Monday, September 19, 2005

Kinder Bueno

Name: Kinder Bueno
Brand: Kinder
Place Purchased: London Drugs (Vancouver, BC)
Price: unknown
Size: 43 grams
Calories per package: 240
Type: Nut Cream

I’m a little confused by the name of this bar. Maybe my language skills aren’t that good, but I’ve had a dabbling of German and took five years of Spanish. Kinder, as far as I know is Children in German. Bueno means good in Spanish. The package for this particular treat was in English and French.

All that linguistic stuff aside, candy is good in all languages. What we have here is a crisp shell filled with a hazelnut cream and covered in a very thin shell of milk chocolate. As with most candies, two pieces are better than one, so Kinder Bueno gives you two fingers. Each is further sealed inside a clear plastic sleeve to protect the crispy wafers from getting stale. The candy is basically a formed, crisp shell filled with a creamy, milky hazelnut paste and covered in a sweet and melty milk chocolate.

I know that all of the stuff in here is probably horrible for me, reading the ingredients in either language reveals copious amounts of palm kernel oil and 30% of my daily RDA of saturated fats (oddly enough no cholesterol). No matter, it’s really good. Hazelnut is such a wonderful complement to milk chocolate and the tasteless wafers, I’d probably accept a hit of 100% of my saturated fat.

It’s rich and creamy and the roasted flavor of the hazelnuts lingers. They were wonderful with my morning coffee. Even though they’re sweet the fatty texture spreads the goodness all over allowing all the notes of the nuts to come out. The filling is a little sticky, so keep some milk or coffee nearby to cut it. I would probably buy these again if I were to take a long flight or something where I really wanted an indulgence to go with bad airplane coffee. Even though they’re double packaged, these candies don’t travel well, so don’t throw an apple on top of them in your purse. I’m also eager to find some Kinder Eggs to try out sometime soon.

Rating - 7 out of 10

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  1. Isn’t “Kinder” the way people back east say “Kind of,” as in “it’s kinder bueno of you to offer me that?”

    Comment by Russ on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  2. haha, i like that pun.

    i love kinder eggs the most though. mmm, kindereggs.

    Comment by em lo on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  3. there are these “new” Kinder bon-bons… (I think they had them in Switzerland for a while). They’re shapped like those mini-chocolate Easter eggs. They’re hazelnut cream with hazelnut pieces and a chocolate “shell”. Non wafer business. It’s kind of coated the way a Reese’s peanut butter egg is, so I like to peel back the chocolate and have the hazelnut cream for last. Yeah… that sounds gross, huh?

    Comment by Jamie on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  4. I found these at a local vegetable market this weekend, of all places.  As Rachael Ray would say - yum-o!

    Comment by Sweetnicks on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  5. Cybele's avatar

    I’ve got to get a hold of those Kinder Eggs. I’m hoping Cost Plus carries them at the holidays.

    Comment by Cybele on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  6. Mmm, hazelnut.

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but would these basically be Ferre Roche without the nuts?

    Cause…. MMm…....Ferre Roche.

    Comment by Tindy on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  7. FYI:
    You may want to skip the Kinder eggs; they’re a milk chocolate egg-shaped shell that you break to get to a little toy that’s inside.  Yep, no candy filling, just the shell & a toy.

    Comment by Anonymous on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  8. Kinder eggs… I think I remember seeing them at the Bay Cities store (deli/ convenience) in Santa Monica… they are a few yards south of the corner of Lincoln and Colorado. Not sure, though.

    Here’s their info:
    (310) 395-8279
    (310) 395-1575 (Fax)
    1517 Lincoln Blvd
    Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Even if they don’t carry the kinder eggs, they might be worth the visit for carrying some unexpected italian candies - and, of course, the sandwiches are great.

    In the meantime, will you please let me know where Sainsbury’s is located on Wilshire? Mr. Anderson, please? smile

    Comment by flavia on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  9. Here’s a site for the bon-bons with the hazelnut filling.

    Comment by Jamie on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  10. this is by far the most delicious chocolate bar i have ever had. I had them for the first time in Prague and brought home about 40 of them knowing i would not find them here. MMM MMM yummy

    Comment by Anonymous on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  11. Cybele's avatar

    Ferrero Rocher! That’s what I was trying to think of! Yeah, no crushed nuts, just the hazelnut paste cream.

