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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 38
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2013-03-14 06:10:10 PM  
8 votes:
Kinder Eggs are still banned. This is an attempt to idiot-proof Kinder Eggs for Americans
2013-03-14 06:46:53 PM  
3 votes:
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 09:14:57 PM  
2 votes:
Maybe our generations are getting dumber because we ban things that would eliminate stupid children from the gene pool.
2013-03-14 08:09:41 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-03-14 08:05:46 PM  
2 votes:

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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2013-03-14 07:34:07 PM  
2 votes:
Just arrest lawyers that step within 100' of a courtroom. That's the best thing one can do for a society.
2013-03-14 07:34:07 PM  
2 votes:
And Americans call themselves free....but aren't allowed Kinder Eggs.

YOU PEOPLE ARE BACKWARDS BUM-NASTY FARKTARDS.
2013-03-14 06:44:57 PM  
2 votes:
what about an egg made ENTIRELY out of NUTELLA
2013-03-14 06:32:24 PM  
2 votes:

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 05:56:08 PM  
2 votes:
Bring back Lawn Darts and we'll call it square.
2013-03-15 08:07:45 AM  
1 votes:
I must acquire kinder surprise eggs.
to canada!
2013-03-15 12:40:43 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:05:42 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:02:40 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-03-14 11:56:52 PM  
1 votes:

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 11:56:13 PM  
1 votes:
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 11:52:23 PM  
1 votes:

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 11:37:52 PM  
1 votes:
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 11:12:13 PM  
1 votes:
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 11:05:52 PM  
1 votes:

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 11:02:47 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:57:02 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:47:31 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:28:05 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:59:19 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:10:36 PM  
1 votes:
Those aren't Kinder eggs... so maybe the stupid kids grew up to write headlines.
2013-03-14 08:09:56 PM  
1 votes:
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 08:03:39 PM  
1 votes:
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2013-03-14 08:03:10 PM  
1 votes:
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 07:56:50 PM  
1 votes:

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 07:51:43 PM  
1 votes:

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 07:47:53 PM  
1 votes:

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 07:42:09 PM  
1 votes:
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 07:38:15 PM  
1 votes:

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 07:06:06 PM  
1 votes:
Does this mean we can start putting the little baby back into King Cakes?
2013-03-14 06:51:38 PM  
1 votes:
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 06:23:17 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:21:00 PM  
1 votes:
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?
 
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