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These little goodies are chocolate eggs filled with tubs with toys... What isn't to love right?
Being on a diet is difficult and as such I like to occasionally have one of these (maybe two a week), and my boyfriend also enjoys them - for the toys...
Each egg is larger than a chicken egg, and is made up of two layers of chocolate. The outer layer is milk chocolate, and the inner is white chocolate. Each of the layers is about 1mm thick -so although they are not on my diet plan when I fall with one of these I haven't fallen as far as I could. Each egg contains 113 Kcal, and 7.1g of fat.
They come wrapped in a thin tin foil wrapper, and are often sold in packs of three. Price range from 50p (at a local discount store) to 86p, and around £1.29 for the three packs. I have to say be careful as if they get broken on the way home, it can be a disappointment.
Each egg comes with a capsule that contains a toy. The best ones require some assembly, and recently we have had such toys as a small triangle Frisbee and a glider plane.
Other toys are what I would deem collectable (for a short period, and only until I have a good old fashioned clear out), such as the Loony toons range, and the monsters inc collection. This can still require a small amount of assembly - but usually not much.
Other toys can be disappointments - the small plastic lump range I lovingly refer to them as. These can come in a range of shapes, and at the moment include animals from the poles. They are often cat in a basket type toys, and even these have a set of instructions.
Each capsule comes with a full set of instructions - telling you how to put the toy together, and showing the other toys in the same range. They also have a list of small print instructions and safety guidance - for example no child under three should be allowed these, and adult supervision is advised for younger children due to small parts. I have to say this is something that I would stick to. The bits for the models can be small and spikey - not something that should be swallowed...
Personally I love these eggs - and toys. I enjoy them, and so do my nieces and nephews. the plastic lump toys can be a disappointment, but they will always occupy us for a time. When working with teens who had bee excluded from mainstream school they worked as conversation starters. There are actually websites online dedicated to swapping and selling the toys.
Personally I feel the eggs are large enough to give me a sweet fix, and they work to occupy children and adults of all ages. Personally I recommend them - to virtually anyone. Definitely a five star product rating from me...
My kids sometimes enjoy a Kinder egg exactly the same as I did when I was a kid. I still even have a complete collection of turtles from a collection they done over 20 years ago. Not sure why I've kept them but I have lol.
My daughter picked up a 20p lolly in the shop and I said no get something else as she already had an unopened lolly at home. Instead she came back with a Kinder egg. I gave her £1 and stood back as she paid for her purchase and then I took the change from the shop assistant, a whole 1p, shocked I said was that egg really 99p and yes it really was, I wished I'd just let her get the lolly. You can buy multi packs in stores such as Lidi's often £1 something for box of 3. I feel £1 is a lot for what you actually get.
For the 99p she got her chocolate egg and a little toy car which needed to be made up. Each time you get an egg there is a different toy or puzzle inside. You can get little made up figure toys, cars, puzzles, stickers etc. The majority of things will need some fiddling about with to build the contents.
Each egg is covered in a white and orange coloured foil with Kinder surprise on it. Kinder are easily identified by their orange and white packaging.
When open you will have a milk chocolate egg on the outside which has a very thin layer of chocolate and when you break it open the centre has a plastic pot which holds the toy in. The inside of the chocolate egg is white chocolate so you have milk chocolate on the outside and white on the inside. Even though the chocolate is a small amount it is very nice tasting.
The plastic pot for the toy has a flip up lid and will contain a piece of paper in it too with instructions on how to make up the toy or what it is. Usually on the reverse of this paper it will show you what other items are available in that particular collection.
Kids do seem to love these but due to the price I don't get them often, plus the toys usually end up scattered around. When my son had one recently though it had a plastic plane inside, the wings were rolled up small and it was surprising the size of the plane seeing as it had come out of this little pot. Some toys still survive being played with but some fall apart too easily.
These do mean kids have two treats in one, the chocolate and the toy.
Kinder eggs hold an esteemed part of my childhood. They were both the best and the worst thing I could ever buy with pocket money. Granted those were at different times of my childhood and often depended on what kind of toy was in circulation at the time.
