Replacing the Contents of a Kinder Surprise Egg
A gift inside a Kinder Surprise Egg
Do you want to open a Kinder Surprise Egg and fill it with a gift of your choice?
We have split this page into two sections:
- A mini pack of love hearts
- A mini bag of Haribo gummy bears
- A Ferrero Rocher / Lindt Lindor / Mini Eggs
- A fresh strawberry (make sure to gift it straight away if you do this, though)
- Lego figure
- Lottery ticket
- A note to say what you love about them
- A note saying ‘you lose’
- A voucher – take a look at our list of vouchers
- A pot of glitter
Instructions on how to replace the contents of a Kinder Surprise Egg
What You Need
You will need the following materials:
- A Kinder Surprise Egg
- A razor blade (or sharp kitchen knife)
- White chocolate coating
- New gift to put inside
- Disposable gloves if necessary
Positioning the Aluminium Foil
It is important that you avoid holding the egg for too long in one position, because the chocolate will soften and lose its shape. If you are warm or the room temperature is high, it makes sense to wear a disposable glove. This will prevent your body warmth from transferring to the chocolate so fast. You can also put the egg in the fridge before you start – this will make the chocolate firmer.
The first thing you need to do is straighten the central seam of the aluminium foil. Do not do this all the way round, though – leave about a third of it still together. You can still get the egg out like this and closing it at the end is much easier when part of the seam is still together.
The seam should stand out from the egg at a right angle.
Leave approximately this much unopened.
Opening the Seam
To open the seam, gently stroke your finger over the two foil ends.
Alternatively, use your fingernails to separate the two sides.
Once you have made the first opening, it is easiest to run a toothpick around the rest of the seam to separate it.
Then you can open the shell and take the egg out. Ideally, one of the long sides of the foil will stay together.
Separating the Egg Halves
Separate the chocolate egg halves by running a razor blade or sharp kitchen knife around the seam between the two halves.
You do not need to go around the entire egg. It usually works by weakening a few points around the egg. Then carefully twist the two halves in opposite directions.
Putting the Two Halves Back Together
After you have put your new gift inside the Kinder Surprise Egg capsule, you can put the two halves back together again.
Put the two chocolate halves in the fridge first so that they do not lose their shape.
Stir and melt the white chocolate coating in hot water or on the lowest setting of your hob. In case it’s not available, you can also use white or brown chocolate.
Use a paintbrush to spread the mixture chocolate around one chocolate egg half.
After you have put it on one chocolate egg half, you can press the two halves back together.
Place the gift capsule back into the egg and close the two halves.
If any liquid chocolate comes out of the edge, wipe it away with your finger. Then place the egg back in the fridge for a little while.
Sealing the Aluminium Foil
First of all, push the edges of the aluminium foil together to close the gaps.
Bend the raised seam in a Z shape around the Kinder Surprise Egg. Move the two edges first to the right, and then halfway back to the left. You can use the seam which is still sealed as a starting point and to guide the process.
Ensure that the inner aluminium foil with the plain side is sealed inside and does not stick out over the printed foil.
You can also use the toothpick to help you do this fold.
Using the flat side of the toothpick, you can then press the inner aluminium foil down further.
And voilà, here is your finished Kinder Surprise Egg!