Ted Graham

Ted Graham is a graduate student in Classical Studies at Duke University. He holds degrees in Classics and Comparative Literature from Boston University and University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. His interests include, but are not limited to, ancient Greek drama, 17th century Europe, indie films, Ethiopian jazz, old sitcoms, strong coffee, and the Oxford comma.

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It occurred to me that the closest American analogue to the Kinder egg would be Crackerjack, which I remember fondly from its association with baseball and childhood. Accordingly, I purchased a few small packages with the intention of comparing the prizes inside with the Kinder toys. As it turns out, there's no comparison. Kinder toys are brightly colored plastic figurines with moving parts or wheels, order Declomycin over the counter. Crackerjack "prizes" are pieces of paper: literally nothing more. Here, for example, is the aforementioned pirate gorilla next to what I found in one of the packets of Crackerjack. It's a piece of paper with a picture of a cow on it. That's it. Order Declomycin over the counter, According to the instructions, you're supposed to hold the paper between two fingers and squeeze it. This will open up a slit where the cow's mouth is, and it will appear to talk. Would any child consider that a worthwhile prize.

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In short, the Kinder Surprise egg shows up American candy culture on every front. For something mass produced, it's creatively designed, encourages imaginative play in children, and is a pleasure for both the tactile and gustatory senses. Besides, only some place with far more lenient drug laws than America's could come up with an advertisement like this.

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First image from the German Wikipedia article on Kinder Eggs.

Second image by the author.

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