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#1 Post by Bdklein » August 10th, 2019, 5:50 pm

are gross. And not natural .
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#2 Post by Paul Miller » August 10th, 2019, 5:59 pm

Are we talking chicken eggs?

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#3 Post by David K o l i n » August 10th, 2019, 6:02 pm

Bdklein wrote:
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are gross. And not natural .
Why and why not?

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#4 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » August 11th, 2019, 11:44 am

I only use Eggland's Best eggs.
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#5 Post by Jorge Henriquez » August 11th, 2019, 12:09 pm

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
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I only use Eggland's Best eggs.
Then you’re obviously gross and unnatural.

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#6 Post by J. Rock » August 11th, 2019, 12:24 pm

I disagree. They are the BEST eggs from a land that is so full of eggs, it's actually called Eggland!
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#7 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » August 11th, 2019, 12:26 pm

Jorge Henriquez wrote:
August 11th, 2019, 12:09 pm
K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
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I only use Eggland's Best eggs.
Then you’re obviously gross and unnatural.

I think Alan E. has reincarnated.
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#8 Post by Betty C » August 12th, 2019, 4:45 pm

Don't you think you're eggxaggerating a bit?
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#9 Post by David K o l i n » August 12th, 2019, 5:23 pm

To chicken to answer my question on your egg statement, Bruce?

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#10 Post by Sc0tt F!tzger@ld » August 12th, 2019, 5:24 pm

Eggcellent post, but the yolks on you if you think this scrambled embryonic rumor has merit.

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#11 Post by Betty C » August 12th, 2019, 5:35 pm

David K o l i n wrote:
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To chicken to answer my question on your egg statement, Bruce?
The problem is that he thinks he’s the cock of the walk.
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#12 Post by T Welch » August 12th, 2019, 6:13 pm

Betty C wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 5:35 pm
David K o l i n wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 5:23 pm
To chicken to answer my question on your egg statement, Bruce?
The problem is that he thinks he’s the cock of the walk.
Your egging him on is only eggsacerbating the situation.
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#13 Post by alan weinberg » August 12th, 2019, 6:41 pm

these yolks are funny.

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#14 Post by Evan Pontoriero » August 12th, 2019, 8:30 pm

Speaking from the chicken capital, why incubate this rumor, let it fly?
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#15 Post by Jim Brennan » August 12th, 2019, 9:27 pm

Maybe he was just yolking around?

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#16 Post by Betty C » August 12th, 2019, 9:49 pm

Frankly, just responding to this thread gives wings to this nonsense. Let’s not act like chickens with our heads cut off.
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#17 Post by Jay Miller » August 13th, 2019, 4:21 am

Look in the sunny side, at least he got a discussion going.
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#18 Post by Sh@n A » August 13th, 2019, 5:36 am

Eggs are dead at retail.
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#19 Post by alan weinberg » August 13th, 2019, 8:39 am

you guys have been cooped up too long.

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#20 Post by Jorge Henriquez » August 13th, 2019, 9:00 am

Bdklein wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 5:50 pm
are gross. And not natural .
Who made YOU cock o’ the walk?
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#21 Post by Scott Brunson » August 13th, 2019, 9:11 am

An oeuf with the bad puns already
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#22 Post by Brent C l a y t o n » August 13th, 2019, 1:11 pm

This thread is not all that it's cracked up to be.
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#23 Post by T Welch » August 13th, 2019, 2:02 pm

Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 1:11 pm
This thread is not all that it's cracked up to be.
I disagree, but omelet your comment go.
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#24 Post by Jay Miller » August 13th, 2019, 2:08 pm

T Welch wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 1:11 pm
This thread is not all that it's cracked up to be.
I disagree, but omelet your comment go.
He’s right, it’s a shell of its former self.
Ripe fruit isn't necessarily a flaw.

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#25 Post by Betty C » August 13th, 2019, 2:10 pm

Jay Miller wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 2:08 pm
T Welch wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 1:11 pm
This thread is not all that it's cracked up to be.
I disagree, but omelet your comment go.
He’s right, it’s a shell of its former self.
Really? A little birdie told me that chicks dig it.
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#26 Post by T Welch » August 13th, 2019, 2:12 pm

Betty C wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Jay Miller wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 2:08 pm
T Welch wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 2:02 pm


I disagree, but omelet your comment go.
He’s right, it’s a shell of its former self.
Really? A little birdie told me that chicks dig it.
I'm sure, but not some of the hard-boiled characters around here.
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#27 Post by ybarselah » August 13th, 2019, 3:24 pm

i'm disappointed because you all know that the quality of UK eggs has gone downhill since the Breggsit vote.
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#28 Post by Sh@n A » August 13th, 2019, 3:36 pm

ybarselah wrote:
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i'm disappointed because you all know that the quality of UK eggs has gone downhill since the Breggsit vote.
no politics! Or this thread will get scrambled.
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#29 Post by Jorge Henriquez » August 14th, 2019, 5:19 am

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#31 Post by M. Meer » August 14th, 2019, 2:44 pm

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#32 Post by Brian Tuite » August 14th, 2019, 9:23 pm

Bdklein wrote:
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are gross. And not natural .
I agree. pileon
If the farm isn’t within 20 minutes of home I don’t buy the eggs. Besides, eggs aren’t supposed to come with brand names on the shells.
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#33 Post by Brian Tuite » August 14th, 2019, 9:28 pm

What do they do to them to make them stay fresher longer and who feeds their chickens meat?
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#34 Post by Nola Palomar » August 14th, 2019, 9:38 pm

Brian Tuite wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 9:28 pm
What do they do to them to make them stay fresher longer and who feeds their chickens meat?

