We’ve been getting comments from folks about foods sold in the US that violate the laws that are used to keep Kinder Surprise Eggs out of the States. So we thought, why not have a violator’s page? We are not trying to get rid of these other foods, but hope to make a point – Kinder Eggs are being unfairly targeted. Dare I say it? Yes, I believe I will – Kinder Eggs are being targeted because they would be too successful. Yep, that’s what I personally believe.
To make our point about the law being moot (I’ve been dying to use that word) and the gov’t targeting our lovely Kinder Eggs, here are the violators mentioned before. Think of others? Send them in.
**** Thanks to Stephanie Price for sharing this violator with us.
Choco Treasure – http://www.chocotreasure.com/index.html
Sold as “A chocolate egg with a toy surprise inside,”
Say it with me….”WHAT???”
How are these are legal – You can see their plastic capsule between the two halves of the egg. Because you know how shocking it is to open a Kinder Egg and see a capsule. Freaks me out every time. (snark intended)
**** King’s Cake – Now before all you Mardi Gras people send nasty grams, remember that we are not trying to rid the US of any of these foods. We’re just trying to add one more treat to our lives! 🙂
From Wikipedia –
A king cake (sometimes rendered as kingcake, kings’ cake, king’s cake, or three kings cake) is a type of cake associated with the festival of Epiphany in the Christmas season in a number of countries, and in other places with Mardi Gras and Carnival...In the United States, which celebrates Carnival in the Southeastern region, it is associated instead with Mardi Gras traditions.
The cake has a small trinket (often a small plastic baby, sometimes said to represent Baby Jesus) inside, and the person who gets the piece of cake with the trinket has various privileges and obligations (such as buying the cake for the next celebration).
How these are legal – I have no idea. They are definitely embedded. If you get the baby separately and stick it into the cake, then you’re the one breaking the law. Just thinking like Judge Judy here.
****Cracker Jack – the staple of baseball enthusiasts everywhere. Also, a food we’re unable to have in our room. Major peanut allergy in this house. Despite that random information – Cracker Jack falls under the “Violator” category.
From Cracker Jack’s official site –
Cracker Jack brand has been an American favorite for more than 105 years. The delicious blend of caramel coated popcorn and peanuts is just as good as you remember. And who can forget the thrill of opening the toy surprise inside!
How these are legal – Technically, the toy isn’t “embedded”.
July 24, 2012 – Thanks to a Free The Egg supporter, we have a new violator! The fortune cookie. Can you imagine if the gov’t banned them?
How these are legal – No clue. Some Kinder Eggs have puzzles in them. Are they any different?