“ Brand: Asda / Type: Dairy „
I nearly always shop at ASDA but had no idea they were still selling battery eggs until yesterday. I think it's absolutely disgraceful. If you understand the suffering these birds go through in their short and horrible lives, and still want to save a few pennies by buying this rubbish, then you lack compassion on a very deep level. If you don't understand what a battery hen is then I would recommend that you put it into Google and have a look, basically it's a form of severe animal cruelty that should have been banned decades ago.
I've got the smallest food budget you can imagine but there's no way I would ever buy these, and ASDA should be ashamed of themselves. Unfortunately as long as there are unthinking people prepared to pay the very least for anything no matter how inhumanely produced this revolting practice will continue. I've had to give one star- consider that MINUS one million billion stars.
~*~*~ Asda Smart Price Eggs ~*~*~
~ What are they? ~
These are simply eggs, they are not free range but they are a good price. They are available in a pack of 6 or a pack of 15.
~ Why do I buy them? ~
In our home we use a lot of eggs, whether it be in baking or just for something to eat so I tend to buy the largest, cheapest packs I can find.
Whenever I go to Asda I pick up a pack of these and buy them quite often.
~ The Eggs ~
A lot of people choose free range eggs over caged eggs but we are on quite a tight budget so I will go for the cheapest eggs I can, but I have never had any problems with these eggs so I don't see reason to change. The only preference to buying free range would be the size as they tend to be larger eggs but again this isn't a problem for me.
They come in a plastic carton which keeps the eggs nice and secure in transit and also in the fridge.
I bake cakes quite often so use the eggs for that but two of my children love egg so will often have something eggy for their food, it could be scrambled, fried, boiled, poached or an omelette but they do love egg! I find these eggs great value and great quality.
~ Using them ~
These are no different to using other eggs, I tend to crack them into a cup first but that's just to avoid any shell getting into whatever I am making, I then use them as I would any egg.
~ The taste ~
They taste like eggs, there is nothing more to say really!
~ The Price ~
These are part of the Asda Smart Price range so are only available from Asda, they come in two different sizes -
6 for 93p
15 for £1.41
I buy the larger 15 packs.
~ Overall ~
To me eggs are eggs and these are brilliant cheap eggs at that, okay they may not be free range but I can live with that, they get well used here and we go through lots of them. They are great for any egg dish and are perfect for cakes.
Thanks for reading :o) x
I used to be quite strict on my eggs, buying solely free range and sticking to the brand "Happy Eggs" as they always tasted great, looked great and I had in fixed in my mind that the more expensive the better the quality. However, a few months ago I watched a programme on Channel 4 about where food comes from (I can't remember the exact name of the show) and one of the episodes was about eggs. The guy doing the show went to various farms to see the conditions of caged chickens, free range chickens and those chickens who would lay organic eggs (the complete freedom of the chicken compared to the sad battery chickens). In the end he did a food test where he was blindfolded, and the woman fried 3 eggs and he ate all 3 and had to try to taste the difference, and he confessed he couldn't taste any difference in the quality of the egg! With this in mind, and my purse full of dust bunnies, my next shop was to be a cheap and cheerful one, so I bought these Asda Smart Price Eggs and I have no complaints!
The eggs come in a clear plastic tray, with neat little dents which allow the eggs to sit in them and not get too squashed in amongst my shopping. The packaging is quite basic but I am not fussed as when I get home the eggs get put away in the fridge without the packaging anyway!
The eggs themselves are certainly smaller than the free range eggs I used to eat before, but not by a huge amount so I still think they are good value for money. If I boil or fry one egg, it is more than sufficient and filling for my fry up or break fast and so the size is reasonable.
I tried to make a comparison in the store, and in terms of colour of the shell, these eggs are certainly a lot lighter in colour than the eggs of the free range chickens too. Nevertheless though, this really doesn't reflect in the taste and I've had no problem eating them so this doesn't bother me either!
I bought a pack of 6 Asda Smart Price eggs for 93p which is far cheaper than the supermarket branded eggs in Tesco and Sainsburys by a mile so these are happily in my budget at less than 16p per egg! They taste good, can be cooked in various ways so I honestly have no problem in buying these from now on. Should my income boost in the future I probably would buy free range eggs again as I prefer to think of chickens not being all caged with no natural sunlight/fresh air etc, but for now these eggs will do me just fine!
When it comes to eggs they are not something that I consume very often at all so buying them for me is a bit of a novelty really. I usually grab whatever is on offer or what is the cheapest if I'm totally honest and of course I'd prefer hen kindness wherever possible too!
