Legal Chocolate Surprise Eggs Coming to the US

The sale of Kinder Eggs has been illegal in the U.S. since 1938. We Americans learned of these wonderful chocolate eggs with toys inside them from European friends, and just had to be jealous, unless we traveled abroad. But that will change very soon with the introduction of Choco Treasures!

But first, a history lesson. In 1938, the FDA passed The Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, which prohibits “non-nutritive (inedible) object inside a candy.” Furthermore, the toys in Kinder and other such surprise eggs are also only safe for kids 3 and up, which violates the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s requirement that all candy-encased toys be safe for children of all ages.

But Choco Treasures are different. First off, each of the three different editions of Choco Treasure has its own collection of all ages toys, from the original chocolate eggs to sports balls to even a Spider-man-inspired egg, licensed from Marvel. Second, each egg features a specially-designed capsule that separates the two halves of the chocolate so even a small child can see the there’s something on the inside.

Choco Treasures should be in major retailers before Easter. Find out more about them at FoodBeast. Link  -Thanks,  Dominique!

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Did you know that Kinder eggs are
1. not from Germany despite named after the German word for 'children', but actually Italian, and
2. that Ferrero, the company that makes them, is the same that makes Nutella?
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I remember eating Wonderballs as a kid in the US and they were chocolate with toys inside. I thought it was Wonderballs that started the ban because kids accidentally ate the toys all the time and that was in the late 90's.
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