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2013-03-14 05:42:31 PM
I wish they had these when I was a kid over 30 years ago. Hey, wait a minute! I think Subby just insulted me.
 
2013-03-14 05:56:08 PM
Bring back Lawn Darts and we'll call it square.
 
2013-03-14 06:10:10 PM
Kinder Eggs are still banned. This is an attempt to idiot-proof Kinder Eggs for Americans
 
2013-03-14 06:21:00 PM
Kinder Chocolate Surprise Eggs are coming to the US in time for Easter after it was decided children aren't as stupid as they were thirty years ago.

/there is a difference subby
//now who's stupid?
 
2013-03-14 06:23:17 PM

ArkAngel: Kinder Eggs are still banned. This is an attempt to idiot-proof Kinder Eggs for Americans


So a large single plastic toy? Not a ship in the bottle kit? lame.
 
2013-03-14 06:32:24 PM

ArkAngel: Kinder Eggs are still banned. This is an attempt to idiot-proof Kinder Eggs for Americans


I don't think they know what caliber of idiots they're dealing with
 
2013-03-14 06:37:09 PM
Oh hell, kids are dumber than they were thirty years ago.

/time to panic
 
2013-03-14 06:42:34 PM
Oh look, yet another thread where the older generation thinks the new generation is the dumbest ever, never mind the exact same opinion was shared by every other generation before them.
 
2013-03-14 06:44:57 PM
what about an egg made ENTIRELY out of NUTELLA
 
2013-03-14 06:46:06 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: what about an egg made ENTIRELY out of NUTELLA



I totally have a food boner right now.
 
2013-03-14 06:46:53 PM
CSB:

I'm driving up to Canada next week. and you know what?  F*ck it.  Instead of smuggling back some Cuban cigars and rum, I'm bringing back some Kinder eggs.
 
2013-03-14 06:48:19 PM

The_Sponge: Jon iz teh kewl: what about an egg made ENTIRELY out of NUTELLA


I totally have a food boner right now.


what about one made of MARMITE and VEGEMITE
 
2013-03-14 06:51:38 PM
I loved Kinder Surprise eggs when I lived in Europe as a kid.  I never knew why the hell they weren't in the US until today.

My favorite was a little car (assembly required) that had a little friction-inertia engine.  It was a great little lesson in mechanics and physics.  It never crossed my mind to try to eat it.

My GOD we're a lame people sometimes.
 
2013-03-14 06:59:57 PM

doyner: I loved Kinder Surprise eggs when I lived in Europe as a kid.  I never knew why the hell they weren't in the US until today.

My favorite was a little car (assembly required) that had a little friction-inertia engine.  It was a great little lesson in mechanics and physics.  It never crossed my mind to try to eat it.

My GOD we're a lame people sometimes.


eat it why not
Ambien Walrus says so
 
2013-03-14 07:06:06 PM
Does this mean we can start putting the little baby back into King Cakes?
 
2013-03-14 07:20:32 PM
Cracker Jacks now has 'prizes' that just printed paper stuff. No plastic, rings, tokens etc.
 
2013-03-14 07:34:07 PM
And Americans call themselves free....but aren't allowed Kinder Eggs.

YOU PEOPLE ARE BACKWARDS BUM-NASTY FARKTARDS.
 
2013-03-14 07:34:07 PM
Just arrest lawyers that step within 100' of a courtroom. That's the best thing one can do for a society.
 
2013-03-14 07:35:39 PM

doyner: I loved Kinder Surprise eggs when I lived in Europe as a kid.  I never knew why the hell they weren't in the US until today.

My favorite was a little car (assembly required) that had a little friction-inertia engine.  It was a great little lesson in mechanics and physics.  It never crossed my mind to try to eat it.

My GOD we're a lame people sometimes.


I loved them as a kid in the U.S. I didn't know my family had been breaking the law until today.
 
2013-03-14 07:35:57 PM
seven more months until hallo-ween Silver Shamrock!
 
2013-03-14 07:38:02 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Bring back Lawn Darts and we'll call it square.


If you sharpen a stick and throw it at someone, isn't it basically the same thing?
 
2013-03-14 07:38:15 PM

The_Sponge: CSB:

I'm driving up to Canada next week. and you know what?  F*ck it.  Instead of smuggling back some Cuban cigars and rum, I'm bringing back some Kinder eggs.


fta: Apparently, more than 60,000 Surprise eggs are seized at the U.S. border each year with penalties up to $2,500 per egg.

Good luck with that...
 
2013-03-14 07:38:57 PM

The_Sponge: Jon iz teh kewl: what about an egg made ENTIRELY out of NUTELLA


I totally have a food boner right now.


Me too, and I'm a chick!

/not one of those "don't call me a chick" chicks, obviously.
 
2013-03-14 07:39:48 PM

AntonChigger: If you sharpen a stick and throw it at someone, isn't it basically the same thing?


It just isn't the *same,* man.
 
2013-03-14 07:40:50 PM

doyner: My favorite was a little car (assembly required) that had a little friction-inertia engine.  It was a great little lesson in mechanics and physics.  It never crossed my mind to try to eat it.


