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(Foodbeast)   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 ago   ( foodbeast.com) divider line
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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
 
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