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.
For a few years now, author, writer, and political commentator Mark Steyn has lamented the woes of legally acquiring The Egg. I’ve yelled at the radio multiple times, “I hear ya, Brother! Help us!” I’ve also reached out via email…which is more likely to garnish a response as the radio is a one-way communicator. However, being a realist, I did not expect to hear back. Mr Steyn must get thousands of emails. (Did I ever tell you about the response from the Senator who assured a concerned Free The Egg supporter that he does, indeed, care about the welfare of chicken? I kid you not. His team saw “egg” and spewed out a response. Kills me.) Anyway, in the midst of decorating for Christmas today, I got a text from a good friend informing me that Mark Steyn was sitting in for Rush Limbaugh and was discussing the plight of our Egg. I haven’t read the transcript and wasn’t able to listen to the show today (Christmas tunes played while I hung lights and wondered why we have a collection of ornaments that have no bodies. Just heads. Yes, I hung them. Why not?) I hope to find the audio recording tonight and share it on here. In the meantime, PLEASE follow us on Twitter and retweet the tweet to Mark Steyn. Freeing the Egg would be ridiculously easy with him on our side. Someone with a national voice, like Mr Styen has, would help us tremendously.
Another note – I hear a group came before Shark Tank with a chocolate egg with a toy in it. I know nothing about this so far. I’ll be doing some research and getting back to y’all about that. (Y’all – I’m in the South and it’s easier than typing or saying “you all” unless you go off on a tangent and type why you are using “y’all”. Oy.)
In the meantime, please keep spreading the word. I would LOVE to have Kinder Eggs to give my children this Christmas. They’re getting older, two of the four are adults. Maybe next year? 2017 – the year we #FREEtheEGG You never know.
If you follow us on Twitter (@FreeTheEgg), please retweet our tweet to Donald Trump. He has a son that’s the perfect age to enjoy Kinder Eggs. Please remember we are NOT a political page. Any political comments/posts will be removed. Everyone would love The Egg here in the USA. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of chocolate. #FreeTheEgg
We were near Tampa last weekend and saw this at a store:
This called for a test of the “legal” competition. I keep hoping I’ll find a suitable substitute. ha ha ha ha ha
This afternoon, my 6th grade daughter asked where the chocolate was. In our home, there is always chocolate, olive oil, and garlic. Always. Sadly, this egg is representing the chocolate (I’m heading to the store to redeem myself after I post this). Well, that was a bit of a spoiler on how the test went!
There are four things that make up the pure joy of a Ferrero Kinder Egg:
- The sound of the capsule knocking inside the egg. You just have to shake that egg before you break it open.
- Breaking open the egg, right along the seam, to have two perfectly shaped halves, no chocolate broken. No fighting over whose piece is bigger if you are forced to share. (The horror!)
- The AWESOME toy! Will it light up? Be computer compatible? Transform into another toy? (We’ve had Kinder toys that do these things!)
- The delicious milk chocolate on the outside and white chocolate on the inside. Yum.
Let’s see how the Disney Milk Chocolate & Surprise egg did…
- The sound test. Will the capsule knock around in the egg?
Normally, the knock-off Kinder Eggs are legal because you can see the seam of the plastic capsule between the two egg halves. Would the Disney Egg be the same? Check it out:
No. Just, no. What is this? A toy next to the egg? What fun is that? To quote my husband, “What’s the point of it being hollow?” Exactly.
2. The Seam Test. Can we break it apart so we can easily share the chocolate?
This isn’t going well.
3. The Toy Test.
Having the toy separate messes up our testing order. Normally we wouldn’t have access to the toy until after the Seam Test.
The toy isn’t bad. It’s a half-Yoda that can sit on a desk or something. Super exciting? No. Totally lame? No. It passes.
4. The Taste Test. It doesn’t matter how cool the toy is, the chocolate has to be good.
Me – one piece. Yuck. That doesn’t even qualify as chocolate, but I’m a chocolate snob.
My daughter – (She who loves all junk food and thinks healthy food is evil) One piece and then, “This tastes like rubber.” I’ve never seen her walk away from chocolate. Ever.
My husband – “It tastes like an Easter Bunny.” He ate the rest. ~sigh~ I’ve been trying for over 20 years to convert him to the Chocolate Snob Party.
So, for me, the Kinder Egg Substitute Hunt continues. I give this egg a D+, only because of the quasi-cool toy and my husband not disliking the taste.
Press on, valiant Egg Supporters! FREE THE EGG!