I've read of traveling Chowhounds bringing homemade kimchi or Bavarian sausage or Tunisian evoo back into the US, but in my own recent travels have never attempted to spirit back such preciously delicious perishables. Given customs protocol, I am certainly not asking for how-to advice -- but simply invite accounts of your past successes. Securely wrapped to prevent breakage / leakage / wafting aroma, certainly, but checked baggage vs. carry-on (vs., somehow, on one's person), declared vs. undeclared?
NB: I have perused the fascinating food-in-carry-ons thread -- http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/411909 -- but responses there 1) list items brought more than they detail method of bringing, and 2) pertain largely to domestic travel, whereas I'd love to hear specifically, and recently, international experiences.
Thanks & Happy Fourth!