Can You Buy a Kinder Surprise in California?


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Kinder Surprise eggs are illegal to bring into the United States due to the FDA's ban on placing inedible items in foodstuffs. The agency considers the toy capsule inside the egg a choking hazard and has imposed fines of $2,500 per egg on smugglers caught with the illegal candies.

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While Kinder Surprise eggs are banned, similar items have been developed that pass the FDA's standards and are legal in the United States. Instead of encasing the toy capsule entirely in chocolate, the two halves of the egg are separated, clearly showing that there is an object hidden inside the candy shell.

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