[This guest post touches on one of my big pet peeves about the way that some Costco locations have their eggs packaged. I am the lady in the supermarket that is always opening her carton of eggs to make sure that none are broken but you can’t always do that at Costco. I don’t want to pay for broken eggs and I think it seems unhygienic to have broken eggs too (might just be my own weirdness). I wish Costco would always package their eggs so that you could make sure your weren’t getting home with a bunch of damaged eggs. And yes, I do know that you could just return them but sometimes you live farther away than would make that practical or you just don’t have the time.]
Costco in our area sells eggs in a 36 package – 2 x 18 egg cartons wrapped together in plastic so that you cannot open the package. They are from “Nearby Eggs” in Spring Grove, PA. We have been buying them for years and never had any issues with broken eggs. However, for the past several months I have not gotten eggs without at least one broken egg – sometimes as many as 3 or 4. I carefully check the outside of the package and no damage is visible until you get it home and cut the plastic wrapping.
I am not sure if it has just been bad luck or coincidence or whether the supplier or Costco have changed something in the packaging or handling process. Just wondering if others have had similar problems with broken eggs recently.
Note that one lost egg out of 36 is a 3% price increase; 3 broken eggs is more than 8%.