An Aldi shopper has been left gobsmacked over what she found in a pack of eggs which she bought from the supermarket.
The shopper discovered something that was a 1 in 720 million’ chance find, and couldn’t believe her luck.
Christine Hill from Allerton had been shopping in her local Aldi over the weekend and picked up a packet of eggs among her essentials.
When she got the eggs home and cracked one to make some scrambled eggs she discovered a “double yolker..”
As she continued cracking her eggs, she was amazed to find that all six eggs in the box had double yolks.
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Christine posted about her find on Twitter, saying: “6 double yolkers out of one box of 6 eggs.
“What is the clucking chance of that?”
Speaking to the ECHO about her shopping surprise Christine, who picked the eggs up yesterday in the Gateacre branch of ALDI, said: “The first time you think ‘oh look, a double yolker’, and don’t think too much more of it.
“And then when the second one was also a double, you just think it’s a coincidence but by the third one, my husband and I did start joking about whether the next one would be.
“And then it was. And so on until we’d cracked the whole box and they were all doubles. It was certainly funny and a surprise.
“I googled it and apparently it happens more with younger hens and allegedly can be a sign of an inexperienced layer, but no idea if that is true.”
One person commented on Christine’s post putting the odds at 1 in 729 million on the basis that with odds of 1 in 30, multiplied by six, that came out at a staggeringly small chance.
The person suggested Christine should “get some lottery numbers tonight” although advice from the British Egg Information Service suggests double yolks, while incredibly rare, tend to be likely to come in multiples.
On their website, the British Egg Information Service say: “Double yolkers (eggs containing two yolks) tend to come from younger hens whose hormone systems are still naturally developing.
“It is very rare for an egg to be ‘double yolked’ and, although we cannot be specific, the instance of double yolkers is thought to be less than 0.1%.
“However, because all the hens in a flock are the same age, it is not unusual to find more than one double yolker in a box.”
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