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Kinder Surprise Egg A Day, Day 16

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

This is from an egg I bought in Belgium. I forgot to photograph it in it’s unwrapped state, oops.

Little paper cards?

It’s a set of photograph cards of wild animals. You match them up to their spot on the included sheet and learn animal facts.

They weren’t that much fun except for this, they were textured! The mammals were flocked and the snake here was bumpy.

· comments [1] · 11-12-2013 · categories:kindereggaday ·

Kinder Surprise Egg A Day, Day 15

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

This is a Kinder Surprise bought from a grocery store in Belgium.

It’s… uh.

It’s a woman in pieces, a puzzle woman.

Cinderella! The detail on her face is really impressive, and that is glitter in her plastic that makes up her skirt.

· comments [6] · 11-11-2013 · categories:kindereggaday ·

Kinder Surprise Egg A Day, Day 14

This is the third egg from a box I bought in Belgium.

I see feet!

Oh my gosh. Oh dear. Is that a body that’s been cut in half? Is that a dead shade of pale? Are those intestines!?

Nope! It’s just a Smurf figurine. A Smurf figurine that looks like a zombie holding it’s own intestines. The little skirt there is made from a bit of fabric, a nice touch. Still, look at that thing. Shudder.

· comments [6] · 10-28-2013 · categories:kindereggaday ·

Kinder Surprise Egg A Day, Day 13

This is another one of the eggs I bought in Belgium. I started unwrapping it before taking the photo here, oops.

What? No little bits?

It’s a puzzle!

I’m always surprised at how much they can fit into the Kinder Surprise capsules and this is no exception. This is part of a wild animal theme, but this time the ostrich emu is way cuter than before.

· comments [6] · 10-27-2013 · categories:kindereggaday ·

Kinder Surprise Egg A Day, Day 12

The next three eggs are from a Smurf branded box bought at a grocery store in Bruges.

Oh dear. Is that… teeth?

Are those naked legs?!

Whew, thankfully it’s just an ostrich! Ostriches have strange feet.

· comments [5] · 10-26-2013 · categories:kindereggaday ·

Kinder Surprise Egg A Day, Day 11

This is the third girl themed egg from a box of three that I bought in Bruges.

Gears?

That blue thing is a stiff sort of fabric.

When assembled and the little green cup is slid up it’s a beautiful flower.

And when it’s down it reveals a fairy. You guys I’m completely in love with this. I’m going to call her Princess Magic Face.

· comments [4] · 10-25-2013 · categories:kindereggaday ·

Kinder Surprise Egg A Day, Day 10

This is the second of a box of three girl themed eggs I bought in Bruges.

It’s the blue meth!

(Note: No. No it isn’t.)

Oh my god it’s half of a woman and a methed up sea monster! Run in fear!

Sing it! “I wanna go where the people go”.

It’s one of the Disney princess collectibles. I’m not feeling all that into collecting a whole set of anything (I learned better back in my Happy Meal days) but it was still fun to snap the pieces together. I am actually doing my best to be disgruntled by the brand tie-in toys but so far they are charming. I’m aware that much of this unavoidable charm is fueled by the scarcity of Kinder Surprise eggs in my everyday surroundings but still, these continue to be more fun than I’d hoped.

· comments [3] · 10-24-2013 · categories:kindereggaday ·

Kinder Surprise Egg A Day, Day 9

I bought this three pack of eggs in a supermarket in Bruges. Note the lovely flowery pink decoration on the top? I have another box of boy oriented eggs to come later.

It’s not a Disney princess! (There were Disney princesses printed on the side of the box.)

It’s a… huh. What is that?

A psychic weather predicting bear? If so, what does it mean that the bear is permanently wearing a warm scarf? Are we doomed to cold days?

When you press down on the head the wheel of weather spins, and when you let go it pops into a specific weather prediction. Well, actually, when you let go the bear falls over, slides across the table and falls onto the floor. But once you learn to hold onto the base of the bear then you get a weather prediction.

The bear was correct for today, it’s sunny! Today is our last day in Bristol and we needed some clean clothes so I’m typing this from a laundromat that happens to have a cafe and a really lovely little hidden back patio. I’m sitting in a shady corner looking at ridiculously cheerful petunias wave a little in the breeze. Bristol, you’re amazing.

· comments [6] · 10-23-2013 · categories:kindereggaday ·

Kinder Surprise Egg A Day, Day 8

This is a second not-Kinder egg that I found in Bruges.

The chocolate for these eggs, which I completely failed to post a picture of in this post, was good. It was like the decent Easter chocolate I’d get as a kid. It wasn’t as waxy or as salty as the Kinder egg chocolate.

Both of these eggs were branded with an airplane movie tie-in.

It’s cute! And again, the parts for this plane were incredibly small. While I was charmed by the wee-ness of both planes I’m finding myself impressed with how cleverly the Kinder brand manages to stuff larger toys to assemble in the same sized capsule. By comparison a tiny airplane seems like cheating.

· comments [2] · 10-22-2013 · categories:kindereggaday ·

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 ·

Kinder Surprise Egg A Day, Day 6

While I’m in the UK I’m getting my Kinder Surprise fix by opening an egg a day.

A girl egg, from a Tesco Metro grocery store.

Hang on, this is suspiciously like the other one.

I was right! It’s another bracelet, this one in a different color.

Let’s review shall we? The last four eggs produced these pairs of items. I’m unreasonably fascinated by the color coordination going on here.

Next up: Kinder Surprise eggs bought at an entirely different store.

· comments [2] · 10-20-2013 · categories:kindereggaday ·

Kinder Surprise Egg A Day, Day 5

While I’m in the UK I’m getting my Kinder Surprise fix by opening an egg a day.

Ladies and gentlemen we have a boy egg.

Wheels!

This looks familiar.

Why look, another one of these nifty spring loaded cars. We can race!

· comments [6] · 10-19-2013 · categories:kindereggaday ·

Kinder Surprise Egg A Day, Day 4

While I’m in the UK I’m getting my Kinder Surprise fix by opening an egg a day.

Today we have another pink egg, again bought at a Tesco Metro grocery store.

Is that a… My Little Pony?

Yup.

It’s a bracelet! Despite myself I am charmed. I left the stickers off though.

· comments [5] · 10-18-2013 · categories:kindereggaday ·

Kinder Surprise Egg A Day, Day 3

While I’m in the UK I’m getting my Kinder Surprise fix by opening an egg a day.

Today’s egg is blue, this one was bought at a Tesco Metro grocery store.

Another car, what a surprise. This one, though, has a little spring loaded action so when I pull it back and let it go it quickly shoots itself right off the table. I love it, what should we name it?

· comments [5] · 10-17-2013 · categories:kindereggaday ·

Kinder Surprise Egg A Day, Day 2

While I’m in the UK I’m getting my Kinder Surprise fix by opening an egg a day.

Today we open a pink egg. But the blue egg from yesterday and the pink one were bought at a Tesco Metro grocery store.

Pink. Big surprise.

What is it? What is it?

It’s a hair clip. Despite being so very pink and girly I found it surprisingly gratifying to have constructed my own hair clip, even if it did just snap together.

· comments [4] · 10-16-2013 · categories:kindereggaday ·