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I think there used to be byproducts blended in some commercial grade feed, that’s where mad cow disease was thought to come from. Idk about chicken feed. I get mine from a local guy too. No comparison.
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#35 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » August 14th, 2019, 10:32 pm

Brian Tuite wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 9:23 pm
Bdklein wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 5:50 pm
are gross. And not natural .
I agree. pileon
If the farm isn’t within 20 minutes of home I don’t buy the eggs. Besides, eggs aren’t supposed to come with brand names on the shells.
You'd be shocked how many of us don't live within 20 minutes of a chicken farm. But I did get a PhD in Molecular Chickenology.
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#36 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » August 14th, 2019, 10:51 pm

Brian Tuite wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 9:28 pm
What do they do to them to make them stay fresher longer and who feeds their chickens meat?
According to their website:

"There are two main reasons for why Eggland’s Best eggs are proven to stay fresher than their competition. One is that Eggland’s Best eggs 'are placed in refrigerated storage within 24 hours of being laid and are packed within seven days.' This stands in stark contrast to the general minimal practices of the industry, which allows for eggs to remain in storage for as many as 21 days before packing. The other reason for Eggland’s Best eggs’ longevity is the fact that the hen feed used by the company has superior amounts of minerals and vitamins, which leads to greater egg shell strength."

It's worth noting that the "best by" date on eggs is based on the packing date, not the laying date.

"Eggland’s Best eggs are produced locally throughout the United States and are typically delivered to stores within 72 hours of laying, ensuring a farm-fresh taste in every single egg."

When they say "proven", they are citing this article from Penn State (brand A is Eggland's Best):

"This independent retail egg quality study validates the results of the 2009 USDA survey by establishing that overall quality and characteristics indicative of freshness of brand A specialty eggs are higher and maintained longer when compared with generic eggs."

https://academic.oup.com/japr/article/22/4/929/763718

As far as what many farmers feed their chickens, perhaps you would be happier if I didn't answer that question. Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise.
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#37 Post by David K o l i n » August 15th, 2019, 7:08 am

I buy from local farmers all summer, but other times of the year, I buy the freshest eggs available (including, GASP, Eggland - Bruce hasn't given me a reason to stop). the "Best Buy" date is not required under federal law and does not reflect the packing date (but must be within 30 days after the packing date), there is a three digit number on the carton that indicates the cleaning/packing date (1=Jan 1, 365=December 31 (most years)), which usually occurs no longer than a couple of days after they've been laid.

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#38 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » August 15th, 2019, 7:47 am

David K o l i n wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 7:08 am
I buy from local farmers all summer, but other times of the year, I buy the freshest eggs available (including, GASP, Eggland - Bruce hasn't given me a reason to stop). the "Best Buy" date is not required under federal law and does not reflect the packing date (but must be within 30 days after the packing date), there is a three digit number on the carton that indicates the cleaning/packing date (1=Jan 1, 365=December 31 (most years)), which usually occurs no longer than a couple of days after they've been laid.
As David wrote, these 3 digits represent the Julian date, with January 1st being "001" and December 31 being "365". Whereas the "P" number identifies the packaging plant. The current day of the year can be determined here:

https://www.epochconverter.com/daynumbers

It's a good thing to pay attention too. I was recently at Wegmans, which has been Consumer Reports' #1 or #2 highest rated grocery store chain every year since 2006, and I was amazed to find eggs on the shelf that were 14, 24, and even 39 days post packaging date! The "best before" date did not perfectly reflect the actual age of the eggs (often off by a few days), so the packaging date is the most accurate way to determine this.

Why this particularly matters to me is that I like to do sous vide "poached" eggs, and the younger they are, the tighter the raw whites are, and the better the resulting poached eggs turns out. This is also a reason I like Eggland's Best, because I can actually find Extra Large AA eggs. Grade AA eggs in general also have tighter whites, but they are pretty hard to find in most grocery stores.
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#39 Post by Rick Allen » August 15th, 2019, 9:10 am

I can't believe that someone is still touting the benefits of industrial factory eggs, especially someone who cares about what they eat.

