Just wow. This is just silly.
Remember: Kinder Eggs are illegal to import into the United States because American children are apparently too stupid to eat the chocolate and play with the plastic capsule.
Maybe that’s why M&M candies have that candy shell on the outside — so the kids won’t try to play with the chocolate. Hmm…
Seriously, this story from CNN says that Customs & Border Protection will seize the eggs if you try to bring them into the country, even if you just have one in your carry-on bags.
Here’s an idea: Say you buy a bunch of Kinder Eggs in Canada and you want bring them into the States. Both the toy and the chocolate are completely legal; it’s the combination of toy-inside-chocolate that irks the Feds.
So… what if you unwrap the egg, break it open, store the toy separately from the candy, and then re-wrap the foil around the now-flattened egg? “These, officer? They’re all chocolate eggs. No, officer, there’s no toy inside of them. They’re 100% chocolate. The toys are in a different bag.”
Granted, Kinder Eggs are significantly less fun that way, but at least you would have some for the kids, which is better than not having them!