Heh, I spent way too much money on eggs trying to get that toy! But I always ended up with a model of some wacky Norwegian cartoon character or something instead.

Good times.
 
2013-03-14 07:42:09 PM
Kinder eggs are the shiat. Everytime I hit Rewe for groceries, I always have to get two or three. Easter's the best because of the ostrich egg sized Kinder eggs that are put out. Nice to know I'll get to continue my addiction when I move back to the states.
 
2013-03-14 07:45:06 PM

doyner: I loved Kinder Surprise eggs when I lived in Europe as a kid.  I never knew why the hell they weren't in the US until today.

My favorite was a little car (assembly required) that had a little friction-inertia engine.  It was a great little lesson in mechanics and physics.   It never crossed my mind to try to eat it.

My GOD we're a lame people sometimes.


Want to know how I know you're not a Lardass-American
 
2013-03-14 07:46:05 PM
Very timely, a new Pope and Kinder Surprise returns.
 
2013-03-14 07:46:39 PM

GAT_00: Oh look, yet another thread where the older generation thinks the new generation is the dumbest ever, never mind the exact same opinion was shared by every other generation before them.


Which, of course, is proof that we are indeed getting dumber every generation.

This article encapsules (snort) life in the US perfectly.
 
2013-03-14 07:47:53 PM

Satanus Maximus: Kinder eggs are the shiat. Everytime I hit Rewe for groceries, I always have to get two or three. Easter's the best because of the ostrich egg sized Kinder eggs that are put out. Nice to know I'll get to continue my addiction when I move back to the states.


except no. you won't. these aren't Kinder Eggs. these are cheap knock-off Choco Treasures (made in Turkey).

so yes, it is a "surprise" chocolate egg. but it is not a Kinder Egg.
 
2013-03-14 07:48:11 PM
There is only PEEPS
static.happyplace.com
 
2013-03-14 07:48:30 PM
When I was a kid we had home-made Kinder Eggs.
 
2013-03-14 07:48:33 PM
I like Easter only because of the sales on the giant kinder eggs

/Christmas has the giant ball ones too
//heh, giant balls
 
2013-03-14 07:49:10 PM
Well, balut in bosco, but same thing.
 
2013-03-14 07:51:43 PM

calbert: except no. you won't. these aren't Kinder Eggs. these are cheap knock-off Choco Treasures (made in Turkey).

so yes, it is a "surprise" chocolate egg. but it is not a Kinder Egg.


Man, those things suck. You never realize how different cheap plastic toys can be until you compare a Choco-Surprise Egg with a Kinder Surprise Egg. The former has some plastic crap you need to assemble. The latter has something a little awesome you want to assemble.
 
2013-03-14 07:53:22 PM
I just assumed that Kinder eggs were available in the States. But now that I think of it I've never seen them in movies or shows, unlike most American cultural things. For example peeps; never seen one in Canada.

Anyway, I hope you folks can get real Kinder Surprises soon, and not their GoBot equivalent.
 
2013-03-14 07:55:00 PM
Meanwhile, up in Canada, they just released Kinder Eggs for girls.

Because apparently girls these days are unable to play with regular Kinder eggs? They can't figure them out? Because "boy" is the default and making special Kinder eggs means making specifically "girl" kinder eggs and not "boy" kinder eggs?

This kinda thing pisses me off. I grew up playing with regular Kinder eggs and I liked assembling the toy soldiers and cars and stuff as much as any other child.

/ get off my lawn.
 
2013-03-14 07:56:50 PM

ArkAngel: Kinder Eggs are still banned. This is an attempt to idiot-proof Kinder Eggs for Americans


As much as I enjoy pointing the finger at stupid Americans and laughing, this isn't one of those cases.

It's not the people who are too stupid for Kinder Eggs, it's their government. These are specifically designed around the exact limitations imposed by US law. I am sure that American children would be able to manage to pry apart proper eggs and assemble the toys inside as well as anyone else.

Aside from the many little piggies who will swallow the entire thing whole, of course.
 
2013-03-14 07:57:59 PM
I read it as "Kender suprise egg"
 
2013-03-14 08:00:10 PM
kine eggs?
rlv.zcache.com
 
2013-03-14 08:01:44 PM

Tell me more about chocolate, Dominique.


foodbeast.com

Tell me more about anything you want to.
 
2013-03-14 08:03:10 PM
I never saw Kinder Eggs, but I can tell you that at least 80% of the prizes you got from cereal snd Cracker Jacks were AWESOME!

The crap they put in currently doesn't deserve notice compared to the old stuff.
 
2013-03-14 08:03:39 PM
blogs.friendlybeings.com
I don't care what de white mon say, Santa Claus is a black mon.
 
2013-03-14 08:04:05 PM

GAT_00: Oh look, yet another thread where the older generation thinks the new generation is the dumbest ever, never mind the exact same opinion was shared by every other generation before them.


That doesn't mean it isn't true.
 
2013-03-14 08:04:26 PM
Those look like something you'd get at the dollar store. I had a boyfriend, years ago, who opened a Kinder Egg and replaced the toy with a nugget of bud and gave it to me. That was an awesome surprise, let me tell you. You couldn't even tell it had been opened.
 
