What came first, the chicken or the egg?

Keith Brymer Jones Word egg cups with eggs | H is for Home

Easter is only a fortnight away and this month’s competition is very apt. We have a gift boxed set of Keith Brymer Jones ‘Word’ egg cups for one of our readers to win. The egg cups are hand-stamped with the well-known conundrum, “What came first the chicken or the egg”.

Keith Brymer Jones Word egg cups set box with blue eggs | H is for Home

Keith Brymer Jones is, alongside Kate Malone, the oft-tearful judge of The Great Pottery Throw Down – he gets so emotional about his craft. We loved watching the last series that ended last week – you can still catch up on the iPlayer.

Keith Brymer Jones Word egg cups with boiled egg | H is for Home

Each piece is hand finished and is part of his extensive ‘Word’ range which includes, amongst other items, mugs, plates, bowls, teapots, butter dishes… and even pet feeding bowls.

To win the egg cup set, leave us a comment below saying how you like your eggs!

Set of Keith Brymer Jones egg cups

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  • Chris

    I love eggs. Boiled, poached, fried, scrambled. Love them. Best of all is an egg sandwich when I am really hungry.

  • Becky John

    Soft boiled eggs

  • Tracey Peach

    I love soft boiled eggs with bread to dip in & a little salt 🙂 x

  • Jackie Dawson

    I love poached eggs or Dippy eggs which take u back to being a kid having egg and soldiers!

  • Angela Louise

    Hard boiled x

  • Keith Hunt

    Sunney Side up

  • Elizabeth Smith

    Scrambled, especially if someone else has to clean the pan!

  • Michelle Smith


  • Sarah Pybus

    Poached is my favourite but I love them anyway they come 🙂

  • volcanopete

    Hard-boiled for me

  • Kathy D

    Everyone knows it was the egg that came first – wasn’t it? Solf boiled egg and toasted soldiers are the best

  • Michaela Smith

    I love my free range eggs hard boiled and cold on brown toast the best 🙂

  • Tracy K Nixon

    Scrambled, poached or boiled!

  • sarah diane rees

    poached with smoked salmon

  • Karen Hill

    Love poached eggs on toast , with welsh dragon butter, (but if it was a choccie egg i wouldn’t be complaining x

  • Mark gardner

    hard boiled with soldiers

  • Susan Smith

    Soft boiled eggs for my soldiers

  • Tony Metcalf

    Fried, scrambled, in an omlet…….

  • rachel ford

    i love my eggs soft bolied so i can dip my soldiers into just like a child xx

  • Alex Fowler


  • Harline

    I like omelette especially with mushrooms in yummy

  • laura stewart

    scrambled 🙂 with toast x

  • Lexx oliver

    With a kiss 😉

  • Annabel Greaves

    I love scrambled eggs

  • Christine Lockley

    I love boiled eggs and a soft boiled dippy egg is my favourite breakfast

  • Alice Dixon

    Fried on toast

  • Chris S

    I like mine with a kiss!! I like my egg boiled for 5 mins and I eat it with warm buttered toasted soldiers.

  • Karl Borowy


  • Andrea Tinks

    Poached eggs on toast…yummy

  • Solange


  • Pete Cleasby

    I prefer them scrambled

  • jennhaden3

    I love a nice soft boiled egg or a poached egg, eat them daily 🙂

  • sallycollingwood

    I love hard boiled eggs with my salad.

  • Laura Pritchard

    Runny with toast soldiers!

  • Claire C

    I love soft boiled or poached eggs, I love the runny yolk.

  • richardeldredhawes

    Poached, scrambled, boiled, fried, any way will do

  • Susan Jackson

    Fried, crispy underneath and with the yolks just set

  • laura banks

    i like soft boiled eggs

  • Nicola Marshall

    Love boiled, scrambled, fried, poached love them all. Egg & soldiers takes me back to being a kid.

  • Angela Kelly

    I like poached eggs the best.

  • Ray Dodds

    Poached or scrambled for me

  • Tee

    My favourite are poached eggs.

  • Donna

    I love poached eggs with smoked haddock & crusty bread,

    scrambled eggs with smoked salmon or soft boiled eggs & soldiers. All yummy!

  • jane templeman

    scrambled on toast with brown sauce,

  • sunshine

    Soft boiled x

  • Sarahann

    I love them boiled (as long as there’s a soft yolk), poached or fried with a soft yolk.!

  • Jayne Townson

    I love scrambled eggs with toast. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Natalie Crossan

    Soft boiled eggs.. 🙂 xxx

  • Julie Ward

    Poached on a slice of toast with a cheese slice on it

  • Amy Dickson

    I love eggs absolutely any way and have them as much as possible but my go-to is definitely scrambled on toast with bacon and a sprinkle of cheddar

  • Ailsa Sheldon

    Any which way as long as they are happy eggs fresh from my chickens!

