I am super excited to announce that I have been chosen as a Kinder Mom ambassador! I love Kinder Surprise eggs. I’m also pretty fond of the Bueno bars and some of the other Kinder chocolate treats, but really you can’t beat the eggs. Yummy milk chocolate plus a toy surprise, how can you go wrong?
I was 18 or 19 when I received my first Kinder Surprise egg. It was a gift from my boyfriend, the fellow who was later to become my husband. He gave me a Kinder Surprise egg as a little surprise present. It became somewhat a tradition with us. We bought and gave each other Kinder Surprise eggs for occasions big or small. At one point we even went so far as to order a box of Lord of the Rings themed Kinder eggs direct from Germany (They had Lord of the Rings themed toys in them, such as tiny treants. So very cool!) Then there were those huge Kinder Eggs, which came out around Easter and Christmas. I have several rather nifty Christmas “decorations” packed away in the attic which originally came from Kinder eggs.
I had a small Kinder Surprise toy collection going for a while. I didn’t keep every toy, but I did keep many of them. They lined the front of my bookcases. They moved with me, from one apartment to another, and finally into our first house. At some point during my first pregnancy, in a fit of baby-proofing panic, we packed up and gave away all of the Kinder toys, a decision which I regret to this day.
This year for Christmas we gave my daughter her first Kinder egg. One of the gigantic Christmas themed ones. She of course loved everything about it. She ate tiny bits at a time and the giant chocolate egg lasted her two weeks.
Her younger sister is a put-absolutely-every-thing-in-her-mouth chocking hazard on legs, so I have to be careful about what little bits are left lying around. But at four years old G-Girl is just the right age to appreciate Kinder Surprise eggs. As much fun as I had receiving them as an adult, I get an even bigger kick out of seeing my little girl open one.
I was really excited when I found out that I had been chosen as one of 60 Kinder Ambassadors. So I told my daughter about it, and that we would be receiving some Kinder eggs in the mail. Which was a big mistake. Every day for the past two weeks she has been asking me, is today the day? the day when we get Kinder eggs in the mail?
Well today… today was finally the day.
She was so excited when we opened the box, which on top of the much anticipated Kinder Surprise eggs, included a sampling of some of the best toys from their new 2012 line up.
Like this cool sailboat. Once assembled the mast for the boat is both longer and wider then the capsule it came in. I always marvel at the ingenuity that goes behind fitting something like this into a wee egg. My daughter of course LOVES it, and can’t wait to open the next one.
Head on over to the Kinder Canada Facebook page and take a look at their gallery to see some of the other awesome toys in the 2012 line up. Such as a 22cm giraffe, pull back race cars and inflatable balloons! Just writing about it has me itching to go open a a few more eggs.
Oh and also, don’t forget to check out the awesome giveaway on the Kinder Canada facebook page. You could win one of ten gift baskets full of over $200 in Kinder brand loot. I would love to win one, wouldn’t you?
So, am I the only crazy adult out there who enjoyed putting together little Kinder toys, even prior to having kids? What was your first Kinder experience?
Disclosure: I’m part of the Kinder® Mom program and I receive compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.