This week a new community directive on security of toys will be approved by the European Parliament. It will prohibit placing incorrectly packaged toys in nutritional products.
The Spanish "roscón de Reyes" traditionally contains a surprise and a bean. The inclusion of the model of one of the three kings could have fallen foul of the new directive.
The story behind the cake is that whoever gets the king in their piece wears the crown for the day and whoever gets the bean pays for the roscon. Spanish children know this and chew carefully on their slice of the cake '
So the traditional surprise in "roscón de Reyes" has been saved because it is not considered to be a toy. Just as well, we haven't got a full set of all three kings yet.