Have you seen it?

My folks are visiting us here in Germany. Mom and Dad told us that there are chocolate eggs, with toys on the inside, being sold at the commissary. They are probably the eggs on this site under “Violators”. (Choco Treasure). So here’s our request. If you see the Choco Treasure, or another chocolate egg with a toy inside, please snap a pic of it and send it to us along with the store name. We’ll keep your name out of it (unless you want your name credited to the pic.) We’re going to make a violators list of those stores. On the legal side, those eggs are breaking the same law that is keeping Kinder Eggs from being in the US. On the taste side, the one non-Kinder egg I tasted was vile. Talk about inferior chocolate! Why are we subjected to weak chocolate when Kinder Eggs are out there? So annoying…

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5 responses to “Have you seen it?

  1. NavyDocsWife

    That’s awesome! I’ll have to check our local Commissary then. Going shopping tomorrow! 🙂

  2. Melissa

    I’ve seen AND one time bought the Choco Treasure eggs at a CVS store. It was around Easter time so people might want to keep an eye out for them then.

  3. Hello! Deb from Choco Treasure here… Saw your blog and wanted to respond. We think Kinder’s a great product too. We really understand the affection, passion and loyalty you and other people have for the brand. That’s why we created a product that gives a fun experience while also complying with the US laws. Choco Treasure doesn’t violate the same US laws the international eggs do. Choco Treasure has a shell that separates the two halves of the chocolate so that you can see the capsule at all times (instead of being fully enclosed), and also the toys inside Choco Treasure are safe for all ages (instead of being safe for only 3+). There are many surprise eggs around the world that don’t use real chocolate. Please know that we use 100% milk chocolate from Switzerland. Thanks, Deb

  4. Krisa Bortz

    Deb, unless Kinder’s changed their formula – and I hate to burst your bubble, Kinders have always ALWAYS broken into two halves. There’s this beautiful seam around the outside of the milk chocolate shell that’s clearly visible when you unwrap the foil.

    The only point you may have as a difference, is the the age rating.

    And the law reads “:(d) Confectionery containing alcohol or nonnutritive substance. If it is confectionery, and—

    (1) has partially or completely imbedded therein any nonnutritive object, except that this subparagraph shall not apply in the case of any nonnutritive object if, in the judgment of the Secretary as provided by regulations, such object is of practical functional value to the confectionery product and would not render the product injurious or hazardous to health;

    (2) bears or contains any alcohol other than alcohol not in excess of one-half of 1 per centum by volume derived solely from the use of flavoring extracts, except that this clause shall not apply to confectionery which is introduced or delivered for introduction into, or received or held for sale in, interstate commerce if the sale of such confectionery is permitted under the laws of the State in which such confectionery is intended to be offered for sale; or

    (3) bears or contains any nonnutritive substance, except that this subparagraph shall not apply to a safe nonnutritive substance which is in or on confectionery by reason of its use for some practical functional purpose in the manufacture, packaging, or storage of such confectionery if the use of the substance does not promote deception of the consumer or otherwise result in adulteration or misbranding in violation of any provision of this Act, except that the Secretary may, for the purpose of avoiding or resolving uncertainty as to the application of this subparagraph, issue regulations allowing or prohibiting the use of particular nonnutritive substances.”

    By FDA standards, unless you can eat your toy – safe or not for 3+ — your candy is also in violation.

    Maybe instead of riding the coattails of KinderEggs and trying to imitate them, attracting their fan base to your also illegal product – you can work on changing this ridiculous law.

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