Shipping food across the country - ice packs necessary?
June 27, 2014 6:31 PM Subscribe
I want to ship (locally store-bought) chocolate and (homemade) jam across the country (US). Will the quality noticeably diminish if I don't use ice packs?
posted by dragonfruit to Food & Drink (10 answers total)
I'm thinking of using the USPS Priority 2-Day flat rate service, with bubble wrap which I hope will serve as a heat insulator. I'm shipping from Oregon to New York. A lot of online shipping guides recommend packing ice bags, but will it make a noticeable difference? (If it makes a big difference, I'll spring for some ice packs, but they are kind of a hassle to buy in small quantities.)