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Cody Wandel
Unaffiliated Malcontent. I drink nobody's Kool Aid
11:40 AM on 03/18/2013
Modern American parenting says your kid must be wrapped in bubble wrap when going outside to play. Then, if the kid scrapes a knee, sue the bubble wrap maker and the shoe company with the laces that came undone and caused the trip. Won't somebody PLEASE think of the Children!!!!!!
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Harold Saxon
Here come the drums.
10:40 AM on 03/18/2013
Kinder eggs are great. Sad that with all the junk food we have in the US, this still isn't allowed.
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littlepuffycloud
I propose a toast to my self control...
05:26 PM on 03/18/2013
Did you not read the part that stated they are now allowed due to a re-do of the design?
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Harold Saxon
Here come the drums.
06:58 PM on 03/18/2013
This isn't Ferrero Kinder. It's a knockoff brand.
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Fran Jaime
07:24 PM on 03/18/2013
It's a knockoff, not Kinder Surprise at all.
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kyousanshugi
Ceci n'est pas une micro-bio
12:15 AM on 03/19/2013
Why should we trust Harold Saxon? You probably put little tiny Toclafane inside the Kinder Eggs.
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Harold Saxon
Here come the drums.
08:53 AM on 03/19/2013
If you can't trust the prime minister, who can you trust ?
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Ostapuk Ivano1
5 year educator in NYC
08:46 AM on 03/18/2013
Haha Americans are so stupid that they cannot tell the difference between the plastic and the chocolate.
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12:22 AM on 03/19/2013
Is that like Cheese and cheese food?
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Ostapuk Ivano1
5 year educator in NYC
09:47 AM on 03/19/2013
Cheese Product.
PhillipCollins
not the singer from Genesis
03:15 PM on 03/17/2013
I am sure if Bloomberg has his way, they will be banned in NYC shortly.
08:42 PM on 03/17/2013
Nah we need more obese American kids playing with plastic junk from China. Just don't complain when legions of diabetics are stealing your tax dollars via health care costs.
01:10 PM on 03/18/2013
What makes you think "legions of diabetics" are entitled to my tax dollars in healthcare costs. If they make the conscious choice to be unhealthy, that's not my problem. So it shouldn't be my responsibility.

This really bothers me. The left constantly justifies things by pointing to costs that government (aka taxpayers) should not be held responsible for in the first place.
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kyousanshugi
Ceci n'est pas une micro-bio
11:49 PM on 03/18/2013
That's why there's a plastic choking toy inside. It kills the fattest kids and cuts down on overall healthcare costs.
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darkmark
capitalism th death of all
03:03 PM on 03/17/2013
not enough info in this article to know if the ban was legit. if the eggs were small enough for a very young child to swallow in one bite then they were dangerous. that seems to be something our dense friends on the right won't, haven't, can't consider.
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Fran Jaime
01:59 AM on 03/18/2013
My daughters grew up with kinder surprise eggs, here in Mexico. No way can you put the whole thing in your mouth!
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darkmark
capitalism th death of all
02:27 AM on 03/18/2013
then snack away.
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kyousanshugi
Ceci n'est pas une micro-bio
11:49 PM on 03/18/2013
Watch me try.
09:56 PM on 03/18/2013
It's a big egg, and the toy is inside a smaller, hard plastic case. You have to physically remove the toy from the second plastic case in order to get to the case. The problem stemmed entirely from a 1938 rule that says that it's illegal to completely encase a non-edible component in chocolate, or other edible casing. The split shell bypasses that law.
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LB62
Well paid Liberal not after your handouts, thanks.
02:31 PM on 03/17/2013
These are banned in America because America's favorite pass-time is suing the pants of companies who falsely assume people were born with brains.
08:44 PM on 03/17/2013
Lol. In fairness though think about it...a tiny toy to choke on hidden in the middle of a chocolate egg sold to legions of obese American kids? What could possibly go wrong?
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O K Ali
Wash your hands, seriously.
09:39 PM on 03/17/2013
As a former military brat, we haven't had one fatality when we ate them.
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Fran Jaime
03:13 AM on 03/19/2013
The chocolate egg surrounds a plastic capsule with the toy and instructions. Every single kid I've ever seen eat one, cracks the chocolate and eats it and THEN assembles the toy..
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Cacaoatl
01:26 PM on 03/17/2013
If you choke on a toy filled egg, living was probably not for you. I am so tired of bubble wrapping childhood because of overprotective parents. Weeding out week or stupid kids is how nature makes the species fit. My wife's cousin-in-law is so protective of her children, her daughter is afraid everything.
02:02 PM on 03/17/2013
You totally nailed it....and I bet she has a ton of "allergies", too.
03:16 PM on 03/17/2013
"Weeding out week or stupid kids is how nature makes the species fit."

