Sodium Benzoate preservative for hard boiled eggs

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    Lightbrite
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    Eating preservatives…

    I just saved money by buying a 24 pack of hard-boiled eggs (OU-cert).

    I just noticed the ones from Trader Joe’s don’t have any preservatives. Plus the OU on the Trader Joe’s package is labeled pareve.

    I feel guilty returning these eggs because the person at the store was giving out samples (which I didn’t take from) and showed me where they were (and that counts towards her sales numbers).

    Should I wait for tomorrow to return them? Or eat them?

    Would you feed your children food with Sodium Benzoate?

    Am I the only one who makes food decisions based on cost?

    Thanks!

    #1212940

    Meno
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    How did you save money? Were they cheaper than raw eggs?

    And what’s sodium benzoate?

    #1212941

    👑RebYidd23
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    Sodium benzoate in reasonable amounts is perfectly safe.

    #1212942

    Lightbrite
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    Meno: Good point. I provided no frame of reference.

    $6.99 for 24 hard boiled eggs, good until March something.

    Double the cost of a 24 pack of raw eggs.

    Don’t remember how much a pack of 6 hard boiled eggs cost at Trader Joe’s. Maybe $3-4?

    I pretty much microwave eggs now. If I had to make them at home, I think that I could boil five at a time in my saucepan/pot.

    The bigger problem is that I love fresh warm hard boiled eggs. If I made them on my own, I would probably eat them all in one day. Though now that I eat sardines, my egg cravings have nearly subsided.

    I think I will return them. I am not a fan of preservatives and I rather not have cholesterol city in my fridge.

    Though again eating egg yolks in moderation is okay. At least my levels were good last I checked B”H.

    Still eating animals is new to me, and I still have to tell myself that I am not an evil person and going to live despite what’s on my plate.

    #1212943

    Meno
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    “$6.99 for 24 hard boiled eggs, good until March something.

    Double the cost of a 24 pack of raw eggs.”

    Still not seeing where you saved money.

    #1212944

    Lightbrite
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    “How did you save money? Were they cheaper than raw eggs?

    And what’s sodium benzoate?” (Meno).

    1. Because I spent $7 for 24 hard boiled eggs for the same price as 12.

    2. No and yes. No for product. Yes for the cost of preparing them and eating them. I eat more when they are freshly hard boiled. And so on.

    3. It’s a manufactured preservative. That’s why these 24 eggs, with sodium benzoate, last until sometime in March, while the other more expensive ones, with no added preservartives, expire in two weeks.

    Unless… the other eggs have a preservative that’s unlabeled, as sometimes dried fruit have, I think.

    #1212945

    Lightbrite
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    Taste Test Results Are In:

    -The egg yolk is slightly translucent and more jelly-like in sodium benzoated hard boiled eggs.

    The winner goes to Trader Joe’s hard-boiled eggs, which are actually labeled hard cooked eggs.

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