23 Oct, 2008
Posted by: Michael In: Easter Candy
I recently found out that Kinder Surprise isn’t available in the U.S. thanks to a rule about food items containing non-food items inside of them. This strikes me as kind of sad. Growing up, Kinder Surprises were always the thing that I looked forward to the most every Easter. My parents would always get my brother and I about a dozen eggs each. Eating the chocolate eggs while assembling all the little toys was an Easter morning tradition I always treasured.
The nice thing about Kinder Surprise – aside from the toy inside – is that the chocolate egg is actually good. This may seem obvious, but considering the questionable quality of most of the ubiquitous chocolate bunnies you see around the holiday, it’s not exactly a given as far as Easter candy is concerned. However, Kinder Surprise is manufactured by Ferrero, makers of quality stuff like Ferrero Rocher and Nutella – so it’s no surprise that it’s tasty.
Kinder Surprise is basically just a chocolate egg, featuring milk chocolate lined with white chocolate. It’s sweet without being too sweet, and is really creamy with a fairly pronounced milky taste. If you’re normally on the fence about white chocolate then this is probably the treat for you, as it tastes mildly of white chocolate while still maintaining its milk chocolate taste.
As you can see here, every Kinder Surprise comes with a toy, this one being some kind of strange alien creature inside of a saxophone. I have no idea what it’s supposed to do, if anything. That’s the exciting thing about the toy inside a Kinder Surprise; you never know what you’re going to get. Sometimes it’s good, but then sometimes… it’s a weird creature inside a saxaphone. It’s a crapshoot. It’s fun.
Manufactured by: Ferrero
Calories (20 g egg): 110