Mmmm, Kinder Eggs have got to be one of my favorite things about the super markets here. Well, besides the Happy Hippos, and the Buenos.. you get the idea. Too bad the eggs are illegal in the U.S. I'll miss them when we move! Kinder Eggs are hollow chocolate eggs that have a plastic bubble inside like the ones you get in the machines where you insert a quarter and turn the knob and you get some little plastic toy? Some of the toys need to be put together, sometimes there is a puzzle, a car, there are thousands of different kinder surprises. They even have different themed eggs you can buy. Barbie, Disney, Spongebob, Hello Kitty, ect! All the eggs have warnings that they are not for children 0-3 due to the small pieces. The plain "non-themed" eggs cost about € .40-.55. The themed eggs usually have cuter prizes, in my opinion, and cost about €.99. Around the holidays like Christmas and Easter they even have huge eggs for sale. I've seen some for as much as €10!
(This is one of the giant eggs. It's about the size of an american football.)
There is an online petition you can sign if you'd like to try to help get this ban lifted or revised. Click here to visit the blog for more info and sign the petition to Free the Egg.