Cascarones (Confetti Filled Eggs)
For instructions on how to make them go to:
ZOOM—activities from the show
You cannot bring cascarones into the United States from Mexico. This is because the eggshells are a possible carrier of Newcastle disease. This ban is for individuals only; there are still companies that import the cascarones.
Fines for trying to smuggle cascarones across the border can run as high as $1,000. Illegal commercial importation can result in a fine of more than $50,000.
“Importing cascarones is bad luck, U.S. warns.” Arizona Daily Star. March 30, 2004 Page B1.ge E1.