It may make the species "fit" but no less compassionate or humane.
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kyousanshugi
Ceci n'est pas une micro-bio
04:07 PM on 03/17/2013
Nature has never been known for her compassion.
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SpaceMonkeys
Both parties suck
02:20 PM on 03/18/2013
How do we keep ugly people from breeding? I regularly see ugly people with 5 or 6 kids in tow.

Is this our evolutionary destiny?

:(
11:54 AM on 03/17/2013
Choco Treasure eggs have been available for over two years. Although I admire their attempt at duplicating the Ferrero Kinder Surprise Egg, they have fallen very short of that lofty goal. The chocolate is poor quality and the toys are, for lack of a better word, lame. Help us lift the ridiculous ban against the Ferrero Kinder Egg. Visit www.FreeTheEgg.com
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09:06 PM on 03/17/2013
That Kinder Chocolate isn't of the highest quality either, more milk than chocolate in that stuff....... I'm ok with the ban
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10:20 AM on 03/17/2013
I think the new packaging is a great idea. And yes, in a perfect world of careful parents, the old eggs would be super, but..... Some parents don't worry about preventative actions like covering electrical outlets, not storing rat poison under the sin in an unlocked cabinet, child proof locks or not keeping meth or whatever drug or alchohol on the coffee table where a two year old can get to it, or ...well, you get the message. So, for all the stupid, careless (or careful but, very unlucky) parents in the world, the FDA attempts to keep your chldren alive and well, despite your action, or inaction. After all, a surprise egg is just a present you didn't have to wrap.
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Fran Jaime
03:16 AM on 03/19/2013
So why haven't hundreds of kids died over the 37 years Kinder eggs have been available all over Europe and Latin America? The ban is ridiculous.
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08:55 AM on 03/19/2013
I have no idea if any have died. I was commenting on the goal of the FDA, that's all. How many children have died in crib accidents because the bars were too far apart? Who knows. But, seems to me, one is too many.

Is any candy treat just fine if the potential oucome is a dead 2 year old? It's not like candy is required for a healthy diet - it's not milk or protein. So, buyer beware is your recommendation? Fine by me. My youngest grandchild is 17. I worry about other hazards these days.
09:57 AM on 03/17/2013
Anyway, my kids, who have been enjoying these for fifteen years, are getting too old for them now. Oh well
09:57 AM on 03/17/2013
Maybe now they'll come to the US?
11:26 AM on 03/17/2013
why would you post on a story you clearly didn't read? a US company made a version for us, but it's barely even chocolate, it's a toy in a plastic egg, with a little chocolate sticking to the sides.
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11:30 AM on 03/17/2013
Eggsactly
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Fran Jaime
03:17 AM on 03/19/2013
But the Kinder egg has better chocolate and toys.
09:56 AM on 03/17/2013
Crazy.My kids have been enjoying these for ages. Had no idea they were illegal in the US, just assumed it was a local kind of candy and thus not available back home...
08:19 AM on 03/17/2013
Next up: Lawsuit from Kinder Surprise.
05:23 AM on 03/17/2013
Six children worldwide have died from swallowing the Kinder Surprise toys since they started producing them in the 70's. You have a better chance of a mentally ill kid shooting up a school because he played violent video games than you do a kid swallowing one of these.

Then again it only took one parent leaving a Burger King pokemon toy in an infant's crib for it to suffocate and get the entire promotion recalled back in 1999.
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baltbear
actual capitalist; actual republican
07:16 PM on 03/17/2013
"because he played violent video games " Is not the reason.
It's usually because,
"I've waited for a long time. Yeah the sleight of my hand is now a quick-pull trigger. I reason with my cigarette, Then say, "Your hair's on fire, you must have lost your wits, yeah"
after noticing, "'cause dinner's in the kitchen and it's packed in ice."
11:13 PM on 03/17/2013
wot
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Gary Amedee
Mea Culpa. Mea Maxima Cruenta Culpa
03:43 AM on 03/17/2013
But it is ok to market fastfood packed with fat, salt and sugar to kids.
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kyousanshugi
Ceci n'est pas une micro-bio
04:08 PM on 03/17/2013
As long as they don't choke on it. If it kills them slowly, there's no time for the public outrage to take hold.