What do you normally get as part of your meal deal? Crisps, sandwich, and a drink? How about a huge bag chock-full of boiled eggs in water?
Twitter user TrumpetSexy was horrified to walk into their local Morrison’s store recently and find just that in among the sarnies and smoothies.
Tweeting a picture of what they found, the caption read: ‘My local Morrison’s is selling actual sacks of wet eggs. This is the most wretched and cursed item I have ever witnessed.’
The tweet now has over 100,000 likes and has been commented from incredulous shoppers across the world who can’t quite understand why such a thing would exist.
The sack of eggs is labelled as ‘5 boiled eggs’, although using our eyes can quickly confirm it’s closer to 50 eggs.
Although the packaging and presentation may seem a little odd, it’s also set at a bargain price of just £1 for the full bag.
We decided to investigate the situation.
The most logical reasoning would probably be that these eggs are normally packaged individually or in small pots, but haven’t yet been divvied out and were mistakenly put on shelves.
After speaking to Morrison’s, however, we found it was not actually an accident.
A spokesperson told Metro.co.uk: ‘These boiled eggs are prepared for our salad bar. Sometimes, rather than wasting them, we offer them to customers directly.’
Who would be buying these massive bags of eggs (apart from some sort of protein-obsessive wannabe Rambo) we’re not sure.
When asked to comment further on the whole thing, Morrison’s didn’t reply. Perhaps they don’t understand just how strange this whole thing looks us to the rest of the world.
From the ‘contains: egg’ notice on the bag (go figure) to the sell-by date being six days ago (we’re assuming TrumpetSexy waited to post the photo and they weren’t actually out of date) it’s all baffling.
And, more than anything, it signals the death of the humble salad bar. In the wake of Covid perhaps we’ll no longer be able to enjoy this buffet-style lunch.
Instead, we’re resigned to draining our giant wet egg sacks and joylessly getting through them in a day so they don’t spoil.
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