Food brainstorming help? Specifically, I’m getting ready to start making items for the Patreon June subscription boxes, and I realized that I’m not sure what food items will be safe to ship in heat.
Especially since even Priority Mail shipping seems to sometimes be delayed a few days due to the pandemic — I’m imagining a box sitting in 90 degrees for several days. Chocolates & marshmallows won’t survive that, even if I included an ice pack.
I’m looking at what Harry & David ships for ideas.
I think it should be safe to ship:
– cookies and brownies
– spiced nuts
– jams and chutneys (following proper canning procedures in advance)
– herbal tea blends (tisane)
– and of course, curry powder
I’m not sure about how these will hold up:
– scones and muffins
– our milk toffee (which is basically fudge)
– soft caramels
– lollipops and other hard candies
Thoughts? I’m going to spend more time researching food safety guidelines for this, but if I happen to have any experts reading this, would appreciate the advice!