Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cracker Jack Prizes and Kinder Surprise Toys

Americans know the best thing about a box of Cracker Jack caramel popcorn is the prize. Same can be said for the German candy maker Kinder. A Kinder Surprise is a hollow chocolate egg with a toy hidden inside. Both Kinder and Cracker Jack toys can either be plastic or metal. An eBay listing said, “According to Larry White's The Prizes of Cracker Jack publication from 2010, there was a sub-category of snap together toys that consisted of buildings and monuments. The very small plastic toys came in two pieces and could be snapped together. I’ve seen Cracker Jack replicas of the Taj Majal, White House and a factory building. Kinder buildings and monuments, below, seem to be metal. Naturally, there are people who collect toys from both treats including the Cracker Jack collectors Association.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is just so cool. I never got any prize as nice as a building! (And I really did like the candy coated popcorn and peanuts). Joe K.

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