I'm thinking about sending some frozen cupcakes from Texas to Florida and thought using dry ice would be a good way to go. Has anyone ever shipped any food stuff with dry ice? If so, please let me know your experience (good and bad) and any other information you think I could use.
Thank you very much,
Seems to me quite a bit ago I read something about dry ice being dangerous. Don’t use it in enclosed places like a car etc. Personally I have never used it. Don’t know if that helps. You might try talking to someone who works for the company you wan to use — post office, UPS, FedX etc. Good luck.
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This is how Omaha Steaks ships all its steaks. They ship overnight and the dry ice is in a sealed container/zip loc bag.
i get overnight shipments in foam ice chests sometimez with dry ice packs in them, usually has a regular ice pack -- and like lynne said, the different shippers have shipping container kits and all you have to do is put in the cupcakes and pay a fortune --
That’s good to know. I’ll tuck that info in the back of my brain for anyone else asking:)
I'm just wondering if the cost of the overnight shipping, packaging, and dry ice are worth the hassle for something as delicate as cupcakes. I had packages stating FRAGILE all over in BOLD and bright letters, just to have a box delivered all smashed and torn.
reggie -- yes -- like maybe sending fudge or cookies would be more efficient and less costly -- esp if you use those USPS pre- priced shipping boxes