-The eggs of numbing inevitability-
The world theory of kinder eggs is simple. Chocolate + toy = happiness. For the most part scientists would agree some are disputed on wether white or milk chocolate yields greater amounts of happiness and so kinder have gone for a half and half approach. The chocolate egg shell it milky on the outside and white on the inside with no way to pry the two apart if you preferred one or the other. Inside that is item two of our happiness equation. The toy, this inside its own protective shell. Preventing accidental toy consumption. ( according to science, this is bad). The toy comes with instructions. Stickers if applicable and a picture of the whole set for you to collect.
-The gold egg-
Our eggs of happiness are contained in a thin foil package, the foil keeps the chocolate fresh and tasty and is easy to remove when needed. It doesn't do well to protect the chocolate from breakage after purchase, but chances are your not saving it for later. The eggs are kept safe in transit in a similar manner to normal eggs, just more colourful. This colourful packaging often displays the toys that box of happy eggs has to offer. The chocolate can be broken into with ease unlike most chocolate eggs that have been known to require a chisel. It melts in the mouth easily meaning no sharp pointy bits. The newer packaging for the toys is a godsend. No joke but I have cut my mouth as a child trying to get one of the old capsules open with my teeth because it wouldn't budge normally. The newer capsules feature a lift open yet stays shut mechanism that simply works and I just wish it were around when I were younger. The toys are a little hit and miss, what I do enjoy is building my toy and the feeling of accomplishment after as I sent my new racecar driving up the walls and cupboards. Stickers were even better though not all of them would be placed where I was instructed. (Part of the fun in my opinion)
-the bad egg-
The fun of construction was often beat down by the sheer number of toys that were quite simply , just models. Eg Smurfs, Animals, the like. They often required one click to put together or not build at all. They even had instructions depicting your already compete papa smurf. These are the times I hated and often felt cheated by kinder eggs. I also place jigsaws in this hate because in my opinion. Puzzles were just plain lazy. The chocolate is nothing special, I can see that they tried to be different by combining white and milk chocolate and for things like the kinder maxi and the bueno this works. They are delicious. The chocolate for the egg however was just lacking. It's too thin and lacks a real definite flavour. It's an uncomfortable ground between milk and regular chocolate in flavour. The maxi works because you can taste the two different chocolates. The egg pales in comparison.
Kinder eggs are very hit and miss. If they were more substantial with the chocolate the. I'd say get them every time but with the thin struggling chocolate your really buying them for the little toy. Chances are you'll be disappointed anyway. I'd spend the money on more enjoyable confectionery.
I LOVE Kinder eggs, I remember having them when I was younger, & loved collecting the toys that came with them. I now have 2 children who are 6 and 2 and they love them too! My son gets stupidly excited waiting to see what toy is inside! They toys are normally absolute rubbish (I'm sure they used to be much better when I was younger!) they normally end up in the bin after a few days, my daughters toy normally goes straight in the bin as the parts are too small for her! The chocolate is just the best though!
I sometimes buy the small kinder maxi bars, but the chocolate doesn't taste quite as good to me, and my children much prefer the novelty factor of the eggs!
As I'm sure you all know, kinder eggs come wrapped in orange and white foil. They have brown chocolate on the outside and the inside is white, the eggs are hollow with a plastic capsule inside which contains the toy.
I normally get them from tesco or sainsburys for around 75p for a 20g egg, its quite expensive considering you don't get much chocolate for that price! I have seen them in poundland before though, a pack of 3 for £1 so that's a good deal! Also you can get 100g ones around easter time for about £5. I might treat myself to one this easter!
During my childhood i was a kinder egg fiend, I loved the chocolate and I loved the toy. When I was around 7 me and my Mother went to Wimpy and we were a certain number customer meaning we won a gigantic kinder egg, it was a great day for me!
Most people are familar with the Kinder Suprise wrapper- They are wrappd in foil which is white with an orange bottom. The words Kinder SUPRISE are printed on the white portion.
