For many children, Kinder Surprise is a weekly treat of chocolate and toy. Not since Lidl’s Unerwünschte Sprotten range of pickled herring has there been such an exciting product named after a German expression for ‘unplanned baby’.
However, like childhood itself, the lifespan of a Kinder Egg is unfortunately short but sweet.
The Life of a Kinder Egg
Stage 1: Purchase
Stage 2: Unwrap
Stage 3: Eat chocolate to access capsule.
Stage 5: Read instructions for toy operation/construction.
Stage 6: Play with toy.
Review: Kids, one day the chocolate will be three mouthfuls and the toy will look like a rejected novelty keyring design. That day is the first day of adulthood.
- Kinder Surprise Egg Confiscated at Canadian Border (reason.com)