2013-03-14 08:05:12 PM
Those are not Kinder surprise. I try to get those down here, along with Canadian Smarties.

/Stupid people are still stupid
 
2013-03-14 08:05:42 PM
Wait... what?  You can't buy Kinder Eggs in the US?

I did not know that..
DNRTA
 
2013-03-14 08:05:46 PM

SpdrJay: I never saw Kinder Eggs, but I can tell you that at least 80% of the prizes you got from cereal snd Cracker Jacks were AWESOME!

The crap they put in currently doesn't deserve notice compared to the old stuff.


,,,original Cracker Jack toys...

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-14 08:08:00 PM

The_Sponge: CSB:

I'm driving up to Canada next week. and you know what?  F*ck it.  Instead of smuggling back some Cuban cigars and rum, I'm bringing back some Kinder eggs.


If you weren't all the way in Seattle, I'd ask you to bring back a pair of Cubans as well.
 
2013-03-14 08:09:41 PM
swag
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2013-03-14 08:09:55 PM

AntonChigger: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Bring back Lawn Darts and we'll call it square.

If you sharpen a stick and throw it at someone, isn't it basically the same thing?


Not even close. You need the extra weight at the tip for maximum penetration.
 
2013-03-14 08:09:56 PM
But first, a history lesson. In 1938, the FDA passed The Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, which prohibits "non-nutritive (inedible) object inside a candy.

It's a Kinder Egg.  It IS a non-nutritive, inedible object.

It's no different than encasing a toy inside a candle.
 
2013-03-14 08:15:33 PM

ArkAngel: Kinder Eggs are still banned. This is an attempt to idiot-proof Kinder Eggs for Americans


FTFA:  The Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act... prohibits "non-nutritive (inedible) object inside a candy."

I don't see how these eggs are any more legal than Kinder Eggs.
 
2013-03-14 08:16:40 PM
This is equivalent of Megablocks to real Legos.  I just had one of them, it's awful.
 
2013-03-14 08:17:05 PM

GAT_00: Oh look, yet another thread where the older generation thinks the new generation is the dumbest ever, never mind the exact same opinion was shared by every other generation before them.


Maybe you should stop giving the older generation ammunition.
 
2013-03-14 08:18:45 PM
You want to know what was in it?  Stickers!  Farking terrible stickers.
 
2013-03-14 08:21:21 PM
And the chocolate itself tasted like dirt.
 
2013-03-14 08:22:30 PM

BarkingUnicorn: ArkAngel: Kinder Eggs are still banned. This is an attempt to idiot-proof Kinder Eggs for Americans

FTFA:  The Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act... prohibits "non-nutritive (inedible) object inside a candy."

I don't see how these eggs are any more legal than Kinder Eggs.


It's not fully enclosed
 
2013-03-14 08:23:06 PM
Speaking of easter, stations of the cross in marshmallow peeps:  http://www.doriabiddle.com/Stations1.html
 
2013-03-14 08:32:19 PM

maverickzy: This is equivalent of Megablocks to real Legos.  I just had one of them, it's awful.


you aren't supposed to eat the blocks either... I guess the ban targets you?
 
2013-03-14 08:32:46 PM
i don't see why you're all wetting yourselves over kinder eggs... had one in the UK... a thin layer of lackluster chocolate and some crap "prize"
 
2013-03-14 08:32:53 PM
I keep a couple of Easter eggs in my special sac.  If you're a hot dude and like Kinder Eggs, well, I've got something I'm sure you'll like even more.  Emails to my username at gmail dot com.
 
2013-03-14 08:34:00 PM
Man, I used to get Por Sorpresas down in TJ all the time! Along with limon, tamarindo, and obleas! YUM!

/they're hard to find in Seattle, America's Whitest City
 
2013-03-14 08:35:59 PM
My local European bakery has the Kinder Eggs behind the counter. You just have to know that they carry them and ask for them specifically. Also it helped that I have a mess of aunts living in Germany who would mail us care packages loaded with all the good stuff to include the eggs.

What's presented in TFA is a paltry mimic.
 
2013-03-14 08:39:15 PM

The_Sponge: Jon iz teh kewl: what about an egg made ENTIRELY out of NUTELLA


I totally have a food boner right now.


I think we've found the next 'bacon'-type fad; for some reason I keep hearing about freaking Nutella like it's the newest hottest thing. I was introduced to it in the late 80s... and while it's good, I have never really had cravings for it or wanted to eat it often.

/heathen, I know
 
2013-03-14 08:40:48 PM

Dahnkster: swag
[www.blippee.com image 453x231] [4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x629][stumptownblogger.typepad.com image 640x480][image.timepassagesnostalgia.com image 672x456]


I see a Cowmumble in the upper right of that second pic. This warms my heart, because I still have all seven Freakies (and some duplicates). They're on my bedside table right now, because my 5 year old son plays with them.
(also brought out my 40 year old LEGO- what do you know? They still work!)
 
2013-03-14 08:41:43 PM
The new Kinder eggs in Europe have a little piece of horse meat inside now.
 