These days I satisfy my Kinder cravings with a Kinder Bar- they taste basically the same as a Kinder Suprise but for a cheaper price (I've picked them up for between 20-30p) and for more chocolate. The downside (if you're a child) is that it doesn't contain a toy. These are very moreish and I've eaten 3+ in one sitting on many occasions!
The egg is made up of two semi circles of chocolate which come apart easily. There is a yelow plastic shell inside the chocolate, this contains the toy. The nice thing about these toys is there are a great range so you probably won't end up with lots of multiples. Sometimes the toys are solid, others you put together.
The ingredients are as follows:
Fine milk chocolate 47% (sugar, whole milk powder, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, emulsifier: lecithins (soya); vanillin), skimmed milk powder, sugar, vegetable fat, concentrated butter, emulsifier: lecithins (soya), vanillin. Total milk solids 32% - Total cocoa solids: 15%
They contain 116 calories & 7g of fat (20g egg).
They're not extremely cheap, they usually retain between 60-80p depending on where you get them from. However children love them. They are not advised for children under 3 because of the small parts. When my child is old enough I definitly shall buy him one of these as a treat!
I have heard they have been banned in america as it goes against a certain law that non food items should not be contained inside food items. Thats a great shame as I dont see a way around that for a Kinder Egg. Hopefully the same sort of thing won't happen here!
I had forgotten all about Kinder Eggs until a recent trip to Italy where after a meal the waitress bought my son a Kinder Egg over on a small plate, his face was a picture has he had never seen one before and coupled with the fact that he only has chocolate as a very rare treat he knew he was in for a treat.
We peeled off the foil wrapper and spilt the thin chocolate egg in two to reveal a yellow plastic egg that is opened by flipping the lid, so it all stays together. The last time I had a Kinder egg the yellow plastic egg came apart into two pieces. Inside the egg was an elephant, which is part of the WWF range of Kinder eggs.
My son enjoyed eating the chocolate, which is not as sweet as other brands and he really enjoyed playing with the elephant, so it was a nice surprise all round. The ingredients of the egg are as follows:
Fine milk chocolate 47% (sugar, whole milk powder, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, emulsifier: lecithins (soya); vanillin), skimmed milk powder, sugar, vegetable fat, concentrated butter, emulsifier: lecithins (soya), vanillin. Total milk solids 32% - Total cocoa solids: 15%.
Kinder Eggs have lots of different toys in, some you can make, such as cars and planes, others are solid toys, such as the WWF range, I remember that there were smurfs to collect when I was a child.
I saw in my local shop that Kinder Eggs retail for 69p, so not a cheap chocolate treat, but as long as the toys is good, they are probably worth buying on occasion. They are not suitable for children under the age of 3 due to potential small parts.
Overall I would recommend Kinder eggs to others, as they taste good, have a little surprise toy and they made my son very happy!
Kinder Surprise Eggs really appeal to children as they are a combination of lovely chocolate and some kind of small toy or novelty item I suppose in the same way a McDonalds Happy Meal is marketed for children. Each egg is sold in orange and white foil, once unwrapped you will find the milk chocolate egg in two halves. When it is split inside you will find a capsule and the also that the inner coating of the egg is a milky white chocolate. The Kinder chocolate really does taste very creamy and pleasant to the point where a child or adult would buy this without the bonus of a small gift inside.
Personally I always found that there wasn't really enough chocolate as these retail for roughly sixty to sixty five pence but I suppose that is because you receive a toy as well. This is a compliment though as I only felt there wasn't enough because it was so enjoyable which led me to want more. The small canister inside which is a bit like a tiny time capsule can be difficult to open as I remember correctly but inside you will sometimes find a small figure or some kind of toy you need to assemble, these are similar in quality to items you would see drop out of a Christmas cracker.
With the empty capsule you can put a marble in there and it rolls around in a crazy way such as those small pill like looking pellets you can buy, I hope you know what I mean. All in all the Kinder Surprise is a good item but if your child wants chocolate then you would probably be better off buying an item that is just confectionery as you paying a lot of your money here for let's be honest a fairly silly little toy.
