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Published March 19, 2013 by Tony


“Kinder Surprise” egg is a delicious chocolate, white in the inner side, filled with a plastic container in which kids find a toy (the surprise).
This innovative candy, very famous in Italy and in Europe, was created and from long manufactured by the Italian company called Ferrero, from the city of Ferrara, company famous throughout the world for its delightful Nutella.

Millions of children have eaten and enjoyed these eggs that Ferrero at Easter also offers in larger sizes and with surprises even more inviting.
Such a tasty and fascinating item could not go unnoticed in other countries, but unfortunately in the U.S. it is considered illegal.

kinder surprise eggsAs Ferrero states, his kinder surprise egg is not suitable for children under three years of age and this is a big deal in the U.S. because this type of product is in violation of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission requirement, which states that candy-with-ensconced-toys must be safe for kids of all ages.
Anyhow, this hasn’t stopped people from trying to smuggle them in. According to Canada’s National Post, more than 60,000 Kinder eggs have been seized at the U.S. border annually though penalties can rise up to $2,500 per egg. It is said that a Winnipeg woman nearly paid a $300 fine when she tried to cross the Canadian-U.S. border with one Kinder Surprise egg or the highly creative man who used one to propose to his girlfriend.
Besides, nothing has deterred a New Jersey businessman, who loving them so much and wanting to make sure future generations of American children could enjoy them as much as overseas others kidsChoco treasure do, has meantime tried to figure out a way to legalize the contraband.
He is Kevin Gass, the co-founder of Candy Treasure LLC, a Lebanon, N.J., who about a week ago has proposed his Choco Treasure, a Kinder-inspired chocolate egg with a toy inside.
This is the biggest kid’s candy in the world, and we think it tastes great. It’s fun, and we spent quite a bit of time to make it safer and also as much fun as the original,” Gass told ABC News, adding that he worked with the FDA and a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission certified lab to make sure the product was safe for children of all ages.
The strange thing, this egg is similar and structurally identical to Ferrero’s one, with a capsule submerged inside which separates the two halves of chocolate, and it becomes difficult to understand why it is now considered “safe” while the original, the Kinder Surprise egg, it is not.
Maybe because Ferrero is an Italian brand and Candy Treasure LLC American?
Business’s mystery…… or just an unfair competition?
I feel sorry for American children, but at least I am consoled by the fact that, according to the images, chocolate Choco seems to be different from Kinder’s one. Toys aside, this suggests that the taste will then be different, savor that made Kinder famous worldwide.
Same thing already seen for Nutella‘s chocolate, imitated by many firms but none as tasty and unique as the original.

Ferrero Kinder suprise egg





Published February 19, 2013 by Tony

Ove ‘mbriatorio

A recipe from the past, that comes from poor families and that for its simplicity is still used nowadays. The main ingredient are eggs, which boiled together with onion and tomato acquire a different taste and give a second delicious dish, easy and quick to prepare. In Napoletano we call them “ove ‘a zuppa“, or “eggs in soup”, and gladly I come to suggest you the recipe.
This recipe is a variation of the famous Neapolitan recipè “ove’ mpriatorio“, it is to say “eggs in purgatory,” whose name is due to the cult, always heartfelt, of the memory of the (white) souls. So much that in some narrow streets, of the old part of the city, there are small shrines with sacred images representing these white souls surrounded by (red) flames, precisely as happens with the eggs.
Take into account that the amount of each ingredient is not rigidly predetermined, and so, depending on personal tastes and appetite, it is possible to vary the number of eggs, the amount of onions or tomatoes and water to be added. Usually, two eggs per person should be sufficient and, while varying the number of tomatoes makes the soup more or less red, varying the amount of water will make the dish more or less soupy. Thus, my ingredients are quite indicative.

Ingredients (for 2 people, considering 2 eggs per person):

A (white) onion (medium size)
150 – 200 gr  cherry tomatoes (or different tomatoes or canned tomatoes sauce)
olive oil (to taste)
4 eggs
water (1 full glass)
salt (to taste)
a pinch of pepper (to taste, or you can use pepper chili)
grated parmesan cheese (optional)


1 – Chop the onion and fry in the oil (3 full tablespoons or to taste).
2 – When it is golden, add the chopped tomatoes and simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes.
3 – Add the water and, if you are preparing this dish in the afternoon but you have to eat it in the evening, you can also turn off the heat and then resume cooking in the evening. Open the eggs and put them (whole) in the hot broth (the eggs shouldn’t break), add salt, black pepper and cook for 15 minutes (the yolk should become similar to a hard-boiled egg). Add the cheese at the end of the cooking.
4 – Serve hot and eat with bread or croutons to dip in the soup.