    Yeah, it’s kinda of a bummer that the Kinder Eggs don’t have a creamy filling AND a little toy, but maybe they used to and people kept breaking their teeth on them.

    I’ll keep looking!

    Comment by Cybele on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  12. Kinder are kid-oriented chocolates from Germany… So I suppose they carry modest amounts of chocolate (cocoa) because their advertising strategy in Europe is to state that their chocolate has More milk and less cocoa (so they imply that milk is good for kids, whereas cocoa is not). In this context, the Kinder egg offers a minimum amount of chocolate. Seriously, the chocolate shell probably weighs .5 oz! hehehe
    And the shell has two layers: the outer layer is milk chocolate, and the inner layer is that “milk” component that they state are so good for kids.

    If you go to the Bay cities store, you will find more varieties of Kinder chocolates, that’s why I’m under the impression I saw the eggs there. One of my favorites is a very tiny bar that is mainly that “milk” component (very similar to the filling in the Buenos but not as soft), combined with crunchy cereal and covered with the thinnest cocoa shell.

    Ferrero Rocher has an entire hazelnut inside of each bon bon. They are also the makers of Nutella, which is the very hazelnut chocolate cream filling.

    And they also own the Kinder factory since the late 90’s if memory serves me.

    Comment by Flavia on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  13. I used to live in santa monica and they bay cities store is fab, they have great sandwiches too.  My neice loves the kinder egg, its really just for the toy though.

    Comment by Randi on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  14. I discovered these in Paris and brought home a ton, stored them in zip lock bags and into the freezer they went. I was able to have a Kinder treat now and again and they fared well in the freezer.

    Comment by Maria on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  15. My introduction to kinder Bueno was on a Parisian Métro platform. Straight out of the vending machine. My affair continued during some time spent living in Madrid. These are sold all over, and the local stores here in this corner of NYC tend to carry stocks from Poland and Eastern Europe. Doesn’t matter what language it’s in, these are little bits of heaven to me. Still can’t beat my ultimate favorite though: Baci.

    Hazelnut and chocolate I will never refuse.

    Comment by Christina on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  16. Because of Anon’s comment, I just remembered that I saw kinder eggs in the south of France this summer…some other people on my trip bought them…they actually looked pretty good, for cheap european chocolate.

    Comment by Alex on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  17. I love boeno when I go to the shops only I bye   boeho I can not live without that

    Comment by laleh on 1/27/06 at 12:05 pm #
  18. I love bueno

    Comment by laleh on 1/27/06 at 12:06 pm #
  19. you took off our comments how dare YOU!!

    Comment by Lily on 2/10/06 at 3:58 am #
  20. i would like everyone to no that kinder bueno is addicted ask my two friends katie and tash!tut tut!!

    Comment by Lily on 2/10/06 at 3:59 am #
  21. kinder buenos i am just addicted i dont know why but i have a compulsion to eat them… when i go into a shop i normally buy 4 or 5 kinder buuenos and then i will still want more… BE FAT who cares and also i dont think im getting fat so hopefully i will be able to eat them for ever. i have a frend called natasha who always steals mine maybe shes jelous bt you no wat its like when u see someone eating one you want it too.. shes so fat so i dont recommend her to eat them but she realy does have a problem.. frend lily introduced me to this site so glad i can add my comment and share my true feelings for BUENOS!!!i will love them forever and ever dont worry there just a must have item you never want to leave.. i first met them on holiday in portuagal and then they came to england woop woop!!have to say however that i think the old packaging was beter it just to me made me want to eat the wrapper ts realy thet good TRUST!!!i have started to collect the wrappers and currently have arounnd 20 and counting dont you worry kinder lovers. i aim to cover my bedroom wall with them hopefully this iis not a sigh of being slighty mental .i think the hazelnut is so amzing and suculent and the wafer how tender is it . it is not like ferro roches they are beter cheaper and by far the best and are more easily available.. go get buying and collecting you addicts before they become a limited eddition or soomthing i would cry if thet happend and would feel potrayed so think about me if you ever end the kinder buenos because recently they have become a part of me thet if you take away i wouldnt be complete.. i love you KINDER BUENOS!!!!! x x x xx x all my love and hazelnuts in the world… your fan and admiration yours truly .. ogden..x

    Comment by katie ogden on 2/10/06 at 4:14 am #
  22. odgen i am afraid to say is telling the truth! she really is an addict!

