I brought Reese’s peanut butter eggs for my European friends, and in return, they gave me a Kinder egg…
I’m definitely a dark chocolate girl (for the health benefits, of course) but “kinder” does mean “children” and children tend to prefer milk chocolate, so who am I to complain?
This is some of the coolest chocolate ever because it’s thin, and it bends! And it’s delicious, probably because the milk chocolate is lined with white chocolate, and none of it contains corn syrup. But I’m a texture junkie, and this was fun to eat!
Inside the little capsule was an actual toy! This is shocking to me because I grew up on Cracker Jacks and saw the prizes go from plastic magnifying glasses, to books of jokes and temporary tattoos, to the crap they give out now which is like a paper decoration for the end of your pencil!
Too cool, and these are apparently available year round. Nice!
Not so nice though is the fact that Kinder eggs are banned in the United States due to the fact that the toys are considered a choking hazard. Last year, US Customs & Border Protection seized more than 25,ooo Kinder eggs. It’s nice to see they’re keeping the country safe!
I wonder how many kids have actually choked to death on Kinder egg toys…
Those are cute!
I guess only kids in the US are stupid enough to choke on them, eh? The rest of the world doesn’t have this issue, apparently. I remember some Cracker Jack toys from years ago that could have constituted a “choking hazard.”
Save us from ourselves!
PS – I love reading your blog. :)
My daughter’s husband travels to Germany quite often & kindereggs are something he is required to bring her when he comes home.
Cuteness! Chocolate & a toy, what more do you want? Happy belated Easter! Just stumbled upon your site through the blog forest…
I never realized those were not available world wide. We have them in abundance here in Canada. Children and adults alike love their Kinder eggs, and have vast collections of the toys!
Ditto Barb – I’m guessing that only US kids are stupid enough to try and swallow a toy. It’s too bad because those are adorable!
Paula Williams says
I am a big colector of Kinder egg toys!
i agree that the children under five doesen’t should to play with them, but they didn’t deserved to be banned of United States! the parents only have to be careful at that age!
Kinder toys brought me lots of hapiness in my childhood!
ps:i love this little bunny you took!
Stephen Brite says
Hello! I’m in the United States. It’s laughably outrageous to me that Kinder Eggs are “illegal contraband” in my country because they pose a choking risk to very young children.
Here’s the deal… we all love kids and don’t want them to choke to death. It’s tragic when a child dies from choking on something — most reasonable people would likely agree with that.
But after doing some research, I discovered that whole grapes, popcorn, peanuts, round/hard candies, meat, marshmallows, carrots, apples, chewing gum, and chunks of peanut butter *also* pose a choking risk to children.
Yet none of those items are “illegal contraband” in the United States. Besides… small children are unlikely to walk into a store and personally buy Kinder Eggs themselves. Presumably a parent or other adult has to make the purchase.
Why should adults be forbidden from buying and enjoying Kinder Eggs? Simply because Kinder Eggs pose a choking risk to very young children?
I’m going to give some very serious thought to launching what could be a multi-year battle to make Kinder Eggs legal for adults to buy and possesses in the United States.
Actually, they’re illegal because they’re an edible object outside of an inedible object and the US sucks. Also, since 1991 7 confirmed cases have been made of children choking on kinder eggs. Which is a lot less than grapes.