These eggs come in packs of 6 or 15 (I bought the 6) and they come in a see though white frosted plastic kind of box. On the packaging of course we are told what they are, the net weight is given, there is a nutritional chart listed and contact details for Asda are given. This is a cheap looking box but informative as it needs to be.
Well these eggs are different colours as they are from different caged hens. Small in size and all different of course they are Class A British Lion Quality eggs and I had no problems with mine at all!
Fresh and large enough I boiled mine, used them for an omelette and did a fried egg with mine and the white was as white as could be and the yolk was a nice bright yellow. I have no complaints with these nice enough eggs at all and find them as versatile as any other eggs that I have bought double the price!
Nutritional Information Per 100g:
of which sugars: Trace
of which saturates:3.1g
equivalent salt: 0.4g
Only available in Asda stores costing 69p for half a dozen or £1.25 for 15.
i went into my local asda the other day and all they had was mega dear expensive free range eggs or asda smart price at a fraction of the price ! , i know what your thinking , i should have gone for the free range out of kindness to chickens but there are times when the pennies just cant stretch to that , if money was no object i would buy everything free range and organic but the way the world is and the cost of the rent right now that just isnt an option !
animal welfare aside an eggs an egg lets face it lol so i got home and the morning after cracked one open in the pan for a fry up , and i found sod all wrong with it , the yoke was a nice colour the white was ermm white lol ,
i must admit tho the yoke didnt have the yummyness of the more expensive type of egg but you could tell it was yoke and tasted pretty yum ! a few days later i added an egg to my sunday dinner yorkie mix and they had risen just like any other yorkie i have added eggs too ,
all in all great value for money and in a nut shell like i say "an egg is an egg init "
These are the main brand of eggs that I buy as they seem the best value for money at just 69p for a box of 6 mixed weight eggs which work out at 11.5p per egg which in my opinion is amazing value! The packaging is actually different to Dooyoo's picture and the eggs come in the average cardboard type box which has compartments for each egg to keep them secure. The box is grey in colour and quite 'cheap' feeling (lightweight). There is not much on the box apart from green font which states that the box contains 6 eggs from caged hens and includes the box weight (328g) and the Asda smart price logo. It also instructs the customer to keep the eggs refrigerated after purchase, which I always do anyway to keep the eggs as fresh as possible. The eggs can be bought in store from Asda, or online via Asda's website.
The eggs are also available in larger boxes of 15 but as I don't eat alot of eggs I have never purchased a larger box so can not really comment on that, however the box of six in my opinion is really good value as I said before and the 6 eggs will last me for around 2 weeks. The larger box would be ideal for families who enjoy eggs as part of there meals on regular occasions and I think it's around the £1.50 mark. The eggs are also great for baking aswell and they really lower the cost of homemade cakes etc. The eggs physically are the same as any other eggs. They vary very slightly in shape - most are medium with some a little larger, and the colour also varies. Some are almost white, while others are browny orange, and others are brown with little speckles. Not really sure what else to include about the physical appearence as I am sure you all will of seen an egg before! The eggs aren't particulary tough and can be easily broken by bashing it on the side of a dish or tapping a knife along the end of it and then letting the egg white and yolk pour out. Pretty simple! The shell should then be disposed of.
The eggs as I mentioned before are from caged hens, which I wouldn't say I am totally against due to this been the reason why extremely low income families can afford eggs, but it does upset me (the thought of animals suffering), however these eggs are good value so that is the price you pay.. plus, if I don't buy them then someone else will so I see no point in 'rebelling' against the company and not buying these particular eggs as I won't make a difference to the industry by not buying them, so I might aswell just buy them as they are best value. I know it sounds harsh but I don't really see the point in paying extra for free range eggs as I fail to see how they taste better!? I know the money is supposed to go towards the living conditions of the hens but I have read somewhere that free range hens only get a tiny bit more space than caged hens.
Anyway this review isn't about that, so sorry for rambling! Taste wise, the eggs are very average and taste like any other eggs. They cook well and are nice and filling. The consistency is normal - not too wattery or thick so I can't really complain about the eggs. The only downside as I mentioned in my ramble above is the fact that these are from caged hens, which unfortunetly is why the eggs are so cheap, and as they are so cheap people will continue buying them so the cycle will continue.. beggars can't be choosers at the end of the day and alot of people will not pay over the odds for eggs so battery hen eggs are simply the best option.. but overall, the eggs tasted nice, were good value, cooked well and I would reccomend them unless ofcourse you are against the battery hen industry.
This is a product where it depends on whether you want to put your ethics before your wallet. Smart Price eggs are value for money when it comes down to their taste, appearance and versatility, but they come from caged hens, thus animal suffering has occurred to bring you the omelette or fried breakfast on the plate before you.
