Hi All you Down Underers
My name is Nancy and my DH and I are going on a cruise that leaves out of Sydney on April 3. Oh I am so excited!!!
OK here is my question. I really don't want to have to pack my huge tubs of protien mixes in my fly in luggage(weight problems with luggage) or go through customs with them. So.... where do you folks go in Sydney to buy protien..
Please tell me that you don't have to internet order them. That would defeat my whole purpose.
Here are the ones which are my mainstays. Syntrax Nectar Wild Cherry, Syntrax Nectar Cappuccino, Protien Delite Coconut Almond. Do any shops sell those brands?.
OR what do you guys LOVE that is available locally. Maybe I will find a new flavor that I cannot do without.
Sure would appreciate any information that you could provide me.
Also, I will be in Sydney for about a week before we leave. Would love to meet some Aussie OHers. Could we plan something. That would be so AWESOME and FUN!!!
Thanks for your help in advance.
RNY 9-26-05 UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California
317 HW/ 297 SW/ 153 CW/ 140ish goal
Sorry I don't live in Sydney, but my best advice to you would be to contact the makers and see if they have suppliers in Australia and go from there. As well I would do an internet search for suppliers in Sydney. If you draw a blank there's your answer.
While there are protein mixes available, usually in health food stores and places that supply body builders ect, I am not sure they sell the brands you are used to.
Thankyou so much for responding. I have been emailing back and forth to one of the Sydney residents a bit and she has given me some good information.
You are right, if the company doesn't sell in AU then there is my answer and pretty much the results have been dismal. Sigh
So , it looks like I will be lugging in a couple of jugs. What the Hay..... it's only ten or fifteen pounds that I could have used on shoes.
The big hang up is that we are stopping in Hawaii before our Sydney flight. Flights in the US are limited to 50 pounds per bag and overseas flights are limited to 75 pounds. So between my DH and I we lose 100 pounds of baggage. (Since we are each allowed 2 bags each) Probably don't have any business bringing that much anyway.
But a girl has to have her shoes, right!?!?!?!?!
Anyway thanks again for replying.
I live in Sydney however am yet to have my surgery.
I'm not sure what ingredients the protein shakes have in them (apart of course from protein) however you better check you can even bring them into Australia as we have REALLY strict quarantine laws here. I once bought some salad dressing back from Canada that was unopened however it had egg product in it and I couldnt bring it in.
You may want to contact AQIS to check with them on whether you can actually bring it into Australia.
Have a wonderful trip.
Well that trip was LAST year. (Sigh)
We had a WONDERFUL time. It is a trip we will never forget. Now (of course) I would like to go back.
Never had any problems with the protien powders that I took. All were in sealed envelopes (like sample packets) and a small sealed container.
Never really "declared" it either.
Thanks for the response and best of luck on your surgery. It really is the way to go. A whole new life awaits you.