Sunday, December 04, 2005

Vegetarian Eggs?

This week at the supermarket, my eyes fell on Cage free 'Vegetarian Eggs'. I am not the keenest of observers, so not sure if it is a new product, but this is the first time I have seen it. More information on the company and which stores carry it can be found here. The gist is that they rear their hens in a 'farm' enviroment rather than a 'factory' environment, their feed is drug and hormone free. In the case of vegetarian eggs, the hens are fed grains and no animal byproducts. A dozen such eggs are priced at $2.99, about 60% more than regular eggs. In my opinion they are worth the extra cost and I can easily afford it by avoiding some of my frivolous expenses like too much coffee each day. After reading Indira's blog on milk, I do hope they reestablish cruelty free milk production soon.

Finally, without sounding too preachy - I hope with some of our support, companies like Egg Innovations can stay in business.


Nupur said...

his is my favorite brand! I totally agree with you that the small price difference is worth it.

Kay said...

Well, I think they puposely have a very misleading name. The eggs arent vegetarian here, the hens are!

And yes, these have been in the market for a long time now. Trader's Joes has been carrying them for a long time.

Can I give a suggestion? If you have a superwalmart nearby, try the organic eggs from their egg section .. It comes to about $1.69 for 6 eggs, but so very worth the price. You got to taste it to believe it.

Organic eggs mean - the hens are fed organic food and yes, no harmones and stuff.

Garam Masala said...

Vegetarian eggs, organic eggs... so many things to be aware of :-) Thanks for the info Kay. I will keep that in mind!

yum said...

Yes, Ive seen those(and bought them too). It is a funny name.

Also, makes you wonder what others feed their chickens! ick.