Two Seattle men say they spent more than two hours in a detention center at the Canadian border after U.S. border agents discovered illegal chocolate eggs in their car.
Brandon Loo and Christopher Sweeney told Seattle’s KOMO-TV they decided to bring home some treats for friends and family during a recent trip to Vancouver. They bought Kinder Eggs — chocolate eggs with a toy inside.
The two men say border guards searched their car and said the eggs are illegal in the United States because young children could choke on the small plastic toys. Importing them can lead to a potentially hefty fine.
Sweeney says the bust was a waste of his time and the agents’ time. The men eventually got off with a warning.
Hilarious. Of course they’re a choking hazard for children under three – so don’t give them to kids under three; simple!
Kinder Eggs can be found up here in Canada in just about any convenience store you go into… But not in the Land of the Free, and the Home of the Brave…