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Giant Kinder Surprise Eggs

My Easter treat for this year is a couple of giant Kinder Surprise eggs. Look at how big they are! It’s shown here with a regular sized Kinder Surprise Egg for scale and a Mini Kinder Egg which I added because I happened to find them in a local shop.

The Mini Kinder Eggs are filed with hazelnut paste and bits of hazelnut. They are delicious and I recommend you grab some if you see them.

If you’d like to see what was in my giant Kinder Surprise eggs click through for all the details. (If not I’ll be back later with a spectrum of vibrant eggs dyed using food coloring!)
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· comments [28] · 04-16-2014 · categories:holidays · kindereggaday ·

Kinder Surprise Egg A Day, Day 30

While I was in the UK I got my Kinder Surprise fix by opening an egg a day.

This is the last post in the series of Kinder Surprise egg.

This one was fun, it’s a little lock and key

When you turn the key in addition to opening the lock it releases a little panel on the back of the lock. The panel was too small to hold a coin so I figured it must be meant for secret notes.

Here are some stats on all of the Kinder Surprise eggs I opened. There were 34 total (one was a repeat, and three others were cars that I included in a single post and a few more were too poorly photographed to give their own post). I did not include the non-Kinder brand surprise eggs that I opened.

11 Girl themed toys total
4 Girl themed toys that were something to wear
11 Girl themed toys needing assembly
5 Girl themed toys with a brand tie-in
0 Girl themed toys that were educational

7 Boy themed toys total
7 Boy themed toys that were cars
7 Boy themed toys needing assembly
1 Boy themed toys with a brand tie-in
0 Boy themed toys that were educational

16 Non-gendered toys total
9 Non-gendered toys needing assembly
6 Non-gendered toys with a brand tie-in
5 Non-gendered toys that were educational

From the whole group:
8 Figurines total
5 Figurines with a brand tie-in
1 Repeat toy

All of the toys meant for boys were cars. The toys meant for girls required assembly and were the most likely to be clever or particularly charming. The toys that had an educational component only came from non gendered eggs. Overall I was impressed with the quality of the toys, I have to admit I was fearing that more of them would be brand tie-in figurines (collect them all!). I had a huge amount of fun doing this series!

· comments [12] · 12-16-2013 · categories:kindereggaday ·

Kinder Surprise Egg A Day, Day 29

While I was in the UK I got my Kinder Surprise fix by opening an egg a day.

This egg was purchased at, to the best of my memory, a small grocery store on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. It was one of those spots that was so small that our very presence felt like a Huge Awkward American Tourist Trying Not To Be Conspicuous intrusion even as the two people working there were chirpily directing us, the only other souls in the place, to the nearest spot to sit and have something hot to drink without making us feel like the Huge Awkward American Tourists (etc.) that we were.

There was a whole lot in this capsule. The contents reminded me of snap bracelets that came with instructions.

The instructions had us folding over the top and bottom lengths of the plastic, tucking those into the bits provided and whacking the puck. It was surprisingly effective and amusing.

The toy inside was a sort of analog pong for two players. Except without the slow start to the real action.

I was completely amazed by how much Kinder managed to pack into my capsule until I encountered Matt’s entire toy airplane that he purchased and assembled at the Toronto airport. Later I got to hold this in my hand and it easily had a 6 inch wingspan and was so freaking impressive that I’m outright ashamed I didn’t press Scott into Vine duty. The airplane had a far more complicated fold an assemble construction than our flick game but it was clearly from the same set of Kinder toy makers. And to those toy makers I’ve got to do a sort of electronic tip of the hat, both examples were amazing.

· comments [0] · 12-12-2013 · categories:kindereggaday ·

Kinder Surprise Egg A Day, Day 28

While I was in the UK I got my Kinder Surprise fix by opening an egg a day.

This one also came from a Kinder Santa.

This one has bits to assemble.

It’s a penguin ornament with a snowflake base.

He looks so happy. Those earmuffs look like headphones, maybe he’s blocking out the endless Christmas music and listening to Macklemore instead.

The snowflake doubles as a spinning top which was weighted really well and will go for a long time. I’ve found that Kinder Surprise tops spin really nicely.

· comments [7] · 12-11-2013 · categories:kindereggaday ·

Kinder Surprise Egg A Day, Day 27

While I was in the UK I got my Kinder Surprise fix by opening an egg a day.

This one is from my second Kinder Santa, it’s got legs.

Another ornament, this one a gift wielding Kinder Surprise itself.

· comments [4] · 12-10-2013 · categories:kindereggaday ·

Kinder Surprise Egg A Day, Day 26

While I was in the UK I got my Kinder Surprise fix by opening an egg a day.

This will be my last week of Kinder Surprise eggs, five more and we’re done. The next three Kinder Surprise were interesting, we had stopped at services on the highway on our drive to Dingle and I spotted a display of large chocolate Kinder Santas. Santas! I couldn’t have been a happier person.

The photos of the Santas were taken in a dim room at an inn, so I apologize for the image quality. The Santas were about six inches tall and two inches thick, obviously hollow molded chocoate and had a Kinder Surprise capsule that rattled a bit when you shook them. The egg the Santa is holding is about the same size as a regular Kinder Surprise.

