Kinder eggs are one of the most beloved international chocolate treats out there. The combo of chocolate plus the thrill of discovering whatever toy may be inside have turned it into one the highest-grossing treats out there, with 3.5 billion being sold annually.
Due to arcane rules from the Federal Food and Drug Cosmetic Act of 1938, however, the inclusion of the toy inside of the chocolate prevented this popular sweet from coming to the United States. Not anymore.
Kinder's parent company, Ferrero International, is ready to launch a version of the Kinder Eggs known as "Kinder Joy" in the United States, according to Fortune. Kinder Joy eggs follow FDA regulations and the aforementioned rules because they keep the toy separate from the chocolate in the packaging. Instead of containing the toy inside of the egg like the regular Kinder Surprise eggs do, Kinder Joys consist of two sealed halves — one half with milk-creme, cocoa flavoring, and wafer bites, and the other half containing the toy.
While we're all stoked for these treats to finally be hitting U.S. shelves, we have to wait a little bit since Ferrero doesn't plan to sell Kinder Joy eggs in the States until the start of 2018.
When they do arrive, though, I'd hurry and buy some fast before everyone clears them off store shelves to get their first crack at these fun chocolates.