Hi to all,
I have enjoyed reading all of these comments as I have been thoroughly researching the Kinder Surprise for a final year university project.
I have tried contacting the Ferrero company itself for information, but to no avail...
I am attempting to redesign the packaging for the Kinder Surprise without spoiling its uniqueness and 'gimmick' aspect. The aim is to provide better protection (stopping crushing and contamination) whilst thinking of the environment and keeping as recyclable as possible.
If anyone has a few minutes to literally give their opinion and to help me get my engineering degree, it would be MASSIVELY appreciated!
Just a few opinions on what is liked/disliked about the product?
What people would like to see in a redesign of the packaging? eg, colours, shapes, materials - literally anything you can think of, as crazy and 'out there' as you like!
Oh, and the most that you guys would be willing to pay for Kinder Surprise would be great!
Sorry to those who do not have time or think I am wasting theirs, but I would be so grateful to those who are willing to help out!
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Many Thanks and keep enjoying them! :)
I am a big kid sometimes and one of the things from my childhood I still enjoy from time are Kinder Surprise Eggs - I love them!
Every Easter I get a three pack as a little treat. I normally have one a day from Good Friday till Easter Sunday. These little traditions are weird aren't they?
As a child the main attraction was the combination of chocolate and a toy, as a toy it's more about the nostalgia I think.
Kinder eggs are about the same size and shape as a small real egg and they come wrapped in orange and white foil. There is various information on the foil but often it is too crinkly to read. The packaging design hasn't really changed much since I was a kid which makes them seem quite retro to me.
Inside the foil you get a chocolate egg that easily breaks into two pieces. As a kid I always used to try and get them to break into two equal halves but more often than not they break in a wonky fashion.
The outside of the egg "shell" is milk chocolate and the inside is white. The two types of chocolate combine to create a seriously milky taste. I love the way Kinder chocolate tastes, it is a lovely creamy, delicate flavour that isn't too sweet and sickly. It always feels like a treat whenever I taste it.
Each Kinder Egg contains 115.8 kcal, 0.36oz carbohydrate, 0.27oz fat and 0.06oz protein. I'm not really fussed about how healthy these are or aren't as I only have three a year!
Unlike a lot of the sweets from my childhood the Kinder Eggs don't feel like they've changed much or gotten smaller; they are simply as good as I remember them being.
Inside the chocolate shells there is a little orange plastic egg, (they used to separate into two halves but now they are hinged), containing the toy. The plastic eggs can be handy for keeping little things in like pins, buttons etc. The toys don't ever seem as good as they did when I was kid. Part of that is probably that I am just less interested in toys than I used to be but I am sure that most of the toys used to be the kind that you had to build yourself. These days most of the toys seems to be one piece figures. There are usually several seasonal sets of figures each year like spring, summer and Christmas sets. All the toys are fairly collectable and some people literally have thousands of them. I wouldn't give Kinder Eggs to very small children though because of small parts.
I really love Kinder Eggs, as you may have guessed and for around the 60p mark they are a nice treat.
I've always loved kindereggs! I remember bein 6 or so and my dad buying me one for the first time, and bein intrigued as it was excactly like a chocoolate egg!
Since then though, the price has rised considerably and i barely have them as i'm also always looking after my weight and find that i can't stop at just one as they're so yummy!
They come in a white and orange foil with the kinder egg logo on the front, making it clear what they are. The foil makes them easy to open for younger chocolate fans, but i've often seen people unwrap them in my local Tescos, eat them and fold the foil up into a tiny ball as if the egg never existed. Crafty eh! So definetly, the foil is both a good and bad side of the product.
Once you've bought your product and decide to open it, you're greeted with a light brown, milk chocolate egg. The egg has a hollow shell with a toy inside.
If you crack the egg open you soon realise that inside, the chocolate is actually white milk chocolate. The two chocolates are a great combination of sweetness and chocolateyness. It can become sickly but is extremely tasty!