2013-03-14 08:43:26 PM

ladyfortuna: The_Sponge: Jon iz teh kewl: what about an egg made ENTIRELY out of NUTELLA


I totally have a food boner right now.

I think we've found the next 'bacon'-type fad; for some reason I keep hearing about freaking Nutella like it's the newest hottest thing. I was introduced to it in the late 80s... and while it's good, I have never really had cravings for it or wanted to eat it often.

/heathen, I know


Yes, but have you tried a bacon and Nutella sammich yet?
 
2013-03-14 08:47:25 PM

Fano: Very timely, a new Pope and Kinder Surprise returns.


Coincidence? I think not.

/steeples fingers, nods knowingly
 
2013-03-14 08:49:05 PM
So lemme ask you fark lawyers and TSA flipper offers this.  I frequently travel through an international airport where they sell Kinder Eggs.  Suppose I were to purchase a few and eat the candy myself while waiting for my flight.  Could I still egally take the toys into the US?
 
2013-03-14 08:50:55 PM
Really? I'm the Weeners Terrifying Kinder Surprise Ad?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W--6KM27WQ

/takes work to make 'chocolate' and 'toy' disturbing
 
2013-03-14 08:51:41 PM

Sgt.Zim: ladyfortuna: The_Sponge: Jon iz teh kewl: what about an egg made ENTIRELY out of NUTELLA


I totally have a food boner right now.

I think we've found the next 'bacon'-type fad; for some reason I keep hearing about freaking Nutella like it's the newest hottest thing. I was introduced to it in the late 80s... and while it's good, I have never really had cravings for it or wanted to eat it often.

/heathen, I know

Yes, but have you tried a bacon and Nutella sammich yet?


No... and I will not.
 
2013-03-14 08:51:48 PM
legally
 
2013-03-14 08:52:32 PM

timharrod: Really? I'm the Weeners Terrifying Kinder Surprise Ad?


I'd have assumed the preposition 'to' would serve as a breaker.
 
2013-03-14 08:53:11 PM
I think a local international food market sells them. I'll have to check next time I'm in there.
 
2013-03-14 08:56:33 PM
 What freaks me out is the $2500 fine per egg that they mentioned. Like most frequent travelers, I sneak those things in for relatives all the time.

No one ever blinks, and its not like a box of things things that shape, wrapped in foil, and with a toy in the middle of the x-ray could look like much of anything else. No hassles, just one Christmas a bemused smile from the xray tech.

 How much of a dick do you have to be to get hit with a stupid ass fine like that? Still, stupid rule that needs to go.
 
2013-03-14 09:01:15 PM

AntonChigger: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Bring back Lawn Darts and we'll call it square.

If you sharpen a stick and throw it at someone, isn't it basically the same thing?


Mumblety Peg FTW.
 
2013-03-14 09:10:36 PM
Those aren't Kinder eggs... so maybe the stupid kids grew up to write headlines.
 
2013-03-14 09:11:42 PM

swingerofbirches: The new Kinder eggs in Europe have a little piece of horse meat inside now.


heheheh
 
2013-03-14 09:14:57 PM
Maybe our generations are getting dumber because we ban things that would eliminate stupid children from the gene pool.
 
2013-03-14 09:17:48 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: The_Sponge: Jon iz teh kewl: what about an egg made ENTIRELY out of NUTELLA


I totally have a food boner right now.

what about one made of MARMITE and VEGEMITE


and DOLOMITE
 
2013-03-14 09:18:21 PM
I'm busy not caring.....
 
2013-03-14 09:29:35 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: what about an egg made ENTIRELY out of NUTELLA


That...is a spoonful of Nutella. Easy to make at home, with a spoon and a jar of Nutella.
 
2013-03-14 09:36:00 PM

calbert: Kinder Chocolate Surprise Eggs are coming to the US in time for Easter after it was decided children aren't as stupid as they were thirty years ago now that a company has found a way around the laws that have basically banned their import since Germany was run by that Hitler fellow.

/there is a difference subby
//now who's stupid?


And likewise corrected--laws that were originally meant to prevent adulteration of children's food (the 1938 law that's the BIG prohibition) and the CPSC reg (passed to ensure kids wouldn't choke on toys included in breakfast cereal) pretty much have functionally banned anything like a Kinder Egg, and this guy MIGHT have found some technicality that allows a (legal) Kinder Egg-like product to be sold Stateside.

I also will not be a bit shocked or surprised if the CPSC and/or FDA gently reminds them that it's still close enough for government purposes, and thus still banned--we do not have a lack of Stupid Kids Who Ruin Fun Things For Everyone, as the Buckyball Saga should have proven to all (a goodly chunk of the magnet-swallowing incidents attributed to Buckyballs were NOT from toddlers...but from stupid-arse teenagers who were using Buckyballs as basically faux lip piercings or tongue piercings and managed to swallow the damn things).
 
2013-03-14 09:44:39 PM

Kejlina: Meanwhile, up in Canada, they just released Kinder Eggs for girls.

