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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

product may stay: kinder happy hippo

Okay, America, here's the problem. We're the best at anything we put our minds to, are we not? Haven't we invented circles around everyone else? Haven't we gotten exponentially better at soccer since we decided we cared about it? Aren't we hardworking to the point of familial neglect and heart failure? Don't we discover every year a new way to circumvent tax laws to land just this side of fraud/evasion?

So why is it that we still make such boring, pedestrian candy? Do we want our toddlers to develop Type 2 diabetes or not? Because I don't see that happening if we keep handing them Big League Chew and wax lips. And those are some of the better examples! Snickers? Hubba Bubba? Twizzlers? Yawn, yawn, yawn. What stupid candy. I'm getting upset just thinking about it.

The Kinder Happy Kippo is brought to you by the same people who make Nutella and Kinder Surprise eggs and Ferrero Rocher chocolates. They're crispity little hippo bodies full of hazelnut and cream filling and they are the single most glorious candy that has ever been invented. They have little nostrils! And eyes! They come in two flavors! That I know about! I buy mine at the London Market or Pirate O's, but they are available in spades on Amazon and other online retailers.

Remember what I said about glorious? Why are you still here and why haven't you bought any yet? Are you calling me a liar?

6 comments:

tipsybaker said...

I knew you would eventually go over to skinny jeans!
I have never seen this candy but will investigate.

All8 said...

So cruel. So cruel. I love hazelnut too.

Jill said...

I MAY have hidden those tastey little hippos and kept them all to myself. My kids eat wax, why waste good candy on them. :-)

Suzy said...

Layne,
I went to London Market and every time I clicked on something, I got a page that said "page not found". Do you still buy these there? When I lived in Spain, "Kinder" was a great brand, so the fact that they make these makes me want to buy them...maybe I'll have to try amazon...
Have a great day!
Suzy (Hales)

Layne said...

Suzy--I bought some there just a couple of weeks ago, but it was in the store, not the website. Amazon might be a better bet. Good luck--your kids will love them if you leave any!

Matt and Emily said...

Yummy, those look fun.