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After reading another post I began wondering ...

I had planned on making a nut/trail mix blend and putting it in containers for friends.

Would you eat a food gift like this or toss it?

I may need to rethink some gifts!

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Re: After reading another post I began wondering ...

I didn’t realize how many people tossed food gifts until a thread about this here a couple years ago. I think it would be fine for close friends however. 

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Re: After reading another post I began wondering ...

@shy bobcat 

I'm sorry, but I would toss it. Not only because of Covid, but there may be something in the mix I am allergic to. Many people have known and unknown allergies. I also would not make them for others.  That just might be me. Would you eat it if someone gave to you? That's the answer I would go by.

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Re: After reading another post I began wondering ...

I have given out food gifts here on my floor at my office and to the mailman for the past 23 years.  Not this year, I have already placed my order at Nothing Bundt Cakes for my gift giving.

"Live frugally, but love extravagantly."
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Re: After reading another post I began wondering ...

@shy bobcat 

 

I think the days of that kind thing are, sadly, over.

 

I've never been all that crazy about sharing food to begin with and, having cats, I knew people might be squeamish about being gifted anything I might bake.

 

So, I never did.

 

Everyone I know talked about tossing food gifts, so I encouraged others not to give me anything edible.  

 

 

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Re: After reading another post I began wondering ...

Used to spend days baking but this year resorted to sees candies.

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Re: After reading another post I began wondering ...

 I usually only gift food I have made to a couple of close relatives who request it.  My BIL's ask for my fruitcake each year, so I make it for them (one just called me munching it to say thanks and he loves it lol!).  I sometimes make goodies for my siblings who live nearby....they know I am clean and careful, so eat the stuff with no worries!

 

If I am gifted homemade goodies I will eat if I know it came from someone who keeps a clean kitchen and has good hygiene!  If those things are unknown, I toss.

 

 

 

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Re: After reading another post I began wondering ...

Just like any other gift, it's the thought that counts and is their choice what to do with it so do whatever you feel to do. 

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Re: After reading another post I began wondering ...

Every Christmas I normally gave several food gifts, often individually wrapped candy.

 

But this year I'm not giving food gifts of any kind to anyone.

 

Just my choice.  

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Re: After reading another post I began wondering ...

My family has always been welcoming for alien germs.  Never saw a food offering go to waste.  Although we did agree that some were not the best cooks 🤣