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Best-Rated Eggs 2023

Most Satisfied Customers | ALDI Lodge Farms

Aussies rated ALDI’s Lodge Farms eggs best for a SECOND year in a row. The brand scored five stars for taste, freshness, value for money, variety & range and overall satisfaction.

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Whether poached, fried or scrambled, Aussies get egg-cited about eggs. It’s a food best served with a side of bacon in a classic big breakie combo (drool), but that can also be enjoyed at any time of the day by the whole family. Just like there are multiple ways to cook it, eggs are not created equal. Between the different sizes, colours, labels and the ‘free-range’ or ‘caged’ consideration, Aussie consumers are left to decide which option is best for them. And like with many supermarket foods, taking the cheap option could mean sacrificing quality. On top of that, some shoppers believe that buying eggs also comes with a moral and ethical judgment call. So, to make things a little simpler, we’ve compared the top egg brands on the market to bring you the winner.

Canstar Blue surveyed 2,199 Australians for their feedback on the egg brand(s) they’ve purchased and consumed in the last three months. Note: this refers to egg brands purchased from a supermarket or grocer.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their egg brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:

  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with an egg brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Taste: the eggs tasted fresh.
  • Freshness: the eggs were sold in good condition with a reasonable expiry date.
  • Value for money: the price of the eggs was reasonable given the quantity in the carton and the quality and freshness of the eggs.
  • Packaging convenience: the eggs were packaged in a way that protected them from damage, and allowed for easy storage.
  • Variety & range: there was a variety of egg sizes and types (i.e. organic, free-range, caged etc.) in the brand range.

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.

1. ALDI Lodge Farms
2. Manning Valley
3. Pace Farm
4. Sunny Queen Farms
5. Macro Organic
6. Woolworths
7. Coles
8. Costco

ALDI Lodge Farms cracked a win with five stars for taste, freshness, value for money, variety & range and overall satisfaction. Manning Valley and Sunny Queen Farms shared a win for taste and freshness, while Manning Valley streaked ahead to claim an additional five stars for packaging convenience.

Find more detailed information on our ratings methodology.

Top Egg Brand ─ ALDI Lodge Farms

For big breakfasts and baking recipes, discount supermarket ALDI’s homebrand Lodge Farms offers a few types of large free-range eggs sold as dozens. These include:

  • ALDI Lodge Farms Large Free-Range Eggs (600g) ─ 12pk
  • ALDI Lodge Farms Large Free-Range Eggs (700g) ─ 12pk

You can alternatively opt for a smaller pack from ALDI’s Just Organic line-up, which provides six large free-range eggs. All ALDI eggs are available for under $4.80.

  • ALDI’s Lodge Farms fried the competition after earning five stars for taste, freshness, value for money, variety & range and overall satisfaction. It earned four stars for packaging convenience.

Are eggs good to eat every day?

Is it ok to eat eggs every day?

Eggs can be a good addition to your daily diet, especially because they’re a rich source of protein, antioxidants, and vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins, choline, and selenium. Eggs are also fairly inexpensive to buy and are convenient and easy to cook.

It’s generally safe for adults with normal cholesterol levels to eat one or two eggs daily. Some people prefer to eat egg whites because they’re lower in cholesterol and fat.

How can you tell if eggs are still safe to eat?

Eggs are generally safe to eat if they:

  • Haven’t passed their ‘best before date’
  • Aren’t cracked (bacteria from dirt or chicken droppings can get through cracks, even if the shell appears ‘clean’)
  • Don’t smell foul or look ‘off’
  • Are stored correctly (i.e. in the fridge).

It’s worth noting that while a plate of runny, sunny side up eggs can be delicious, you should always cook your eggs all the way through to ensure you’ve killed all the bacteria like Salmonella (which can make you sick). By thoroughly cooking the eggs, there’s less risk of the bacteria surviving and causing food poisoning. This is especially important for young children, elderly people, pregnant women, and anyone with a chronic illness.

What are the different types of eggs?

Let’s take a look at the main types of eggs commercially available in Australia:

  • Caged eggs: these come from hens housed in cages, usually within a shed.
  • Free-range eggs: collected from hens raised in a free-run (barn or aviary) housing system with access to an outdoor range.
  • Barn eggs: come from hens housed in an open barn (not caged) with perches and nest boxes to lay their eggs.
  • Organic eggs: sourced from hens in free-range systems that are fed organically grown grain and where no pesticides are used in their outdoor housing system.

Which eggs should I buy?

Best eggs to eat

Our latest consumer survey shows ALDI Lodge Farms is a brand that’s hard to ‘egg-nore’, having received full marks in most categories, with Manning Valley also impressing consumers on taste, freshness and packaging.

Ultimately, you’ll want to buy fresh, high-quality eggs that were produced in alignment with your expectations as a consumer and at an affordable price. Look at product labels for classifications (i.e. free-range, organic, etc) and for any approval stamps that indicate the eggs come from a sustainable farming business.

When asked about what they considered when buying eggs, our survey respondents answered as below:

  • Nearly half (44%) of consumers who buy free-range eggs do so because they think they taste better and are generally better quality, while 57% buy free-range eggs because they don’t want to support the caged egg industry.
  • More than half of survey respondents (52%) who buy free-range eggs said they are happy paying more.
  • Nearly a third (27%) consumers who buy free-range eggs admitted to not being convinced that the eggs they buy are as ‘free-range’ as they claim to be.
  • Nearly half (48%) of survey respondents who buy caged eggs said they would buy free-range eggs if they were cheaper.
  • 15% of those that purchased caged eggs said they feel guilty about buying caged eggs.

Whatever your preference, take your time to shop around and research your options.

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About the author of this page

Luciana Lawe Davies - Canstar Blue This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Content Producer Luciana Lawe Davies. She writes about streaming, appliances and consumer products and services. Luciana enjoys bringing readers the best in what’s on TV and at the shops, including the best deals and latest reviews.

Picture credits: Maxim Khytra /, Oksana Mizina /, LightFieldStudios /

Past ratings

Here is the past winner of Canstar Blue’s egg ratings:

  • 2022: ALDI Lodge Farms
  • 2021: Manning Valley
  • 2020: ALDI Lodge Farms
  • 2019: ALDI Lodge Farms
  • 2018: ALDI Lodge Farms
  • 2017: Manning Valley Eggs
  • 2016: ALDI Lodge Farms

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