Kindereggs

Some of you may recall that my 20-year-old son happened to see my car at a large shopping mall over a year ago and took that as an opportunity to have some fun. He moved my car, thus scaring the heck out of me, because I thought someone stole my unicycles, which were in the car.

Well, I still haven’t found the perfect way to get even, but he has somewhat redeemed himself. Awhile ago, he made arrangements with a friend traveling to Austria and managed to get me nine Kindereggs!

In case you don’t know, Kinder Uberraschung Eier or “children surprise eggs” are wonderful chocolate eggs that measure about two and a half inches. They have a capsule inside the hollow center that contains a small toy. They aren’t sanctioned in the U.S. because our officials think we’re a little too stupid to find the two-inch plastic capsule inside the egg and would therefore eat that and the toy.

Kindereggs are a unicycling tradition. At some Twin Cities club practices, a rider could set a personal goal for that session – a Kinderegg Challenge. If the rider made it and demonstrated it, he or she received a Kinderegg, compliments of Andy Cotter. I was able to earn two eggs in about 900 practice sessions.

For any club leaders out there, the Kinderegg Challenges were great. Nice incentive to really work on a new skill.

There’s a bunch of web sites that show the various toys if you want to see them.

In one egg I got the coolest little mouse. It’s a series of toys related to the Internet. This mouse is standing with a little broken window and reading a book called “Windows fur Anfanger.” There’s tiny print inside the book: “Sie offen das Fenster durch 2 mal Ankicken mit der Maus, Das Anwendungsfenster liegt num zweigeteilt vor ihnen.” (I don’t know how to type the umlauts.) I know that means something about opening the window with the mouse.

And so, I’ve partially forgiven my son for that little incident with the car. In fact, if I got another dozen eggs or so, (Hello,. . . Jeff?) I might even forget the entire incident ever happened . . . which means I probably would not actually act on my plan to shave the hair off of one side of your head while you’re sleeping . . . .

Anyone else have Kinderegg toys?

Carol
Minnesota

If you ever get to Norway, you’ll find Kindereggs are available there too. One day on the tour Andy bought a bunch for us. I forgot what the toys were - I think one was a little godzilla-like thing that I brought home. Andy was so cool that he gave us the eggs without making us do extra Kinderegg challenges.

—Nathan

Re: Kindereggs

Canada being the reckless country that it is also allows the sale of
Kindereggs.

Carl
Managing Juggler
Nanaimo Park Jugglers

“Proud riders of Bedford Unicycles”

“Carol McLean” <Carol.McLean@NoEmail.Message.Poster.at.Unicyclist.com> wrote
in message
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>
> Some of you may recall that my 20-year-old son happened to see my car at
> a large shopping mall over a year ago and took that as an opportunity to
> have some fun. He moved my car, thus scaring the heck out of me, because
> I thought someone stole my unicycles, which were in the car.
>
> Well, I still haven’t found the perfect way to get even, but he has
> somewhat redeemed himself. Awhile ago, he made arrangements with a
> friend traveling to Austria and managed to get me nine Kindereggs!
>
> In case you don’t know, Kinder Uberraschung Eier or “children surprise
> eggs” are wonderful chocolate eggs that measure about two and a half
> inches. They have a capsule inside the hollow center that contains a
> small toy. They aren’t sanctioned in the U.S. because our officials
> think we’re a little too stupid to find the two-inch plastic capsule
> inside the egg and would therefore eat that and the toy.
>
> Kindereggs are a unicycling tradition. At some Twin Cities club
> practices, a rider could set a personal goal for that session – a
> Kinderegg Challenge. If the rider made it and demonstrated it, he or she
> received a Kinderegg, compliments of Andy Cotter. I was able to earn
> two eggs in about 900 practice sessions.
>
> For any club leaders out there, the Kinderegg Challenges were great.
> Nice incentive to really work on a new skill.
>
> There’s a bunch of web sites that show the various toys if you want to
> see them.
>
> In one egg I got the coolest little mouse. It’s a series of toys
> related to the Internet. This mouse is standing with a little broken
> window and reading a book called “Windows fur Anfanger.” There’s tiny
> print inside the book: “Sie offen das Fenster durch 2 mal Ankicken mit
> der Maus, Das Anwendungsfenster liegt num zweigeteilt vor ihnen.” (I
> don’t know how to type the umlauts.) I know that means something about
> opening the window with the mouse.
>
> And so, I’ve partially forgiven my son for that little incident with the
> car. In fact, if I got another dozen eggs or so, (Hello,. . . Jeff?) I
> might even forget the entire incident ever happened . . . which means I
> probably would not actually act on my plan to shave the hair off of one
> side of your head while you’re sleeping . . . .
>
> Anyone else have Kinderegg toys?
>
> Carol
> Minnesota
>
>
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I think they are available almost anywhere in Europe. Atleast they are sold here. I’ve eaten loads of them since I’ve been a kid. They have the best surprises that come with chocolate eggs. Some are really cool even though I’m not a kid anymore. It’s funny how much you can put stuff in the little capsule inside the egg. Almost the very best surprise I remember was a motorcycle with a little magnet on the back. It came with another magnet so you could push the motorcycle around without touching it. Wow. That was truely amazing for a kid between 3 to 4 years of age.

