Why Do Fridges Only Hold 8 Or 10 Eggs?

16 August 2016, 17:36

Supermarket Egg Carton

Mystery Hour Question

We buy eggs in dozen or half a dozen, but for some reason when you buy a new fridge the shelf for eggs only holds 8 or 10 - why?

Amanda, Borehamwood


Name: James O’Brien, LBC Studio                                                                                                                      

Qualification: Egg-cellent radio host                                                                                                                                                  

Answer: You don’t want to have exactly the right amount of eggs and egg holders otherwise you’d run out more often. So you replace your eggs when you’ve got down to your last one or two.

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