12-04-2004, 10:18 PM
egg sizes / different uses?
Sheryl Rosen wrote:
in article , Bob (this one) at
wrote on 4/11/04 6:51 PM:
I always buy "large" or "jumbo" eggs. I never really think about it. What are
some uses for smaller eggs?
The very small ones are broken for pasteurized and frozen
distribution. The rest can be found at retail.
Uses include neighbors' cars, mailboxes, windows and picnic contests.
There are others. What do you use them for?
one of the markets in my area was selling a carton with 3 dozen small eggs
People were snatching them up. One lady behind me had 2 boxes. That's 72
eggs! I looked at her, must have had a quizzical look on my face because she
told me that she always has her kids and their friends dye eggs at her
house, and small eggs were good enough for that.
Heck, I had just bought 18 large eggs for 1.79, which was a bargain to me
until I saw that. If I had room to store that 3 dozen carton, I'd have
grabbed it, too.
Size or weight Minimum net weight
class per dozen
Jumbo 30 ounces
Extra Large 27 ounces
Large 24 ounces
Medium 21 ounces
Small 18 ounces
Peewee 15 ounces
3 dozen small = 54 ounces @ 1.49 = 0.03 per oz.
1.5 dozen large = 36 ounces @ 1.79 = 0.05 per ounce
Not a tough one, huh...?