by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Eats.

After you get over the initial “WTF” of finding Disney Eggs at your local grocer, the next question becomes: How are these eggs produced? Are the chickens free-range? It appears from the top of the box that no hormones or antibiotics are used — hooray! But why in the world is Disney getting involved in dairy foods? And do kids really care about the outside of an egg shell? Check out the commercial below:

via Treehugger

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Get Technical

    Of course they are free-range. They rode the magic carpet with Aladdin all day long.

  • octavia orca

    reason #400,583 to be VERY afraid of disney. VERY afraid.

  • http://stimpsonwrites.blogspot.com Run-DMS

    Greedy Walt Disney Corp. gives me yet another reason to dislike it. As the original post said, just what is it doing in the egg market? And, I might, WTF is up with the Mickey stamp on eggs?

  • steph

    this is part of the plan to start marketing “healthy” foods to kids. Fruits and veggies are now branded with Disney and nickelodeon characters ect

    When i first heard about this i had NO CLUE that they were planning to move to dairy too. this is just sad. i saw this commercial the other day and just stared in disbelief.

  • VeggieTart

    That is wrong on so many levels, I don’t know where to begin.

  • http://RawfoodsRetreat.com Erin

    OMG this commercial is really on tv?

    After hurricane Wilma I was forced to live in the Disney town of Celebration Florida – next to disney world, – until I found another home to buy .. I never went to the Magik Kingdom once even though I could have for free. Disney is evil, that town of Celebration is evil. Mickey rat is evil and I wouldn’t trust those eggs as far as I could throw them!

  • Get Technical

    Mickey Rat?

    LMAO!

    Really, though, you’d think stuffed animals would be enough-not real animal products.

  • Sara

    why would you buy these. will you kids really be happier if they are cracking mickey into a skillet. this is one of the most bizarre things I have ever seen or heard of.

  • http://RawfoodsRetreat.com Erin Raw Foods

    GT-

    Wish i could say I thought of it myself but they even sell Mickey Rat t shirts (I own one) though these are a lil’ pricey but i bet ebay has em’ for cheap (if ebay is ok -do they sell fur? maybe ebay is bad now too :(

    http://www.tonsoft-shirts.com/servlet/the-2958/mickey-rat-gray-flagship/Detail

    mickey rat!

    erin

  • confused biologist

    “But why in the world is Disney getting into dairy foods?”…and there’s a comment that echoes the word “dairy”…. just wondering if anyone here knows that dairy pertains to MILK products, not eggs. Also, this isn’t “wrong on so many levels…” that’s got a touch of the dramatic. This is just a huge conglomerate getting into a new market with a product that will fail, plain and …stupid.

  • http://www.mothernaturedaily.com ChickenLittle

    Umm… eggs aren’t dairy. Unless we’ve got some egg-laying cows tucked away that I don’t know about.

  • Donald

    Those chickens, not only they were free, they also had a big smile on their faces while murdered. Don’t buy the myth: http://www.humanemyth.org

  • VeggieTart

    Yeah, let’s take the estrus products of battery caged hens, which is bad enough, and then stamp them with a Mickey Mouse icon. Sure, there’s nothing wrong with cute little advertisements on one of hte cruelest products out there. Okay, I don’t *know* that they’re from caged hens, but Disney doesn’t strike me as the sort of company that would use so-called cage-free.

    Erin, you have my sympathies. I know Celebration is all too real; I grew up and still have family in the Orlando area.

    Chicken Little, it would not surprise me if Disney managed to get cows to lay eggs. But the dairy thing did throw me for a loop as well.

  • ckwebgrrl

    I think they confusion stems from eggs being included in the “Dairy” section at most supermarkets… and the fact that there is so much distance from consumers and the source of their food.

  • http://westerwoodgraphics.com theresa Southern

    Wow, I’m so excited about getting a Mickey Rat shirt!! None of the other moms I know can possibly understand why I dislike Disney… can’t wait to wear it.

  • http://RawfoodsRetreat.com Erin Raw Foods

    I’m going to have to pull out the ole Mickey Rat shirt too! I’m glad I linked it and so many of you like it ;)

    Great huh?

    Die Mickey Die! (I hope those egg products (or whatever they are- that commercial is TRULY frightening) die out soon too.

    And VT – Oh God Celebration was scary! I probably could have stayed longer and waited to buy a house til the market was down but I could not handle it there a moment LONGER!

    :) E

  • Nicole

    This is really messed up and looks like a commercial out of the 80′s!