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Kinder eggs ok to take to usa

Can I bring kinder eggs home to USA from Europe

We had no problems bringing home our Kinder eggs. I put them in the carry on so security could see..
Our grandkids were so excited to open the huge Christmas kinder eggs.

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7645 posts

Kinder Eggs are available everywhere in Canada, and I would be surprised if you can't buy them in the USA. Have you checked?

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2773 posts

I got the answer on Google - yes you can! There is better chocolate in Europe than this, though.

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8644 posts

While there is now a legal version of the treats for sale in the USA (Kinder Joy), the European version (Kinder Surprise) doesn't meet US safety requirements so technically you can't bring them into the country. According to media reports US customs seizes about 50,000 of eggs a year passing through various border points. It's not something you will be arrested for but they can be confiscated so balance the risk/reward.

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7645 posts

Gosh, I wonder how many European children have health problems from eating Kinder Surprise or even over-eating them.

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2205 posts

The issue is not with the candy portion, it is the surprise. Due to the small pieces usually included in the surprise, the US feels there is too much of a chance a child might swallow one of the parts and choke on it. Have not heard this is a problem anywhere else in the world.

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The yellow cases used to house the toys are firm favourites with drug dealers who can cram quite a few wraps of crack or heroin in them and then secrete them very personally. American drug dealers must be looking at their European counterparts with envy.

It makes my eyes water just to think about it.

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3233 posts

It’s a choking hazard. I bring them to the US on every trip. Never had them taken away.

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10935 posts

Technically no you can not bring European or Canadain kinder eggs back to the USA - although you are allowed to bring back a Lion pelt .

Sorry had to do that .

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10692 posts

They used to be considered a choking hazard and weren't allowed.

I saw Kinder eggs display at a store here recently and remarked to the person I was with that the prohibition must have been lifted. Either that or the store shouldn't have been selling them (but was anyway).

I'm guessing it may be okay to bring them back now but it's worth checking with CBP.

Edit: Maybe it was a Kinder joy display? They looked the same. And yes, I'm pretty sure all European children have died by now from either eating Kinder Eggs or drinking unpasteurized milk.

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1357 posts

Children in US are more fragile than European kids-or is it their parents? LOL
Of course, the FDA can still talk about what happened in Europe with thalidomide.

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2234 posts

Edit: Maybe it was a Kinder joy display? They looked the same. And yes, I'm pretty sure all European children have died by now from either eating Kinder Eggs or drinking unpasteurized milk.

The ban was based on the toys contained within the egg. It was decided that they presented a choking hazard.

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1177 posts

The real issue is that a bunch of lawyers sued Cracker Jacks, and ruined the entire industry. Of course, safety is important. But the imposition of legal solutions destroyed the fun for millions of kids. It's a darn shame. Legal solutions often lead to long-term changes which benefit no one, and which lower the value. Cracker Jacks today have garbage prizes.

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The airport security gave me no problem at all. The eggs were big with a prize inside. The kids love them.

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Security is not the issue. There is nothing in any version of the Kinder egg that is prohibited onboard your plane.

The issue is Customs and Immigration when entering the US. Kinder Eggs are and have been for quite a while illegal to bring into the US. They will be confiscated if your bag is searched by Customs at your point of entry back into the US. The fact that most people don't get searched and don't have their small number of Kinder Eggs taken from them does not change the legality.