Mum divides opinion with her frozen egg hack after scoring $40 worth for $5 at the supermarket

‘I scored $40 worth for just over $5’: Mum divides opinion after her budget egg trick is shared by thousands – so would you try it?

  • A mum has divided opinion online after sharing her ‘hack’ for scoring cheap eggs
  • The Australian woman called Shelly picked up over $40 worth of eggs for $5
  • She then froze them even though their best before date was just a day away
  • Eggs can be frozen for up to a year, but some were surprised to find this the case 

A mum has divided opinion online, after she shared her ‘hack’ for scoring dozens of cheap eggs.

The Australian woman called Shelly posted on Facebook, where she said she picked up ‘over $40 worth of free range eggs for just over $5’ at her local Woolworths supermarket.

Once she got them home, Shelly froze the eggs even though their best before date was just a day away, so that they would ‘last longer’.

A mum has divided opinion online, after she shared her ‘hack’ for scoring dozens of cheap eggs (pictured) and then freezing them for a later date

‘Eggs can last up to three months when you freeze them,’ Shelly posted.

‘These are great for us for omelettes and cakes, and the dogs as well.’ 

While many were impressed with the budget trick, others shared their surprise at the fact that you can freeze eggs to prolong their shelf life.

‘Never knew you could freeze eggs. You learn something new every day,’ one commenter posted.

Another said she is a fan of freezing her eggs:

‘I crack them into my silicone muffin trays freeze then pop them out and put in ziplock bags and back in the freezer for future use,’ she posted.

The Australian woman called Shelly posted on Facebook, where she said she picked up 'over $40 worth of free range eggs for just over $5' at her local Woolworths supermarket (pictured)

The Australian woman called Shelly posted on Facebook, where she said she picked up ‘over $40 worth of free range eggs for just over $5’ at her local Woolworths supermarket (pictured)

One woman said if you’re going to freeze eggs, then you need to follow the ‘float test’ to see whether they are safe to eat or not.

‘Put them in water and if they sink they are fine, if they float they aren’t!’ she wrote.

‘Before you crack them open be sure to do the float test because yes they can last up to three months but the time the get the the stores they can be already two months old.’

One woman said if you're going to freeze eggs, then you need to follow the 'float test' to see whether they are safe to eat or not (stock image)

One woman said if you’re going to freeze eggs, then you need to follow the ‘float test’ to see whether they are safe to eat or not (stock image)

According to information on Healthline, you can keep eggs inside the fridge for five to six weeks, and in the freezer for up to one year.

Another way to see whether you egg is still edible is to conduct a ‘sniff test’.

An egg that has gone bad will give off an unmistakable odour. If everything looks normal and the egg has no smell, then it is fine to use. 

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