Kinder Egg, Kinder Surprise, Kinder Joy

Best. Kinder Surprise. Ever.

January 9, 2017 66 Comments

I know 2017 just started, but this is a very strong contender for my Favorite Story of the Year.

For those of you unfamiliar with Kinder Eggs (or their ilk Kinder Surprise), they are delightful little chocolate eggshells that encase a container with a tiny toy. They’re banned here in the United States because naturally we might crack open the container and eat the tiny toy; the people who do this are also the people who stick their fingers inside fans and bring electronics into the bathtub. Essentially, they’re why we can’t have nice things. But, I digress.

I first fell in love with Kinder Eggs when my second family, who is French, apparently smuggled them back into the country. I loved them SO much that I “accidentally” forgot I had purchased them on my work trips to London. But, again, I digress.

ANYHOW… I’m going into Sophia Petrillo mode. Picture it – Germany, last week: Winter Storm Axel (naturally) stirred up the North Sea, slamming into the island of Langeoog. As the skies cleared, the citizens noticed that the beach was littered with… Kinder Eggs.

It turns out that Axel caused a boat to lose its precious Kinder cargo, which ended up on the shores of Langeoog. (This sounds like the world’s strangest sea chantey.) Germans LOVE them some Kinder Eggs, and the mayor organized an impromptu Kinder Egg hunt in order to help clean up the mess.

 

 

Is that not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?!

Now that I’ve shared this with you all… I’m REALLY craving some chocolate. Anyone have any they want to share? 🙂

66 Comments

  1. Reply

    Karen Yannacio Morse

    January 9, 2017

    haha – I am totally laughing at why we dont have these treats in the U.S. – So, can you send me some? Promise I’ll be careful! They sounds yummy and a joy in the toy.

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      Caitlin

      January 10, 2017

      I would if I could… except I don’t have any haha! I ate all mine as soon as I got back to the US haha! 🙂

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    CoCo

    January 9, 2017

    Love these types of feel good stories! 2017 is off to a great start with people taking care of others!

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      Caitlin

      January 10, 2017

      Right?! It seemed like the perfect story to share on a Monday! 🙂

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    Amber

    January 9, 2017

    Oh my gosh, how awesome! I also love Kinder Eggs and would LOVE to find a bunch on the beach.

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      Caitlin

      January 10, 2017

      Wouldn’t it be so awesome to see all these washing up on shore? I am so happy for these little kids… totally a story for a lifetime!

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    Debra

    January 9, 2017

    No WAY!!! My kids would think this was the best thing in the whole world. My husband brought some back from Germany one time and we were sad he didn’t bring more.

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      Caitlin

      January 10, 2017

      They’re definitely so much fun – this must have been the best day ever for those kids in Germany!

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    planningthemagic

    January 9, 2017

    Don’t think we have these in the US but they sound so awesome! I’m so curious I’m going to google it and see if there is a way to try it.

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      Caitlin

      January 10, 2017

      If you ever go to Canada, they have them there! They’re not just in Europe. There are lots of fun Pinterest links too with recipes of people making their own versions of Kinder Eggs – lots of fun!

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    Allison Rebecca

    January 9, 2017

    Ok these are seriously awesome! I wish we had these in the US, because I would buy all of them haha

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      Caitlin

      January 10, 2017

      Me too! There’s apparently a huge market for adult collectors, which doesn’t surprise me in the least. Disposable income haha!

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    Hey Sharonoox

    January 9, 2017

    This sounds like so much fun! The city I lived in too has the same idea of egg hunt. It was organized by the cityhall and they did this on Easter.

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      Caitlin

      January 10, 2017

      I love egg hunts! They’re always so much fun. I love watching the little kids – they always have the time of their lives 🙂

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    Author Brandi Kennedy

    January 9, 2017

    That is seriously the coolest thing ever! And I love their great cleanup idea too – an egg hunt to get everyone involved picking up, but in a fun way!

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      Caitlin

      January 10, 2017

      Right?! It’s such a great way to get the cleanup done!

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    The Trophy WifeStyle

    January 9, 2017

    Omg Kinder Eggs!!! My daughter is obsessed with watching those unboxing videos of these things!!!!!

