I went to sari-sari store to bought an egg. I asked the store owner about its class base on weight. Ano po and size nito manang? The store owner told me it was a large egg.
I went home and weighed it on my small digital weighing scale. The egg weighed 45 grams. Then I compared it to U.S. weight classes for eggs:
Size Weight per egg
Jumbo greater than 2.5 oz. or 71 g
Extra-Large (XL) greater than 2.25 oz. or 64 g
Large (L) greater than 2 oz. or 57 g
Medium (M) greater than 1.75 oz. or 50 g
Small (S) greater than 1.5 oz. or 43 g
Peewee greater than 1.25 oz. or 35 g
The egg is not large large after all. It fall under the small classification. I paid the amount for a large egg but I got a small one.
That was unfair. I lose 12 grams of egg weight. Its was not a big deal if your buying just one egg but it will cost you a lot for 12 dozens of eggs. Dozen x 12 x 12 grams is equal to 1728 grams or 30 eggs. This means 5 egg losses for every 24 eggs.
Refer to this table if you are buying eggs buy dozens.
Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.