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uberathlete Jul 22, 2011 06:42 AM

It's increasingly difficult finding small eggs these days. Does anyone know a place in the GTA that regularly stocks them? Small eggs or even extra small (not quail eggs). Any help would be much appreciated.

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    diva121545 Aug 14, 2011 06:03 PM

    While I shop at the Thornhill location in the Promenade Mall and purchase small eggs frequently to make pickled eggs, I would think all T & T supermarkets probably carry them. T & T seems to have opened several new locations now that Galen Weston bought them out.

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      Big Kahuna 1 Jul 25, 2011 12:45 PM

      Tone Tai, the Asian supermarket in the Peanut Plaza in Don Mills, regularly carries small eggs.

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        borroms Jul 25, 2011 02:44 PM

        Thanks!

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        Flexitarian Jul 22, 2011 09:10 AM

        Just curious as to why you want small eggs (unless of course you only eat one at a time and don't want to eat a lot of egg).

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          uberathlete Jul 22, 2011 10:44 AM

          I'm going to use them as part of an appetizer plate.

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            TexSquared Jul 22, 2011 11:18 AM

            We prefer to use small eggs for making Scotch Eggs, much easier to assemble.

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              jayt90 Jul 22, 2011 04:33 PM

              Small eggs are from very young hens, and the yolks are more intense, with good flavor. The shells are much harder: just compare them with the paper thin shells of X-large eggs, and their broken yolks!

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                Flexitarian Jul 23, 2011 09:44 AM

                Great to know all of this. I'll have to try them

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                  aggiecat Jul 25, 2011 02:57 PM

                  Yes, that's true. Breeds of chickens lay eggs with a fixed amount of shell material. So a small egg has the same amount of shell but in a much smaller egg size. That's why large & jumbo eggs are so prone to breakage. I can't recall if the shell strength affects the gas permeability which leads to quicker aging/freshness loss. Hope your search is sucessful OP.

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                    Vinnie Vidimangi Aug 15, 2011 06:42 AM

                    Also yolks are perkier when egg is fried.

                2. icey Jul 22, 2011 07:22 AM

                  There is a truck at my local farmer's market, in the GO parking lot at Weston Rd and John St. that sells all sizes of eggs, from small to double yolk extra large. I'm almost positive that I have always seen the small eggs there. Unfortunately, I do not remember the name of the truck. The farmers market is open every Saturday morning from May to October.

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                    uberathlete Jul 22, 2011 08:39 AM

                    Thanks for the suggestion icey. Is it the Weston GO Station?

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                      icey Jul 25, 2011 11:00 AM

                      I believe so.

                  2. jayt90 Jul 22, 2011 07:09 AM

                    I usually get a tray of 30 at Skyland
                    3715 Lawrence Av. E.
                    http://www.skylandfoodmart.com/
                    Always fresh; sometimes only medium is available but still good.

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                      uberathlete Jul 23, 2011 04:30 AM

                      Thanks for the suggestion!

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