Every year there’s a different theme for those toys like the mouse Carol got. There was always ten different figures to collect. There’s already been turtles playing in Hawaii, crocodiles going to school and other animals. All the other toys were these nice motorcycles and cars and stuff like that, but nobody tried to collect them. When I was a real kid (I’m just acting like a kid nowadays) all of us tried to collect all ten of the series every year.

Talking about the chocolate. I think that the chocolate thats used to make the Kinder eggs is one of the best available. I only like Fazer a little more.

Re: Kindereggs

In article <joona.wkmlx@NoEmail.Message.Poster.at.Unicyclist.com>,
joona@NoEmail.Message.Poster.at.Unicyclist.com (joona) wrote:

> There’s already
> been turtles playing in Hawaii
I remember those! I’ve still got some. Weren’t they one of the original
series, if not the first?

Liam

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Re: Kindereggs

In article <Carol.McLean.wjy2f@NoEmail.Message.Poster.at.Unicyclist.com>,
Carol.McLean@NoEmail.Message.Poster.at.Unicyclist.com (Carol McLean)
wrote:

>
> Some of you may recall that my 20-year-old son happened to see my car at
> a large shopping mall over a year ago and took that as an opportunity to
> have some fun. He moved my car, thus scaring the heck out of me, because
> I thought someone stole my unicycles, which were in the car.
>
> Well, I still haven’t found the perfect way to get even, but he has
> somewhat redeemed himself. Awhile ago, he made arrangements with a
> friend traveling to Austria and managed to get me nine Kindereggs!
>
> In case you don’t know, Kinder Uberraschung Eier or “children surprise
> eggs” are wonderful chocolate eggs that measure about two and a half
> inches. They have a capsule inside the hollow center that contains a
> small toy. They aren’t sanctioned in the U.S. because our officials
> think we’re a little too stupid to find the two-inch plastic capsule
> inside the egg and would therefore eat that and the toy.
>
> Kindereggs are a unicycling tradition. At some Twin Cities club
> practices, a rider could set a personal goal for that session – a
> Kinderegg Challenge. If the rider made it and demonstrated it, he or she
> received a Kinderegg, compliments of Andy Cotter. I was able to earn
> two eggs in about 900 practice sessions.
>
> For any club leaders out there, the Kinderegg Challenges were great.
> Nice incentive to really work on a new skill.
>
> There’s a bunch of web sites that show the various toys if you want to
> see them.
>
> In one egg I got the coolest little mouse. It’s a series of toys
> related to the Internet. This mouse is standing with a little broken
> window and reading a book called “Windows fur Anfanger.” There’s tiny
> print inside the book: “Sie offen das Fenster durch 2 mal Ankicken mit
> der Maus, Das Anwendungsfenster liegt num zweigeteilt vor ihnen.” (I
> don’t know how to type the umlauts.) I know that means something about
> opening the window with the mouse.
>
> And so, I’ve partially forgiven my son for that little incident with the
> car. In fact, if I got another dozen eggs or so, (Hello,. . . Jeff?) I
> might even forget the entire incident ever happened . . . which means I
> probably would not actually act on my plan to shave the hair off of one
> side of your head while you’re sleeping . . . .
>
> Anyone else have Kinderegg toys?
>
> Carol
> Minnesota

