Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Kinder Suprise at the U.S Border :(

Kinder Surprise, also known as a Kinder Egg (Kinder being the German word for "Children"), is a confection originally intended for children in the form of a chocolate egg containing a small toy, frequently requiring assembly.

My kind mother-in-law was on her way to the states to send an Easter package to Summer. In it we asked her to send several Kinder Surprise eggs. Well, this is what makes me so upset and frustrated about the U.S. government today. They confiscated the whole lot of Kinder Surprises. Have they completely lost it? They can somehow bypass several other items that are very harmful, and some how allow toys filled with led fill our stores, but they will not allow a chocolate egg.

Part of the reason for my rant is because some of my friends back home have been politically arguing if you will through email. I think it is a little silly, but in light of them I share this post.

I just don't understand how so many people can smuggle drugs, weapons, and other suspicious items into the states, but when an innocent grandmother tries to send chocolate Easter eggs to her granddaughter they feel it might be too dangerous to enter the U.S.

To be honest I think that the officer in the booth saw them all and thought sweet, that would make a perfect gift inside my kids Easter baskets. He is probably planning on taking them home with him tonight. Or maybe he was just so hungry and could not wait for his next break, so he thought he would eat a dozen chocolate eggs, then tinker around with the toys inside while waiting for cars to come through.

Anyways, enough ranting for now, I will just fill Easter baskets with the next best thing (a plastic filled egg) :(.


emily said...

oh man, that's such a bummer! i got one of those kinder eggs once in canada and it honestly holds the place as the coolest candy i've ever seen!

at fiesta there are confetti filled real colored eggshells, if you want to go for a little south of the border treat. guess it's a little looser than the northern one.

Heather Ridge said...

UGHHH, I love Kinder Eggs. Poor Summer. I agree with the post......I bet the guy ate them all. I will keep a look-out for some Kinder Eggs.

Sallyseashell said...

Why do they not sell these fabulous eggs in America?
I want to try one!
Sorry bout the eggs and I love your blog anyways!

Bridget said...

I've got some that a friend gave us a few weeks ago and we haven't eaten, yet. They're yours if you want them. I will mail them to you.

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

Oh that is so sad! Borders people aren't exactly the nicest ;)

Let me know if you decide to read Twilight.... you'll love it!


Sarah said...

I completely understand about the boarder and the gov giving and taking from the innocent! How frustrating. Sorry to hear about your tragedy!

Jessica said...

That stinks! I think I've heard of Kinder Eggs over in New Zealand (my siblings went to boarding school there while me and my other siblings lived in Indonesia). Those are so neat.