Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Eggs by Anna Cervova

Remember when you were a kid and all hens’ eggs were white? Some of them had little lions stamped on them (very carefully, one presumes) but they were white all the same. Brown eggs were a novelty.

Now it’s the other way round. Apparently market research shows we think that white eggs are somehow ‘manufactured’ and brown ones ‘healthy’ so the white ones have gone the way of the dinosaurs. I confess it’s not something I think about on a day to day basis, but it’s proving to be a problem for Maggie. She says:

“I’m organising some Easter activities for children. One activity will be decorating eggs – but where can you buy white eggs these days? All the supermarkets sell brown ones but you need white ones for dyeing and colouring.”

You do indeed. Can anyone think of anywhere round Greenwich where they still sell white eggs?

7 Comments to “Easter Egg Hunt”

  1. Tony says:

    Not sure where you could get white chook eggs but all the duck eggs I have ever bought are brilliant white. Bit bigger as well so there is more space to decorate. Easy enough to get hold of from Sainsbury's.

  2. The Informed Consumer says:

    There's bound to be some at the next Farmer's Market.

  3. rosie says:

    The Poultry Farm that sells at the farmers market in blackheath has 'normal' hens eggs. He has a regular pitch on the left hand side second pitch in as you go in to the market from the station end. Lovely guy to boot.

  4. Kate says:

    Would recommend Duck eggs too -not only white & large, but tougher too. Handy if you are giving the shells to kids to decorate..

  5. Anonymous says:

    Don't the French still think that white-shelled chickens' eggs are good and refined, while brown are uncouth and rustic? So jump on Eurostar and come back with a number of trays just before Easter… You'll get a number of customers.

  6. Benedict says:

    ..there are stacks of them over here..(Toronto) and they gave me a bit of a shock because I'm not used to seeing white eggs.
    Now…how would you like them sent..?

  7. Anonymous says:

    The Egg Shop
    deptford high street