  • KatComet

    I like hard boiled eggs with a little pepper

  • Joanne Hutchings

    I like my eggs poached and on buttered toast.

  • Lorraine Stone

    Love boiled eggs with bread and butter soldiers. And a big mug of tea.

  • Cheryl Price

    I love my boiled eggs sort and yummy! lots of salt and pepper.

  • tracy newton

    I love soft boiled eggs with butter and bread soldiers

  • Jo Hutchinson

    I love soft boiled eggs with bread soldiers

  • Jemma Louise Dwyer

    soft boiled eggs with toast 😛 x

  • chris2468

    soft boiled, softly poached, easy rare fried, just cooked omelette etc etc etc

  • H Bailey

    Boiled, with a slightly soft yolk

  • Joanna Kasznicki

    i like runny boiled eggs with soldiers

  • Ann-Marie Gould

    i love my egg soft boiled with soldiers

  • melanie stirling

    Poached eggs are my favourite,I’m useless at making them though!

  • Kathryn Casbolt

    Soft boiled x

  • Krzysia

    I love them cooked any which way but I suppose my favourite is a poached egg with a lovely soft yolk. No snotty whites though!

  • Sirley Young


  • Ruth Harwood

    Scrambled xx

  • lyn

    Poached & runny

  • Lynn Neal

    scrambled but fully cooked through on wholemeal toast!

  • big orange

    Soft boiled for me!

  • Keri Jones

    I like them all ways. My favourite is soft boiled, chopped up & in a sandwich, yum!

  • Christina Palmer

    I love them soft boiled with toasted soldiers

  • Paul Halling

    Poached with hollandaise sauce mmmm

  • Jenny Harlow

    I love poached eggs on toast

  • JudeVFR400

    Poached egg on toast, or boiled egg and soldiers.

  • Sarah prescott

    I love eggs full stop!! Poached, fried, scrambled or hard boiled

  • Lisa Butterworth

    Poached with asparagus!

  • Evelyn Corry

    Nothing beats a lovely soft boiled egg 🙂

  • jo liddement

    Love scrambled eggs

  • c5ryl

    Fried and boiled!

  • Stevie

    I like my dad’s soft scrambled eggs.

  • Stevie

    My favourite is fish with mushy peas and a battered sausage from the chip shop.

  • amy bondoc

    i love poached eggs best 🙂

  • debbie melville

    I love soft boiled, scrambled or over easy 🙂

  • Tasha Hamilton

    Love dippy eggs and soldiers

  • Angie McDonald

    I love mine boiled with a runny yolk so that I can dunk soldiers!

  • Pamela E

    Marmite & a tiny bit of butter mashed into a soft boiled egg is HEAVENLY! These eggcups are fab 😀

  • AdrianPrice


  • barbara daniels

    scrambles with lashes of bacon and ketchup on top, delish

  • debbie

    scrambled !

  • Ursula Hunt

    I love poached eggs on toast

  • i like mine scrambled on tost

  • Amy

    I love poached eggs!

  • Niki Marie Wardle

    Poached, delicious!

  • Gem Cook

    Scrambled Eggs

  • Gem Cook

    Scrambled Eggs.

  • Patrick Quilty

    poached for me

  • Deb Pettit

    Eggs any way up for me, fresh from the hens we keep.



  • Katie Skeoch

    Poached with a runny yolk & hollandaise sauce!

  • Victoria Prince

    It depends what mood I’m in! My favourite is probably a poached egg (with runny yolk, of course :))

  • Rachel Butterworth

    Soft boiled. Never runny.

  • shirlz51


  • Michelle Stewart

    Hard Boiled

  • Colin Gault

    Anyway at all love eggs eat at least dozen or more a week

  • Gill

    Soft boiled with toast soldiers

  • Gill

    Rhubarb and custard!

  • Tracey Foster

    Boiled with a runny yolk, for dipping in my toasted soldiers 🙂

  • Ali Thorpe


  • sharon mead

    every way but especially poached

  • rebecca beesley

    I actually like scrambled eggs the best but the rest of the family love theirs boiled and these are so stylish! Love them. x

  • Brenda Wilkes

    Soft boiled eggs are my favourite and,hopefully we will soon be getting chickens so am looking forward to our own ‘home grown’ eggs!

