We’ve always enjoyed Kinder, my husband and I, we love the tasty chocolate and the silly toys (particularly if they require assembly). In fact I was first introduced to Kinder Surprise by my husband. When we were dating he would often surprise me with the gift of a Kinder egg. Years later I returned the favour by slipping a Kinder Surprise into his work lunch now and again. So to me Kinder eggs have always been a small token of love, a “Hey, I was thinking about you and here’s a small treat to show I care.” sort of thing.
However, it’s only now with little ones on the scene, that I truly realize just how exciting and how much fun Kinder Surprise eggs can be. My four year old daughter is absolutely crazy about them. She will do anything for a Kinder egg (ahem, not that I ever bribe my children, goodness no). This Easter was the first time that both girls were old enough to receive Kinder eggs in their basket. So much fun!
A family history of allergies means I held off on introducing diary to each of my kids until they were two. Baby-G hit that milestone back in February, which means among other things, she can now eat chocolate, a.k.a. time to introduce her to Kinder Surprise! (I should note here that Kinder eggs contain tiny pieces, aren’t meant for toddlers, and are suggested for ages three and up. Not that I let that stop me.)
Sharing Kinder eggs with my girls? Pure joy.
|Rocket’s first Kinder egg.|
|Less messy than I imagined. She inhaled the chocolate too quickly for it to melt.|
|Having quickly finished her egg Rocket tried to convince her big sister to share. No way Jose!|
|Oh wait, there’s a toy in here too? Cool!|
|Rainbow: “Mom, you can take my picture until the sand runs out in this timer”|
This spring Kinder Canada is helping to spread joy in another fashion, by supporting the Children’s Miracle Network. I love knowing that a portion of the sales from all of their seasonal Easter products is helping to support Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. Kinder has also teamed up with the Children’s Miracle Network to bring you stories of real-life heroes. Mothers who have been affected by and benefited from the work of the Children’s Miracle Network will be sharing their heartfelt stories and experiences through the Kinder Canada Facebook page. Visit Kinder Canada on Facebook to join in the discussion.
Disclosure: I’m part of the Kinder Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.