages weekly. It ususally took about one week for him to get his packages. Unless it was Christmas time and the mail would back up. I sent cookies, and toffee among other things. The cookies are the things that held up the best.
post #5 of 54
How did you package the cookies?
post #6 of 54
I hope your son receives the cookies, but more importantly my thoughts and best wishes are with him and the others in Iraq. Let him know that even if he doesn't get the cookies, we are all praying they come home safely.
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post #7 of 54
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thanks for the replies.....

Deanna....i put them in goodie bags....and tied them tight with riboon.....so hopefully not much air has gotten to them, maybe they will be ok to eat....especially if yours were still ok after 3 weeks...

littlecake i might look into the thing that sucks the air out....i can't think of what it is called

kellylowe.....right now my son is on ship....i can't say where...(i know you understand)...it is taking a long time for mail to get to him...

i'm just hoping they aren't too stale......i'll let everyone know when i hear from him about the cookies and pops

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post #8 of 54
My brother just returned from a year in Iraq this fall....please tell your son thank you for his service. And lots of prayers and hugs your way!!

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post #9 of 54
Very nicely said 'mgdqueen' I second that. My best friend goes out next week, so please let us know in what state he recieves the cookies. All the best
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GOD BLESS AMERICA AND ALL OF OUR MEN AND WOMEN SERVING OUR NATION.

I was deployed back during 9-11 and we always received packages from family, friends and strangers..... we sometimes got some 2 months out and for the most part everything was good, even the cookies..... during 9/11 it was HOT in the gulf do the chocolate didn't hold up too well, but that isn't to say yours won't make it.. I am sure it will. What a great idea... wish there was something we could all do for the men and women from their CakeCentral supporters.... maybe find a platoon and sponsor it and make them good and fat, because I know that MRE's and ship chow hall meals are awful! usaribbon.gif
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post #11 of 54
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LanaC ...i put everything in separate goodie bags ....50......whew! and tied them tight with curling ribbon....(pink at that...but it was for Valentines icon_biggrin.gif )....lots of bubble wrap......you don't even want to know what it cost to send it icon_eek.gif .....(but trust me i don't mind...its the least i can do)



mgdqueen thank you for your prayers.....my son is a Marine....and they are usually not in safe places....so I will take all the prayers i can get for him....i don't go to bed at night without praying for him, his Marines and all our service members....

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post #12 of 54
My husband was there for a year. When I sent stuff, I would usually "pretty package" it and then ziplock that baby tight. Most of his items would only take about two weeks, though. I'm sure the cookies will be fine.
post #13 of 54
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ape, lexy, SouthernSuzieSweets

thanks for your replies.....like i said...can't really say where he is....I know you all understand.

I will tell you that as a Mom the hardest thing i have ever had to do is tell him bye......

You are all so sweet....you're bringing tears to my eyes.....which granted these days come all to easy! icon_cry.gif

SSS....thank you for your service to our country.....glad to know the stuff you received was still in good condtion even after some extended time months...

i just wanted to do something for my son and his platoon.....it will be interesting to see what these Marines think about all that pink stuff!!!!! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #14 of 54
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i hadn't thought about ziplock bags.....thats a good idea......i could get one of those really big ones they make now....(to get 50 in)....thanks....
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post #15 of 54
If they're anything like my husband's group, they'll think that pink tastes pretty daggone good. icon_biggrin.gif
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