Because apparently girls these days are unable to play with regular Kinder eggs? They can't figure them out? Because "boy" is the default and making special Kinder eggs means making specifically "girl" kinder eggs and not "boy" kinder eggs?

This kinda thing pisses me off. I grew up playing with regular Kinder eggs and I liked assembling the toy soldiers and cars and stuff as much as any other child.

/ get off my lawn.


THAT.

Goddamnit, I was playing with TMNT and wrestling figurines and not girly barbie things. What was wrong with the regular Kinders?

Probably some overzealous focus group or some crap.
 
2013-03-14 09:47:29 PM

basemetal: Oh hell, kids are dumber than they were thirty years ago.

/time to panic


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Hu1ZfpX0_s

Apparently Brazilian kids are kinda stupid at least. As worlds worst dad demonstrates.
 
2013-03-14 09:48:15 PM

IWood: Jon iz teh kewl: what about an egg made ENTIRELY out of NUTELLA

That...is a spoonful of Nutella. Easy to make at home, with a spoon and a jar of Nutella.


Or if you insist on something to hold the Nutella, the Ferrero Rocher candies make a good case for being a Nutella Egg :D  (More a Nutella ball, but the general concept still works.)
 
2013-03-14 09:59:19 PM

Great Porn Dragon: calbert: Kinder Chocolate Surprise Eggs are coming to the US in time for Easter after it was decided children aren't as stupid as they were thirty years ago now that a company has found a way around the laws that have basically banned their import since Germany was run by that Hitler fellow.

/there is a difference subby
//now who's stupid?

And likewise corrected--laws that were originally meant to prevent adulteration of children's food (the 1938 law that's the BIG prohibition) and the CPSC reg (passed to ensure kids wouldn't choke on toys included in breakfast cereal) pretty much have functionally banned anything like a Kinder Egg, and this guy MIGHT have found some technicality that allows a (legal) Kinder Egg-like product to be sold Stateside.

I also will not be a bit shocked or surprised if the CPSC and/or FDA gently reminds them that it's still close enough for government purposes, and thus still banned--we do not have a lack of Stupid Kids Who Ruin Fun Things For Everyone, as the Buckyball Saga should have proven to all (a goodly chunk of the magnet-swallowing incidents attributed to Buckyballs were NOT from toddlers...but from stupid-arse teenagers who were using Buckyballs as basically faux lip piercings or tongue piercings and managed to swallow the damn things).


That's a problem with America.

When two kids die, of millions, it's nature not danger. Banning things "for the children" should really only be an option with a 1/100 injury/fatality rate. Anything less than a solid 1% or higher danger is safe enough for 99% of people, by defenition. Kinder eggs have killed exactly how many kids ever vs units sold? Totally safe. Hell, prolly safer than Japanese mochi, which is legal in the US because it's pure rice gluten.
 
2013-03-14 10:01:14 PM
thumbnails.hulu.com
 
2013-03-14 10:05:45 PM
I tried one in Toronto. They weren't nearly as great as the hype.
 
2013-03-14 10:12:02 PM

Dahnkster: [blogs.friendlybeings.com image 800x523]
I don't care what de white mon say, Santa Claus is a black mon.


FLAME ON
and I say that in a late 70's kinda way
 
2013-03-14 10:12:41 PM

MacWizard: AntonChigger: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Bring back Lawn Darts and we'll call it square.

If you sharpen a stick and throw it at someone, isn't it basically the same thing?

Not even close. You need the extra weight at the tip for maximum penetration.


My brothers and I took our lawn darts (Jarts) into the street and tossed them.

Every time, they made a 2" tubular indentation in the asphalt.
 
2013-03-14 10:19:50 PM

Dahnkster: [blogs.friendlybeings.com image 800x523]
I don't care what de white mon say, Santa Claus is a black mon.


Most motivated Easter egg hunt EVER.
 
2013-03-14 10:26:50 PM
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More Domonique makes this story more believable.
 
2013-03-14 10:27:35 PM

The_Sponge: CSB:

I'm driving up to Canada next week. and you know what?  F*ck it.  Instead of smuggling back some Cuban cigars and rum, I'm bringing back some Kinder eggs.


Booze is much more expensive up here. What kind of rum can't you buy down states?
 
2013-03-14 10:28:05 PM

Assimilate This: So lemme ask you fark lawyers and TSA flipper offers this. I frequently travel through an international airport where they sell Kinder Eggs. Suppose I were to purchase a few and eat the candy myself while waiting for my flight. Could I still egally take the toys into the US?



Yes, yes you could. Kinder Egg illegality stems from the fact that the alleged toy, per se, is a non-edible item hidden a priori inside of an edible item. Once you've eaten the chocolate, i.e. the "edible" item, said illegality is, prima facie, henceforth and for all time nullified due to the exposure of the non-edible item.

Full disclosure: I am not technically a lawyer. I do, however,watch a good deal of television and it doesn't look very hard.
 
2013-03-14 10:29:36 PM

clowncar on fire: [twimg0-a.akamaihd.net image 500x335]

More Domonique makes this story more believable.


Is that one of the aliens from Independence Day?
 
2013-03-14 10:36:46 PM
Meh, no thanks.  I buy my kids real toys and real chocolate.  No reason to cheapen both.
 
