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« on: November 10, 2018, 02:10:48 PM »

Just read this quote from US law explaining why you cannot buy Kinder eggs: "This legislation clearly stated that “confectionaries” cannot be sold in the United States if they contain non-nutritive objects." Does that mean Cracker Jack is illegal, or no longer gives out toys, or what?
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2018, 06:01:05 PM »


Good question.

Wife and I don't buy Cracker Jack but once every big number of years.

I don't remember when the last time I found a real toy inside.  Now that I think about it the item (prize) has only been a paper something. 

No doubt possible edible.   If you really wanted too.
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2018, 07:16:37 PM »

Just read this quote from US law explaining why you cannot buy Kinder eggs: "This legislation clearly stated that “confectionaries” cannot be sold in the United States if they contain non-nutritive objects." Does that mean Cracker Jack is illegal, or no longer gives out toys, or what?

As of a few recent years ago you could buy Kinder eggs in the US. I don’t know what changed but something changed. 

Two years ago we bought the eggs in Belgium and opened one - as a adult the prize was lame. Both my wife and I think it was something like a sticker like you would find in cracker jacks. I think the toys in Cracker Jacks stopped because they are choking hazards and cost more than paper.
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2018, 12:41:48 PM »

As of a few recent years ago you could buy Kinder eggs in the US.

Apparently not legally. But you can no doubt get them from retailers who are a little lax with the law. Kinder eggs are the item most smuggled into America. Beating both cocaine and heroin (by volume, not by value). So there has to be a lot of them out there if you know where to look.
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2018, 12:49:09 PM »

As of a few recent years ago you could buy Kinder eggs in the US.

Apparently not legally. But you can no doubt get them from retailers who are a little lax with the law. Kinder eggs are the item most smuggled into America. Beating both cocaine and heroin (by volume, not by value). So there has to be a lot of them out there if you know where to look.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/the-us-is-finally-lifting-its-ban-on-kinder-eggs-a3691696.html

So they made a different trope named Kinder Joy.
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2018, 01:25:21 PM »

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/the-us-is-finally-lifting-its-ban-on-kinder-eggs-a3691696.html

So they made a different trope named Kinder Joy.

Except that a Kinder Joy is an entirely different product to a Kinder egg. Like replacing a Reese's Cup with a Babe Ruth Bar and saying they are the same thing because they are both made with peanuts!

(The Standard newspaper used to be a good London paper. But it has gone down considerably. A few years ago it was sold (the entire company, not one issue of the paper) for a penny, most people commented that the company was overvalued even at that price. Nowadays they have stopped selling the issues of the paper, instead they give it away for free. And unlike Britain's main free newspaper which is left in racks at stations for people to help themselves, the Standard employs people to stand outside the station handing them to people in a way that makes it difficult to refuse to take it, because left to their own devices people won't even pick it up for free!)
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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2018, 10:11:21 PM »

I think Kinder eggs are legal in the US now.  KareninWA would know.  She used to cross the border into BC to buy them *L*

I love Kinder eggs.  The toys are crap, but that's what you get for something in an egg.  Sometimes they have themed eggs, where they had Frozen toys, or Marvel, or Hot Wheels.  Somewhere around here, I have a very tiny Olaf the snowman.  When I worked in one particular call centre, I had a small collection of Kinder toys on my desk, mostly little animals that I had to put together.

One year for Christmas, someone got Mom a large Kinder egg, and inside it had a Christmas themed pen, pencil, and pad set.  I think she still has it in with her Christmas decorations
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2018, 06:52:14 AM »

The US version of the Kinder Egg has a different configuration to avoid the US requirement that no toy be encased by food.
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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2018, 11:27:43 PM »

The US version of the Kinder Egg has a different configuration to avoid the US requirement that no toy be encased by food.

That would suck for my favorite treat when I was a kid.  It was called Buried Treasure, and it was a big block of ice cream on a stick.  the part of the stick that was stuck into the ice cream had a fairy tale character on it, and you wouldn't know who it was until you ate all the ice cream
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