Though Sauder’s has long offered double-yolk cartons in its inventory, Gourmanoff and other grocers have only recently expressed interest.
It might surprise you to find out double-yolks are not that rare — approximately one in 1,000 eggs — and are packaged together on purpose, so the discovery of a double-dozen does not represent an incredible statistical anomaly. A quality control representative for Sauders also told Grub Street that double-yolks are more likely to come from the first chickens to be put into a chicken house.
However, if you were wondering, various folkloric traditions connect double-yolk eggs with a future pregnancy, twins, and the impending death of a family member.
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Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.