Kinder Happy Hippo facts for kids
The candy consists of a wafer biscuit shaped like a hippopotamus. Inside the crisp hollow biscuit are two flavors of icing: milk-flavored and hazelnut cream in the original flavor, milk cream and chocolate cream in the cocoa flavor.
Happy Hippo were made famous by a series of popular animated commercials featuring a dog and a hippo getting into various situations that generally end in the two sharing a Happy Hippo biscuit. The original light blue Happy Hippo character was created by the French designer André Roche for Ferrero chocolates in 1987 and became famous worldwide due to its repeated appearances as a toy in easter eggs The Happy Hippo toys came in various costumes and character designs, including an authorized parody character (named "Hipperium") from the George Lucas Star Wars trilogy.
Kinder Happy Hippos can be purchased in parts of the United States (primarily in the Northeast), Canada, Slovakia, Hong Kong, Japan, Italy, Israel, the United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Spain,Switzerland, Bulgaria, Greece, Slovenia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Puerto Rico, Hungary, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Romania, Cyprus, South Africa, Morocco, Qatar, Tunisia, Algeria, Chile, Malta, Denmark and Brazil. In Latvia, they are mostly available at Sky. And in France recently
In Australia, Kinder Happy Hippos started appearing in petrol stations and supermarket chains, developing a slightly cult-like following amongst some adults, before the biscuits were discontinued in 2010, however have reappeared in Woolworths supermarkets in 2021 New Kinder Happy Hippos.
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