Holy cow, I wrote a book!
John entertains her colleagues with Kinder Surprise eggs. I love these things.
I understand that Kinder Surprise eggs are illegal in the US for two reasons.
Small parts. But that can be fixed by labelling the egg as "for ages 3 and up".
Whenever I go to Germany I smuggle some Kinder Überraschungen into the States. (Yes,
they're also available in Canada, but if you got them from Canada, they wouldn't be
in German now would they?) (Yes, I know that the candy is originally from Italy.)
I'm told that in Germany, children will often buy Überraschungen on the playground
from a street vendor, who asks them whether they prefer "Etwas zu sammeln oder etwas
zu bauen?" - "Something to collect (a figurine) or something to build?" But how do
They guess by shaking the egg and listening to the rattling.