Since 1938, the United States has banned a chocolate candy egg that contains a small toy inside it.
This chocolate candy had “the potential to cause choking hazard for children.” The FDA was quick to ban this product after 3 children had died in Europe. In some cases, people have even had these eggs confiscated at the airport and fined lots of money.
“The 1938 Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act contains a section highlighting that a confectionery product with a non-nutritive object, partially or totally embedded within it, cannot be sold within the United States, unless the FDA issues a regulation that the non-nutritive object has functional value. Essentially, the 1938 Act bans “the sale of any candy that has embedded in it a toy or trinket”.”