The foil was stronger than that on a normal Kinder Surprise and the chocolate was thicker and shinier. I think it tasted a lot better as well.

I was hoping that there might be something larger hiding inside but it was a normal capsule.

A moose reindeer.

It came with a string, it’s an ornament!

I have no idea why but the reindeer is holding a goldfish in a bowl. The goldfish is wearing a scarf and has a present for you. Interesting.

· comments [10] · 12-9-2013 · categories:kindereggaday ·

Kinder Surprise Egg A Day, Day 25

While I was in the UK I got my Kinder Surprise fix by opening an egg a day.

This is a collection of the cars that I got in the eggs that I opened. With the previous three that makes a lot of cars. Well, seven. Most of them had way to propel them, but sadly none of those worked all that well. Most of them did require a bit of assembly, which continued to be fun.

· comments [0] · 12-6-2013 · categories:kindereggaday ·

Kinder Surprise Egg A Day, Day 24

While I was in the UK I got my Kinder Surprise fix by opening an egg a day.

Erm.

It’s a cute little doggy that is sleeping in a basket. It didn’t sit in the basket all that well, actually. The paper included with the egg indicated there were a whole set of sleepy pets in baskets that you could collect. I don’t get it. Anybody recognize this character?

· comments [3] · 12-4-2013 · categories:kindereggaday ·

Kinder Surprise Egg A Day, Day 23

While I was in the UK I got my Kinder Surprise fix by opening an egg a day.

This egg was opened in a room in B&B in Dingle after dinner but before musicians set up to play in the pubs at night. The room was very comfortable but dimly lit, so please excuse the low light photos. And you know how it goes, everything in the room was beige making it seem like even the light was beige. So, I did my best.

It’s a My Little Pony toy, with a plastic ring that has glitter in it.

The ring also fits around the saddle on the pony. Which, I sort of love despite the fact that I want to roll my eyes at overly girl focused toys. I wonder what the other ones in this group are like. (We will never know, I didn’t get any more pony themed toys.)

· comments [5] · 12-2-2013 · categories:kindereggaday ·

Kinder Surprise Egg A Day, Day 22

While I was in the UK I got my Kinder Surprise fix by opening an egg a day.

This egg was bought at a Sainsbury’s grocery store.

It’s a monolith!

Oh, nope. It’s another Monsters University figurine. That’ll teach me to buy three eggs from the same store. One thing to note, all of the tops and bottoms of the eggs in this bunch from Sainsbury’s had slightly flattened tops and bottoms. At first I thought it was intentional but they were actually slightly crushed. Are these brand tie-in runs treated less carefully than other Kinder Surprise eggs?

· comments [1] · 11-20-2013 · categories:kindereggaday ·

Kinder Surprise Egg A Day, Day 21

While I was in the UK I got my Kinder Surprise fix by opening an egg a day.

This egg was bought at a Sainsbury’s grocery store.

A hand.

Oh my god it’s only got one eye! Oh wait. It’s another Monsters University figurine. Hi.

· comments [9] · 11-19-2013 · categories:kindereggaday ·

Kinder Surprise Egg A Day, Day 20

While I was in the UK I got my Kinder Surprise fix by opening an egg a day.

This egg was bought at a Sainsbury’s grocery store. You know what I learned there? An American chip-and-signature card used in the self checkout area will still require a human to come over, print a receipt, hand you a pen and get you to sign even if you’re spending less than two pounds.

The suspense.

So many eyes!

It’s a Monsters University figurine. Yay?

· comments [2] · 11-18-2013 · categories:kindereggaday ·

Kinder Surprise Egg A Day, Day 19

While I was in the UK I got my Kinder Surprise fix by opening an egg a day.

I found this not-Kinder Surprise egg at a train station in Brussels. The writing in the box was in Dutch but it clearly said figurines so I only bought one.

It’s a very cute egg, one half is in white chocolate and other other in dark chocolate. Each half had stars in the chocolate. This chocolate was ok, a little softer and less salty than the Kinder Surprise chocolate, but still not great quality.

The capsule was a little bigger than the Kinder capsules.

It’s a figurine all right.

Cute, it’s got a little base to stand in. The little sheet of paper that came with it indicates there is a whole set. I’m assuming these are all from a cartoon or toy set that I am not familiar with.

· comments [14] · 11-15-2013 · categories:kindereggaday ·

Kinder Surprise Egg A Day, Day 18

While I was in the UK I got my Kinder Surprise fix by opening an egg a day.

The one came from a grocery store in Bristol, I think it was a small Sainsburys.

Gears? Wait, we’ve seen these before.

Yay, it’s another Princess Magic Face!

This one looks eerily like a friend of mine.

· comments [4] · 11-14-2013 · categories:kindereggaday ·

Kinder Surprise Egg A Day, Day 17

While I was in the UK I got my Kinder Surprise fix by opening an egg a day.

Another egg purchased in Belgium. I, uh, went a little crazy while there and kept going into grocery stores just to see the number of different kinds of chocolate sprinkles they had in the baking aisle.

Sad trombone, it’s a figurine.

It’s a kangaroo. It’s cute. It looks cold though, poor thing.

· comments [2] · 11-13-2013 · categories:kindereggaday ·