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PostTue May 21, 2019 7:18 pm 
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We were in Costco Saturday and they had a box of six packets of something that looked/sounded suspiciously like Ova Easy - for 11$. Not being one to splurge I thought I would do a bit of research first but either forgot the name or the search results are just too confusing.

Something something roots something eggs?

Anyway, has anybody given them a whirl? I like Ova easy a lot, except for the price and the huge packets and these seem a lot cheaper and if they were equivalent a heck of a buy
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PostThu Jun 06, 2019 12:35 pm 
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The brand name is "Wildroots". I just bought one and will give it a try. WAY less expensive than OvaEasy.

Closest price comparison is 6 x 4.5 oz =27 ozs of OvaEasy via Amazon for $40 (equiv to $53.33 for 36 ozs);
the Costco eggs run 6 x 6 oz = 36 ozs for $12.

So the Costco eggs are less than a quarter of the price of a similar quantity of OvaEasy.

The question now is -- are they any good??? I'll letcha know!
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PostSat Jun 08, 2019 3:24 pm 
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kbatku: I tried the recipe on the box for pesto egg bites today (basically, powdered eggs + grated parmesan + water + pesto, mixed then baked for 20'), and both my wife and I thought they were quite good. In fact, if someone else would have served these to me, I would never have guessed they were made with powdered eggs! Now, I haven't tried making scrambled eggs out of them, which would probably be an even better test. But so far,  I rate them  up.gif
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PostSun Jun 09, 2019 1:56 pm 
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Today I made an omelet (kale, sun dried tomatoes, feta & artichoke hearts) using the powdered eggs and I could not tell they weren't fresh eggs.

Probably the best test would be scrambled eggs, but I rarely make those.
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PostSun Jun 09, 2019 5:09 pm 
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Sound equivalent to Ova Easy then, at a significant savings. I hope they carry them for a while
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PostMon Jun 10, 2019 7:29 pm 
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I noticed they are $3 off now. Pretty good deal for $8.49.
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PostMon Jun 10, 2019 10:03 pm 
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OK youse guys. They better be good cuz I just bought a box.
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PostTue Jun 11, 2019 5:35 pm 
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I've never used powdered eggs.  Are they good for backpacking?  Is it just an add water situation?
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PostWed Jun 12, 2019 6:46 pm 
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I'm a convert for powdered eggs while backpacking.

Used Ova Easy in the Pasayten Wilderness last summer.  I had picked up a small bag and tried them at home first and was pleasantly surprised at how good they were.  Then, during our trip, I used the powdered eggs with diced Spam on one of the mornings for breakfast.   Tasty!

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PostThu Jun 13, 2019 2:00 pm 
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My first encounter with powdered eggs was as a kid (in the 50's), where our next door neighbors, with a large family, would buy powdered eggs to save money. NASTY!!

I didn't try them again until a few years ago after watching a Youtube video by "The Hungry Hammock Hanger" and have completely changed my opinion of them!

Regarding whether it's an "add water" kind of thing: Well, you have to cook them, but yes, just follow the instructions.
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PostThu Jun 13, 2019 2:20 pm 
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I was thinking they might be like freeze dried packaged scrambled eggs where you just add boiling water.  Haven't tested it yet though...
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PostThu Jun 13, 2019 7:37 pm 
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If they are anything like Ova Easy they are "crystalized" not "powdered" and are essentially indistinguishable from real eggs that have been thoroughly mixed together, like in preparation for scrambling.   I bring a tiny baggie of bacon grease to add that home flavor and a package of microwaveable sausage links (in shrinkwrap plastic) or microwave bacon. Really have to say that breakfast is the best meal of the day.

When I'm going really nuts I bring Krusteaze pancake mix and maple syrup and fry up a batch of flapjacks on my 5" titanium pan, but that gets to be a bit much sometimes because the butter and syrup are pretty heavy
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PostThu Jun 13, 2019 8:31 pm 
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So you still need to cook them in a pan? You don't just put hot water on them in a bowl?
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PostFri Jun 14, 2019 2:25 pm 
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You need to cook them. Mixed with the specified amount of water, they're like raw, beaten eggs.
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PostTue Jul 23, 2019 9:44 pm 
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I love eggs but refuse to clean a pan so I've been experimenting with the WildRoots egg powder a bit. It makes a pretty good ziploc scramble. I mixed with salt, pepper, a little shredded parm, TJs sundried tomatoes in a ziploc.  Boil water and turn off heat. Submerge the part of the bag w/ egg mix and cover.  After ~4 min, remove bag from water and squish eggs around a bit to get any uncooked part out of the center.  Submerge again for ~4 min.  Eat.  If you're willing to simmer while the bag is in the pot, its a bit faster - about 2.5 min before and after squishing. This is for one egg's worth.  Haven't tested larger sizes yet.

Also, current price is $7 for 78 eggs worth at SoDo Costco.

ETA: time for 2 eggs appears to be the same as for 1 egg
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