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Kinder Eggs in Venice (2007 edition)

mr. remy Dec 13, 2007 12:59 PM

Where might I have a reasonable chance of buying some? And how much can I expect to pay for a dozen?

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  1. Das Ubergeek RE: mr. remy Dec 13, 2007 04:18 PM

    You can buy Kinder Surprise Eggs at any Armenian market in the Valley, if you get desperature -- for certain sure at Karabagh Market on Victory west of Woodman, and I think at 99 Ranch too.

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      notmartha RE: Das Ubergeek Jan 3, 2008 07:51 PM

      Any 99 Ranch (the chinese market)?

      We got one at the shop next to Ye Old King's Head at Santa Monica. I am tempted to say it was about $1.5 each. Never thought I'll see those again outside Switzerland/Germany.

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        Das Ubergeek RE: notmartha Jan 4, 2008 02:57 AM

        I think so, right up at the cashiers with the other impulse buys like Botan rice candy and dried squid tentacles. I saw them for certain sure at Claro's this weekend. They're the Polish variety, so they're called "Kinder Niespodzianka".

        I am glad to see our airlift of vowels to Eastern Europe has helped with the pronounceability of their languages. :-P

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          notmartha RE: Das Ubergeek Jan 4, 2008 07:33 AM

          Thanks! I never would have thought to look at Claro's or 99 Ranch.

          For a while my son was way hooked into those Kinder Eggs. I think we must have gotten at least a dozen while we were in Switzerland, and my sister mailed another 1/2 dozen after her trip to Germany. The best are the ones that have puzzle pieces ala mini-Legos.

    2. hrhboo RE: mr. remy Dec 13, 2007 05:32 PM

      Market Gourmet on Abbot Kinney carries them all year round. You have to ask for them, they keep them hidden behind the counter.

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        lac582 RE: mr. remy Dec 14, 2007 06:12 AM

        They have them and all kinds of other European chocolates at the English gift shop on 2nd Ave in Santa Monica. I think it's attached to the Ye Old King's Head Pub.

        1. Dommy RE: mr. remy Dec 14, 2007 09:04 AM

          They have them at Rockenwagner's R Bakery on Washinton near Beethoven


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            glutton RE: Dommy Dec 15, 2007 05:49 AM

            And at their 3 Square Bakery on Abbot Kinney.

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            Faulkner99 RE: mr. remy Dec 15, 2007 10:26 AM

            I think they had them at the checkouts at Bay Cities.

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              foodmanchu RE: mr. remy Dec 15, 2007 12:06 PM

              pinocchio's in pacific palisdaes

              1. Mattapoisett in LA RE: mr. remy Dec 15, 2007 02:01 PM

                Dommy and I just saw big boxes of them at Sorrento's Market on Supulveda. They are across the aisle from the cash register

                Sorrento Italian Market
                5518 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

                1. typetive RE: mr. remy Jan 4, 2008 01:06 PM

                  Not quite Venice (but perhaps others may be interested), but I've found them at Mel & Rose's Wine & Spirits on Melrose near La Cienega. I think they were $1.99 each, I don't know what the 12 pack costs.

                  My newest fun Kinder find is their bar called Kinder Country, which is milk chocolate filled with a white chocolate/milk cream and puffed rice.

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                    Erika RollerGirl RE: typetive Jan 4, 2008 07:16 PM

                    The Kinder Happy Hippos are incredible as well. They are finger-sized puffed rice wafer hippos filled with a nutella-type milk chocolate ganache and a white chocolate ganache as well with little crispy sprinkles around the bottom half of the outside. They carry them (as well as the eggs) at Valley Produce on Vanowen and Reseda, in Reseda. If you find them, try them, they're quite good.

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                    mar52 RE: mr. remy Jan 4, 2008 07:40 PM

                    Market at Alpine Village in Torrance sometimes have them.

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