President’s Choice Blue Menu has come out with back-to-school products that help you save time in the kitchen and add protein to your diet, like their frozen black beans. The product that stood out the most to me was their Peeled Hard-Boiled Omega-3 Free-Run Eggs.
I gotta say, opening a box with three packages containing two hard-boiled eggs was as weird as I thought it would be.
Although online it says that the only ingredient is “Peeled Hard-Boiled Omega-3 Free-Run Eggs” there is a liquidy substance in the packaging with the eggs. I assume it is water from the rinsing process but not having it in the ingredients was weird. What is even stranger is there is no list of ingredients on the packaging at all, not that I could find.
The image of the naked eggs in plastic got a lot of comments on Instagram, bringing up a lot of good points such as how healthy is it to have the skin of the egg up against plastic for goodness knows how long?
On that happy note… I made egg salad sandwiches with them! I love using my Parmesan grater to make my sandwiches.
The eggs appear to have no discolouring around the yolks at all, perfectly bright yellow contrasting with the white of the eggs.
I have avoided omega-3 eggs for a while because when they first came out they smelled fishy but these smelled normal, to me and Reg, and Reg has the nose of a blood hound.
Considering how hot and smoky it has been here this summer in Vancouver, I have to admit that it was pretty convenient to have these ready-to-go despite the “ew” factor of the watery substance in the packaging and the eggs being encased in plastic.
But! Now that I have an Instant Pot and can make easily-peeled eggs in just 18 minutes I would still prefer to use that time to make them than buying these pre-made. That said, there are a lot of crazy-busy parents out there who are desperate for help in the kitchen. The eggs tasted just fine and were super easy to utilize. For you I would give this product four out of five but for me the weirdness factor means I can only personally give them three out of five wooden spoons.
I know what you were trying to do but that watery substance really turned me off and true health nuts will balk at having the flesh of the egg up against plastic. Still, valiant effort and I know there are customers out there who will be grateful to have this product in their fridge.