Kinder Surprise eggs are enormously popular all around the world. From the foil wrapper to the chocolate shell, the plastic yolk capsule to the clever toy inside, they are practically a global rite of childhood. That is, except in the United States, where they’re considered a choking hazard and are illegal. This is the inside story of a clever Kinder smuggler!
Director’s Statement: Andrew Rodgers
I had dinner at the home of our film’s subject. For dessert, he pulled a couple of Kinder Surprise eggs out of a drawer. I’d never opened one before, because they are illegal in the US. He told the story of his fascination with them, and how he’d even been caught trying to smuggle them across the Canadian border. Before falling asleep that night, I told my wife that someone ought to make a film about this. By the next morning, I was convinced I was the person to do it.