Kinder Surprise Eggs Are Still Illegal In the USA, So Are These Adorable Amigurumi Considered Contraband?

Kinder Surprise Eggs Are Still Illegal In the USA, So Are These Adorable Amigurumi Considered Contraband?

UPDATE June 27, 2017! The Kinder Surprise as I know and love is still banned here in the USA. Ferraro, the company who manufactures them, is releasing an “American-proof” version – a pink one for girls and a blue one for boys (ugh, really?). The new product, Kinder Joy, is an egg where one half is all candy, and the other half is all toy. Read about it here.

So sorry, all these years later you still have to source your contraband for the crochet project below from somewhere outside the USA!


The universe really wants me to be thinking about Kinder Surprise eggs! Yesterday I blogged about how they’re illegal in the USA and while I was writing/researching that post, I was alerted to these cuties:

Kinder Surprise Eggs Are Still Illegal In the USA, So Are These Adorable Amigurumi Considered Contraband?


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Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.


  1. Eloisa

    Very bright and colorful! Adorable!

  2. Molly

    where can i find a recipe for this to make:)

  3. Shiela

    The biggest surprise to me is that Kinder eggs are illegal over there because of the toy, not as I would have hoped because of the gak the ‘chocolate’ is made from…

    • Maschelle Mashburn

      I am totally unfamiliar with any toy…and these cuties are adorable! Why in the world are they illegal in the USA? People crochet amigsrumi Poké Balls , and they represent a toy…but THEY arent illegal.

  4. knithack

    It’s based on an ancient FDA rule — part of the 1938 Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act — which prohibits embedding “non-nutritive items” in confections. Basically you can’t put toys inside candy.

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