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Eggs too expensive? Try this hack for Easter instead...

Are you feeling the pinch of high egg prices? Are you struggling to justify buying multiple cartons just for the sake of coloring some Easter eggs? Well, fear not my friends, because Potatoes USA has a wacky solution for you: POTATOES!

Yes, you heard that right. Potatoes are being touted as the cheaper alternative to Easter eggs. Apparently, some people are actually giving it a shot. But let's be real, this is more of a stunt for laughs than an actual hack.

Some blogs suggest using traditional paint for potatoes instead of dyes, while others are using edible paint and water-based food coloring so the potatoes can be dyed AND eaten. Now that's what I call multi-purpose produce! But before you go getting too excited, let's consider some things.

First of all, a dozen potatoes might not even be cheaper than a carton of eggs. Especially the smooth gold potatoes that are best for color and designs. And even if they are cheaper, it's only a buck or two. So unless you're coloring on a HUGE scale, the cost saving is minimal.

Also, let's not forget the age-old problem of "losing" an egg in the house until it rots. Well, guess what? A lost potato would have a similar fate. So unless you want to play a game of "Find the Rotting Potato," you might want to stick to good old fashioned eggs.

Lastly, while the photos of some people's dyed potatoes look good online, the execution will be even trickier than getting eggs to turn out. So unless you're a potato dyeing pro, you might end up with some wonky looking spuds.

In conclusion, while Potatoes USA's suggestion is a funny and novel idea, it's probably not worth the effort or the potential mess. Stick to the tried and true method of egg coloring, or if you're feeling adventurous, try dyeing some other foods like onions or cabbage. Just don't blame me if your house starts to smell like a science experiment gone wrong.

(Business Wire / Axios)

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