    Comment by Lily on 2/10/06 at 4:18 am #
  23. Cybele's avatar

    Lily - yes, I removed your earlier comments because they became abusive and this is not a forum for comment sprees.

    Comment by Cybele on 2/10/06 at 1:35 pm #
  24. I just returned from Europe and am now also addicted to Buenos. I actually just ordered 2 cases of them from $24.95 for a case of 20 with shipping included. They also remind me of Ferrero Roche, but that could be because both are owned by Ferrero. I think they deserve more than a rating of 7 though. They are definitely “YUMMY”.....

    If you like Kinder chocolate on the whole, try the Kindre Schokolade milk bars. It’s the same chocolate as in the eggs, just more of it. Kinder Country is also very good. I haven’t tried the new Kinder Hippo yet, but I’m sure it won’t disappont. Great blog!!

    Comment by Vanessa on 3/29/06 at 9:44 am #
  25. In Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, I came across Kinder Bueno in a department store called Chapur. It had been two years of searching for this chocolate bar because I didn’t know the name of it and finally, in another trip two weeks ago to northern Mexico I finally came upon them! Oh so Bueno! I live in Houston and after some telephone calls, apprarently, a small shop called Candilicous (which is delicious as well) has it! Can’t wait to make the trip for more! They should be marketed for major supermarkets…they would fly off the shelf!

    Comment by MS on 6/06/06 at 9:46 am #
  26. Cybele's avatar

    If you’re in Los Angeles, MS, you can find them at Mel & Rose Wine and Spirits on Melrose Avenue - and they weren’t even that expensive.

    Good stuff, I have a lot of respect for the Ferrero line.

    Comment by Cybele on 6/13/06 at 12:19 pm #
  27. Oh man, I love Kinder Buenos.  I found them in Guadalajara, Mexico.  Seems like pretty much everyone in the world gets it, except us in the states.  Too bad, they’re the best and I wish we could buy ‘em here.

    Comment by Cammie on 8/28/06 at 9:02 am #
  28. My sister just brought me back some Kinder Buenos from Israel. They appear to be from Poland. She says they are popular in Israel and are sold everywhere. My eight year old daughter and I love them! I see they can be purchased from Amazon and I think several stores in Los Angeles carry them. I am not far from LA so we will definitely be getting more soon!

    Comment by Melissa on 9/04/06 at 5:54 pm #
  29. I can only say one thing, KINDER BUENO is the BEST chocolate treat i’ve ever tasted!!!!!! I don’t think there is any person in the world that loves them more then me. I can’t go through the day without eating at least one…

    Comment by Ajdin on 9/28/06 at 10:24 pm #
  30. ...
    wow, you Kinder Bueno addicts are REALLY scary, i don’t think i’ll ever try them now in fear of being addicted. Other than the obsessiveness, i love hazelnut and i’ll try and find them online (:

    Comment by EMiLY on 10/15/06 at 12:48 pm #
  31. I love KINDER BUENOS!! I used to buy them everyday when I lived in London and I brought back tons. Some smashed though- ha ha. I still ate them. Now that Im back in LA I cant find them! But I found a website that sells them pretty cheap. Just google Kinder Bueno. Yeah and I agree you need to up the rating! I think they deserve a 9 out of 10! And the only reason they get a 9 is because they do not travel well. =)

    Comment by Michelle on 10/16/06 at 3:29 pm #
  32. I found this site searching Kinder Bueno! I love these, the first time I tried one was in France and I was so excited when I moved to New York and found the Polish ones. But it’s really inconvenient because the store closer to me suddenly stopped selling them and I have to get them somewhere else now and there are so few and I think I’m just going to have to buy the 20-pack box. And I collect wrappers too. I don’t know why, they’re just so pretty…

    Comment by Ferra on 11/10/06 at 3:19 pm #
  33. I love these bars!  I live in Canada and we can buy them at Shoppers Drug Mart, a huge drug store chain.  Kinder is available all over the place here.  A bar costs $1.29 at Shoppers, they are very cheap and amazingly addictive!  Are the americans on this list jealous yet??

