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Powdered eggs - where to buy?

Postby Stew63 » Sat 17 Nov, 2012 9:04 am

I was wanting to experiment with the Farm Pride powdered eggs at home before using them on some walks.

I can't seem to find them anywhere on the shelves at Coles, Woolies, Safeway - nada!
There's an online asian food website here in Australia but they're listed as 'Out of Stock'.

Are they still even made?
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Re: Powdered eggs - where to buy?

Postby Mutley » Sat 17 Nov, 2012 9:20 am

Bought some 6 months ago from one of the major supermarkets. 150g tin, farm pride. Taste like crap though..
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Re: Powdered eggs - where to buy?

Postby ninjapuppet » Sat 17 Nov, 2012 4:20 pm

I'm not sure what crap tastes like, so can't compare here.

But I tried abit last year and the rest went in the bin. haven't seen it at my local Coles lately.

they were better for baking cakes than to compile scrambled eggs from.
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Re: Powdered eggs - where to buy?

Postby Nuts » Sun 18 Nov, 2012 8:11 pm

Try OvaEasy. Shame they need to be imported but they're the ducks guts ;
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Re: Powdered eggs - where to buy?

Postby Tortoise » Sun 18 Nov, 2012 8:30 pm

Nuts wrote:Try OvaEasy.

Would that be from your local supermarket or specialist store?
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Re: Powdered eggs - where to buy?

Postby Nuts » Sun 18 Nov, 2012 8:45 pm

Tortoise wrote:
Nuts wrote:Try OvaEasy.

Would that be from your local supermarket or specialist store?

I haven't seen them Tortoise. We actually 'imported' them.
Maybe amazon? They are just powdered whole eggs but I couldn't find anything tasty locally.
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Re: Powdered eggs - where to buy?

Postby Tortoise » Sun 18 Nov, 2012 8:58 pm

Oh - needs to be imported by self... :oops:
I've often wondered about them - even for good pancakes if not for scrambled egg as such.
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Re: Powdered eggs - where to buy?

Postby Stew63 » Sun 18 Nov, 2012 11:08 pm

Thanks for all the replies. I managed to find some Farm Pride powdered egg at the 3rd Coles I went to - from the sound of the replies here though I'm not looking forward to trying it!

I've just looked at those OvaEasy Egg Crystals from the US on Amazon which sounds great but the checkout won't allow me to post it to Australia. I think there's a strict ban on egg/dairy products coming to Australia which probably has something to do with it. The OvaEasy eggs sounded pretty good from the reviews!

"Unlike other powdered egg products which are created using the harsh and rapid heat process (removing the taste in the process) the OvaEasy egg crystals are created by the slow and gentle evaporation process which retains the taste and flavour of real eggs"

I've whipped off an email to Australian Customs and also an online seller in NZ that sells it (but expensive!) so I'll post the results when i hear from them.
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Re: Powdered eggs - where to buy?

Postby Stew63 » Mon 19 Nov, 2012 1:50 pm

I have not yet heard from Australian Customs - could be a few days me thinks, however the NZ company advised me that a specific importation permit is required to import the OvaEasy egg products into Australia and wouldn't be available until they went online from Australia. :(

Has anyone here actually been able to (legitimately) bring OvaEasy into Australia?
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Re: Powdered eggs - where to buy?

Postby Nuts » Tue 20 Nov, 2012 7:23 am

Stew63 wrote:I have not yet heard from Australian Customs - could be a few days me thinks, however the NZ company advised me that a specific importation permit is required to import the OvaEasy egg products into Australia and wouldn't be available until they went online from Australia. :(

Has anyone here actually been able to (legitimately) bring OvaEasy into Australia?


It was some time ago now but ours came in a big box clearly labelled dried eggs, no drama, tbh I hadn't thought twice abt customs. The rule seem odd, you can import say 10kg of cake mix containing up to 1kg of egg but not 1kg of dried egg on its own ??. Odd

Sounds like the OvaEasy is dehy rather than freeze dry?? Dont think I'd be game to dry some but could be an option?
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Re: Powdered eggs - where to buy?

