Full Circle Cage-Free Grade A Brown Eggs are produced “without the use of antibiotics, added growth hormones, or dangerous pesticides”. This information according to their own packaging, and in fact you will find a wealth of information on the packaging, including the farm’s philosophy. (As a bonus, the package comes in recyclable plastic as opposed to wasteful styromfoam.) You see, many of the cheapest eggs come from giant corporate chicken farms.
Often times, to maximize profit, the chickens will be injected with growth hormones and antibiotics. So when you notice that it says they are without that, just stop and think about how many products you buy that have those substances in them and you don’t even realize it. Outside of the health benefits, you can have the peace of mind that comes from knowing you weren’t a party to abuse or mistreatment of any animals. I figure, any product that respects the animal respects the actual quality of the product as well. So it’s a win-win situation.
We switched to this brand of eggs roughly a year ago on a whim one day, wondering if we would be able to taste the difference. We became instant fans, and haven’t stopped buying them since then. In fact, we recently noticed that outside of producing eggs, the Full Circle brand name covers a range of products, some of which we have started trying just see how they taste.
The eggs are noticeably bigger than most of the cheapest brands of white eggs readily available. They do, in fact, taste better to us. I’ve also noticed that anytime I need to use them in a recipe as a binding agent, the recipe comes out tasting just a little bit better. It’s almost as though the eggs themselves have a more concentrated flavor. We feel spoiled now when we think of the way we used to think of eggs, as something to just scarf down and not think about. Now we actually enjoy the way they taste and find ourselves eating them more often for breakfasts.
Their company slogan is, “Return to a natural way of living”. Also, if you live in the Mid-West, you can take some comfort in knowing that you are contributing to your local economy, as the farms from which the eggs come are located in Skokie, Illinois. It’s more important than ever to buy both local and American, and we’ve found that we feel just a bit less guilt since trying to buy our food from as many local sources as possible. We buy our eggs at local Marsh stores. There are 70 calories per egg. This brand has a website, and for more information, you can go to www.fullcirclefoods.com