    Comment by Girly Girl on 11/14/06 at 12:18 pm #
  34. best chocolate ever. I am hooked

    Comment by tony on 11/29/06 at 1:54 pm #
  35. Hahahaha when i was a kid, my mum used to buy me kinder eggs. That was my first step to kinder bueno. Now as a teenager, i’ve ditched the kinder eggs and move on to kinder bueno. Cool huh? Hope they make another kind of kinder for me to indulge in as an adult.

    Comment by SweetTooth on 5/11/07 at 3:56 am #
  36. the best chocolate bar ever its beasty

    Comment by benj on 6/25/07 at 4:19 am #
  37. 240 calories per package-As in one finger or two?

    Comment by lexi on 7/31/07 at 1:35 am #
  38. I think they are from germany because the kinder brand is german and they must just have a spanish word along with it.  My oma sends them to us every once in a while.  My favorite are still the classic orginal egg you find in Germany.  The foriegn eggs are never as good.

    Comment by Katja on 8/05/07 at 3:39 am #
  39. I love them but are they sutible 4 veggies?

    Comment by LOOK on 8/30/07 at 8:16 am #
  40. ahhh they tase gooooood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Ailish on 9/14/07 at 4:22 am #
  41. Where can i get the Kinder beuno candy? like a website to order it off of?  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Thanks   Lane

    Comment by Lane on 9/18/07 at 11:57 am #
  42. Please let me know how I can send to get the Kinder Eggs with the little toys inside.  I fell in love with the toys…forget the chocolate LOL…thanks!!  Cathy

    Comment by Cathy Palicka on 10/13/07 at 11:09 am #
  43. Just go to ebay and type Kinder into a search. There are hundreds of them there.

    Hope this helps :}

    Comment by Kaz on 11/17/07 at 12:42 pm #
  44. I love almost every Kinder and Ferrero product. Despite the name, Bueno’s and all other Kinder products are NOT from German. They are born and raised in Italy. Kinder is owned by Ferrero, and not in the way Nestle owns Perugina (As in they let them operate independently in Italy) but as in the company is fully Italian and Kinder is just what they name a line of certain products often marketed for children.

    Comment by Paolo on 11/30/07 at 12:28 pm #
  45. i love kinder bueno so much ...its the bestttttttttt :D:D:D thanks for the company who made this sweet chocolate mixed with milk and cream..i enjoy when i eat it….


    Comment by elias hanania on 12/30/07 at 2:58 am #
  46. hey! Ferrero Rocher definitely sell the best chocolate products!! just gotta love it!! But…why is it that most pple here find it so difficult to buy them and have to get it from another country? i thought it is available in any supermarket and convenience store…this applies for both singapore and malaysia, here in asia.

    Comment by Chews on 3/05/08 at 9:32 pm #
  47. i like your prouducts thanks

    Comment by mehari on 4/12/08 at 9:13 pm #
  48. I recently reviewed the White chocolate version over at Chocolate Mission..personally I prefer the original version!

    Comment by James on 4/13/08 at 11:02 am #
  49. does anybody know where to get these in san francisco

    Comment by ron on 7/30/08 at 5:28 pm #
  50. Bueno bars are the best ever. ESPECIALLY IF YOU FREEZE THEM BEFORE EATING!!! 
    A little taste of Nirvana!

    Comment by John on 8/06/08 at 5:56 pm #
  51. I live in California in Ventura County and I’m trying to find a store, fairly nearby, that carries Kinder Buenos. Please let me know if you have any insight!

    Thanks so much!

    Comment by B on 11/16/08 at 10:36 am #
  52. My Bueno Bars: are Made in Italy By Feraro S.p.A P.le P Feraro 1-12061, Alba Italy., and are distributed in Hong Kong by Feraro Asia LTD., They are a tastefully ballanced set of ingredients, and very habit forming.