Postby Stew63 » Tue 20 Nov, 2012 11:05 am

Last year my wife's aunty posted a small box containing several packets of her favourite biscuits from overseas - processed biscuits from a known and reputable company but biscuits not available in Australia. The biscuits were confiscated from the package (due eggs/dairy) and the option given to have them destroyed or returned to sender. Bit harsh I thought.

I've now tried buying OvaEasy from a few more US based online websites but none of them have the option of sending to Australia. :(
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Re: Powdered eggs - where to buy?

Postby andrewbish » Tue 20 Nov, 2012 6:00 pm

Stew63 wrote:Thanks for all the replies. I managed to find some Farm Pride powdered egg at the 3rd Coles I went to - from the sound of the replies here though I'm not looking forward to trying it!


If you find a way to make them palatable be sure to let us know!

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Re: Powdered eggs - where to buy?

Postby matagi » Tue 20 Nov, 2012 6:10 pm

Pace Farms also produce a powdered egg - shelf life of 6 months and available in 500 gram and 1kg packs, so obviously designed for the food industry but possibly worth considering if the Farm Pride version proves unpalatable.
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Re: Powdered eggs - where to buy?

Postby madmacca » Wed 21 Nov, 2012 8:50 pm

I had been able to purchase them (Farm Pride I think) a couple of years ago at Coles, but could never find them at Woolies. I can't speak for their more recent availability, as in the interests of getting on the trail earlier in the morning, I have switched to a no-cook breakfast.

I scrambled them with powdered milk, and added plenty of cracked pepper - never had any problems with the taste. I kinda think that scrambled eggs (even fresh) is a bit bland - it all depends on what you add to them.
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Re: Powdered eggs - where to buy?

Postby Stew63 » Thu 22 Nov, 2012 4:42 am

I've had a positive reply from AQIS and Dept. of Agricuulture here in Australia.

I am able to import OvaEasy Egg Crystals providing:
a. the product is shelf stable and
b. it is commercially manufactured and packaged and
c. it is brought in in <1kg amounts and
d. it is for personal consumption
The product may still be opened/inspected to see if it complies with the above.


I have now found 2 US based companies that (although their website indicates the contrary) they WILL ship to Australia. The US manufacturer/distributor emailed me and said there are 2 Australian companies thinking of importing in the future.
I only wish to purchase several small 4.5oz packets to sample then perhaps more after that.
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Re: Powdered eggs - where to buy?

Postby Stew63 » Thu 22 Nov, 2012 7:11 am

Managed to buy 3x 4.5 packets of OvaEasy Whole Egg Crystals from the US for AUD$7.72/packet. Each packet = 12eggs.
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Re: Powdered eggs - where to buy?

Postby Nuts » Fri 23 Nov, 2012 9:55 am

Good news, (even if again they are odd regulations).. tell us what you think?? Nothing on the real McCoy but a world better than Farm Pride imo . I would like to try that Pace Farm product Matagi (do you have some ;) ) Interesting the short shelf life, OvaEasy looks to be at least a couple of years (from the use by ' date).
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Re: Powdered eggs - where to buy?

Postby matagi » Fri 23 Nov, 2012 1:21 pm

Sorry, I don't have any of the Pace Farm powdered egg, but we could probably source some for a "taste test".




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Re: Powdered eggs - where to buy?

Postby Stew63 » Sun 02 Dec, 2012 11:01 am

I just received the 3 pack of Ova Easy Egg Crystals this morning. I'm going to write up a detailed comparison test and review shortly but just from the 1.5egg Ova Easy sample I've just cooked and eaten both self and +1 thought they tasted awesome and as good if not better than the real thing! Cooked it up as a small omelette with just a little salt and pepper which is the way I normally have my omelette.
You couldn't complain about the taste of this product. Impressed!
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Re: Powdered eggs - where to buy?

