Why did we buy them when we are perfectly capable of hard-boiling our own? Because to give you a full report, we needed to slice and taste a few. Could this new convenience product have a place in our kitchen?
The short answer is no.
Their merit lies in the fact that they are uniform size and have relatively well-centered yolks. If you are making a bunch of deviled eggs and don't want to run the risk of having lopsided yolks that are hard to scoop out — or ragged whites from a difficult-to-peel shell — these eggs solve that problem while saving you time.
The cons: They tasted stale, the whites were rubbery, and the yolks were pretty hard. Our bag contained 11 eggs and cost $4.59, which isn't a premium we're willing to pay.
Are you? Would you buy these bagged, hard-boiled eggs?
A better option:
(All images: Elizabeth Passarella)