Words by: Tom Piper
Have you ever cracked an egg with a double yolk? Lucky you! Ever cracked into several eggs in your dozen to find double yolks in more than one? A fan did recently, and he wrote to us in amazement to find out why. Here’s what we shared:
Double yolks are fairly rare – you might find them in 1 of every 1,000 eggs. These eggs typically come from our younger hens who are still just learning how to lay eggs.
Double-yolked eggs also tend to be very large. They are usually graded ‘Super Jumbo.’ Eggs identified as Super Jumbo are too large for our packing machine to pack into cartons, so they are moved to the hand packing station. At Pete & Gerry’s, these eggs are still labeled as Jumbos, even though they are technically Super Jumbos. As our team fills Jumbo egg cartons with the Super Jumbo eggs, of which more than 50% of which will include an extra yolk, that makes something fairly rare in nature suddenly appear rather common.
So if you crack open a Pete & Gerry’s egg and find a double yolk, you’ll actually be pretty likely to find another ‘eggstra’ yolk or two in that same dozen. And because those cartons are hand packed and placed in cases together, you could find a whole grocery display of Jumbo dozens that have a high likelihood of containing a double-yolked egg or two!
December 28, 2019
I bought jumbo eggs and the first four I cracked had double yolks , going to buy a lotto ticket today haha
Sounds like you've got a lucky batch, Leanne! Good luck on the lottery ticket! 😊
July 17, 2019
Jumbo has them all the time. Not a rarity.
July 18, 2019
Many folks do tend to find them in our jumbo eggs! We hope you're enjoying the extra golden goodness, Eddie.
April 20, 2019
8 in 1 carton of super jumbos
April 22, 2019
While it's pretty normal to get maybe one or two in the Jumbos, 8 might just be a record, Vin!
April 05, 2019
Looking for double your eggs
April 21, 2019
Come to my house we have had 6 of them so far in this carton!
Lucky you, Deanna! We hope you keep enjoying those extra special eggs.
Hi Phyllis! While we don't have any cartons that are guaranteed to have double yolks, the best chance of finding one of those fun surprises in your carton is definitely to get our Jumbo sized eggs. If you need some help finding where you can get our Jumbo eggs near you, please email us at [email protected] and we would be happy to help you out!