Postby Nuts » Sun 02 Dec, 2012 12:08 pm

I remember my old gran saying that, after being forced to eat powdered egg during WW11, many people actually preferred them by the wars end.

Iv'e since read (somewhere) that the processing alters the proteins/ amino acids to make them easier to absorb.. ie they could be more nutritious than the real thing..

A pinch of tumeric may help the pale look :)

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Re: Powdered eggs - where to buy?

Postby Stew63 » Sun 02 Dec, 2012 12:21 pm

Yeah but the traditional type of powdered egg was processed by spraying the egg mixture (with additives) into a heated dryer thus 'cooking the egg' to create the powder. When the end user goes to cook the powdered egg it is recooked - a second time - tastes disgusting! This Ova Easy Egg Crystals don't do that, there are NO additives for a start and instead the egg is slowly evaporated to create the powder.
I'll do a taste/comparison test over the next couple of days. Regular Powdered Egg vs. Regular Egg vs. Ova Easy. No I don't work for Ova Easy - just trying to find lightweight palatable alternatives!
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Re: Powdered eggs - where to buy?

Postby corvus » Sat 08 Dec, 2012 2:36 pm

Pace Farm powdered eggs available in the Devonport Coles Store $5.99 for 150g tin.
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Re: Powdered eggs - where to buy?

Postby Tortoise » Sat 08 Dec, 2012 2:42 pm

Thanks for that, corvus. Will check it out next week :)
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Re: Powdered eggs - where to buy?

Postby Nuts » Mon 10 Dec, 2012 11:36 am

That's where we bought the FP egg Corv, wouldn't surprise me, brands seem to change day to day.
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Re: Powdered eggs - where to buy?

Postby ULWalkingPhil » Thu 07 Mar, 2013 11:09 am

I been looking for some of this Farm Pride Egg Powder to try next week.
Coles sell it here, but some might have heard the floods we have had, Our local Coles store got flooded and I found out yesterday it will not open till June of this year. No one else here sells egg powders that I can find. And I not been able to find any stores online selling.

Maybe someone living in the Brisbane area or closer to where I live with a coles store, could purchase a container for me and post out. I'll pay up front to cover the product and the freight. PM me if you can help.
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Re: Powdered eggs - where to buy?

Postby Bluegum Mic » Thu 07 Mar, 2013 12:16 pm

Phil Im happy to send some your way. I've got to potter to the shops later. Ill PM once Ive purchased them :-)
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Re: Powdered eggs - where to buy?

Postby ULWalkingPhil » Thu 07 Mar, 2013 12:47 pm

Hi bluegum mic.

I've had an offer to try out a different brand which is a lot better tasting. I'm still willing to give the Farm Pride brand a try. but from what I've heard it don't taste the best.

Let me know, how much I owe you and your bank details or paypal account, I don't mind either way.
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Re: Powdered eggs - where to buy?

Postby Bluegum Mic » Thu 07 Mar, 2013 1:25 pm

No problem. Ill check what we've got locally and let you know.
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Re: Powdered eggs - where to buy?

Postby KANANGRABOYD » Thu 07 Mar, 2013 3:17 pm

you really need to use about 5 x the recommended amount to get something that resembles scarmbled eggs.
unless you want them for baking a cake out in the bush, they are just crap
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Re: Powdered eggs - where to buy?

Postby Miyata610 » Thu 07 Mar, 2013 5:58 pm

KANANGRABOYD wrote:you really need to use about 5 x the recommended amount to get something that resembles scarmbled eggs.
unless you want them for baking a cake out in the bush, they are just crap


I've had scrambled eggs in the bush quite a few times this season, made from powdered eggs. It worked really well, indistinguishable from scrambled eggs. I don't know the brand, and I didn't cook them. I made the toast. :-)

Not a very helpful post I guess, but its worth saying that powdered eggs can make quite a reasonable meal.
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