Where are the Kinder Surprise eggs?

by Kristi Adams
Stripes Europe

Students are packing their new backpacks for class, pools are starting to advertise their end-of-summer specials, and cool crisp mornings are signaling that it’s almost time for fall. Oktoberfest, wine festivals and pumpkins are just around the corner.

It’s a great time to be in Europe!

Even better, the Kinder Surprise eggs which disappear from summer supermarket shelves, should be arriving … soon.

Well, that was until some sticky-fingered thieves stole €70,000 worth of the beloved Ferrero chocolates!

German news agencies have reported that a semi-truck filled with 20 tons (40,000 pounds) of Kinder Surprise eggs was stolen this week in the city of Neustadt. 

Traditionally, Kinder eggs are only available in the cooler fall and winter months. Since European summers are generally short and mild, air conditioning is not a “hot” commodity in Europe (even in grocery stores). As a result, the delicate milk chocolate shells simply can’t hold up to the heat.

However, taking 40,000 pounds out of the chocolatey-goodness supply chain might mean we all have to wait a little longer.

In the meantime, we’ll just have to satisfy our sweet tooth with their summertime counterparts: Kinder Joy.

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