We have them in the UK. Here they’re seen as a sweet for kids up to about
the age of ten, and by my age (16), most brits have realised that at 60p
(probably more, now), you don’t get a lot of chocolate for your money (I
used to play witht the toy for a few minutes, get bored and never use it
again.

If you like Kinder, try Milka. I think it’s from somewhere like Austria,
but I think you can get it in places like Germany and Scandinavian
countries and very, very occasionally, over here in the UK. Anyway, it’s
a similar creamy taste, but much better value for money. Plus, it has a
picture of a cow on it. Kinder can’t say that, can it?!

Liam

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Re: Kindereggs

Carol McLean wrote:
> They aren’t sanctioned in the U.S. because our officials
> think we’re a little too stupid to find the two-inch plastic capsule
> inside the egg and would therefore eat that and the toy.

Well that makes me feel better about not being able to buy Butterfingers
and Reese’s chocolate peanut butter cups.

Blimey, imagine a childhood without Kinder eggs!

> Anyone else have Kinderegg toys?

I believe I still have a box of them in the loft, some of them over 20
years old.


Danny Colyer (cover cow with a net to reply)
http://www.juggler.net/danny Recumbent cycle page:
http://www.speedy5.freeserve.co.uk/recumbents/ “He who dares not offend
cannot be honest.” - Thomas Paine

Kindereggs are a tradition here in our household. Why only last week we almost had a marital riff due to the fact that my partner unwrapped and ate half of my Kinderegg - which had, by the way, been given to me as a gift from a friend for doing him a favor.

But fortunately complete relationship disaster was averted by the fact that the much coveted toy had not been opened. And a prize it was: a trumpet that could be ‘driven’ like a toy car and when it rolled the valves even moved in and out.

Very clever, Kindertoys but watch out they don’t undermine your marriage!

Erin

Danny, are you coming to Minnesota anytime soon? I’d really enjoy seeing that box full of Kinder toys!

I almost won a box full of toys in a gift exchange once, but Max beat me to them. However, he very generously gave me some of the toys for my birthday last year. They’re sitting on the ledge in the kitchen.

It is remarkable how complex many of the toys are, and also incredible what will fit in that capsule. I must admit that sometimes I’m a little too blonde to assemble them correctly.

Erin, good thing the marriage is okay. No one here would DARE touch my chocolate (but I hide it anyway because you just can’t trust anyone these days).

I also got a cool little hiking guy, complete with a hat, walking stick, and carrying a goose. Whenever I complete a long ride, I treat myself to a Kinderegg. However, unlike Nathan, my rides do not stretch over a few hundred miles in Norway. (Nathan, maybe you could have talked him into TWO Kindereggs for that.)

All unwanted Kinder toys out there are welcome here in ice-cold Minnesota. (I would be willing to accept any extra chocolate, too.)

Carol

Well the toys can be a bit tricky sometimes :roll_eyes:
If I ever come to Minnesota I’ll be sure to bring you some Kinder eggs. Or any toys I have around.

Your right, there isn’t too much chocolate for the money. But my grandma sometimes still buys them for me:D and I’m 20.
I’ve eaten Milka chocolate. It is really good. They don’t sell it in Finland, I don’t know why. Maybe it doesn’t sell too well, because Fazer is better chocolate. Fazer and Marabow are dominating the market.

I don’t remember if they were the first but probably they were. I haven’t got them anymore but a frien of mine still has the whole collection. Some of the others too, like the crocodiles which I mentioned.

