I'll be the first to admit that I am not a big supporter of any egg or meat alternative that takes away from the purchase of a traditional protein. However, at Easter this year, I did and if I'm being honest, it was awesome.
While at Walmart, the Friday before Easter, I found, D.I.Y. Easter Eggs. They cost US$1.98 a dozen, so the prices is fairly competitive with real eggs and I did not have to take the time to boil them or worry about my three-year-old dropping and cracking one. The best part is they do not spoil, so I can keep (and even gift) the eggs he made.
The eggs were shaped and looked almost identical to a real egg. They are made of recyclable plastic, which probably appeals to eco-friendly moms, and was 2.44 inches by 1.65 inches in size. The kit came with several shades of bright-colored dye for the eggs and, of course, I bought several other decorating kits.
A quick Google search will confirm moms love the convenience in every aspect that they can get it. I am no exception. I'm also the mom that paid more for the eggs that were prefilled with candy. Again, convenience is key.
Now do not worry, I still did my part as an egg advocate and bought a 12 pack of eggs for the multiple dishes I had to make for Easter lunch. After several family members getting COVID-19 vaccinations and with nice weather outside, this was the first holiday that felt normal in over a year.
I am hopeful that will continue to be the case and the egg and meat markets will reflect that. Sure, I sided with convenience for the one holiday of the year when you decorate eggs, but nothing will replace the number of eggs and meat purchased when family gatherings can occur.