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Kinder Surprise Egg A Day, Day 7

These are not Kinder brand eggs, but they are essentially the same thing. Scott and I were visiting Bruges last weekend and we were walking back from a quest for rare beer when I spotted a family standing on the sidewalk, the little boy had unwrapped a chocolate egg and had just cracked open the chocolate to reveal a capsule inside that was clearly not the standard yellow Kinder capsule. I have never wanted to grab candy from a baby more than that moment.

They were standing outside a convenience store so I did an abrupt 45 degree turn and pushed my way inside and there they were! The not-Kinder eggs looking very, very much like Kinder eggs. We retreated from the rain to open them in a pub, much to the amusement of the French speakers at the next table.

The seam in the egg is very neat, turns out it’s because there isn’t a which chocolate layer inside.

The capsule is transparent.

And inside are very small bits.

Very very small bits.

The little parts here are so small I wondered how much that would make the US safety people shudder at the thought of a child swallowing them.

It’s a teeny tiny airplane! Branded to the movie, but we didn’t bother with the stickers right away. Even though putting it together was very easy I’m still delighted.

· comments [3] · 10-21-2013 · categories:kindereggaday ·

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  • 1 tara // Oct 21, 2013 at 6:31 am

    We get Kinder Eggs here, though they look totally different! They come in two halves, one half full of delicious Kinder chocolate, the other half is a plastic capsule with and opaque film hiding the toy :) If you email me your postal details, I’d be happy to pop one or two in the mail for you.

  • 2 Elizabeth // Oct 21, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Go north young woman! We have Kinder Eggs in Canada.

  • 3 nazilam // Oct 21, 2013 at 10:07 am

    You are exciting me for my upcoming Paris trip. I never buy kinder eggs, but the toys are awesome!
    Looks like you are having a blast too.


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