For those unable to open the article, please try this link. Let me know if it works. 🙂 https://t.co/KHFMrqWbR3
The fight to legalize The Egg is in The Wall Street Journal! Here’s the link to the fantastic article written by David Marcelis. You need to be a subscriber to read it. They have a $1 for two months digital subscription available for the next day or so. 🙂 #FreeTheEgg Yay for spreading the word!
I recently had a chat with David Marcelis of the Wall Street Journal. He shared an article he wrote in 2015 about King Cakes, which are on our Violators page. King Cakes violate the 1938 law that keeps the Kinder Egg banned, but the ban isn’t really enforced with King Cakes. Why, you ask? Read Mr. Marcelis’ article. It’s great to have him in our corner!
I’m an avid genealogist. This morning, I’m sitting here looking at Newspapers.com (a really cool website of newspapers from long, long ago to pretty recent) and thought, “Huh, I’ve never put in ‘Kinder Eggs’ before. Let’s try that.” WHAMO – articles galore!
Unfortunately, because Newspapers.com is subscription based, I cannot legally screen capture and share articles. And since I actually do have a life outside of fighting for The Egg (really, I do!), I only made the effort to find one from an outside source. Here it is.
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/money/2016/12/15/time-nearly-smuggled-contraband-chocolate-across-border/95475876/ – Fun read, but the picture is not accurate. The box of “Kinder Eggs” are actually Choco Treasure. They must have taken the picture before they opened the box.
One of my daughters came home from work last night ecstatic because her Secret Santa gave her a number of European treats. We lived in Europe for several years, so she has fond memories of many of the gifts she received. She was thrilled to have their Orange Fanta, which is different from our Orange Fanta, but what she was most excited about was this Russian Kinder Egg.
Let me repeat that – RUSSIAN KINDER EGG. Russia doesn’t even have religious freedom, yet they have the Egg. Now, I’m not saying I’d trade religious freedom for a Kinder Egg. That would be insane. However, you have to wonder how we, as Americans, can be LEGALLY denied a Kinder Egg.
Thank goodness there are some stores that offer the Egg sanctuary. If you find one of these wonderful locations, do NOT post about them on social media. Let people know by word of mouth. Stores have been raided for Kinder Eggs (I cannot believe I just wrote that). Can you imagine the money wasted raiding over a chocolate egg?
I’ll be hitting up the sanctuary store in my local area today. Christmas is coming and I know some children that would love to see a Kinder Egg on Christmas morning.
Free The Egg
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