the incredible, edible egg

I’m talking about the incredible, edible KINDER SURPRISE EGGS, of course. I accidentally ordered some from Germany, and they arrived today in all their ovoid splendor:
These things are addictive. Not only is the chocolate quite tasty, but the surprise toys hidden inside are so amazing! The variety is staggering as well, which makes it hard to share these eggs. I want to hoard them all! All for me! We’ve opened two so far, and, well, the toys were kind of lame. I got Doctor Diesel and Petrocoyote, some weird coyote figuring standing next to a gas pump. As I have mentioned before, kinder eggs are not readily available in the US. If you have some fine Canadian or German friends, they might be willing to send you a couple. You can also visit your closest German delicatessen.
Lest you are feeling annoyed at the recent lack of knitting content, here is an in-progress shot of Aubergine Delight*, sweater #13 from Rebecca #27:
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That Cecil yarn by Schoeller Stahl is the splittiest yarn I’ve ever handled. It’s like the strands want NOTHING to do with one another. But, you know, it’s all okay.
*Is it me, or does there seem to be an unspoken rule that knitbloggers must name their sweaters? I don’t think I ever named my sweaters before …

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25 Responses to the incredible, edible egg

  1. sara says:

    I’m glad you’re feeling well again. Wherever did you find Kinder Surprise eggs online? And, if you don’t mind my asking, are they super expensive to have shipped? We have them here in Austin at the euro/middle eastern import grocery, but they’re $1.50 each. Oh, for the summer I lived in Romania and took them for granted. They were so so cheap there. 🙂 You inspired me to buy one today, and it was goooooood. I got to make myself a green Vespa!

  2. rachel says:

    so you “accidentally” ordered kindereggs from germany. i wish i could have that kind of accident.

  3. Jessica says:

    A lot of places around here sell those eggs. I can’t believe how much chocolate you buy. Again I have to ask, why don’t you weight 17,000 pounds?
    It’s funny that you don’t think you name your sweaters because I started getting a complex after you came out with Pumpkin Fluff. 🙂

  4. Marta says:

    1) I live in Germany and I never thought about Kinder surprise eggs as something special…. they are so obvious here! Let me know if I can help sending some.
    2) I NEVER named my sweaters before. I learnt to do it since I started reading knitting blogs!

  5. devBear says:

    I’ve always wondered whose job it is to design those toys — all those little things, all fitting so ingeniously into those little plastic thingies. can you imagine when someone says, “What do you do?” saying “I design those little toys in Kinder Uberraschungen?

  6. gracie says:

    hi mariko!!! now that i’ve seen the picture of the kinder surprise eggs…i remember eating 2 (the chocolate, not the toys. 🙂 my bf’s co-worker brought them back from Italy. i’ve saved the toys (even kept them from my kids until my son found them!!! :X) because i thought they were the cutest things ever! quite clever! the toys come in little capsules right? did you order them online? i’d love to buy a tray too.

  7. Rachael says:

    Pictures of the kinder toys? Please?

  8. carolyn says:

    i believe it is now a written rule. 😉

  9. Carrie says:

    How do you know about all this yummy food that I’ve never heard of before? Come on, tell me…I won’t tell anyone.

  10. Lydia says:

    You always make me giggle with all your foodie treats! Yes Kinder eggs are very addictive – *G* kind of so appealing to the ‘child within’ to never know what little something might be inside! LOL – Here in Amsterdam-Netherlands they are displayed all year long at what seems every general store! Have you tired the other Kinder products too – I like the little crispy wafer and choccy fingers (Kinder Bueno) they melt in your mouth!

  11. Mindy says:

    Nothing like massive infusions of chocolate and caramel to get you back on your feet – – glad you’re feeling better, stomach bugs are the absolute worst.
    About the project-naming thing – – I guess it stands to reason that you’d want to be on a first name basis with something you’re spending so much quality time with. And often the names patternmakers give don’t quite fit. Like if you were to adopt a pet from someone, you’d change their name, right?

  12. Theresa says:

    Accidentally ordered… heh.. sounds like how I order yarn from Elann 🙂

  13. claudia says:

    I name sweaters due to absolute laziness. Its a shorthand. “pumpkin spice” instead of “that sweater I’m knitting in x yarn using y pattern”.
    Laziness is really the reason behind alot of stuff I do….;-)

  14. LoriO says:

    I have a friend who lives in Germany and I begged her to send me Kinder Eggs. I got enough to give away at Christmas, and a dozen for myself! I still have 3 left. I’m hoarding them for when I need a little pick-me-up. My friend said at the flea markets there are tables and tables of the little toys for sale. I’ve heard you can buy the eggs on ebay too.

  15. Silvia says:

    You accidently ordered chocolate eggs from Germany…yeah and those Nordstrom’s shoes just jumped into my car.
    The aubergine yarn may not like itself, but it makes a fine looking sweater.

  16. Marie says:

    i thought i was the only one in this country that loves kinder eggs- after spending many a summer in italy, my brother and i have become quite familiar with these little guys! i am suddenly very jealous of your stash!!! eat one for me!

  17. Em says:

    I don’t know if I like “accidentally ordered” or “ovoid splendor” better. As for naming sweaters, I agree that it’s much better to say, “I worked a couple more inches on Pepper Tart” than it does to say “I worked a couple more inches on Vogue #4.” Oooh, Pepper Tart would be a good sweater name. Now go, someone, and design it.

  18. melissa says:

    the aubergine delight is coming along nicely! the color is perfect for you.

  19. Michelle says:

    I was surprised to see those eggs! I remember eating those as a kid when I lived in Germany. Enjoy!!
    Your Aubergine Delight is beautiful.

  20. Lora says:

    oh I love those eggs! My brother lives in Germany and once in a while ehan he’s not to busy I ask he’s wife to send me some!

  21. greta says:

    accidents will happen….at least yours often involve chocolate! The split personality sweater is coming out beautifully, although EVERYTHING you make just has that extra little bit of Mariko adorableness… wish you were coming to MSWF!

  22. kat says:

    kinder surprise eggs are fun. they are also available in Australia as well as here in Japan!!!! Haven’t had one in ages though….hmm, maybe I’ll have to stop by the ‘egg’ store on the way home tonight!!!!!

  23. ann says:

    I too have only started naming sweaters now that I keep a blog. And I like it!! It gives them a personality all their own.

  24. semaphoria says:

    if you run out and feel the need to stock up on more – the candy shop in multnomah village carries them – and then just one block up is northwest wools. heaven.

  25. giulia says:

    weird to see so many people loving kinder eggs! btw, the “guy” who designs the collectible toys (but also videos and toons, etc.) for kinder ferrero is a middle aged italian illustrator 😉

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