Available in boxes of six or fifteen, these eggs come in random sizes, though I tend to find there is a good amount of larger sized eggs, at least fifty percent in the last box I bought. Their appearance is not uniform, but an egg is an egg and they taste nice alone or baked into things, especially my cupcakes.
On a really tight budget, where beggars can't be choosers, I find these eggs satisfactory. They last well in the fridge, have a decent best before date, they taste nice, they bake a good cake and I save money as they currently come in at under 9p per egg. I feel a bit guilty when I think about it, but I am a mother first and feeding my children takes priority - eggs are a cheap source of protein and the original ready meal.
When I go to Asda I usually pick up Asda Smartprice range or the cheapest available because so far from what I have tried they are good quality at a better price.
I was stunned by how expensive eggs really, costing anywhere up to £2.04! These eggs were only 91p and so naturally I decided to get them as they were only being used for making scotch eggs. They do have a bigger tray of 15 for £1.50 which is great if you're on a budget and as a single mum I am.
They came packaged in a clear plastic tray so you were able to see inside and check if all the contents were in tact. It doesn't come with much information apart from a Lion stamp on each egg, the use by date and the decleration that the eggs are from caged hens.
I understand the argument of eating ethically and I do when I can however when baking or using eggs as cooking these provide just the same as what a more expensive brand would. It means that I am able to do more home baking and cooking from scratch as it costs cheaper.
The eggs are small I have found that you need 2 for a sandwich however with 6 of a higher brand costing double the smartprice then there really is no room for complaint.
For fried or boiled eggs then they're not the best. Anything else I feel they're fair game for.
I brought a box of these Smart Price eggs from Asda the other day because I was doing egg mayo sandwiches up for a little party at my sisters playgroup, it was one of the leaders birthday and we all took something in but had to be a bit careful because all the food had to be soft enough for the little kids to be able to eat safely. Egg mayo was the only thing I could think off but when I worked it out I needed a big box of eggs, I deffo wasn't paying £3.00 for them so got a box of 15 of these for about £1.30. The only difference to look at them is that these are not all exactly the same size and the shells are different colours. The big difference is that they are not free range and that won't do for some people but we don't buy free range or organic food all that often anyway.
They're just eggs, the yolks are a bit smaller and quite pale looking but they taste just as nice as any other eggs. I used 12 for the egg mayo and that was just enough to do a loaf of bread for the kids. That kind of shows how small they are because last time I made a full loaf up of egg mayo I only had to use 8 eggs - I remember exactly because it was only last weekend and I'd brought a box of 12 large eggs from a farm shop that we went to and it done my head in when I come to make the sandwiches and I saw that my dad had used 4 of them! lol
The eggs were brill in the egg mayo, it's one of my fave sandwich fillings and I always put salt and pepper in anyway so I couldn't tell if the egg had a weaker taste or anything like that - they stunk the car out on the way to playgroup I know that so they deffo weren't all that weak! lol They tasted the same as always to me anyway.
I had one for my breakfast this morning and did it soft boiled, the egg cooked in exactly 5 mins and the white wasn't all snotty or anything. It tasted delish but I could tell that the yolk was smaller than usual because I still had a few soldiers left over and nothing to dip them in! I still enjoyed it though and the other 3 out of this box went into an omlette for my dad, I didn't try any of that but he ate it as quick as usual so there couldn't have been anything to complain about. The omlette looked a bit paler than usual to me as he was eating it and that's because of the yolks again but he puts so many fillings in his omlettes that I don't reckon he can taste the eggs anyway!
Recommended..... when you're on a budget it will pay you to switch to these eggs, I know they're not free range but they'll leave you with an extra few quid in your purse at the end of the month!!!
I was sent to Asda the other day to buy some egg. Most times when I am sent in to get something, I always buy the cheapest product | can find. I was shocked at how expensive a box of eggs costs, up to £2.04 for six! I opted for six smart price eggs, costing a very reasonable 91pence
They were packaged in a plasic tray, so straight away you notice they are not packaged as well as others, this didn't matter for me though, as our fridge has an egg holder. The box just gets thrown away anyway.
When you open up the box, the first thing I noticed was that they were a bit on the small side, but for 91p you can't complain. They were a little bit grubby compared to other brands, a bit like they had come straight from the hens arse and into the tray! This didn't bother us as a quick rinse soon sorts that out.
When it comes to using the eggs, they still cracked fine and inside them looked good too, if I was to spot one difference, it would be that the yolk isn't as yellow as others, it had more of an orange colour. They cooked very well though, and once scrambled or fried it is hard to taste a difference. My girlfriend has also used these in cakes too which again they work fine.
