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Annie~~I had emailed the OP when this post first appeared. She was very gracious and replied that her deal on the plastic egg cartons was an extraordinarily great sale that she was lucky to find (OP: "So I ordered off ebay for less than $100 and got 500 with free shipping"). The sale was apparently a "one time only sale".
I've done a LOT of online research and one of the least expensive options I found is with Murray McMurray Hatchery for their 5CP5P product. (This is very similar to what OP describes: a 12 egg container that can be cleanly separated to create two 6 egg containers.)
You can see a photo on this link:
Shipping is $4.95 which would make the total cost around $25+tax for 50 cartons (or 100 six-cavity cartons).
(BTW~~possible correction on the name of the carton. It may be OVOTHERM, not evotherm.)
Your husband is a genius! I've always used clear egg cartons for forming flowers, but now I'm looking around the internet for a place here in Mexico that makes them so I can order them in bulk. What a cool idea! It might work for mini-muffins and brownie bites, too, if you're not looking to keep them in there too long - I guess the air circulation would dry them out. I'd never thought of these for sorting my icing tips, either. I'm desperate to organize them without taking up too much space, and this might just be the solution!
Sorry I haven't been keeping up with this post. I can't seem to find the seller at this moment, my ebay won't let me go back 6 months to purchase history, but there is a site that has free shipping. The link is here.
This is still a good deal, especially with free shipping. As soon as I can, I will go thru my large stack of last years receipts and try to find the contact info for you.
I found some really nice plastic boxes made especially for cake balls at www.aspecialtybox.com. I ordered both the 6 and 12 cake ball sizes. As soon as I get them, I'll report back!
Thank you for posting this link. I just contacted www.aspecialtybox.com about a sample package to see if specific boxes and inserts will work with the different chocolates and chocolate covered Oreos I hope to sell in 2013. Customer Service said that they just relocated their sample processing section and suggested I call back after Valentine's Day when the "busiest time of the year" is over, to order some sample products.
They charge actual per unit cost per sample + shipping + $10 fee for handling.
Most of the candy packaging I've seen ranges from $.50 to $1.00 per package as a final cost. Even the plastic egg cartons end up in that price range. If it is possible to get a box with 1-3 inserts that can cover a wide range of chocolates, that would be perfect!