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Why Germans love pink and blue eggs…

Crackin’ Eggs are red… and blue, green and yellow. Some people look at this and say ‘why the cluck would you want a blue boiled egg?’ Those people are not, as it turns out, Germans…

Rob had the idea for Crackin’ Eggs whilst driving across the North Yorkshire moors – a Eureka moment hit him and from then on, he wanted nothing more than to bring brightness and flavour to the humble boiled egg!

What Rob didn’t know? Colourful hardboiled eggs are a popular phenomenon in many a country around the world! Blogger MyKugelhopf describes stumbling across coloured eggs in a Zürich supermarket, ” What were they ?  Nothing more than hard-boiled eggs.  Referred to as salad eggs or picnic eggs, for just those purposes.  Even more so, a very common snack for hikers, easy to throw in a backpack with bread, cheese and sausages. (And chocolate if you’re hiking with me.)” Sounds like our kind of girl…

Germany isn’t the only country that thinks colourful hardboiled eggs are crackin; Switzerland is pretty fond of them too! Faith Durand, executive editor of The Kitchn, writes about her surprising encounter, “So what’s the deal with all these shelves of colored eggs? My hostess said that oh yes, they always have colored eggs on the shelves. She seemed to think it was quite normal. ‘They’re so nice for picnics,’ she said.” We might add… lunchboxes, kitchen cupboards and just about anywhere (what situation wouldn’t benefit from some bright cheerful Crackin’ Eggs though, really)!

MultiPackSo it turns out we’re in good company! Soon, Scotland will be added to this list of colourful egg-lovers, as we launch in Spar in Scotland. But when will the rest of the UK get with the – frankly eggsciting – times? We’ll keep you up to date on on Facebook and Twitter – get involved, people…

Did you know...

Hens will often sing the "Egg song" before, or after, she lays an egg. It is a cheerful song that shows pride in her efforts!