Kinder Surprise, that is! I was unaware of these toy-inside-candy eggs until a few years ago when I saw something about them online. They are illegal in the USA because of some stupid, archaic law from the 1930s about putting 'non-nutritive items' inside confections. I'm not sure how Cracker Jack gets away with it, unless popcorn and peanuts aren't considered a 'confection'. There was a recall in 1997, from shops that sold imported food items. The shops had also received threatening letters from the US Government, threatening legal action. Over a chocolate egg with a toy inside? Can I get a 'WTF?!?!?!' One of my friends sent these to me recently.
There are 3 eggs inside each box.
The eggs are made of white chocolate covered with regular chocolate, with a plastic case inside. This case is, apparently, considered a 'choking hazard'. As if some kid would be stupid enough to ingest it. *rolls eyes*
Inside the case is a tiny toy!!
And directions to put it together.
My plan was to save these eggs as part of my ever-growing pop culture collection, but they are just so darn good, and the pull to see what kind of toy is inside is too great, that I've been
scarfing them down nibbling them a bit faster than I thought I would. So far I've gotten 2 helicopters, 2 3D type scenes, a fox with a magnifying glass and a lion with a magnifying glass, and an inflatable paper cat head.
HERE is a link to a WordPress blog called "Free the Egg", which describes the ban in the USA. THIS is a link to a Petition to allow them in the USA, and due to some issues with the signature part hanging up, THIS is a link to add your signature to the Petition. When you think of all the things that are wrong with America, banning chocolate eggs with toys inside is beyond ridiculous. I encourage my readers to please take the time to sign the Petition and FREE THE EGG!!!!!!