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
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Chocolate
Have you ever wondered about the 1938 law that causes the ban on our Egg? Here’s an explanation.
It still boggles my mind that this keeps the Egg out…until I remember that the Mars chocolate company was quick to throw this law into the ring when their competition released an Egg-like chocolate, thereby paving the way for Ferraro to share the Egg here. Money talks…
There are still multiple news articles claiming Kinder Eggs will be legal next year in the United States. This is NOT true. What is coming (and is already in some markets) is Kinder Joy. The Joy has been for sale in Europe (I cannot speak for other areas of the world) since 2001. I accidentally bought one in 2002, thinking it was a Kinder Egg. My kids weren’t happy. 🙂 I actually really like them. I’m glad we’ll have the awesome toys, but the chocolate is not the same. The Egg is a hollow chocolate egg with a milk chocolate outside and white chocolate inside, with a plastic toy in the middle that contains a cool toy. The Joy is a plastic egg that has a toy in one half and scoopable chocolate in the other. Here’s a video showing the difference. Please spread the word. I will be buying Joy, but won’t feel the joy until the Egg is truly free. #FreeTheEgg
Here’s one of the toys we got today. Seriously cute!
Just a quick blog post to let y’all know I’m still alive and still a Southerner. 🙂 I came across two eggs last week. One that is the typical deceiving egg, it looks like the toy will be in the egg but, alas, when you open the box, the toy is in its own compartment.
B O R I N G
The other I think is actually kind of cool. Check it out:
Is that cute, or what? I didn’t buy it. Not because I didn’t want to, but because we had already been to the checkout THREE TIMES buying books. I’ll get one next time we’re at Books-A-Million. We are there a lot. A LOT.
The fight continues. We’ve had more lies about The Egg being freed in the form of Kinder Joy. They’ve tried to claim that Kinder Joy is a new creation from Ferroro to legally bring The Egg into the United States…like it’s a modification. The fact is that Kinder Joy has been out since 2001 in Europe. I’m not knocking The Joy. I love it. But, when they first came out, I bought them for my kids thinking they had just changed the packaging on the Surprise Egg. My kids were not amused and didn’t like the taste of The Joy. (Crazy children with broken taste buds.) I am looking forward to having them sold in my area, but doubt my kids will like them as much as I do.
Have you tried the Hippo? No? They are awesome! They’re made by Ferrerro, so it’s like buying The Eggs younger cousin. Here’s a picture. Look for them in places like World Market or, if you have access to it, military commissaries. They also sell them online.
Free The Egg #FreeTheEgg