If you’ve ever visited the US, you know how their customs can be. Many people bring various souvenirs from their travels, only to get them confiscated at customs. So, not to be extremely disappointed, it would be wise to know which things you shouldn’t bring back to the US, before going on a trip overseas. Of course, some of the banned things are extremely justified, like guns and drugs, but other times it makes zero sense! But, well, the law is the law, and there’s nothing we can do, except point out how ridiculous some of the banned products are. Let’s go!
You may say “I’ve seen absinthe in the store, stop BS’ing us!” and you would be right, absinthe can be found pretty much anywhere in the US, but it’s not the ultimate psychoactive, hallucinogenic drink it used to be. The “green fairy” effect comes from one of its ingredients: Artemisia absinthium, aka “grand wormwood,” which has been blamed for numerous side effects like hallucinations, muscle spasms and even seizures. This is why you won’t find the “real” absinthe in the US.
Yup, if you want to drink fresh, unpasteurized milk straight from a cow, you’d need to buy it and drink it before you come home. Almost half of all the states have banned the sale of unpasteurized milk for human consumption. The rest of the world, however, can drink as much unpasteurized milk as they wish.