Size wize it's alot smaller than it used to be but a decent sized treat that's ideal for toddlers and children to enjoy, as once it's gone it's gone and they'll of had enough to fulfill there chocolatey craving. It's also ideal to go in your husbands packed lunch as a little suprise, or a nice treat infront of Eastenders after a savoury tea.
It definetly is aimed at the younger market though because of the toy. Kids love kinder toys, trust me! My little brother has a collection of 30 and i always give mine to him. The toys come in a little plastic bag with instructions on how to build it. Some do come already made, though. The toys that haven't been built yet are great for the child to develop skills in following instructions and can be fun for the parent to help - making it somewhat of a bonding experience. I wouldn't reccomend a child under around 6 bein left alone with the toy as they're so small i'd class them as a choking hazzard and could be easily swallowed whole! The toys are pretty tacky and often fiddly but they're fun for a while and last for a few days of bein played with.
The ingredients seems okay, with:
Sugar, whole milk powder, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, emulsifier, lecithins (soya) and that is just in the milk chocolate part of the egg. Skimmed milk powder, sugar, vegetable fat, concentrated butter, emulsifier, milk solids and cocoa solids.
Afrer reading this i think it's fine for people with nut allergies to enjoy.
Kinder eggs are 50-80p and are widely available. I'd reccomend it to anyone who has a child and wants a bit of peace! It'll keep the child quiet while they enjoy it, and then while they build and play with the toy. Also ideal for someone who likes chocolates but can eat a whole bar (like me!) and wants something that's small and won't leave you feeling too guilty afterwards, and at just 113 calories they're extremely chocolatey.
I believe you are never too old for a kinder egg as I still have them now! I have been having them for a number of years now and I love them more than anything. However I have seen the price rise considerably. I love having a kinder egg because I am a big kid and just love them for the toy. I have a certain way of eating the egg shaped chocolate. First you have to break the egg in half and eat that shell first before starting on the other one. Then you hoover up the bits that you drop with your fingers. After you have ate it you then get the reward of the mystery toy inside. For those that read this small things like that do amuse me for hours on end and I like to have a little collection of the toys and name them all. My family do worry about me and ask to see if I am alright but I think that they are used to me by now. I love the feeling of the surprise about not knowing the toy that is going to be inside its great!
Kinder eggs are just like the name says an egg shape made out of chocolate. They are available all year around and not just Easter like most chocolate eggs which is great. They come in a white and orange foil with the kinder egg logo on. The foil wrapping isn't very appropriate in my eyes as it can be easily ripped when they are on sale in a shop. Just like when you buy eggs in a shop you have to check them to make sure the foil isn't ripped.
Once you have opened the product you are found with a milk chocolate hollow shell (the toy is inside the shell). When you break the egg in half you can then see the white chocolate shell inside. This is a great combination of the two chocolates where the chocolate can melt in your mouth. However the egg can become sickly as the chocolate feels thick in your mouth but it is extremely tasty. This is a great chocolatey treat for young children.
When the chocolate has been ate the toy can be opened. SURPRISE! The toy comes in a yellow plastic egg which can be stiff to open so if a child is opening it then they could find it difficult because sometimes I still do now. The toys inside the egg tends to be small plastic things that are either already made little models or little contraptions that you have to make. The toys that are already made tend to be the boring ones but less stressful. They can both be both good or bad for a child it just depends on the preference of the child. They can be good as the child already has a toy to play with straight away and doesn't have the stress of the parent trying to put the bits together but you can't really do much with the toys that are already made. However, it does take the fun away of building the toy. The toys that haven't been built yet are great for children to develop their skills in following instructions but they aren't very good for the younger child. The pieces to put the toys together are often fiddly and are hard to put together but when they are made they can be fun to play with. I found that children often get bored of the toy after a while as they aren't good quality for the price you are paying. Kinder eggs cost around 50-80p which is good value at all for a small chocolate egg or a toy that can stress you out. A tip is that buying the eggs in a box of three sometimes works out cheaper than buying a few singularly.
Toys may include- Dogs, Cars, Sheep, Skiing characters, paper nature characters where you have to blow in them to make them puff out to name a few. Children may want to collect all the toys in a specific category but it is physically impossible to get the same category of characters as you have lots of different ones. You may get a few from the same category but probably not all.
