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Old Jul 3rd 2014, 1:57 pm
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Originally Posted by robin1234 View Post
You can buy everything, in America. Or so I've heard.
Not kinder eggs
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Old Jul 3rd 2014, 2:18 pm
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Originally Posted by gozitanguygoinghome99xx View Post
Not kinder eggs
All I know is, the consumption of alcohol in the US actually went up during prohibition. Of course, the tax revenue from alcohol sales plummeted which is why prohibition was repealed...

Just saying ... If you really want kinder eggs ....
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Originally Posted by robin1234 View Post
All I know is, the consumption of alcohol in the US actually went up during prohibition. Of course, the tax revenue from alcohol sales plummeted which is why prohibition was repealed...

Just saying ... If you really want kinder eggs ....
I do. I live in Canada so I can go to the store and buy them... Pas de probleme
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Originally Posted by gozitanguygoinghome99xx View Post
I do. I live in Canada so I can go to the store and buy them... Pas de probleme
Americans hate you for your freedoms
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Old Jul 3rd 2014, 6:56 pm
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Okay, I'll bite.

What the heck are "kinder eggs"?
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Old Jul 3rd 2014, 7:12 pm
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Originally Posted by bigglesworth View Post
Okay, I'll bite.

What the heck are "kinder eggs"?
They are those things that you see a picture of if you do a Google image search for kinder egg.
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Originally Posted by bigglesworth View Post
Okay, I'll bite.

What the heck are "kinder eggs"?
Anyway, they are supposedly illegal in the USA. Problem is, unlike guns, the founding fathers did not think to write out a constitutional amendment saying that citizens' rights to own & eat them should not be abridged.
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Originally Posted by robin1234 View Post
They are those things that you see a picture of if you do a Google image search for kinder egg.
You don't mean those awful Kinder eggs? Does anyone actually eat them?

I thought it was about happy free range chickens.
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Americans hate you for your freedoms

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You don't mean those awful Kinder eggs? Does anyone actually eat them?

I thought it was about happy free range chickens.
LOL cant believe you never heard of them ! Are they not available in the UK either? (though I am sure they are not illegal in the UK, they may not be sold there)

I personally like them once in a while...
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Originally Posted by gozitanguygoinghome99xx View Post



LOL cant believe you never heard of them ! Are they not available in the UK either? (though I am sure they are not illegal in the UK, they may not be sold there)

I personally like them once in a while...
I think they are, they started putting the toy in a plastic container after a kid choked on one.

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I think they are, they started putting the toy in a plastic container after a kid choked on one.
It's dangerous out there. I'll definitely think twice before making a video of me swallowing a teaspoon of cinnamon.
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It's dangerous out there. I'll definitely think twice before making a video of me swallowing a teaspoon of cinnamon.
Sadly I did know someone whose little boy died by choking on a silverskin pickle. The story on the BE home page keeps reminding me of it.
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I think they are, they started putting the toy in a plastic container after a kid choked on one.
They put the toy in a plastic container here too
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