Eggs-Have You Seen These?

I was going through a stack of coupons the other night to see if there was anything worth cutting out.  As I was doing this I saw a coupon for this.

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Hard cooked and peeled eggs.  I guess this is the newest way to sell eggs.  Or maybe it has been around for a while and I just did not realize it. I have not noticed these in the grocery stores near me,  but maybe they are selling them. I guess they are selling them in some stores across the country.

I was going to go write a whole post on this. Believe me, I could have quite a few thoughts on this. In fact my husband and I had quite a discussion on it the other night, but I decided I would rather hear what you think about this.  Do you think this is a good idea or bad?  Would you buy it or not? Let me know, talk amongst yourselves on this one.  I really am curious what all of you will have to say.

The above picture is from Egg-lands Best.  I want to add that it is not Egg-lands egg that I want to discuss. I think Egg-lands Best eggs are fine. In fact I have some in my fridge right now that I bought to try after a friend recommended them to me.  What I want to discuss is the fact that companies are now selling hard cooked eggs, not the brand of the eggs.

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Comments

  1. On one level, I hate this idea. How lazy have we gotten that we can’t even take the time to boil and egg? Next will they start selling already-boiling water in a thermos??

    However…on another level…I think it’s a great idea in terms of convenience. I never never make deviled eggs (though I love them) because I hate peeling eggs, and always end up massacring them into unattractive dented little things. (yes, I use old eggs and vinegar, and all other tips)

    So, my mother-in-law is coming to visit tomorrow (for the first time in nearly 9 years), and with everything else going on (3 kids, pregnant, homeschooling, just moved, etc) I may cave in and buy these at the store today so I can make deviled eggs when she’s here…

    Hate them, love them…but at least it’s a convenience food that isn’t terrible for you, health-wise!

  2. I must confess that in my pre-couponing days I used to buy these. The convenience outweighed the time that I had to spend peeling them. Now, I cannot bring myself to buy them.

  3. I haven’t seen these in our area. I’m sure they may be quick for some. I just don’t think I would buy them. I would worry about spoiling ( even though I like this particular company) and taste. I purchased an egg cooker several years back only takes about 10 min to have 7 eggs done perfectly. I thought that was a really quick and easy way to get deviled eggs.

  4. I couldn’t believe it when I saw that they were selling these. I was really surprised. I do see the side of convenience and about eggs being a bit difficult to peel. However, I’d still prefer to boil my own eggs. Just seems weird to buy them already cooked like that.
    God bless,
    Amanda
    P.S. I love eggland’s best eggs by the way! They are really great tasting eggs!

  5. They have these at Wal-Mart here, and I think also at Publix. I think it’s a great idea, myself–maybe not so much for a SAHW, but for someone who works outside the home, college students, etc. My son hates to eat in the food hall at his college, and is always on the look-out for ready-cook or easy-cook items that will at least keep him from raiding the snack machine down the hall. These make a quick addition to a brown-bag lunch, too–and are still cheaper and healthier than fast food. With coupons, especially at a store that doubles, these could be a frugal alternative to junk food.

  6. Lynn…I can understand why people would buy them. Not everyone has the time to hard-boil eggs (even though it really doesn’t take very long at all), and if you need something for a party really quick, these eggs would be good to make a plate of deviled eggs. Just me…I am picky about my hard-boiled eggs, and I’ve heard these packaged eggs are fine…but the whites tend to be a bit rubbery.

  7. I gotta say, this is news to me, so don’t think they’ve made their way down here. Eggland’s are an excellent product, but I don’t know how they can market these without some kind of preservative. Peeled eggs only last about a week at best in the fridge, so how are they kept fresh for packing and shipping, etc. That said, it’s a novel idea if you’re wanting perfect eggs for a party and price is no object, or if you’re looking purely for convenience, but I’m sure not very cost effective. Egg for egg, it’s gotta be pretty darned expensive compared to doing your own from fresh eggs.

  8. I agree with Mary- I’d worry about the preservatives, etc. that are included in the “recipe” to keep the eggs fresh. I’d rather just make my own! That being said, I also can see the side of convenience for those who don’t know how or don’t like to cook or don’t have the time.

  9. I never heard of such a thing! I try to buy food as close to it’s natural state as possible, so I would never buy already boiled eggs. I honestly think that major food companies want control over what we eat, so they come up with “newer, better, more convenient foods” that are attractively packaged to make us want to buy them.

  10. I bought these for making deviled eggs. I can never get the eggs out of the shell in whole pieces, no matter what tricks I try. Especially true with fresh eggs. If you’re comparing the cheapest store brand eggs with pre-cooked eggs, yes, these are going to be much more expensive. I buy free range eggs, and a dozen raw eggs were the same price as 10 precooked eggs at Trader Joe’s. (I believe the Egglands Best are about the same as well.) There’s no way I’d get 10 whole eggs to halve out of a dozen eggs. But even if I weren’t making deviled eggs, it takes me a good 20 minutes to peel a dozen eggs. I must be egg impaired, but that’s how long it took the last time I tried. In 20 minutes, I can do something useful to make up for the “lost” 2 eggs in the dozen. The plastic bag is more environmentally friendly than an egg carton as well, even assuming you recycle.

  11. Weird. I mean, I can believe it because food service has been selling them for years! Restaurants buy them by the bucketful (for salad bars and such).

    Eck!

  12. I have never seen these, but I might have to look for them. I think they’re weird, but who knows! I would pretty much never take the time to boil my own eggs, peel them, cool them, then do whatever I wanted with them. For anyone who has a long commute to and from work and works a full week, convenience is crucial.

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