Crossing the Border? Leave the Kinder Eggs at Home

January 12, 2011
Banned in the USA!

Banned in the USA!

Hopefully you’re smart enough not to try to smuggle drugs or alcohol across the border. Any border, really, but especially the Canadian-U.S. border. But what about your candy?

As one Canadian woman learned, Kinder Surprise eggs are not welcome in the United States. They’ve been labeled a choking hazard, and if you’re caught with one, you could face a fine, or at least a very long, serious letter.

According to the CBC News story:

“The U.S. takes catching illegal Kinder candy seriously, judging by the number of them they’ve confiscated in the last year. Officials said they’ve seized more than 25,000 of the treats in 2,000 separate seizures.”

So, note to self: When packing for my next North American road trip, just buy M&Ms for the snack bag.

Safe and legal munching to all,

One comment

  1. Oh this makes me feel sad to be an American. It’s our “nanny state” and everything needing to be legislated like we’re all a bunch of 3-year-olds. It’s made us forget about personal accountability. I’d say common sense too but not sure too many have that in the first place.

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