  • Kimberley Ryan

    I love my eggs in many different ways, but you cant beat a good old omelette

  • Elizabeth Holtey

    Hardboiled is best, then poached on toast

  • Jill Wyant


  • Adeinne Tonner

    My favourite way to have my eggs is scrambled it tastes amazing

  • Robert White

    soft boiled eggs with Bovril toast

  • Nata Turner

    I like my eggs scrambled but creamy, yum

  • Abigail Edkins

    scrambled or fried but always swimming in ketchup

  • Michelle O’neill

    i love poached eggs x

  • Catherine Lett

    Soft boiled eggs for me

  • Geoffroy Thomas

    I love my eggs boiled for 2 minutes exactly, and buttered soldiers on the side to dip into the eggs.

  • Juli Savage

    Boiled eggs I like cooked that the white part isnt gooey but can still dip a soldier in the yellow park

  • Katie McGinley

    Scrambled with bacon on toast, or soft boiled egg with soldiers

  • Jill Parker

    I love eggs cooked in every way, especially served in Keith Brymer Jones’ crockery! 😀

  • Jen


  • ooksaidthelibrarian

    I love scrambled eggs with black pepper.

  • Gemma Massey

    I love my eggs poached, fried and scrambled depending what mood I’m in I love eggs though they’re so versatile. I think if I had to pick it would be boiled egg and soldiers, you’re never too old 🙂

  • Rebecca Howells

    Usually in the form of chocolate! Otherwise scrambled or fried or as an omlette.

  • Joanna Ford

    I like mine boiled and then I dip soldiers in them!

  • Sheri Darby

    Soft boiled with toast soldiers

  • essexgirlSE

    I love eggs all ways, but fried is best

  • Mimicat

    poached but I haven’t tasted eggs benedict yet.

  • Emma Louise Elliott

    In an omelette with ham, cheese and tomatoes xxx

  • Gillian Turner

    soft boiled so I can dip my soldiers, egg perfection.

  • Stephen Little


  • Kate

    I don’t like eggs very much but can tolerate them in omlettes.

  • Ann Skamarauskas

    poached is my favourite

  • Ann Skamarauskas

    my favourite English dish is Eton Mess

  • karen dixon

    I only eat egg whites unless scrambled.

  • Mrs Broomfield


  • Sue Ocock

    soft boiled with soldiers

  • charlie pope

    over easy

  • I love soft boiled eggs with white bread solders – yep never going to grow up even though im 52 today

  • Lindsey Loughtman

    Fried in butter with grated cheese sprinkled over, then flipped. Yummy.

  • Jacqui Rushton

    Boiled, very runny!

  • Samantha R

    I love eggs most ways but poached is my favourite!

  • Geoff Hibbert

    My favourite is poached eggs

  • *Kimberley*Jackson*

    fried 😀

  • Tammy Neal

    Hard boiled, scrambled I love all eggs x

  • Jayne Kelsall

    I love a soft boiled egg with toast, delicious .x

  • Hayley Todd

    I just love eggs! I love scrambled egg (especially on toast), fried eggs, hard-boiled eggs and poached eggs on toast! The only thing I’m not keen on are egg sandwiches!

  • Rebecca Phillips

    I just love eggs! Soft boiled, sunny side up, poached – you name it, I’ll eat it!

  • Laura Wheatley

    Poached on a muffin with hollandaise sauce, yummy

  • Christine Dodd

    Soft boiled with buttery soldiers

  • Tricia Cowell

    Soft boiled with soldiers

  • Joanne Hayes

    Soft boiled with soldiers

  • Charmian Filewood

    I love eggs full stop, but when I’m not well I do go back in time to how my lovely Nanna used to do my eggs, soft boiled and deshelled into a cup, knob of butter and a pinch of salt and all mashed up…bliss 😀

  • sharon martin

    i like my eggs poached

  • Claire Davies

    I love boiled eggs, with toast soldiers – a little dash of sort in the egg – perfect 🙂

  • Lisa Pond

    With a kiss…or maybe poached 🙂

  • Gemma Hendry

    i love all versions of egg but a soft fried egg with tattie scone on a roll is my fave

  • Emma dormer


  • cjh123

    poached done properly in a saucepan

  • Susie Mc

    I love soft boiled eggs with soldiers

  • dacragman


  • Keith Crooks

    Scrambled, on toast, with Worcestershire sauce.

  • sunshine

    Poached eggs x

  • GCforever

    I like my eggs best in a plain French omelette. Lovely.

  • Lauren Porter


  • Angela L Paull

    Perfectly poached with a good sprinkling of salt

  • Claire Mse Fawkner


  • Ruth Wollerton

    I love poached, scrambled and boiled eggs – they are all EGG-cellent and yummytastic xxx

  • marie miles

    soft boiled eggs with nice dippy yolk for my toast soilders, this is my favourite way to enjoy my eggs as it brings back fond memories of childhood of staying the weekend at my grand parents house

  • Lyla

    Scrambled Eggs

  • aaron

    Love Soft Boiled

  • Adrian Bold

    Scrambled for me.