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.
ArkAngel: Kinder Eggs are still banned. This is an attempt to idiot-proof Kinder Eggs for Americans
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...[4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x1123]
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...?
maverickzy: And the chocolate itself tasted like dirt.
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?
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).
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.
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.
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.
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