2013-03-14 10:47:31 PM

maverickzy: And the chocolate itself tasted like dirt.


THIS. The thrill of buying them at...a location not a hundred miles from CPSC headquarters was much greater than the pleasure derived from eating the candy or trying to assemble the toys.
 
2013-03-14 10:54:54 PM

clowncar on fire: [twimg0-a.akamaihd.net image 500x335]

More Domonique makes this story more believable.


THE HELL IS WRONG WITH HER FINGERS
 
2013-03-14 10:57:02 PM
Call me crazy but I have purchased many kinder eggs at local bodegas. For a banned item I seem to pick them up without utilizing clandestine tactics.
 
2013-03-14 11:02:19 PM

ArkAngel: BarkingUnicorn: ArkAngel: Kinder Eggs are still banned. This is an attempt to idiot-proof Kinder Eggs for Americans

FTFA:  The Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act... prohibits "non-nutritive (inedible) object inside a candy."

I don't see how these eggs are any more legal than Kinder Eggs.

It's not fully enclosed


What are you talking about?  Law says, "inside."  Web site says, "inside."
 
2013-03-14 11:02:47 PM
Ok, I'm not a lawyer either but this sounds strange to me..The 1938 law prohibits "non-nutritive" objects inside candy..and yet it also says that the candy encased toys (which are illegal) must be safe for children of all ages. There's a disconnect here that apparently I'm too stupid to understand.  Anybody want to help me?  Anybody..?  Bueller...?
 
2013-03-14 11:03:38 PM

The_Original_Roxtar: i don't see why you're all wetting yourselves over kinder eggs... had one in the UK... a thin layer of lackluster chocolate and some crap "prize"


We're just envious of other countries' freedoms.
 
2013-03-14 11:05:43 PM

Assimilate This: So lemme ask you fark lawyers and TSA flipper offers this.  I frequently travel through an international airport where they sell Kinder Eggs.  Suppose I were to purchase a few and eat the candy myself while waiting for my flight.  Could I still egally take the toys into the US?


Of course.  The toys are not inside of candy anymore.
 
2013-03-14 11:05:52 PM

ragnaroknroll: Ok, I'm not a lawyer either but this sounds strange to me..The 1938 law prohibits "non-nutritive" objects inside candy..and yet it also says that the candy encased toys (which are illegal) must be safe for children of all ages. There's a disconnect here that apparently I'm too stupid to understand.  Anybody want to help me?  Anybody..?  Bueller...?


If you infuse the toys with nutritive substances AND the toys are safe for children of all ages including zygotes, then the candy-toy is legal.
 
2013-03-14 11:09:55 PM

ragnaroknroll: Ok, I'm not a lawyer either but this sounds strange to me..The 1938 law prohibits "non-nutritive" objects inside candy..and yet it also says that the candy encased toys (which are illegal) must be safe for children of all ages. There's a disconnect here that apparently I'm too stupid to understand.  Anybody want to help me?  Anybody..?  Bueller...?


You've lumped the Consumer Products Safety Commission regs in with the 1938 law.
 
2013-03-14 11:10:10 PM
So, a Kinder, Gentler Surprise Egg?
 
2013-03-14 11:11:14 PM
Dude, what's with all the Dominique Zamora threads?  Is she a farker or are you guys just trying to bang her?
 
2013-03-14 11:12:13 PM
Illiterate Subby: Kinder Surprise Eggs are coming to the US in time for Easter after it was decided children aren't as stupid as they were thirty years agoThey're not Kinder Eggs, so the opinion remains that they are as stupid.
 
2013-03-14 11:21:09 PM
Assault rifles are okay but Kinder Eggs are banned?

Christ almighty.
 
2013-03-14 11:21:25 PM

Colour_out_of_Space: seven Freakies


I have a Gargle, and I treasure it.  He was my favorite character anyway.
 
2013-03-14 11:37:10 PM

SurelyShirley: Jon iz teh kewl: The_Sponge: Jon iz teh kewl: what about an egg made ENTIRELY out of NUTELLA


I totally have a food boner right now.

what about one made of MARMITE and VEGEMITE

and DOLOMITE


and ANTHRACITE
 
2013-03-14 11:37:52 PM
The seemingly absurd $2500 fine is part of the "one size fits all" law regarding the importation of contraband food items. It's mostly meant for stuff that actually is harmful in some way - fruit known to carry invasive bug species, plants that are invasive species themselves, etc. Kinder eggs just get caught in it. As for why Kinder eggs are banned, that again is a "one size fits all" law meant to prevent the sale of adulterated food.
 
2013-03-14 11:39:46 PM

JWideman: The seemingly absurd $2500 fine is part of the "one size fits all" law regarding the importation of contraband food items. It's mostly meant for stuff that actually is harmful in some way - fruit known to carry invasive bug species, plants that are invasive species themselves, etc. Kinder eggs just get caught in it. As for why Kinder eggs are banned, that again is a "one size fits all" law meant to prevent the sale of adulterated food.


I've looked up some photos of you online and all I can say is, I've got something that's "one size fits all" for you.
 
