Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Trader Joe's Cage-Free Fresh Hard-Cooked Peeled Eggs
What you see (through the back of the package, which is clear) is what you get: hard-boiled eggs, cooked and peeled for you, ready to eat, slice, make into deviled eggs, or whatever.
They tasted fine, and they were perfectly cooked. No icky green tinge around the edge of the yolk.
How much do you pay for this luxury? $2.69 for six eggs. That's $5.38 per dozen. One dozen of TJ's organic, cage-free eggs cost $4.39 (or at least they did when I priced them two years ago). So it's costing you an extra dollar to have the cooking and peeling done on 12 eggs.
When I bought these, I thought that the whole idea of buying pre-cooked eggs was a ridiculously lazy indulgence. But now that I do the math, it seems less ridiculous. Of course, you're stuck with hard-boiled eggs, instead of all the other things you might want to do with eggs. But if you're OK with that limitation, I don't think that spending 50 cents to save the time and trouble of cooking and peeling six eggs is crazy.
Will I buy it again?
I served these as part of dinner with Nina last night. She said, "You're never going to buy these again, are you?" I said no. But I've changed my mind. I don't eat hard-boiled eggs often--but one of the reasons is that it seems like a lot of fuss to make them (especially the peeling part, which never seems to go quite right). Buying six already prepared, I could eat two at a time three times over the course of, say, a week, and that would probably satisfy my interest in hard-boiled eggs for a few months. I'm thinking now that this is a thing that I just might do. (Shhhh--don't tell Nina.)