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Old 08-16-2013, 10:44 AM   #91
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I haven't seen them in grocery stores here, but I don't really look in the egg section except one in a while to look at how small the large eggs are <g>. Institutional kitchens order them by the case. The eggs are prepared by one of the large egg producers. They are tumbled to peel them and the eggs used are usually the older eggs. And, they give off a very strong sulfur smell, tend to be somewhat rubbery, and the yolks dry and a bit crumbly. Nothing like the hard cooked eggs I make at home.
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:53 AM   #92
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I would rather take an egg I cooked at home. I would know when it was cooked. Maybe they don't have these in Canada. Here in Pennsylvania, we have them above the display of eggs in the dairy case. You might not have noticed them. The day I first noticed them I had to call my husband over because I knew he wouldn't believe me without seeing them. He would never eat an egg that wasn't cooked the same day.
I was talking about when you don't have time to cook at home or when you aren't leaving from home, like on the way home.
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:53 PM   #93
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They are in convenience stores around here...personally, I'd rather eat a raw egg.
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:58 PM   #94
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They are in convenience stores around here...personally, I'd rather eat a raw egg.
Heh. You first, PF!

Though I might if it comes from one of CWS's girls.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:30 PM   #95
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Heh. You first, PF!

Though I might if it comes from one of CWS's girls.
As long as I'm allowed to whisk it, I can down raw eggs.
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As long as I'm allowed to whisk it, I can down raw eggs.
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:03 AM   #97
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Ah, I thought of another egg question. Why do people buy those already boiled and peeled eggs in the little plastic bag?....
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...I can think of one good reason: Imagine you are about to take a trip by bus or train and you need something to eat that's actually food.....
First saw those in the Orlando, FL area, in bags and little clamshells that held 3-6 eggs. I figured they were good for people who would run into the store to pick up wholesome munchies before heading to one of the parks. They were the first stores I would see packages of prepared relishes too, like bags of cut-up celery or carrots. Bags of cheese squares. That kind of stuff. Don't know whether the ideas started in FL and spread, but they must be popular because so many people just don't care about cooking or food like us here at DC.
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:57 AM   #98
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Ah, I thought of another egg question. Why do people buy those already boiled and peeled eggs in the little plastic bag? I was so shocked when I saw them, because we eat all our HBEs with a day of cooking them. The only thing I can figure out is that they don't usually buy eggs, but are making something like potato salad or egg salad that calls for HBEs.
I can imagine that it's because people can't be bothered to cook and peel eggs. You'd be shocked if you worked in a grocery store and saw every day just how many people can't be bothered to do for themselves. Convenience products sell like crazy.

It could also be a suburban vs country thing. When I lived in Maine, during the holiday season we would bring in pallets of baking supplies. When I moved here a suburb, we brought in pallets of pre made pies and cookies instead. Pre made pies were something that just didn't sell well back home. I'm pretty sure that I'd never even tried one until I moved here.
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I've been interested to notice that on American cookery programmes (of which we get a lot on British television) there doesn't seem to be the same paranoia about raw and under-cooked eggs in home-made ice cream, custard based desserts, meringues, cake frosting, etc., that there is in the UK.

Over here every time a recipe is featured on television or the radio (yes, occasionally) or appears in a book or magazine there is always a rider that this dish should not be served to the elderly, sick, very young, immune suppressed, etc., due to the presence of raw or under-cooked eggs.

This is despite legal requirements for commercial hens to be vaccinated against salmonella.
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I can imagine that it's because people can't be bothered to cook and peel eggs. You'd be shocked if you worked in a grocery store and saw every day just how many people can't be bothered to do for themselves. Convenience products sell like crazy.

It could also be a suburban vs country thing. When I lived in Maine, during the holiday season we would bring in pallets of baking supplies. When I moved here a suburb, we brought in pallets of pre made pies and cookies instead. Pre made pies were something that just didn't sell well back home. I'm pretty sure that I'd never even tried one until I moved here.
UK supermarkets sell bags of ice cubes (!!!) in the freezer section but the really lunatic product is frozen ready-made omelettes which take longer to re-heat than it takes to make a fresh one!
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