    Comment by Joe on 12/26/08 at 6:45 am #
  53. I have to find kinder in san marcos, tx. Does anyone know of a store I can purchase it at? if so please email me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Comment by Dana on 1/18/09 at 3:29 pm #
  54. i love eggs they are asecally good with the toys in it

    Comment by Megan on 2/15/09 at 6:59 am #
  55. We first found Buenos in London. Last week, bought some in the Duty Free store in Cancun,MX…Delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Jimstar on 5/20/09 at 5:38 pm #
  56. ha ha, sometimes it is good to live in an Eastern European country :D we have all kinds of Kinder products sold in supermarkets, including Kinder Bueno. It IS good, I agree, although it doesn’t seem very unusual to me - I can buy it whenever I want. The hazelnut filling might really be addictive, though :p haven’t tried freezing them, i guess I’ll just have to do that soon…

    Comment by Kathleen on 5/26/09 at 1:24 am #
  57. i love this choclot so much

    Comment by nourah on 6/20/09 at 5:08 am #
  58. i love this choclot so much

    Comment by nourah on 6/20/09 at 5:11 am #
  59. Hello

    I am looking for kinder eggs in the california los angeles area.  I am gonna be visiting LA and my children are desperate for the eggs.
    I will love to find the German, Swiss French,or Italian, but if there is not availability I will settle for the poland.

    Does anybody know where can I find any of them, as of July of 2009.

    Last time I have to get them from Australia, and the shipping and handling was more expensive than the eggs themselves!

    thank you all for your help.


    Comment by bindra on 7/12/09 at 7:30 am #
  60. gracecarriveau's avatar


    The last that I had heard regarding Kinder Eggs, is that the FDA banned them in America due to the choking hazard presented by the small nature of the toys. However, sometimes smaller mom & pop stores or foreign market stores like a Korean market or Chinese market will get them in from Europe or Canada and sell them. I live in Missouri and we have a specialty market that gets them in once in awhile. I think Canada can still sell them, that might cheaper than trying to get them from Australia.

    I don’t know what other cities markets like that, are like but I do know that with our market, you really have to pay attention to the expiration dates as they have no problem selling stuff that is way past it’s prime.

    I got lucky recently when my little sister went to Europe at the beginning of summer, and was kind enough to bring back some eggs as well as other foreign candies and other Kinder chocolate. The one egg that I’ve opened had a little smurf in it! Yeah!! I’m saving the other egg for when I have a really bad day and need cheering up.

    Comment by gracecarriveau on 7/28/09 at 7:12 pm #
  61. I live in Los Angeles County and I’m going crazy! I’d like to know where I can find them near Pomona, CA area or San Fernando Valley. I’ll drive an hour for these KINDER BUENOS!!! Yummy QUE BUENOS!!!!!!

    Comment by Patty on 11/13/09 at 6:15 am #
  62. Hello
    I live in Europe and kinder bueno is in every store. I can send you this product by mail.
    Please email me .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Comment by Matthew on 4/18/10 at 2:56 am #
  63. i love these… i might get some for christmas…

    Comment by michelle on 12/19/10 at 9:31 pm #

    Comment by hawa on 4/09/11 at 10:30 am #
  65. Kinder Bueno are the BEST!!!!!!! Can someone PLSSSSSSSSS!!!!! tell me where i can find them in Houston….. THANX!

    Comment by Delia on 5/12/11 at 1:05 pm #
  66. Cybele's avatar

    Delia - Cost Plus World Market has a pretty good selection of Kinder products. You might want to start there.

    Comment by Cybele on 5/12/11 at 1:07 pm #
  67. thank u soooo much Cybele smile

    Comment by Delia on 5/12/11 at 1:49 pm #
  68. this candies are really good ! i line in connecticut and you can buy them in new britain on broad street in all the polish stores.. i buy a ton every week im in love with them<333

    Comment by klaudia chudacz on 10/19/11 at 2:03 pm #
  69. I loooove the Kinder variety. It is made by the Italian giant Ferrero and yet it first came out in Germany. Then it arrive in France, where I am from. Thankfully you can find some of the Kinder chocolates variety in the US, but not all. I strongly recomment the Kinder delice.

    Comment by yasmina on 3/06/12 at 1:38 pm #
  70. hH

    Comment by aseel soso 1234 on 2/15/13 at 8:40 am #
  71. Buenos rock! On the the other hand Cybele erased Lily’s comment “because this is not a forum for comment sprees”  this is a blog about cheap candy not a serious blog about medical or science, get over yourself Cybele seriously! You sound ridiculous!

    Comment by Anon on 9/15/13 at 11:27 am #
  72. Cybele's avatar

    Anon - You missed the more substantial reason why I removed the comments, they were bullying another person. It’s my website and I won’t host that.

    Comment by Cybele on 9/15/13 at 11:46 am #
  73. si bien chokola cnder beuno

    Comment by hmaydaboyka on 11/26/15 at 6:58 am #
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