Commissary Eggs are Pricey, Chicken Headed Back to Korea


When it comes to chicken and chicken-related items at the commissary, there’s good news and there’s bad news.

First, the good news.

If you’re a chicken fan stationed in Korea, you’ll soon be able to once again buy cooked chicken products at the commissary, officials announced earlier this month. That means items like lunch meat, nuggets, frozen dinners and lunchables will be back on shelves. Officials hope shelves to be fully stocked again by Labor Day.

The commissaries in Korea have had to severely limit their U.S. provided chicken items since December, when, thanks to the bird flu, the Korean government placed a ban on all poultry imported from the states. Since then officials have been sourcing fresh chicken and eggs from Korea and Australia.

And now, the bad news.

If you’re a person stateside who eats or cooks with a lot of eggs, you’ve probably noticed that the price has climbed steadily over the past few months as an egg shortage (again, thanks to the bird flu) continues.

Commissary egg prices seem to be pretty consistent with those off base. While I heard rumors of cheaper eggs at Walmart off base here near Fort Campbell, Kentucky, for example, they turned out to not be true. Bonus: there’s a Land o’ Lakes egg coupon on the commissary coupon app right now that push the price per dozen down just a hair below the otherwise cheaper brand.

So just how has the egg price been acting? Officials at the commissary put together this tracker for me.



Maybe, someday, egg prices will fall again. Commissary officials said they still have no plans to ration eggs, unlike some stores.


Photo courtesy Flickr user Matt Davis via the Creative Commons license.

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  • guest

    Costco they were 2.15 a dozen yesterday

    • Amy_Bushatz

      My kingdom for a Costco!!

  • Wayne

    $5.84 at Walmart yesterday for a 18 egg carton, grade AA large.

    • Amy_Bushatz

      They were under $4 for 18 here yesterday.

  • guest

    I think this is where BestGuest will pop in and say, “How dare you complain about the price of eggs when you make seeewwww much money and heaps of benefits??!!”

    Eggs are expensive! And we go thru a lot of eggs at my house… :/

    • oldernavyretiree

      Oh my gosh, I was thinking that exact same thing:)