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.
— FM1Today (@fm1today) January 5, 2017
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? 🙂