Walmart Customers Are In Shambles Over $27 Eggs

Over the past year, we've all been concerned about the food inflation crisis. With contributing factors like the war in Ukraine, the avian flu outbreak, and rising costs of transportation, virtually every food product has seen an increase in price. That being said, some products have had a bigger price jump than others.

Eggs have seen the greatest price increase from inflation, with the cost of a dozen eggs more than doubling. Per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a dozen eggs sold for about $1.22 in August 2019, increasing to about $3.12 by August 2022. Of course, this situation isn't helped by the avian flu outbreak, which killed more than 40 million egg-laying hens in 2022, according to CNBC.

Naturally, this whole ordeal has people on edge. As per usual, Reddit is particularly outspoken when it comes to food products and prices, and the site's users certainly did not hold back when it came to discussing Walmart eggs.

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Reddit collectively cracked when one user shared the price for a box of five dozen eggs at Walmart. According to their post, which included a price tag sticker reading, "$27.02," they could "remember buying it for $6 a couple years ago." Simply unreal. Although some Redditors were understandably stunned by the price, others jumped straight to making jokes. Several people commented that "the chickens unionized," while another person said they were grateful they had "impulse bought" their own chickens the previous summer. Someone else called the five-dozen eggs "the Gaston special."

Others were flat-out confused, saying that the same 60-count crate was selling for about $10 at their local Walmart. One Redditor questioned if the $27 crates were even selling, to which a Walmart employee replied, "We can't keep our egg shelf stocked most days at our store, so they're definitely selling well." While paying $27 for eggs may seem outlandish, that boils down to about $5.40 per dozen. That's still above the national average of $3.30, per CBS, but cheaper than the California average of $7.37 per dozen.