17 September 2020 14:44
News, views and top stories in your inbox. Don't miss our must-read newsletter Sign up Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email We've seen a lot of rather unusual things in supermarkets of late - from customers wearing paper bags over their heads as a face covering to Christmas food making its way onto shelves before we've even celebrated Halloween. But shoppers are particularly disturbed by a recent spot in Morrisons. A Twitter user known as @TrumpetSexy took to social media to share their disgust after discovering what they dubbed "wet eggs". The user tweeted photos, writing: "My local Morrisons is selling actual sacks of wet eggs.
They continued: "Also it's in the meal deal section, which implies this is considered lunch? Does this count as a main, or a snack?? I have so many questions, and no answers." The photos alongside this show shelves in the supermarket packed with plastic bags filled with a the hard boiled eggs and a liquid. A label on the bag says it contains five boiled eggs. The tweet quickly went viral, garnering over 105,000 likes and more than 6,000 retweets.
It's fair to say people had a lot of questions about the eggs. One person asked: "I'm sorry what the f**k is this?" Another commented: "Why does it say five boiled eggs when clearly there are at least 20... Why can I smell this through the screen... Why does the preservative look like urine?" Others weren't quite so horrified, but did find the whole thing amusing. "I want to nonchalantly eat this for lunch at work, just once. Just casually lift my egg sack out of the fridge and start powering through them at my desk," joked someone else. A fifth person added: "This is funny and gross at the same time." MirrorOnline contacted Morrisons for more information about the eggs. A spokesperson for the company explained they were selling them to avoid waste from the salad bar. They said: "These boiled eggs are prepared for our salad bar. So there you have it folks, the mystery of the 'wet eggs' has been solved, kind of. We still aren't sure why there are so many in the bag... a question for another day perhaps. We want to hear all about it. Email us at [email protected] Come get y'all eggs (Picture: @TrumpetSexy) 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. Advertisement 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. Chickens had a busy day (Picture: @TrumpetSexy) 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. Please, please @Morrisons why does this say 5 (FIVE) eggs when there are at LEAST 20, and who are these aimed at? Thousands of people cannot go on with their days until they know!#Eggmageddon — ð¸ðSam Cð#SexNotGender #SexMatters (@SamCSheff) September 17, 2020 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.' As for the water they're in, this is just the normal (often-salted) water that the eggs are normally kept in once they're peeled to stop them from shrivelling up. But, 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. Do you have a story to share? Get in touch at [email protected] MORE: Benson & window ledges? People think these £6 Argos curtains look like cigarettes MORE: Going on holiday doesn't have to be bad for the environment: The rise and rise of eco-travel Advertisement Advertisement