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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 147
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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
[www.blippee.com image 453x231] [4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x629][stumptownblogger.typepad.com image 640x480][image.timepassagesnostalgia.com image 672x456]

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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