2013-03-14 11:40:28 PM

Soup4Bonnie: Tell me more about chocolate, Dominique.
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Tell me more about anything you want to.


At least this time she didn't just summarize somebody else's article and post a link like very other time I've seen her links here.
 
2013-03-14 11:44:57 PM
I may have smuggled a dozen or so out of Germany when I visited there about 10 years ago.
 
2013-03-14 11:51:06 PM
Misleading headline is misleading.

I've heard that Kinder Surprise toys have killed from 3 to 6 children in the last 30 years... (quick Google search puts 3 of them in the UK). 

Over billions of eggs sold... i'm sure more children die from choking on a candy than this.
 
2013-03-14 11:52:23 PM

Dahnkster: SpdrJay: I never saw Kinder Eggs, but I can tell you that at least 80% of the prizes you got from cereal snd Cracker Jacks were AWESOME!

The crap they put in currently doesn't deserve notice compared to the old stuff.

,,,original Cracker Jack toys...

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I can CLEARLY remember, as a kid, putting together a helicopter and rotor from Cracker Jacks - The day I got a fargin BOOK from my Cracker Jacks was the last time I bought them.
 
2013-03-14 11:56:13 PM
Aw, fark. There goes the chocolate-egg smuggling business. What are we going to do with all of those trained rabbits? Take their tiny baskets and tell them to hop it back to Belgium?
 
2013-03-14 11:56:52 PM

Penoatle: Call me crazy but I have purchased many kinder eggs at local bodegas. For a banned item I seem to pick them up without utilizing clandestine tactics.


You're crazy.

But seriously, I'm sure it's not impossible to get them across the border if you claim to have bought them for your own personal consumption. I remember when I was in grade school back in the 80s, there was a kid who occasionally had one in his lunch. Said his family had gone on vacation to Germany or somewhere the summer before. I doubt the customs agents screening their luggage would've been too concerned about travelers reselling chocolates bought abroad. If you're trucking a few over from Mexico, the border agents are probably preoccupied with checking for other substances.
 
2013-03-14 11:58:37 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: what about an egg made ENTIRELY out of NUTELLA


As long as it comes with an egg made of insulin.
 
2013-03-15 12:02:40 AM

MrHappyRotter: JWideman: The seemingly absurd $2500 fine is part of the "one size fits all" law regarding the importation of contraband food items. It's mostly meant for stuff that actually is harmful in some way - fruit known to carry invasive bug species, plants that are invasive species themselves, etc. Kinder eggs just get caught in it. As for why Kinder eggs are banned, that again is a "one size fits all" law meant to prevent the sale of adulterated food.

I've looked up some photos of you online and all I can say is, I've got something that's "one size fits all" for you.


I'm not sure whether to feel flattered or paranoid. I don't have any photos of me online that I know of.
 
2013-03-15 12:05:42 AM

cyberspacedout: Penoatle: Call me crazy but I have purchased many kinder eggs at local bodegas. For a banned item I seem to pick them up without utilizing clandestine tactics.

You're crazy.

But seriously, I'm sure it's not impossible to get them across the border if you claim to have bought them for your own personal consumption. I remember when I was in grade school back in the 80s, there was a kid who occasionally had one in his lunch. Said his family had gone on vacation to Germany or somewhere the summer before. I doubt the customs agents screening their luggage would've been too concerned about travelers reselling chocolates bought abroad. If you're trucking a few over from Mexico, the border agents are probably preoccupied with checking for other substances.


These are full cases sold at $3 or so per egg.

The chocolate is decent and the little trinket inside is kinda cool.
 
2013-03-15 12:07:58 AM

Dahnkster: There is only PEEPS
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Fire hazard! The Fire Marshall insists you remove it at once.
 
2013-03-15 12:09:16 AM

JWideman: MrHappyRotter: JWideman: The seemingly absurd $2500 fine is part of the "one size fits all" law regarding the importation of contraband food items. It's mostly meant for stuff that actually is harmful in some way - fruit known to carry invasive bug species, plants that are invasive species themselves, etc. Kinder eggs just get caught in it. As for why Kinder eggs are banned, that again is a "one size fits all" law meant to prevent the sale of adulterated food.

I've looked up some photos of you online and all I can say is, I've got something that's "one size fits all" for you.

I'm not sure whether to feel flattered or paranoid. I don't have any photos of me online that I know of.


Exactly.
 
2013-03-15 12:10:44 AM

SurelyShirley: Jon iz teh kewl: The_Sponge: Jon iz teh kewl: what about an egg made ENTIRELY out of NUTELLA


I totally have a food boner right now.

what about one made of MARMITE and VEGEMITE

and DOLOMITE


That's bad. That egg is outtasight. It's a tough son of a hen.
 
2013-03-15 12:40:43 AM

swahnhennessy: calbert: except no. you won't. these aren't Kinder Eggs. these are cheap knock-off Choco Treasures (made in Turkey).

so yes, it is a "surprise" chocolate egg. but it is not a Kinder Egg.

