United States authorities at the U.S./Canada border confiscated a woman’s chocolate Kinder Egg.
Lind Bird from Winnipeg was stopped when driving into the United States and had a random search conducted on her car. Customs found illegal contraband – in this case a $2 Kinder Surprise egg, which as everybody knows is a chocolate manufactured by Ferrero which contains a small toy inside its chocolate shell.
The United States has banned Kinder Surprise eggs because
- You are not allowed to have an inedible object inside an edible one, and
- The toy has been determined to be a choking hazard to kids under 3
“It’s just a chocolate egg,” Bird said. “And they were making a big deal. They said ‘if you were caught with this across the border you would get charged a $300 fine,'” she said. U.S. Officials have seized more than 25,000 of the treats in 2,000 separate seizures.
And get this – Bird received a 7 page letter from the government asking her to formally authorize the destruction of her seized chocolate egg.
They took her chocolate at the border and now require her to legally let them destroy it. LOL. And how would they go about destroying the egg? Would somebody eat the chocolate shell first? And how much does it cost taxpayers to process the paperwork and commence with “destroying” a seized piece of candy?