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Ostrich eggs are for breakfast in England

March 19, 2010 at 6:23 PM   |   Comments

LONDON, March 19 (UPI) -- An English supermarket chain says the new thing on breakfast tables of those who can afford them are Ostrich eggs selling at about $29.

One eggs-tra sized Ostrich ovum, which can be bought at Britain's Waitrose supermarkets starting next week, is 24 times bigger than a hen's egg, The Daily Mail reported Friday.

They can allegedly feed 15 adults assuming they are willing to wait the hour and a half it takes to hard boil one. Aficionados of the soft-boil only have to wait 50 minutes.

Diners daintily tapping the egg with a spoon will most likely not be able to crack the shell and are advised to use a roasting spike ... or a drill, the Mail said.

South African Black Ostriches at Cornwall's Clarence Court farms lay their eggs four to five hours before dusk, replicating behavior in the wild.

The anticipated 2010 demand for Ostrich eggs follows a 573 percent hike of their 2008-2009 sales.

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