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Weekend WTF: Can’t Boil Water? We’ve Got You Covered!


Weekend WTF?! is where we take some time to ask ourselves what kind of crap we’re really finding when we venture into the aisles of the grocery store. I mean, some things simply should never be sold.

I giggled when I saw this.

Sent in to me from a reader, I suppose this is how you make sure you provide your family that lovely hard-boiled egg taste without knowing how to boil water. You don’t have to know how to cook in order to eat anymore!

Kudos to the industry for… filling a void and helping y’all out, buuuut…. considering the (assumed) cost of these things, and considering how you only get 9-12 of ’em… I’d imagine it’s easier (and cheaper) to just do it yourself.

I mean, it’s not a Candwich or Bacon Soda, buuut…. it still gets a “WTF?!” from me!

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The proud leader of the #bgg2wlarmy, Erika Nicole Kendall writes health, fitness, nutrition, body image and beauty, and more here at #bgg2wl. After losing over 150lbs, Kendall became a personal trainer certified in fitness nutrition, women's fitness, and weight loss from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She now lives in New York with her family, and is working on her 4th, 5th and 6th certificates.


  1. Michener Corbett-Clark

    November 13, 2010 at 11:18 AM

    I suppose if I were climbing Mount Everest and needed a compact protein and there were no knives or yaks on the mountain and it took too much effort to boil eggs in the snow water and still have enough drinking water, then this would be a useful product. Giggle

  2. Rita

    November 13, 2010 at 3:06 PM

    Seriously, does it take that much effort to boil water? And then add an egg? WTF?

  3. Thembi

    November 13, 2010 at 4:27 PM

    This is absolutely disgusting and the smell of that open bag must be unbearable!

  4. rosi

    November 13, 2010 at 4:35 PM

    im very particular about my eggs so to see them already cooked and in a package makes me want to puke LOL

  5. Camille

    November 14, 2010 at 1:09 PM

    WOW! Here’s my entry of unnecessary ready-to-eat foods: I went Whole foods. As I was passing up some random aisle my eye settled on–ready to eat GRITS. Was it refrigerated? NOPE. It was in a breakfast sausage like roll on the shelf. I backtracked thinking, no I didn’t just see that. I picked it up and the water was separating from the grits at the ends of the package. EWWWW! How many preservatives are in here. I took a poll amongst my friends–I sent a pic msg cuz I knew some wouldnt believe it–and only ONE person said they’d eat it. She doesn’t cook at all and happens to love grits. I’d just do without if this was the only way to get grits!

  6. Greta

    November 14, 2010 at 1:45 PM

    Nasty – nice to see “Gristedes” though!! Used to go to the one off Bway uptown when I worked there!

  7. "Mira Luma"

    November 14, 2010 at 8:07 PM

    READY TO EAT GRITS? NOT EVEN REFRIGERATED?! No, just, I-I can’t…especially after having made some ON THE STOVETOP this morning. There are just some things that do NOT NEED TO BE READY-TO-EAT! There’s convenience, then, there’s LAZINESS!

  8. "Mira Luma"

    November 14, 2010 at 8:10 PM

    @Camille: Please post the pic! That’s a Weekend WTF in and of itself!

    • Erika

      November 14, 2010 at 8:12 PM

      Oh, don’t you worry – she definitely sent me the picture. LOLOL

  9. ChellBellz

    November 15, 2010 at 9:47 AM

    I think this only makes sense if you are doing something like a big platter of deviled eggs, or egg salad…even then it’s still a little and end up paying way more for convience and the risk of the eggs not being good as in expired or something like that… LOL. Like you said it’s probably much easier and quicker to get your dozens of eggs and boil them.

  10. Eva

    November 15, 2010 at 3:32 PM

    Wait, what, are they real eggs? They can’t be, can they? I mean that’s not possible is it?

  11. Eva

    November 15, 2010 at 3:36 PM

    One more thing. Lots of people today do not know how to cook. A friend of mine once told me that her mother didn’t want to teach her how to cook because she said, “you’re brilliant, you hire someone to cook FOR you.” She begged her mom to teach her and thank God she did.

    My point is that many people today don’t learn how to cook, they don’t teach it in schools anymore because the focus is on academics only. So now what is happening is that generations of adults do not know how to cook. What’s interesting is that I have several friends who are all pretty well to do Upper East Side of Manhattan women and all of them know how to cook gourmet meals, their mom’s taught them and many of these women have enough money to hire someone to cook for them but they chose not to.

    • Jerzygirl45

      April 7, 2012 at 12:44 PM

      I always find it strange when someone says they don’t cook. How do you survive? And I’m not talking about making a meal fit for a master chef, I’m just talking basic stuff. Boil water, make a pasta sauce (doesn’t have to be from scratch – just simple pantry cooking then add your own touches) Everyone should know at least a few basic things

  12. Jaci

    November 15, 2010 at 4:29 PM

    Yes, nasty. Yes, sad that our laziness has to come to this.

    BUT wouldn’t a packaged hardboiled egg be better than a can of spam or even deli meat that is processed with loads of nitrates/sulfates and HFCS? Those would be a good protein source if you were not able to cook, like if you were traveling? String cheese gets rather boring….

    • Erika

      November 15, 2010 at 4:36 PM

      It is FAR easier to get protein than we think. If you’re that hard up for it, there are always nuts, seeds, beans, lentils…

      …it’s too easy to get protein in more simplified sources than this. So while I see what you’re saying, this still wouldn’t work IMO. Besides, if you couldn’t cook (as in traveling,) it’s highly unlikely that you’d be able to store these, anyhow. Ya know?

  13. Marjorie

    December 29, 2010 at 3:40 PM

    For the most part, I don’t even like eggs and they’re selling them already boiled in a bag? I only eat boiled egg whites and that’s only if I boil them or my mother boils them because most people don’t know how to properly boil eggs. Um, no thank you, thank you very much . . .

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