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Old 01-23-2015, 12:35 PM   #21
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Absolutely indistinguishable from a normal, hard-boiled egg. I might not have bought these, but they had samples a Costco that tasted fine.
You sold me, I'll be looking for them on my next trip. I love HB eggs, hate peeling them.
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How long are they supposed to last? (It looks like you had to buy a full case?)
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I have purchased these eggs and like them. I really hate peeling eggs!

Wilcox Farms is in Roy, WA and seems to be moving along the path towards more sustainable farming practices and organic certifications. In the past I have seen them advertise farm events open to the public on their website. I think this is much better than the factory farms in the news with horror stories about how animals are treated.
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...Costco that tasted fine.

I was curious about the machine that processes them, and found: ...

Hard to tell, but I think it taps at the shells until they break up, then rinses them off. ...
I was curious too, and wondered if it would help when going full DIY hard-boiled eggs. In this short video, they say that rollers crack the shells like rolling one on a counter, and then they squeeze the egg out.

I'm gonna try that.



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No, no, no ... Don't start going to Costco, especially if you have a small household. You will end up buying in bulk needlessly. I buy aaa batteries from Costco and it lasts me two years. We can't never finish a bag of spinach before it goes bad.
Yesterday I bought a dozen eggs. We shop Costco on a regular basis and yes, do end up with mass quantities stocked away. The bagged spinach is a great buy even if you waste some. We find that we can often share some of what we buy if we are afraid it will go bad and still end up buying cheaper at Costco.

The dozen eggs? $4.99 at the Circle K "convenience market". Somehow I suspect I could have bought twice the eggs at Costco for less money. Caused me to consider how much more it costs in the world when one doesn't have the money and time to avoid "convenience markups". Being poor costs more.
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How long are they supposed to last? (It looks like you had to buy a full case?)
That's exactly the problem with Costco's eggs. Unless you have a large family or are feeding an army that is not the way to go. Walmart's Marketplace stores sell them six at a time.

After some unpleasant experiences with these pre-cooked things, a year ago, I simply purchased a KRUPS Egg Cooker and now cook one or up to seven eggs just exactly the way I want them... quicker than making a pot of coffee. No muss, no fuss... and little or no "clean up" after. Of course, you still have to peel them but for some reason this is even easier than its ever been.
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I'm from a small farm town, the little pool hall/beer joint used to have jars of pickled eggs behind the counter. The owner would dig one out when someone ordered one and you could smell it from across the room. He sold smoked fish that were wrapped in plastic too (Blind Robins). There was a jar of pickled pigs feet, but I never saw that get opened. Some old timers would sit at the bar and snack on these eggs and sip on cheap 3.2 beer after work. I was just a kid, I'd drink a Dr Pepper and just listen.
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In the ate something weird vein: she loves avocados and some friend's parents have an orchard with a variety of avocados - she thrills to their largesse. Far as I'm concerned eating sliced avocado is like noshing on slabs of greenish unsalted margarine. Pleased to learn the other day that avocados are also known as butterfruit. Eating butterfruit? that's weird.
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In the ate something weird vein: she loves avocados and some friend's parents have an orchard with a variety of avocados - she thrills to their largesse. Far as I'm concerned eating sliced avocado is like noshing on slabs of greenish unsalted margarine. Pleased to learn the other day that avocados are also known as butterfruit. Eating butterfruit? that's weird.
Big difference between avocado and butter. Per wiki, for 100 grams of each:

Butter-
Fat------------------81 g
Saturated --------- 51 g
Monounsaturated--21 g
Polyunsaturated -----3 g

Avocado -
Fat------------------14.66 g
Saturated------------2.13 g
Monounsaturated----9.80 g
Polyunsaturated-----1.82 g

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Even though I like to eat animals, their humane treatment before "harvest" is still important to me.
If the farmer does not treat the animals humanely, he will not make a profit.
Would you not give your children antibiotics if they were sick and needed them to prevent sickness and/or death?
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I just ate something totally weird: A hard-boiled egg.

What was weird about that? We bought the eggs pre-cooked and pre-peeled at Costco.



When I saw them, I thought of Leno saying "How fat and lazy are we getting in this country that we can't even wait to boil an egg?" I also thought they'd be expensive, but they are about the same price as regular eggs at the grocery store.