Man, those things suck. You never realize how different cheap plastic toys can be until you compare a Choco-Surprise Egg with a Kinder Surprise Egg. The former has some plastic crap you need to assemble. The latter has something a little awesome you want to assemble.


There's another Turkish copy called Ulker Toto that is fantastic. The chocolate is good and the toys are quality as well.

I can't seem to find them around anymore, which is a pity.
 
2013-03-15 01:29:13 AM
Sorry kids, it's the 70s fault.  See first we came out with these...
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and then people discovered they could get rich suing big companies and then warnings like this started showing up...
farm4.staticflickr.com
and then fun got outlawed.
 
2013-03-15 01:56:58 AM
Well, they are not even close, You do not have to assemble the toy which is half the fun with the Kinder Eggs and it looks like its all regular chocolate, no white chocolate layer in these.
 
2013-03-15 01:57:05 AM
Of course they aren't as stupid; they are much stupider.
 
2013-03-15 02:19:12 AM

Fallout Boy: Booze is much more expensive up here. What kind of rum can't you buy down states?


Cuban (e.g. Havana Club), for the same reason as the cigars.
 
2013-03-15 02:53:48 AM

brantgoose: Aw, fark. There goes the chocolate-egg smuggling business. What are we going to do with all of those trained rabbits? Take their tiny baskets and tell them to hop it back to Belgium?


Only if they bring me back some Belgian Abby Ale...
 
2013-03-15 02:59:31 AM

JWideman: The seemingly absurd $2500 fine is part of the "one size fits all" law regarding the importation of contraband food items. It's mostly meant for stuff that actually is harmful in some way - fruit known to carry invasive bug species, plants that are invasive species themselves, etc. Kinder eggs just get caught in it. As for why Kinder eggs are banned, that again is a "one size fits all" law meant to prevent the sale of adulterated food.


Not to mention that it's a fine of UP TO $2500.
 
2013-03-15 03:17:57 AM
So long as there is Larks vomit I'm OK with it
 
2013-03-15 03:44:49 AM

Dahnkster: swag
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Dang. Truly, it used to be a beautiful world... *small shiny tears*

Last time I bought Cracker Jacks, the "toy" inside was a square of stiff paper with printed lines on it to show the user how to make a "talking mouth". Lame origami lesson is not a prize.
 
2013-03-15 04:24:59 AM
It's not about protecting silly children who happen to eat the toy they discover inside after taking their first bite, it's to protect the typical Murican who would swallow these deathtraps whole, one after another until their bellies jingle.
 
2013-03-15 05:33:15 AM

E5bie: Dahnkster: swag
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Dang. Truly, it used to be a beautiful world... *small shiny tears*

Last time I bought Cracker Jacks, the "toy" inside was a square of stiff paper with printed lines on it to show the user how to make a "talking mouth". Lame origami lesson is not a prize.


I toured the Cracker Jack plant in Chicago when I was a youngster.  Popcorn poppers the size of cement trucks, swimming pools full of caramel, peanuts roasting by the hundredweight.  Brought home a grocery bag full of prizes.  It was awesome.

Can't stand the shiat now.
 
2013-03-15 06:36:37 AM
I always presumed the ban was more to do with some US chocolate manufacturer trying to stop  Ferrero entering the US market with its main, incredibly popular, product.

Someone paid someone off in the 1970s.
 
2013-03-15 07:26:49 AM
Have you *seen* American children?  You never put anything inside their food unless you intend for them to eat it.  A Kinder Surprise Egg would go down in one gulp.
 
2013-03-15 07:37:59 AM
WHO GIVES A CRAP ABOUT A STUPID EGG WITH PLASTIC shiat IN IT.  JUST EAT A CADBURY YOU farkING FAT fark
 
2013-03-15 08:07:45 AM
I must acquire kinder surprise eggs.
to canada!
 
2013-03-15 09:17:37 AM

E5bie: Dahnkster: swag
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Dang. Truly, it used to be a beautiful world... *small shiny tears*

Last time I bought Cracker Jacks, the "toy" inside was a square of stiff paper with printed lines on it to show the user how to make a "talking mouth". Lame origami lesson is not a prize.


I got my daughter a box of Cracker Jacks, and the "prize" was a small piece of paper with holes in top and bottom.  Apparently it was supposed to go on the end of a pencil.

My 8yr old daughter said "This is the lamest thing I've ever seen...more lame than Happy Meal toys."
 
2013-03-15 01:11:29 PM

Mike Chewbacca: Man, I used to get Por Sorpresas down in TJ all the time! Along with limon, tamarindo, and obleas! YUM!

/they're hard to find in Seattle, America's Whitest City


I think Des Moines would have something to say about that
/not that anyone would listen.
 
2013-03-15 01:54:12 PM

Fallout Boy: Booze is much more expensive up here. What kind of rum can't you buy down states?



Havana Club
 
2013-03-15 02:33:20 PM
My daughter brought them back from Moscow & Montreal without having the eggs confiscated or being fined by customs agents. We didn't even know they were illegal until those guys got caught last year with a car trunkful while crossing over from Canada.
 
2013-03-15 02:59:33 PM
Just a thought - has anyone ever gotten an unkind surprise egg?
 
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