Toy-filled chocolate eggs are not welcome in the U.S.A. That is what a Winnipeg woman found out when she tried to cross the border with her Kinder Surprise chocolate egg.
Facing a $300 fine, she parted with the offensive egg to the border guards upon their demand. If she decides to fight the seizure in court, she must pay a $250 storage fee for the egg.
The popular treat is considered illegal contraband in the U.S. because of a small toy contained within it that may pose a choking hazard for small children. So far, more than 25,000 eggs have been seized in 2000 incidents.