Burning question: A primer on egg sizes
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Why are extra-large eggs sometimes cheaper than large ones? And if I buy them, can I use them interchangeably with large? --Anonymous, Central Islip
It's counterintuitive, but supermarkets do, indeed, sometimes sell extra-large and even jumbo eggs for less than large ones. According to Terry Byrne, dairy buyer for Fairway Markets, the reason has to do with inventory. "If a producer has more...