~Contents- what is in those eggs?~
Sugar, whole milk powder, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, emulsifier, lecithins (soya) and that is just in the milk chocolate part of the egg. Skimmed milk powder, sugar, vegetable fat, concentrated butter, emulsifier, milk solids and cocoa solids. After reading this it makes me think is it actually worth it to put all these ingredients in my body which aren't good for me and I could do without. This puts me off eating the kinder eggs.
~Extra Information that you don't tend to read~
(Per egg 20g)
Energy 113 kcal 472 KJ
Carbohydrates 10.5 g
Fat- 7.1 g. This is absolutely horrific considering how small the actual eggs are. This is definitely off putting for me and I am sure it would be for others.
After reading the nutritional information I have found this extremely off putting and has put the doubt in my mind about eating them again.
Another off putting thing that the makers have done is put the GDA ( Guideline Daily Amount ) as an adult and seen as they are targeted for children it just questions what is actually going into the bodies of children when they are eating these eggs.
Store in a cool dry place. You don't want these eggs to melt as the price they are at isn't good value for money.
The toy inside recommends adult supervision for those under 3 as there are small parts but I believe the age should be higher as the parts are small and children like to put things in their mouths. I recommend this as I don't want any children chocking or taking a trip to the hospital.
Tasty mouth watering chocolate. This is great as it is a chocolate product and not just one with a toy. The toys can sometimes be fun to build and to play with. The satisfaction a child has when they have two toys from the same collection makes them feel like they can get them all.
The price of the chocolate egg is far from value for money meaning the product doesn't fulfil my satisfaction. The toys can be difficult for little ones even me to put together as the pieces are small and fiddly. The amount of fat and other ingredients that are in the product is a great eye opener which is another off putting aspect of the product.
~Details to get in touch~
Distributed by Ferrero UK Ltd.
7 Croxley Green
WD18 8PA UK
The product is a chocolatey treat which like most things I enjoy aren't good for you. The toys aren't worth the money and can create bored children after not long of playing with them. The chocolate contains a lot more ingredients than you expect and is a great eye opener when you actually find out what you are putting into your body. This is an improvement that definitely has to be made for more people to buy the product. I am sitting on the fence with recommending it maybe have them but not that often!
There's now doubt about it, if you are little you wish for a kinder surprise every time you go shopping with your parents. The attractive shiny paper and egg shape, no doubt rammed down your throat by the endless marketing and advertising of the chocolate company. I think though we need to educate our kids into getting beyond all that glitters and show them the reality of it all.
What do you get for your 60-70p of hard earned cash (thats 6 weeks pocket money when I was a child). The truth is a few grams of chocolate, a mixture of white and milk, which lets face it isn't exactly the best chocolate in the world. Once you've spent 30 seconds munching on the chocolate, you are left feeling slightly sick, but eager to open the plastic shell containing the surprise. What's so surprising about a microscopic plastic "toy"? Well, maybe that you have to put it together using the instruction which are in 101 languages perhaps. Once you spent 40 more seconds constructing it, you sit back and wonder what all the fuss was about. Does your toy provide endless enjoyment. Unlikely. Some people even collect the little toys, but I honestly can't see the point of cluttering your home with bits of cheap plastic which serve no purpose. Generally you will step on them and they end up in the bin, adding to the mountain of plastic which is polluting our wonderful world.
I suggest therefore that we sit down with our little ones and weigh up the pros and cons of these evil eggs. On the pro side of the list, there is umm...well nothing really, and on the cons....enough to fill a sheet of A4.
Maybe back in the day these things were marvelous, but now in the age of cheapness, they really deserve no place in your shopping basket.
Oh, the childhood memories arriving just by looking at this magnificent egg, it truly is wonderful! I loved the taste of the Kinder Surprise as a child, and thing is, I still adore it as one of my favorite chocolates, nearly twenty years after first tasting it! The Kinder Surprise is a great tasting chocolate egg with creamy milk chocolate and white chocolate, inside of the egg hiding a surprise, but what can it be, that`s the real question!