    • Reply

      Caitlin

      January 10, 2017

      I had no idea there were videos online of people unboxing them – but I’m not sure why I’m surprised. There are videos of literally EVERYTHING online these days haha! I’m definitely going to have to check some of them out as a Kinder enthusiast 🙂

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    reesann723

    January 9, 2017

    My kids are OBSESSED with Kinder eggs! Too bad here in the states they are illegal! So fun!

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      Caitlin

      January 10, 2017

      We can’t have any fun in the US haha!

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    lovelysilvia

    January 10, 2017

    This is super cute! I would totally be excited if I got one of these. They don’t sell them in the US but I would totally have one if they did!

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    The Travel Ninjas

    January 10, 2017

    What a sweet story. Kinder eggs are awesome. They’re so much fun.

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    Mihaela Echols

    January 10, 2017

    I remember we had these when I was a kid!! I wish they still had them in the US.

  14. Reply

    Brandi Puga

    January 10, 2017

    This is sooo cool! What a fun day for the kids, with perks for mom too!

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    Elizabeth

    January 10, 2017

    How adorable is this!? I just showed this to my children and we had to look and see where this island was and the likelihood of any eggs making their way up to our own remote North Sea island (Shetland!)

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    Abigail

    January 10, 2017

    What a fantastic story! I used to love the kinder eggs when you were able to build the toy yourself but they no longer do that! Surprised they are banned in the US!

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    cvnxena

    January 10, 2017

    This is so fun and I also loved that they were all cleaned up within a day, which definitely minimised the impact. Mine love a good Kinder egg so would have gone nuts if they had seen these!

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    theresasreviews

    January 10, 2017

    That’s such a neat picture! I love the story behind it. I’ve heard so much of those eggs but have never eaten one.

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    Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog.

    January 10, 2017

    I love to try all the different chocolates there are abroad! For some reason, the chocolates in other countries taste so much yummier than the ones in US!

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    Ana De-Jesus

    January 10, 2017

    I remember seeing this on your Insta and I was ridiculously excited. I really love Kinder eggs for some reason x

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    Chi

    January 10, 2017

    This is so adorable! The kinder eggs are actually amazing:)

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    Mandy @ A Cupful of Carters

    January 10, 2017

    What a fun and delightful surprise for the day! I am sure this made many kids and adults extra sweet that day!

  23. Reply

    annafitfab

    January 10, 2017

    I don’t think we have these in the US but it looks like fun. I’m sure a lot of kids would love it!

  24. Reply

    Ashley LaMar

    January 10, 2017

    *Dead* I was loving those eggs and then I read, “They’re banned here in the United States because naturally we might crack open the container and eat the tiny toy; the people who do this are also the people who stick their fingers inside fans and bring electronics into the bathtub. Essentially, they’re why we can’t have nice things. But, I digress.” and died. HAHAHA #Truth!

    Those are fabulous though. Dang it…why can’t we have them?!

  25. Reply

    courteneynoonan

    January 10, 2017

    This is so adorable! It’s my dram to walk onto the beach to find it flooded with Kinder Eggs haha 🙂

  26. Reply

    Jalisa

    January 10, 2017

    I think myself as well as my son would love this lol. He watched this YouTube video of something similar. A chocolate egg with a dinosaur inside. He’s a Dino lover to the extreme.

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    Steve Goodwin

    January 10, 2017

    These sound like a cool treat! You are right though, the few usually ruin it for the masses. Fun story!

  28. Reply

    Joanna Brittain

    January 10, 2017

    I never understood why Kinder eggs were banned here other than apparently parents in the US are morons and allow their children to do any and all things without parental supervision….wait a second….most of the parents here do that, sadly, just take a look at the schools in the unfortunate parts of town. On another note…my oldest used to get them mailed to her from her dad while he was stationed in Germany…She loved receiving them and not eating the tiny toys, but playing with them instead, as they should be! 😉

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    Tess Chupinsky

    January 10, 2017

    Never hear of them. Sounds fun though 🙂

  30. Reply

    theclutterboxblog

    January 10, 2017

    Okay that is a seriously awesome way to start up 2017! How on earth are you going to top a kinder egg easter egg hunt!!

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    C. Poly (@CPoly69)

    January 10, 2017

    That’s great! It’s a naturally caused easter hunt. I wish that I would had been there. it sounds like the people who did witness it were victims of a fun right time right place sort of thing. Lol.

