For a kid with an egg allergy, celebrating a holiday like Easter can be like navigating a minefield of potential outbreak triggers. One company, eggnots, is putting families’ minds at ease with their ceramic eggs that be dyed and decorated just like the real thing (minus the anxiety associated with the real thing). Find out just how fun and easy decorating eggs can be for any kid—food allergy or not—with eggnots.
Good news, parents. You don’t have to read the ingredients label on this product. We can tell you that it contains zero eggs, though to the naked eye, the ceramic eggs may be deceiving! None of the top 8 allergens (dairy, egg, wheat (gluten), soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish) are contained in eggnots. And what’s more, eggnots are not produced in a facility that processes any of these allergens. To families who deal with food allergies, this deserves a happy dance.
Shop from the eggnots.com website. Choose from ceramic eggs that come in anywhere from a six-pack to 12 cartons of 18 eggs each (if you’re decorating for a crowd). Find the size that works best for your family, with add-on accessories like egg hangers, non-toxic dye, dye cups and a chick and nest kit available at an extra cost.
If you opt to buy the non-toxic dye, expect vibrant colors. Bonus: it’s easy-to-use (simply mix ½ cup of water and 1 tsp. of vinegar to the dye packet). Since the eggnots are hollow you will need to weigh them down in the cup—we used a spoon. Leave them there for anywhere from 5 minutes on, take them out and let them dry for 20-30 minutes. Afterwards, decorate with markers, stickers, feathers or any other fun craft supplies.
Other fun facts about eggnots:
While they’re realistic and look like a real egg, they’re also durable enough for toddlers to handle.
They’re non-perishable and eco-friendly—they’ll last forever!
And, no need to put them in the fridge, though they are so realistic you may mistake them for real eggs.
Buy yours at eggnots.com
Copy and photos by Erin Lem