|Egg Surprise Manila, Philippines : Disney Princess, Toy Surprise at Metro Supermarket|
Egg Surprise videos are a huge hit with little boys and girls these days. They spend hours and hours a day watching endless plastic eggs being unwrapped with small toy surprises inside. As some put it, it's like Christmas everyday for kids as they anticipate finding out what's inside these eggs. Popular YouTube channels include Fun Toyz Collector (formerly, DC Collector and Disney Collector) and Blu Collection.
Last week, I happened to be in Market! Market! and decided to check out Metro Supermarket. Lo and behold, there was a rack at the corner with surprise eggs! Available characters were Disney Pixar Cars, Disney Princess and Adventure Time. The surprise eggs are made by Bon Bon Buddies, and they cost P 40 each, and comes with the plastic egg container, a pack of small candies, a surprise toy, and a few stickers. The toys are small plastic ones that look and feel real cheap (like whistles, pendants and the sort), they're the "party-favors" type of toys that usually cost P5 - P10 each, but for kids, it's all about the anticipation and unwrapping of the plastic eggs.
|Kinder Joy. Comes with chocolate and generic toys, available in most supermarkets and convenience stores.|
We've been searching for some time where to find these egg surprise candies, but they don't seem to be widely available. The only sellers we find are the ones in OLX, and they seem a bit overpriced at P150/ egg. The major supermarkets like SM, Robinson's and Rustan's don't carry them. The closest thing they sell is Kinder Joy, which come with generic toys, unlike the videos which carry labels like Disney Frozen, Hot Wheels, Disney Pixar Cars, Disney Planes, and pretty much any other children's character you can think of. The more popular brands for these surprise eggs seem to be Zaini and Kinder Surprise (which is a little different from Kinder Joy).
We still can't find Kinder Surprise or Zaini eggs being sold locally (except for the online sellers) so these will do for now. If you know where to find them, let us know in the comments! :)