Monthly Archives: April 2012

It’s not the kids, it’s the adults.

Have you heard the one about the woman who didn’t know chocolate wasn’t a diet food?  No, this isn’t a joke.  Some genius actually has won 3 million dollars because Nutella is not healthy.  Um, what??  You mean spreading chocolate on bread won’t unjiggle your thighs?  Come on, America.  Where is the common sense?  I realize the vast majority of us aren’t this way.  We don’t look for reasons to sue.  We don’t look for the easy, immoral (yes, I file this suit under immoral) way to make money.  In the meantime, senseless lawsuits like this might be the reason Ferroro isn’t fighting to get Kinder Eggs in the USA.  After all, who makes Nutella?  Ferroro.  If any of you know this woman, thank her for contributing to the Egg not being in the USA.

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/the-exchange/today-food-finance-nutella-not-broccoli-162956191.html

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Best chickens ever

We have chicken next door, but they aren’t this cool.

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~~~drum roll~~~

We gave our kids their giant Kinder Eggs tonight. (We do our egg hunt the day before Easter.)  We have three daughters at home, so we did not have the boy egg.  Once our friends have their little dude open his, we’ll get pictures of his toy.  My husband and I opened the medium giant egg.  I (notice it’s MINE, I won’t share) is the fishing toy.  🙂  (PS  Sorry for the image quality.  Couldn’t find the charger for my regular camera – had to use the iPhone.)

 

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Glad there’s nothing major going on in the US right now.

It’s a good thing we have total peace in the US.  That peace gives the U.S. Customs and Border Protection time to confiscate dangerous items from travelers and packages.  Folks, they confiscated more than 60,000 Kinder Eggs last year.  SIXTY-THOUSAND.  Do you really think they threw them out?  Nope.  I bet their kids/grandkids are the biggest fans of Kinder Eggs.  Share the site.  Sign the petition.  Fight the ban.

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/newsroom/news_releases/national/04052012.xml

 

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When little eggs grow up…

What do little Kinder Eggs dream of being when they grow up?  Why, Giant Kinder Eggs, of course!  How giant, you ask?  Let us show you…

Here’s a regular Kinder Egg.  Note the size.  20g (20g of pure deliciousness and fun!)  Note the image for “not under 3” and the text (translated) says the toy may have little pieces and adult supervision is recommended.  Imagine that.  (CPSC – can you see that?)

Next size?  150g.  Oh, yeah!

But we’re not done.  Here’s the size up from that.  220g  220!!

Surely we are done now.  Right?  Wrong!!  There’s one more and it’s the Mama of All Kinder Surprise Eggs 320g.  THREE HUNDRED TWENTY GRAMS!  That’s about .70 pounds of pure heaven!

To give you an idea of how mammoth the Giant Kinder Eggs are, here is a picture of all three of them with a “normal” egg in front. (click to see full picture)

The little eggs will most definitely not survive our children coming home from school.  There are 3 320g eggs for the day before Easter.  Yes, we will be monitoring how much is eaten.  Don’t want to have anything refunded.  Gross.  The other two (220g and 150g) will be shared between all of us over the next couple of weeks.  We’ll post pictures of the naked eggs (AH!) as we open them to show how big the chocolate is and what amazing toys are inside.

Now tell me, honestly, why should kids in the USA be denied such fun?  Should we really expect them to only think “Jelly Beans and Peeps” for Easter candy?  It’s a shame.  And embarrassing.  On that note, here’s a little story.  I picked these amazing eggs up today in France at a grocery store.  The display was awesome!

This sucker had four sides with various Kinder products.  Temptation at every turn!

I was picking up giant eggs for my kids and my friend’s kids.  So, needless to say, my cart was ridiculous.  Kinder eggs all over the place.  Several people grinned at me when they saw the cart.  One lady stopped to chat.  I explained that they weren’t all for my kids (phew!) and that they are illegal in the USA.  Oh, I wish I’d had a camera for the look on her face.  We chatted about the legalities behind the ban and went our separate ways.  That’ll be brought up at the dinner table in her home tonight.   The ban is absurd.  Pure and simple.  That mega lottery all over the US news?  You’ve got a much better chance of winning that than of being hurt by a Kinder Egg…unless you gorge on a Giant Egg and then all bets are off.

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