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#40 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » August 15th, 2019, 9:40 am

Rick Allen wrote:
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I can't believe that someone is still touting the benefits of industrial factory eggs, especially someone who cares about what they eat.
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#41 Post by M. Meer » August 15th, 2019, 10:54 am

Gosh, I hope this thread doesn't actually ruffle any feathers.
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#42 Post by Alex N » August 15th, 2019, 11:01 am

Rick Allen wrote:
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I can't believe that someone is still touting the benefits of industrial factory eggs, especially someone who cares about what they eat.
Word. I get mine from the farmer's market and there's no comparison to any factory eggs. Lily's Eggs in Fillmore is the farm and they are 100% free range. They're never refrigerated and a few days old at most. The yolks are bright orange and stand up like doorknobs when you crack them into a plate or pan. The birds run around eating worms and are fed sprouts, berries, etc. It's also the only place I buy whole chickens. They're always slaughtered a day or two before the market and never frozen. A little extra premium is worth it.
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#43 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » August 15th, 2019, 11:36 am

I grew up with 50 chickens running around in the backyard (and I really did get a PhD studying chickens lol). I want to believe, I really do.

But as often is the case, science rears it's ugly head:

"It was pretty clear evidence that as far as eggs go, the mindset of the taster has far more bearing on the flavor of the egg than the egg itself. In fact, if you want your guests to have the best-tasting scrambled eggs possible, all you've got to do is tell them the eggs came fresh out of your pasture-raised chickens that morning and add a couple of drops of orange food coloring before scrambling?"
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Kenji actually took variety of eggs, scrambled them, added green food coloring so they all looked identical...and no one could distinguish the "good eggs" from the "bad eggs". Whereas, without the food coloring, people tended to pick the ones that were the most orange colored and said they tasted better.

https://www.seriouseats.com/2010/08/wha ... d-lab.html

This article in the Washington Post came to the exact same conclusion (as apparently has decades of industry research).

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 00792.html

So, pick your eggs based on tight whites, or animal rights, or color. But any differences in flavor is probably in your imagination.
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#44 Post by Craig G » August 15th, 2019, 1:06 pm

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#45 Post by Alex N » August 15th, 2019, 1:31 pm

Sure, I might not be able to taste the difference between those test samples, but... healthy chickens equal healthy eggs. Unhealthy chickens eating other chicken's shit and who knows what, I don't want to eat those. Same with the pasture raised whole fresh chickens vs the disgusting factory farmed ones. No thanks.
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#46 Post by M. Meer » August 15th, 2019, 2:52 pm

Okay, if things are going to stay serious... I also grew up on a ranch when I was young. Foster Farms, to be exact. Wait, it was Zachy's. Actually, it was both... Um, I mean neither. My family raised poultry and was contracted by larger companies. They were raised as best as could be, as they also for our sustenance. So, for a co-op like EB to have uniform standards is good, as they operate regionally and have local ranches and distribution centers. It's not much different than milk. The fact they have transparency is good for the consumer. I guess hyper-freshness is great, but how many eggs can one eat on the same day they are laid? 3 days from chicken to market isn't bad. Probably similar turnaround for the local rancher at a farmers market.
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#47 Post by Rick Allen » August 15th, 2019, 4:58 pm

I care a lot about how animals are treated. Caged and even "cageless" chickens aren't treated very well. I try to buy pasture-raised eggs and chicken whenever I can, just like I avoid farm-raised salmon, feed-lot beef, or just about any pig that isn't pasture-raised. It's not a matter of taste, it's a matter of doing what I think is right. Industrial agriculture has screwed up so many things in our environment for so long, and has pushed the whole "fat is bad and sugar is swell" thing on the American public for so long (to its detriment) that I just can't support those products any more than I have to.

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#48 Post by Bdklein » August 15th, 2019, 9:01 pm

When I bought EBs eggs in the past, they just didn’t taste like regular eggs . They just tasted different, and not in a good way, compared to the cheapest eggs in a store as well as organic brown eggs (my preference ).

I’m thinking it has to do with the less saturated fat that EB touts? Or the Omega 3 ? Both?

And as previously stated, why do they need to stamp the shelll?
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#49 Post by David K o l i n » August 16th, 2019, 8:30 am

Rick Allen wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 4:58 pm
I care a lot about how animals are treated. Caged and even "cageless" chickens aren't treated very well. I try to buy pasture-raised eggs and chicken whenever I can, just like I avoid farm-raised salmon, feed-lot beef, or just about any pig that isn't pasture-raised. It's not a matter of taste, it's a matter of doing what I think is right. Industrial agriculture has screwed up so many things in our environment for so long, and has pushed the whole "fat is bad and sugar is swell" thing on the American public for so long (to its detriment) that I just can't support those products any more than I have to.
So you don’t buy eggs from chickens that aren’t pasture raised? I try to stick with pasture raised (I but from farmers I know in the spring-fall, but am unwilling to forego eggs for 5 months a year when the pastures are covered with snow here

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Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

#50 Post by Rick Allen » August 16th, 2019, 9:32 am

I said "I try to buy pasture-raised eggs and chicken whenever I can". During the spring and summer I get eggs from friends that have chickens. During the fall and winter we have at least four different brands of pasture raised eggs in our stores. They are expensive, and the stores will, at times, be sold out, but I try to stick by that rule. I probably eat fewer eggs during that season.

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