One of my daughter’s favorite treats is a Kinder Ovo. It’s a chocolate egg shell with a toy surprise inside.
Apparently these little numbers are banned in the U.S., I’m assuming because the U.S. FDA anticipates that a child will bite into the egg and swallow a toy. I’ve brought these to the U.S. for my niece and nephew a couple times, little did I realize it was totally illegal (see article Kinder Surprise egg seized at U.S. border).
However, in the land of “tudo bem,” which includes a lot of Europe, Kinder Ovo poses no threat to the kiddies.
As Anna commented, things go Ovo Louco as Easter is anticipated.
The Kinder Ovo concept grows to 10 times it’s normal size. Yep, these are all larger eggs with even bigger toys inside.
And everybody gets in on it.
I mean EVERYBODY.
The “ofertas” start earlier than with the Panttone. I can’t imagine what the inventory managers are thinking. I mean, these things were everywhere at the Carrefour. Unless they have already built into the price the heavy discounting they will do post-Easter. The eggs are a bit pricey, even on oferta.
I wonder what the U.S. FDA would have to say about Easter Egg Surprise Mania.