I’ve written about packaged hard-boiled eggs in an earlier “prototype” of this blog, but seeing them again, this time at Giant, made me think about reposting.
Previously, I wrote:
“Are you kidding? People are THAT lazy that they can’t even boil their own eggs???” I scoffed when J brought a bag of ready cooked, hard boiled eggs back from Grosvenor Market, the closest grocery store to us.
“Just try one,” he says, shoving an egg in my face. Curious, I take it.
The egg white is rubbery. Yolk – dry as a bone. Definitely no match for fresh, hard-boiled eggs.
But later that evening, I find myself creeping over to the fridge to snack on another of those ready-made eggs. They really are a convenient, filling and low-caloried snack.
Guess I’ve become a lazy, can’t-even-boil-my-own-eggs person now.
Months on, I’ve changed my mind. Where I’m from, people buy most of their food fresh from farmer’s markets – friends look at you funny if you buy prepared foods. Though there’s a lot of cleaning, chopping and peeling that goes on after, the difference in taste is obvious, and worth it. One doesn’t just outgrow fresh, quality food when they move abroad. I sure haven’t.
Not only are these eggs dry and rubbery, they’re also bland bland bland and shockingly expensive. Almost $7 for a packet of ten eggs! For $2-$3, you’re better off buying a raw dozen, boiling them up and saving them in the fridge for later. Even if you have plenty of money to waste, don’t be lazy!