I cannot understand why so many people have given this legendary children`s treat such a low rating, it almost breaks my heart! Perhaps it`s the insanely high number of calories hiding in just one egg, 425 calories certainly is extremely a lot, but once in a while, isn`t that ok? Some might find the taste of the Kinder Surprise a bit too sweet, but I find it a perfect balance between white chocolate and milk chocolate, a very creamy combination that almost melts on your tongue! The cost of this treat vary from store to store, I have seen it costing quite a lot and then very cheap, but the cheapest offer at the moment is the Cooperative selling one Kinder Surprise for five p, a very good bargain, but how long will it last?
Inside of this egg, there will hide a yellow container, filled with a toy... And here`s the thing; the toy isn`t always suitable for the youngest of children as it might contain small parts, so be careful and open this container first if the child is very young... The Kinder Surprise gives you great chocolate and a nice little toy, this is a treat that will never go out of style!
My children love Kinder Surprise Eggs and I must admit so do I.
As with most chocolate eggs the packaging for a single egg is a thin layer of foil around the egg. In multi packs you have the same packaging for each individual egg and a cardboard box contains them all. The foil is white in colour with orange base and writing. The writing for the brand is very large and easy to read, the packaging is distinctive and fits in with the rest of the range making Kinder products generally easy to find on the shelf.
Cost and Availability
They're not the cheapest option generally costing over 60p per egg. They are available in most shops.
The chocolate is really quite tasty: When you open your egg you find it's made up of two very thin layers of chocolate, the outer one is milk chocolate, the inner one is white chocolate, giving this egg a quite unique taste compared to others. As I said before they are incredibly thin layers of chocolate making it a healthier treat than other chocolate products, mainly because there's a lot less of it.
Once you've cracked open the chocolate egg you'll see a small, yellow, plastic container. They've changed the design of these containers from when I was younger and they are now easier to open. Inside the yellow container you'll find your surprise either a toy that you have to build with a little leaflet showing how in pictures or a model from a collectable range, for example little, colourful, solid plastic models of animals doing various activities, these also come with a leaflet showing the other models in the range. I think the models aren't as fun as the buildable toys. Please note these toys aren't suitable for small children as they have small parts, I give them to my three year old but only with supervision, my sixteen month old only has the chocolate not the toy.
My children get the feel good factor of a whole tasty chocolate egg without the amount of sugar and fat contained in other chocolate eggs but with the bonus of a small toy or model as well, a perfect treat!
Kinder Surprise consists of an egg shaped milk and white chocolate shell within which is a plastic container containing a small toy or model. Manufactured by Ferrero, they were first introduced in 1972 and have proven popular all over the world (except the US where they are banned). Although designed for children, they have a following among adults also, who collect the toys. As well as the individual eggs, multi-packs are also available. Expect to pay around 60p for an individual egg and £1.40 for a three pack.
Kinder Surprise come in a foil wrapping coloured white with an orange base. Kinder Surprise is shown prominently in multiple colours. Inside the chocolate layer is a plastic case, variously coloured. Once this is opened (it twists apart) a complete figure, toy (often in pieces to be put together) or jigsaw etc is revealed, together with instructions and a password to play games etc on the kinder website. Care should be taken as the pieces may be dangerous for children under 3 years. The eggs should be stored in a cool dark place (they do not seem prone to melting in warm weather) and should keep well for several months.
Each egg contains 110 calories, 6.8 grams of fat and 10.2 grams of carbohydrate. As a chocolate confectionary these are inevitably high fat. However, there is a relatively low amount of chocolate in each egg so eaten occasionally they should be fine.
The chocolate in Kinder Surprises is pleasant but definitely not exceptional. There is a thin milk and then white chocolate layer - it is certainly different to Cadbury's or Galaxy - though it is very milky it isn't smooth or even particularly chocolatey, but rather very sweet and milky. The toys are fun, and it's nice for children to have a surprise, and the fact they can log onto the website and play games makes this a reasonably good value confection.