Surprise (288/365)

by Lee Santiva October. 15, 2019 210 views
Überraschung is "Surprise" in German language, Kinder is the brand but also the word for "children"

Überraschung is "Surprise" in German language, Kinder is the brand but also the word for "children"

Let me start by saying this is not a product advertisement. I thought this item would be the simpliest way to express "surprise" in a photo without a person. There are several surprises within this blog...

Launched in 1974, there have been over 30 billion surprise (Kinder) eggs sold worldwide. (*1).

First you unwrap it, then you break the chocolate egg into two parts...

First you unwrap it, then you break the chocolate egg into two parts...

Children go absolutely crazy for these eggs. They rip apart the wrapping and often ignore the chocolate and go right for the yellow capsule to see what is inside.

For years I sent my nephews an Advent Calendar with each day a different egg. My brother said the entire package is destroyed on the first day - they rip open every window to get at the eggs.

Then you unpack the yellow casing and put together your toy - surprise! it's a motorcycle and an APP?!

Then you unpack the yellow casing and put together your toy - surprise! it's a motorcycle and an APP?!

I was surprised when I opened a Ü-Ei (as it is called in German) for this photoshooting after so many years. I was surprised by the digitalization of candy: in addition to the plastic toy there's now also an "app" included.

Finally, here's a fact which may surprise you:

In USA children are allowed to use real .22 caliber guns (*3) but are not allowed to have the chocolate egg with a toy inside. The Kinder surprise eggs are banned from import and sales in USA.(*1)

Of course children cannot buy guns in USA, but they are allowed to use and possess them.

Please look at this photo series by An-Sofie Kesteley: http://www.ansofiekesteleyn.be/storie/my-first-rifle/ and this ad campaign: http://stimulantonline.ca/2013/04/17/childish-bans/

*Sources:

  1. English: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinder_Surprise
  2. German: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinder_%C3%9Cberraschung
  3. English: http://www.ansofiekesteleyn.be/storie/my-first-rifle/
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Varsha Arun 1 year, 1 month ago

Kinder joy eggs are hugely popular among kids in India.... Good insight into something so tiny, yet fascinating!

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Lee Santiva Replied to Varsha Arun 1 year, 1 month ago

Nice to hear from you! I didn‘t think they would be available in India due to the heat and that the chocolate would melt or otherwise not taste good, that‘s interesting

1 year, 1 month ago Edited
Varsha Arun Replied to Lee Santiva 1 year, 1 month ago

It is hot, but enough to melt them. In fact, most candy bars kept in the shelves are fine to purchase : )

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Björn Roose 1 year, 1 month ago

Apart from the silly laws (in belgium for instance it is forbidden for a minor to buy cigarettes, but not to smoke them ...), children are absolutely right to ignore the Kinder-chocolate: it's no good smile

1 year, 1 month ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Björn Roose 1 year, 1 month ago

Indeed, the candy part does not taste that good

1 year, 1 month ago Edited
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