Eggs for sale at a grocery store in Detroit, Michigan, US, on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023. In the final 12 weeks of the year, shell egg prices were up 81% compared to that same period in 2021, for an average per-unit price of $5.24. Photographer: Matthew Hatcher/Bloomberg via Getty Images

We all remember the toilet paper shortage, everyone was stocking up on toilet tissue because of the desperate fear of running out. Even if it wasn’t necessary, it was a legitimate fear, what would you do and what would you use if you run out? You have to use something!

Now, the latest shortage is a little different, there seems to be an egg scarcity. Avian flu and other factors are causing a similar hysteria for some. Fewer hens equal fewer eggs. However, unless you own a restaurant or somewhere you absolutely need eggs, we can all get by for at least a few days or more without them.

How much does a dozen eggs cost now? I’ve seen as much as six dollars, so some seem to think paying $3.40 for a pack of 30 eggs is an awesome deal, so they’re going to Juarez, Mexico where they can pay that price. That right, a mere one dollar and thirty-six cents a dozen. However, it is illegal to transport raw eggs across the border. Nevertheless, that is not deterring some people who need their eggs and want them cheap. People are flocking south of the border to get their much-needed supply.

According to Border Report, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been seizing a higher than normal amount of eggs at the Mexican border. In fact, egg seizures were up 108 percent during the last three months of 2022 compared to 2021.

CBP supervisory agriculture specialist Charles Payne warns that it’s not worth breaking the law. “If you fail to declare them or try to smuggle them, you face civil penalties.” Fines can be as much as ten thousand dollars. He also shared that any eggs that they confiscate will be incinerated.

One final thought, Easter is less than two and a half months away, buena suerte! Maybe this phrase will come in handy, “cuanto por los huevos.”

 

New Jersey Ranks In Top 5 Of The Best Bagels In The U.S.

If you’ve ever tried a New Jersey bagel, you know that wherever you go next it won’t be the same. The people at Lawn Love, too, agree that New Jersey is deserving of some bagel praise. The experts over at the landscaping blog site ranked a Garden State city at No. 5 for the best bagels in the United States. The site ranked 200 cities across the U.S. and ranked them in regard to access, quality, and popularity.

Key Metrics:

ACCESS
Bagel Vendors per Square Mile = 5 (Best Value/Weight)

QUALITY
Share of Highly-Rated (4.5+ Stars) Bagel Vendors (With 10+ Reviews Each) = 2 (Best Value/Weight)
Average Consumer Rating (Out of 5 Stars) for Bagel Vendors = 3 (Best Value/Weight)
Average Number of Reviews per Bagel Vendor = 1 (Best Value/Weight)

POPULARITY
Average Monthly Google Searches for Bagel Keywords Over Past Year = 1 (Best Value/Weight)
Hosts Bagels & Bites Festival (1 = Yes, 0 = No) = 2 (Best Value/Weight)

To be specific, Jersey City is what held the Garden State down in the ratings coming in at the No. 5 spot. Jersey City had an access rating of 15, a quality rating of 100, and a popularity ranking of 36 which averaged out to an overall score of 43.56. Jersey City wasn’t the only New Jersey city to make the list. Out of the 200 U.S. cities ranked, Paterson came in at 182 with an overall score of 8.60. Paterson had an access rank of 53, a quality rank of 183, and a popularity rank of 80.

Take a look at which states ranked over New Jersey below:

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    Bagel Score Card:
    Access: 15
    Quality: 41
    Popularity: 16
    Overall Score: 47.56

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    Access: 4
    Quality: 53
    Popularity: 9
    Overall Score: 56.76

  • 2. San Francisco, CA

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    Brighten your fall and winter calendar with art, movies, and music in and around the Bay. From the California Academy of Sciences after dark to new productions hitting the stage, here are our top end-of-year art picks.

    Bagel Score Card:
    Access: 1
    Quality: 75
    Popularity: 4
    Overall Score: 69.75

  • 1. New York, NY

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    Bagel Score Card:
    Access: 3
    Quality: 22
    Popularity: 1
    Overall Score: 71.23