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    Amber

    January 10, 2017

    I adore this story! First, so true about why we can’t have nice things… too funny! Second, that is super funny that the ocean washed all those prizes up… although I would have really liked them to wash up HERE!

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    Robin Rue

    January 10, 2017

    I have never heard of these but this would be so much fun! I would love to be able to help pick up with the wash up on the shore.

  34. Reply

    TColeman

    January 10, 2017

    This definitely would be the best kind of surprise! My kids would seriously have a blast.

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    Hil'Lesha O'Nan

    January 10, 2017

    This is my first time hearing about the Kinder Eggs, but that is pretty awesome. Too bad that they’re banned in the United States!

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    jlawsonn

    January 10, 2017

    I can’t believe they’re banned in the states.. I love being Canadian 🙂 I bought my husband a giant one at the grocery store today

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    Amanda Love

    January 10, 2017

    Kinder eggs are awesome! It’s bittersweet that this had to happen though. Well, at least the kids had a lot of fun joining the egg hunt! What a lovely solution to the concern at hand!

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    Holly

    January 11, 2017

    Oh wow.That is a really fun story. I bet the kinder chocolate is really great.

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    Our Family World

    January 11, 2017

    How cute! If the kids here would have the same treatment or activity I bet they’ll have smiles for a whole week. I think I just found my Easter idea.

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    Elizabeth O.

    January 11, 2017

    What a beautiful disaster! Imagine the kids going gaga over these little eggs. I love kinder surprise and it’s sad that it’s banned in the US. I’m sure the kids had a great time hunting the eggs.

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    Rachel Catherine

    January 11, 2017

    I’ve never seen these in the U.S. but how fun! What a great time they must have had hunting for them.

  42. Reply

    Krysten

    January 11, 2017

    I love kinder eggs so much. This is such a great story, it’s helped my morning be a little better!

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      Caitlin

      January 11, 2017

      Oh, that makes me so happy to hear that!

  43. Reply

    Sandy N Vyjay

    January 11, 2017

    This is really fun. I am sure all kids and adults would love these,

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    Marceline Dementori

    January 11, 2017

    Now isn’t this a lot of fun! I think it’s really nice that the Mayor came up with this kind of solution, he’s not only going to clean up the shore but will be making a lot of kids happy! I love kinder surprise!

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    almostindianwife

    January 11, 2017

    Oh wow! I love that the mayor thought of a fun way to clean them all up! Man I would love to try one of those delicious chocolate eggs!

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      Caitlin

      January 11, 2017

      I would have been cleaning like a madwoman 😀

  46. Reply

    Urvi

    January 11, 2017

    I still remember my nephew use to have those. These was great idea to clean up and having fun at the same time.

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      Caitlin

      January 11, 2017

      The mayor is one smart guy… it’s a great way to get everyone involved in cleaning up 🙂

  47. Reply

    Lauren

    January 11, 2017

    Aww what a cute story…But now you have my craving chocolate.

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      Caitlin

      January 11, 2017

      I’m so sorry haha!

  48. Reply

    Vaishnavi @ Dentmaker

    January 12, 2017

    Oh yes, my little girl loves them. She loves the surprise toy that comes along too! Love that they make different ones for boys and girls, although I encourage my girl to try them both 🙂 I confess to chocolate cravings too. Lol.

  49. Reply

    Sara

    January 12, 2017

    Haha this is so fun, I would participate lol – anything for free chocolate. I wonder why they aren’t in the US

  50. Reply

    Heather

    January 13, 2017

    This is so much fun! I have heard of these eggs before, but living in the US never had them. I’m sure my kids would love it though!

  51. Reply

    The Trophy WifeStyle

    January 16, 2017

    Awwww!!! My daughter has never had a kinder egg, yet she’s obsessed!!!!! She watches this unboxing videos on YouTube all the time!!!

  52. Reply

    Daniel

    July 26, 2017

    I had the unique experience of selling an unopened box of three “Pink Panther” Kinder Surprise eggs (unopened from 1968) on eBay a few years back. This is when I learned that sales of them were illegal in the US.

    Dismayed that American tikes had been robbed of something I’d loved as a Canadian for decades, I was flabbergasted.

    Ultimately, the eggs found a home in Japan. Was an excellent learning experience for selling my first eBay item! 😀

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