Other commenters on the @costcodeals Instagram post about pre-dyed, hard-boiled eggs at Costco were happy to see this offering from Wilcox Farms. One commenter even put in a plug for the humane way Wilcox handles its chickens. “They are an awesome farm that treats their chickens humanely and actually lets them hang outside in huge pastures,” one person wrote. Other Costco fans approved of the convenience. “Good idea if you are out of time, I suppose,” one person commented. “Genius! Let’s get em,” another added. One Instagram user was more ambivalent, writing: “This is good if you’re having a huge Easter egg hunt. But if it’s just for your family, it does take away from the fun family memories.”
The @costcodeals Instagram post took some criticism from Easter egg traditionalists. “That seems to take the fun out of the holiday … just saying,” one commenter chimed in. Others were harsher than that. “How lazy and un-Easter can one be,” asked another.
If you’re part of “team pre-dyed Easter eggs,” then you should know that product availability at Costco is a crap shoot. You’ll need to call your local warehouse and ask — and you’ll probably need to live near the West Coast. Wilcox’s website says its eggs are available at Costco stores in Washington, Oregon, California, and Montana.