The one downside to the eggs would be where they actually come from; they are from caged hens, which obviously don't have the life that a free range hen would have. For this reason, my girlfriend has demanded we only use free range (she is an animal lover).
Overall, for the price they are very good, but we will be sticking to the free range ones.
A few months or so ago I made a silly decision, the decision was to save a few extra pennies by buying Asda smart price eggs.
The decision was a silly one for a few reasons; firstly my daughter gave me days of lecture for not buying free range and actually made me feel quite guilty.
The second reason was that the difference in price from these and the free range eggs from Tesco was so small it was pointless, but the main reason it was a silly decision is that the eggs were simply not that nice.
The yolks seemed to be a bit dull in colour and although the eggs had plenty shelf time left they did not seem to be as fresh as other eggs and certainly not as tasty.
I paid 82p for a box of six, they also come in box`s of 15 for £1.49 but when you consider you can get free range Tesco eggs for 89p for six, there's really no point in lowering standards.
I guess these eggs will do a turn for people on the tightest of budgets but they are certainly not for me.
I've been attempting to do what bodybuilders call 'bulking up' over the last few months and one of the staple things you need for this is lots of good protein. Obviously eggs provide this in abundance, so i needed to find somewhere where they were both affordable and tasty.
I headed down to asda where i found these eggs! I bought 30 for just 2.99, which obviously works out at about 10p an egg! Even i, as a student could afford this price.
I got home and checked the packaging, there was nothing bad about my 'cheap eggs', with over 7grams of protein per egg i was in heaven. I could have my staple 4 egg breakfast at a cost of just 40p! Brilliant.
When i took them out of the saucepan, to be honest i wasnt expecting much, but i was totally wrong, they were really tasty eggs and were of a good size as well.
Obviously, the one disadvantage are that they come from caged hens. Whilst i prefer to think of the chickens running around a field happily, i just cant afford free range on my student budget, so im glad that the alternative is there, even though i realise thats harsh!!
We do alot of cooking in our house so there is always a big need for eggs. Also eggs are a good source of protien for all, my partner does alot of weight training and tends to eat huge amounts for his training, my son doesn't like them on their own so we will bake cakes or I will cook pancakes or omlettes for him so I know he is getting the fundimental nutrition that he needs. My daughter loves them hard boiled with toast, my step son loves them scrambled on toast that I will cok in the microwave and when I was pregnant I took to eating hard boild eggs as a snack which helped with my iron levels, but now IO can eat a lovely runny fried egg on my bacon sarnie oh you can't beat that.
These cost £1.50 for 15 eggs which is great value for how much I use them. They come in a plastic case that is see through, I always check that there are no broken ones before I purchase them. They are medium eggs which is good. I usually have to buy two packs of these a week to feed my family, I find the can make a cheap quick meal that is filling for the family. These are cheap and great to econimise in the current situation. I feel that every family should have a pack of these in their house.
They are great to bring a family together by baking and cheap enough to use as part of a school project and you wont worry bout wasting food.
Asda smart Price eggs are currently £1.50 for 15 eggs. The are from battery/caged hens, which is no surprise given the price.
I have found that they can be a little grubby, but then I ALWAYS wash eggs. I know some people do not bother with this, but seriously, think about where they have been.
These eggs look good when they are cracked open, a little smaller than free rangers, but they do the job. I have at least one egg each day, up to my limit of 10 per week, so that is why I buy the pack of 15 rather than the pack of six. (approx 88p).
They taste great, just like any other eggs. They are well formed, the yolk separates well from the white.
I do have a bit of conscience when I am eating these because I know they circumstances in which the hens are kept and I don't like it. I did go through a phase where I only bought free range eggs and free range chickens (after the Jamie Oliver and Hugh F-W documentaries), but it last for about 3 months. I simply can't afford to by free range for the amount of eggs we get through.
The only fault is that they are not free-range, but for the price they are great value and taste good.
Asda smart price eggs
I find the packaging on these eggs good as the packaging is plastic so I do find I tend to get less broken eggs on my travels home from the supermarket. Tho on the other side I do some times find the packaging hard to open so you have to give it a good pull (do worry one day I will pull to hard and they will all end up over the floor)
The eggs them self are very small, If a recipe asks for two I find I have to use 3 of these eggs. as for the taste of the eggs to me eggs just taste like eggs weather they from free range or caged hens. These eggs are 88p per six so that works out at 14.6p per egg where as asda other eggs from caged hens work out at 22p per egg
On the down side these eggs are from caged hen asda do say they meet minimum housing and welfare requirements for caged hens. I do find I do feel a little bad for these hens when I buy these eggs but some times I am afraid money talks