Yes. Isn’t it just shocking?
According to the 1938 Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act “the sale of any candy that has embedded in it a toy or trinket” is prohibited in the U.S.
Kinder Surprise lovers even filed a petition on the White House website through the "We The People" campaign to end the ban on the import and sale of the chocolate eggs but it failed to meet the required number of signatures before its deadline and was therefore declined.
There’s nothing really wrong with these beautiful, small, sweet, yellow plums that hail from Lorraine, France. It’s just some really absurd import laws that make it hard to bring Mirabelle plums to the United States.
Haggis is banned in America due to a law against sheep lungs in food products.
It is a traditional Scottish delicacy, a savory pudding containing sheep's pluck (heart, liver and lungs), minced with spices and other ingredients, encased in the animal's stomach and simmered for more or less three hours.
Absinthe in its rawest form has been banned for many years in the U.S. as well as Europe because it contains a large amount of wormwood – a plant that contains thujone, a chemical compound which can affect the nervous system and even induce hallucinations.
Caviar (wild beluga):
Beluga caviar is the most expensive type of caviar.
It comes from the Beluga sturgeon, a species of fish that is currently considered to be critically endangered. That’s why the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service banned the importation of Beluga caviar in 2005.
While some scholars believe raw (or unpasteurized) milk has intrinsic health benefits, there are others who believe it contains germs that can be injurious for the human digestive system.
The debate over banning raw milk is so prevalent in the States that it has its own Wikipedia page.
While there is not a nationwide ban on dog or cat meat, a few years ago, it became illegal to slaughter horses (and humans of course) for food in the U.S.
Like the Beluga sturgeon, swans in the U.S. cannot be consumed for eating because it’s an endangered species.
Four Loko (the original):
The FDA banned the original Four Loko because it apparently contains a dangerous mixture of alcohol and caffeine.
The alcoholic beverage came under major fire in 2010, as colleges and universities across the country began to see injuries and blackouts related to the drink's use.
The inedible or raw parts of the Ackee fruit – which is incredibly popular in Jamaica – are poisonous. That’s why it’s not allowed to be imported in the U.S. On consumption, the toxins can tamper with blood sugar levels and even lead to death in extreme cases.