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Why Are Large Eggs Small?
« on: June 18, 2018, 01:18:40 PM »
I never thought about it before, but eggs come in Large, Extra-Large, and Jumbo. That means that large eggs are actually as small as they come.

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Re: Why Are Large Eggs Small?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2018, 01:19:22 PM »
Same marketing firm as Starbucks, try to order a small coffee. And who wants a small coffee, or small egg for that matter? They'd have to lower the price!  ::)
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Re: Why Are Large Eggs Small?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2018, 01:23:27 PM »
Why are there "JUMBO" shrimp?
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Re: Why Are Large Eggs Small?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2018, 01:26:12 PM »
Why are there "JUMBO" shrimp?

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Re: Why Are Large Eggs Small?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2018, 01:30:42 PM »
medium eggs are also sold in the store. Small eggs are usually used in the manufacture of other food stuffs
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Re: Why Are Large Eggs Small?
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2018, 01:45:48 PM »
   You will know you got a small egg when you get one at a restaurant. A couple of years back our local restaurant had trouble getting anything other that small eggs, they would still serve them up at the same price without an explanation.  I stopped going there for almost a year because it looked like they were just trying to milk us.
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Re: Why Are Large Eggs Small?
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2018, 01:57:41 PM »
Why are there "JUMBO" shrimp?

Because small shrimp are too hard to find on the plate
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Re: Why Are Large Eggs Small?
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2018, 02:13:57 PM »
   You will know you got a small egg when you get one at a restaurant. A couple of years back our local restaurant had trouble getting anything other that small eggs, they would still serve them up at the same price without an explanation.  I stopped going there for almost a year because it looked like they were just trying to milk us.
How on earth were they milking an egg??
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Re: Why Are Large Eggs Small?
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2018, 02:20:30 PM »
Anything like milking a cow?
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Re: Why Are Large Eggs Small?
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2018, 02:22:06 PM »
I never thought about it before, but eggs come in Large, Extra-Large, and Jumbo. That means that large eggs are actually as small as they come.

Joel

Not as small as they come, but as small as you can buy commercially, I guess.  We get our eggs fresh from two different ladies that have free-range chickens.  One of the ladies has very young chickens and the eggs we get from her chickens are very small -smaller than you'd ever see in a grocery store.  The other lady has more mature chickens and the eggs we get from her chickens are very large -larger than the largest eggs you can buy in the store.

The size we get doesn't bother us either way, we like the bright orange yolk and very thick whites of the delicious farm-fresh eggs.  AND, we pay our "egg ladies" less than we'd pay in the store.  We won't even buy store bought eggs any more unless we have to.
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Re: Why Are Large Eggs Small?
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2018, 02:27:19 PM »
Marketing. The same reason you won't find a "small" condom.
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Re: Why Are Large Eggs Small?
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2018, 02:30:20 PM »
The same reason you won't find a "small" condom.

This isn't making me feel too good about the "large" package I bought  :-[
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Re: Why Are Large Eggs Small?
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2018, 02:52:45 PM »
It does seem to me that "large" eggs aren't as large as "large" eggs used to be.  :o
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Re: Why Are Large Eggs Small?
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2018, 03:51:47 PM »
It does seem to me that "large" eggs aren't as large as "large" eggs used to be.  :o
I think they went the way of the 3 lb coffee can.

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Re: Why Are Large Eggs Small?
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2018, 05:07:38 PM »
Eggs are sized by their weight not physical size. I don't know if the standards have changed over the years, but they used to be set by the government (if you're selling eggs commercially).

When I used to work at my Aunt & Uncle's egg farm, when the eggs came out of the washer they went across a series of scales. Jumbo, extra large, large, medium and small, in that order. If the egg tripped the first scale a little arm bumped the egg into the jumbo area and so on.

Here is a video. It shows how the machine works. The one I used was fed from the washer. You didn't have to put the eggs on the scale.

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Re: Why Are Large Eggs Small?
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2018, 05:16:47 PM »
I think they went the way of the 3 lb coffee can.

  And 1 gallon ice cream!
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Re: Why Are Large Eggs Small?
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2018, 05:31:00 PM »
Go into Starbucks and try asking for a small cup of coffee.  Won't happen.

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Re: Why Are Large Eggs Small?
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2018, 05:35:36 PM »
Go into Starbucks and try asking for a small cup of coffee.  Won't happen.


Why didn’t I come up with that line? Oh wait.....  ;) ;D
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Re: Why Are Large Eggs Small?
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2018, 05:49:19 PM »
You used to be able to buy SMALL and MEDIUM long ago but what they did is instead of raising the price on small and medium they just re-named them large and Extra Large and added the JUMBO which is the LARGE of 50 years ago.

Just like the candy bars of my youth were much larger than today's.  And cost less.
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Re: Why Are Large Eggs Small?
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2018, 05:51:35 PM »
Yeah, I never thought about it before, but I've never seen "small" eggs in the store.  Only medium, large and either extra large.  So if that's all they sell, why don't they just say small, medium and large.  If there's no such thing as small (for purposes of supermarket retail), why start at medium?  It's like all the fast food joints now.  There's no such thing as a small drink.  It's regular, large or ridiculous! 
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Re: Why Are Large Eggs Small?
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2018, 06:58:39 PM »

Why didn’t I come up with that line? Oh wait.....  ;) ;D

ROFL!!  Sorry about that.   :-[

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Re: Why Are Large Eggs Small?
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2018, 07:04:51 PM »
You used to be able to buy SMALL and MEDIUM long ago but what they did is instead of raising the price on small and medium they just re-named them large and Extra Large and added the JUMBO which is the LARGE of 50 years ago.

Just like the candy bars of my youth were much larger than today's.  And cost less.

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Re: Why Are Large Eggs Small?
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2018, 07:46:30 PM »
In the food industry Shrimp are sold by size range as well, Jumbo is a marketing term that restaurants came up with.  In the trade Shrimp are sold by number of shrimp to the pound, with the largest 3 common sizes (16-20, 21-25, 26-30) often being sold as Jumbo shrimp to the public.  The same applies to to "popcorn" shrimp which is often  110-130 to 150-up
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Re: Why Are Large Eggs Small?
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