An egg is an egg and what would a proper Full English be without it? A half English? A full-on carbo English?
According to a health website they are one of the healthiest foods in the world. However, many people - including some of my vegetarian friends - find them utterly disgusting. As for myself I can't say I have ever been a keen consumer (there is something quite disturbing about it, I admit), but I used to buy them for cakes before I turned all healthy and meat-free. Of course I always used freerange ones. It's since been a long time that I consumed an egg/mayo sandwich and I have managed to completely ban them from my diet, along with milk.
In my ever ongoing quest of British bizarreness I recently blundered into on of Brighton's supermarkets only to discover that they sell boiled eggs (pack of two) for an astonishing 69 pence.
Those of you out there who read my blog regularly (and don't leave comments - I know who you are!) know that I have been mucking about the British obsession with convenience food in one of my last entries. The boiled egg version is just another example. Who will buy those eggs? Who's going to purchase pre-sliced apples? The lazy? The busy? If you have the answer, let me know.