Brad Messer Commentary • KTSA • Friday, March 26, 2004

Cascaron Advisory

 

Cascarones are favorites for Fiesta and Easter here, and have become one of the better fundraising products for our local church groups. This year in particular, it is a good idea to buy your Confetti-filled Easter eggs locally— even though they are admittedly cheaper in Mexico.

US Customs is advising us to not buy them down south this year because of the danger of bird flu— Exotic Newcastle Disease, which is deadly. Last year, commercial flocks in Texas, Arizona, California and Nevada were eradicated because of it.

Another reason to buy locally is that by bringing a confetti egg across the border you risk a $1-thousand fine.

This cascaron business is sort of our laid-back San Antonio version of a yellow alert.

Brad Messer Commentary, KTSA.


Houston Chronicle 3/25/2004
Customs warns against importing confetti eggs

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