Bottom line: These things taste like any home-boiled egg, and they make a very convenient zero-carb snack. Open the pack, add some salt, eat.
Actually then, cheaper. No energy expended to boil them.
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I was curious too, and wondered if it would help when going full DIY hard-boiled eggs. In this short video, they say that rollers crack the shells like rolling one on a counter, and then they squeeze the egg out.
I spent many of my w0/k|ng years installing and fixing machines just like that - in meat and dairy; really just a matter of utilizing the laws of physics and how to consistently apply them to objects that are not necessarily consistent in shape, size, or whatever physical characteristic might be relevant. Although not part of my specific professional experience, think of an industrial sized potato peeler--as it was described to me by others who had performed repairs on them--oodles of steam injected into a chamber through which the potato travels, and upon which much agitation is transferred. Machines that literally beat the cr@p out of themselves and frequently require extensive repairs, but are nonetheless extremely cost effective because they eliminate the need for individuals to perform tedious labor.

And of utmost importance for those who are tasked with keeping those machines running is to understand that others who are tasked with keeping those very same machines in a sanitary state will do their utmost best to force harsh chemical agents and much water into every nook and cranny of said machine, whether the physical properties of internal components can tolerate such invasive treatments or not.

Seeing this makes me so happy to be retired

And oh - a fellow retiree I know, some 20 years or so my senior sent this cartoon this morning, I thought it might add to the "conversation"
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Great. I just hard cooked 18 eggs for deviled eggs for Sat. Now I find out you can pay somebody else to do the hard part for you? The eggs are cooling in a pan right now before they go into the refrig and smell it up. It is days like this that make me wish I had married better
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Great. I just hard cooked 18 eggs for deviled eggs for Sat. Now I find out you can pay somebody else to do the hard part for you? The eggs are cooling in a pan right now before they go into the refrig and smell it up. It is days like this that make me wish I had married better
How long does it take you to peel all those eggs?
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Problem solved: http://www.amazon.com/Eggstractor-Ea.../dp/B000OGY97K - well, when they're back in stock, that is!
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If the farmer does not treat the animals humanely, he will not make a profit.
Would you not give your children antibiotics if they were sick and needed them to prevent sickness and/or death?
Are you serious? The antibiotics are to make the animals grow faster and to allow them to be packed into cages more densely.

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We also had samples of this precooked egg at Costco, but decided not to buy it. I expected the peeling to be done by machine and not by hand. Else, the added cost would be so high and not competitive.

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No, no, no ... Don't start going to Costco, especially if you have a small household. You will end up buying in bulk needlessly. I buy aaa batteries from Costco and it lasts me two years. We can't never finish a bag of spinach before it goes bad.
When I looked back at our grocery bills in the last 4 years, I found that we spent a lot less in 2014 than earlier. And Quicken showed me that we used to go to Costco a lot more. It made sense as our children are now independent, and we do not need to buy in bulk.

Even so, my wife told me that some stuff is so cheap at Costco that even if we throw away 1/3 of the food, we are still ahead.

PS. Ah, I now see that someone else has the same idea.

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Yesterday I bought a dozen eggs. We shop Costco on a regular basis and yes, do end up with mass quantities stocked away. The bagged spinach is a great buy even if you waste some. We find that we can often share some of what we buy if we are afraid it will go bad and still end up buying cheaper at Costco.

The dozen eggs? $4.99 at the Circle K "convenience market". Somehow I suspect I could have bought twice the eggs at Costco for less money. Caused me to consider how much more it costs in the world when one doesn't have the money and time to avoid "convenience markups". Being poor costs more.
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I haven't bought the packaged eggs at Costco (in fact, I was there today and don't recall seeing them, but that's probably because I try to train my eyes only to see the things on my shopping list). But I have bought them (one to a package) in the Philly airport - they have a "fresh and healthy" snack place with lots of packaged foods to take on the plane. Think fruit,veggies, hummus, energy bars, etc. Great way to get the no-carb protein. Tasted fine.
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Gosh, boiled eggs sure do sound good. I'm going to boil some right now, because of this thread.

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Great. I just hard cooked 18 eggs for deviled eggs for Sat. Now I find out you can pay somebody else to do the hard part for you? The eggs are cooling in a pan right now before they go into the refrig and smell it up. It is days like this that make me wish I had married better
Boiled eggs turn smelly only if they are overcooked. Here's the easy way to cook them just right (no smell!) , and make them easy to peel too.

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