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My husband loves eggs cooked in any form so I buy quite a lot of them and one of the ones I purchase quite frequently is the Big & Fresh eggs. This is mainly as I find them to be quite a good price for larger eggs and they are widely available.
You can find these eggs in most large supermarkets and even some of the smaller convenience stores. You can currently purchase these eggs in Tesco in boxes of 6 for £1.46 or 10 for £1.98.
Now these eggs can be purchased both from caged hens and free range. Many people will only purchase free range eggs for the obvious reasons, but I will not get into a debate about it in my review. I personally try to purchase free range eggs when I can but when I am not able to get to a larger supermarket and buy these eggs from my local Tesco express store they only sell the eggs from caged hens.
The Big and Fresh eggs have the British Lion Quality stamp of approval which means that the eggs are produced in the UK under the BEIC Code of Practice which ensures the highest standards of hygiene and animal welfare. All Lion Quality eggs come from hens vaccinated against Salmonella. More information can be found at the website, www.lioneggfarms.co.uk
Eggs are one of the most versatile and nutritious foods that you can buy for a fairly low price. They are a good form of protein, vitamins and minerals. Eggs are also low in fat and calories. I use eggs to accompany many different meals and for baking with. From a simple poached egg on toast, to a tasty omelette or an extravagant chocolate cake, eggs are certainly a staple in our household.
The Big and Fresh eggs come in a traditional style cardboard box which you can keep your eggs in when you get them home. The box has a stick on label that covers the top which is quite bright and eye catching and has the necessary information on that you need to know about the eggs. It is recommended that for freshness that you keep your eggs in the fridge after purchase as this helps to prolong the freshness of the eggs. Inside the box you will find the eggs neatly sitting in the indents of the box which helps to keep them quite snug inside. I would recommend always having a little peek inside the box before purchasing to ensure that non of the eggs are cracked or broken, as even though they are fairly well packed eggs are still quite delicate. The eggs themselves are all individually stamped with the British Lion Quality logo and best before date so if you do remove them from the box you will still know when to use the eggs by.
I have in the past when being on a very tight budget purchased the shops own value eggs and although they are alright they are just not the same quality. The thing I love about the Big & Fresh eggs are that they are like the title states quite large. This means that you get a nice sized yolk inside which is my favourite part of the egg. The yolk is also a nice deep orangey/yellow colour and has a lovely creamy and rich flavour surrounded by a nice glossy white outside. The eggs also have nice thick shells which crack easily but tend to not result in little bits of shell breaking off into your egg. I also find that a good quality egg is also much better for baking with and helps to make much nicer quality, richer tasting cake.
In my opinion these Big and Fresh eggs although not free range are a good quality, tasty egg which I will continue to purchase and would recommend.