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.
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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
In case you see it in the news, the Ferrero Kinder Surprise Egg is NOT being legalized in the US. The Kinder Joy is just being sold more prevalently. The Joy is NOT the same product as the Egg. The Joy is amazing, but, given the choice, I always choose the Egg. Both products are sold in other countries. This is NOT the Egg being legalized, it’s another Ferraro product being sold here. This is deceitful journalism. That being said, I’ll definitely be buying Joy when it comes on the market here. Please be aware of the difference. The Joy is not the Egg. #FreeTheEgg https://www.marketplace.org/2017/05/22/your-money/chocolate-lovers-rejoice-kinder-eggs-are-coming-america
We at Free The Egg are sad to announce the passing of William Salice, the creator of our beloved Ferrero Kinder Surprise Egg. According to this article (http://www.thelocal.it/20161230/creator-of-kinder-surprise-dies-aged-83), Mr. Salice joined Ferrero in 1960 and became the right-hand man to Michele Ferrero.
“In the 1970s, the chocolate baron was seeking a means to get around the seasonal nature of Easter eggs and find a use for the manufacturing moulds that served no purpose for much of the year.
The outcome was the Kinder Surprise, a chocolate egg containing little plastic parts of toys to be assembled by children. The contents of the capsules inside the eggs varied widely and the success of the product was swift and lasting.
Ferrero has sold billions of Kinder Surprise eggs in more than 40 years and claims that its monthly output consists of enough chocolate to pave the 400,000 square metres (4.3 million square feet) of the Monterrey Macroplaza in Mexico.
“The inventor is Ferrero, I was just the material executor,” Salice often repeated, but he played a part in the creation of other renowned products such as the Ferrero Rocher and Pocket Coffee.”
We pray for peace for his family and friends.
Somehow, these Kinder Eggs appeared in our children’s shoes this Christmas Day. 🙂 Check out the cool toy our oldest got! He’s 22. His 12 year old sister is the one in the video demonstrating the toy…hence the nail polish. 🙂