I ship oveseas to Japan. I made solid brick fudge (uncut), recipe has 3 kinds of chocolate. It has NEVER melted....I think its cuz it's not cut. I've also made this fudge in middle of summer and it was a solid chunk. It has held up nicely and not gone stale, either. I wrap it fresh with Reynolds wax paper, taping it up. Then wrap it a gazillion times
in reynolds handi-wrap, then again in heavy tin foil. As for cookies
, I made chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal scotchies, and also bar cookies (again, uncut!). I then wrap the cookies back to back, wrapping them triple times
in handiwrap. Make a log-roll type of these back-to-back cookies, then using tiny bubble wrap, wrap the whole log. then pack tightly in a sturdy box. Wrap THIS box AGAIN with handiwrap....prevents moisture and other odors from getting INSIDE the cookie box. (Don't forget the mushy love note!
) THEN put THIS box inside ANOTHER sturdy box or use the USPS boxes, putting bubble wrap inside so the inside box doesn't slide around.
Get yourself to the Post Office the same day or at least early in the morning, pay to ship the box the fastest time. You might even put a note on the inside box telling the recipient how to get to these goodies without breaking them all to pieces!
Don't dawdle, time's a-wastin'!!!
(Just as a side note, I've used the seal-a-meal....has a tendancy to smoosh some types of cookies. We did a home taste-test, cookies with seal-a-meal tasted kinda stale after 14 days. Cookies wrapped up like stated above tasted relatively fresh and were fragrant.)