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It almost feels like a right of passage for Americans to make this joke when they visit Europe.

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24th July 2021
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2 months ago #9860132        
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This is because you are not allowed to have inedible objects embedded inside edible produce. This is a less than well thought out law which aims to do something very sensible: stopping food manufacturers from leaving all sorts of debris in their food items which can break teeth, lacerate your mouth, or even kill.

And while everyone likes to make fun of America because of Kinder Eggs, most other countries have laws that are even worse. Like, for example, in the UK it is technically illegal to remove a fish from a fish tank without a fishing rod and a rod licence.


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2 months ago #9860248        
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Just to clarify for people, they are not banned because of choking or anything like that. They are just caught under the somewhat broad wording of food safety laws much older than the product itself, and are not an important enough exception to go through all the trouble of re-writing them.

Simplified as much as possible (I am not a lawyer), anything contained within a food product must be approved as safe for consumption (to avoid companies putting antifreeze in cough medicine, for example), with the only exception being embedded inedible objects "necessary" for the function of the product, such as lollipop and popsicle sticks. The toy egg has no structural value to a chocolate egg, and the lack of a toy egg does not stop a chocolate egg from functioning, so kinder surprise eggs do not qualify as an exception.


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2 months ago #9860295        
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Pity they don't have those metal figurines in them anymore. They were kind of neat.

"Rite of passage" btw.


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Humility

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2 months ago #9860274        
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I say we smuggle in kinder eggs, take them to various schools and hold earing contests with them. Then hand out Darwin Awards to the winners.


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2 months ago #9860192        
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Karen would give her kid the egg, let him swallow the thing and choke, then scream and cry about how there was no warning and OMG LAWSUIT blah blah.

Karens are why we can't have those eggs in the first place. Don't let your toddlers eat this shit.


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Hinoron

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2 months ago #9860162        
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They WERE banned from somewhere in the 1930s to... 2017, I believe. The ban has been lifted for several years now.

...Because the USA is the only place in the world where morbidly obese children will try and put the entire, 6.5cm chocolate egg in their mouth at once. :/


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2 months ago #9860131        
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All you need to do is replace that bit of plastic with an AK-47, problem solved!


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2 months ago #9860130        
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Laughs in Canadian across the border.


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2 months ago #9860129        
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"rite" of passage, altho 'right' might be more apropos, at times.

MikoMae

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19 days ago #9861350        
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Tip: Never go to Europe if you're just gonna make this joke.


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