Do you guys know that there are also GIANT Kindereggs?
you get around 10x the chocolate and a big caplsule containing a big surprise!!!

For real? … or are you pulling our leg(s)?!

I would love to get my hands on a GIANT kinderegg…think, Dinosaur eggs…:smiley:

Erin

Re: Kindereggs

In article <joona.wlk64@NoEmail.Message.Poster.at.Unicyclist.com>,
joona@NoEmail.Message.Poster.at.Unicyclist.com (joona) wrote:

> I’ve eaten Milka chocolate. It is really good. They don’t sell it in
> Finland, I don’t know why. Maybe it doesn’t sell too well, because Fazer
> is better chocolate. Fazer and Marabow are dominating the market.

It’s annoying how all of the eastern (east of the UK!) European countries
and all of the ones on the continent get really decent chocolate. I’d say
that without buying posh chocolates, the best you can get here is
Cadbury’s (unless you count Milka, but I’ve only seen it here once or
twice). Whereas the French, Germans, Belgians, Italians, Poles, Finnish,
Swedish… - everyone else in Europe - has better chocolate than us.

I feel sorry for the Americans, because apparently Herschey’s is even
sweeter and even worse quality than Cadbury’s (although that’s the opinion
of a book I read on cooking with chocolate - I’ve never tried Herschey’s).

If you want to sell chocolate in the UK or US, just pile as much sugar
into it as you can, and it’ll sell. People don’t really care too much
about the real taste, unless they’re buying posh chocolates.

Oh yeah, this is a unicycling newsgroup. This post is wildly off-topic!
Errrmmm… I’ve finally got the hang of hopping. It’s fun hopping on the
spot, spinning round. My record is 28, so far.

Liam

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Re: Kindereggs

In article <Erin.wm35k@NoEmail.Message.Poster.at.Unicyclist.com>,
Erin@NoEmail.Message.Poster.at.Unicyclist.com (Erin) wrote:

> For real? … or are you pulling our leg(s)?!
>
> I would love to get my hands on a GIANT kinderegg…think, Dinosaur
> eggs…:smiley:
>
> Erin

They come out at Easter time. If you’re that keen, you can probably get
them delivered from Canada, or the UK, or something.

Liam

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Re: Kindereggs

Carol McLean wrote:
> Danny, are you coming to Minnesota anytime soon? I’d really enjoy
> seeing that box full of Kinder toys!

Unlikely. Maybe if you ever come to a BUC I’ll bring them along.


Danny Colyer (cover cow with a net to reply)
http://www.juggler.net/danny Recumbent cycle page:
http://www.speedy5.freeserve.co.uk/recumbents/ “He who dares not offend
cannot be honest.” - Thomas Paine

I’ve noticed that KitKat bars in the U.S are sweeter than in Canada…did anyone else notice something similar?

Chocolate really shouldn’t contain much sugar or fat. It ruins the taste. Marabow is good but I think it has too much sugar.

And my hopping has improved a lot, nad now I can ride down some stairs too. Somehow I find steeper stairs easier to ride.

Joona, don’t trie to thread jack our peaceful chocolate thread. I happen to like talking about chocolate…

Oh, fine.

Originally, I was delighted to get nine Kindereggs. Now all I can think about is how to get a giant Kinderegg, how to get several kinds of high quality non-Hershey chocolate, how to get to the next BUC, and how to hop down stairs.

In unicycling, there’s always a new challenge.

Carol
Minnesota

Okay, I’m sorry about mentioning unicycles at rec.sport.unicycling :wink: . I like to talk about chocolate too. So, could we talk about different kinds of chocolate bars also. I really like Twix/Raider. There’s also these Kinder Bueno chocolate bars. They also taste great, but they aren’t as good as the eggs. There’s no surprise inside :(.

And chocolate ice cream is also great.

I’ve seen some of those Giant Kinder eggs too. I’m not sure if I’ve eaten any, but probably I have.