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Thousands of Kinder eggs wash up on beach

Posted on Saturday, 7 January, 2017 | Comment icon 12 comments

Kinder Surprise has remained popular for decades. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Derek Key
A storm off the coast of Germany has strewn large numbers of Kinder eggs all along the shoreline.
A firm favorite with children all over the world, Kinder Surprise is essentially a chocolate eggshell with a small plastic 'yolk' ( containing a toy or puzzle ) hidden inside.

It's a simple idea, but one that has proven highly popular since its invention 40 years ago.

Fans of the eggs were in for an extra special surprise this week when vast quantities of them washed up on the island of Langeoog which is situated off Germany's northwest coastline.

Sadly the actual chocolate eggshells are missing, but that hasn't stopped visitors descending on the beach in their droves to collect the small plastic capsules.

It turned out that the eggs had been dropped by a Danish freight container during a recent storm.

Source: Mashable | Comments (12)

Tags: Kinder, Germany, Chocolate

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #3 Posted by Ryu on 7 January, 2017, 14:17
Good thing it didn't happen here in the U.S or the police and swat teams would be all over it and confiscating them since they are banned. At least over there the kids had fun and got free goodies.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Parsec on 7 January, 2017, 19:44
Never an environmental effort to keep beaches clean from plastic and wastes has been so quick and effective. I wonder why.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Parsec on 7 January, 2017, 19:47
What? Banned meaning that they are prohibited? Why specifically? You lot are really quite odd. ETA: I've read the full article now, where it says why. And that's why they have written on them "do not give to children under 3 years old". I confirm, you lot are not only odd, but quite sad as well.
Comment icon #6 Posted by MissJatti on 7 January, 2017, 19:50
And no body cares about the freight and it's crew
Comment icon #7 Posted by Parsec on 7 January, 2017, 20:06
Nope, because they kep the chocolate shells for themselves.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Claire. on 7 January, 2017, 21:29
Yes they're prohibited. Non-food items are not allowed to be placed inside foods (but only if the item is not visible from the outside, such as the Kinder surprise toys). If objects are placed inside food items, they have to be at least partially visible. The rationale being that it would otherwise be a choking hazard.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Parsec on 7 January, 2017, 21:50
Thank you for the Clairefication! I will avoid writing what I think, because I understand it could be offensive for some of you.
Comment icon #10 Posted by seaturtlehorsesnake on 7 January, 2017, 22:46
and yet, by writing it in that manner, you basically did write what you think. i should have expected nothing less from the ice king.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Parsec on 8 January, 2017, 0:44
But that's only because you are a very acute observer.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Parsec on 8 January, 2017, 0:52
What do you mean?

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