The “kinder egg’ is a special treat that our darling daughter use to love getting when she was much younger..
A large chocolate egg with a toy inside..sometimes the toy came assembled and sometimes it didn’t..
..these chocolate ‘surprise eggs’..are only available in Canada..
I haven’t really thought about them for a long time..that was until today…
The ‘great Kinder Egg Caper’ was a newsworthy item today. It seems that these little chocolate delights tried to make an escape to the land of red, white and blue..
and today they were ‘stopped dead in their tracks’..
it seems that they are not allowed to enter the USA..they are banned because the small toy inside is deemed a ‘choking hazard’..
A couple of Seattle residents had a few of these ‘dangerous goods’ in the trunk of their car....
They were told by the ‘border guard’ that these ‘goods’ were not allowed entry into the USA..and each egg could be a $2500 fine..they had 6 of them in their trunk for a grand total of a $15,000 fine..
The ‘couple’ had to spend some time being interrogated over these ‘eggs’…dangerous contraband..who knew??
According to our local news there has been over 60,000 Kinder eggs that have been seized at the border last year..
Who would have thought that a little chocolate treat could create so many problems?..
Never mind the guns, drugs or terrorists that cross the border..beware of the ‘dangerous chocolate eggs with the toy inside’
I am all for keeping the border secure but I do believe that this item being on the list of items that are prohibited from entering the USA is something that needs to be re-evaluated..
In the end the ‘contraband treats’ were not confiscated..the couple was allowed to take them home to share with their family and friends..
Tax dollars well spent, I say!!