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Your favorite store bought eggs?

liveloveat34 May 31, 2011 02:05 PM

I love love love eggs, especially the intense orange yolks. What brand of eggs are your go-to and why? I don't really have a favorite brand, mostly go organic when possible. Looking for some recommendations and curious to see which brand people buy...

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    ferret May 31, 2011 02:33 PM

    Intense orange yolks are a function of feed and nothing else (unrelated to flavor or "quality").

    1. ipsedixit May 31, 2011 02:40 PM

      What brand of eggs are your go-to and why?

      The ones on sale.

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      1. re: ipsedixit
        woodleyparkhound Jun 2, 2011 11:57 AM

        I'm with ipse on this one! An egg is an egg to me.

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        Harters May 31, 2011 03:16 PM

        Cotswold Legbar from Clarence Court.

        Rare breed, free range, pretty blue shell, deep yellow yolks- and damn tasty.

        1. scubadoo97 May 31, 2011 05:13 PM

          I want to know has anyone done blind tasting on eggs? From what I've learned with blind tastings with eggs there is very little difference that one can tell when done as a blind taste test. Those intense orange yolks may look good but don't add anything to the taste of texture.

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            squirrelee May 31, 2011 06:58 PM

            Kenji over at Serious Eats did just that:


            The result? Eggs is eggs. As long as they're not spoiled, they'll all taste the same.

            1. re: scubadoo97
              twyst Jun 2, 2011 11:09 AM

              The fresher they are the firmer the texture, so if you can get locally produced farm fresh eggs they actually are the best choice according to serious eats.

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                Monica Jun 2, 2011 11:20 AM

                That's my question...
                How does one know if locally produced farm fresh eggs are better than organic eggs from supermarkets?

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                  ferret Jun 2, 2011 12:15 PM

                  As you can likely divine from these posts you really need to define "better." "Fresher" is generally "better" but not necessarily so (and not by any order of magnitude).

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                    Monica Jun 2, 2011 12:20 PM

                    Better as in, are locally produced eggs antiboitic free and hormone free?
                    At least with store bought organic eggs, these are guranteed but with local eggs, kinda hard to tell.

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                      ferret Jun 2, 2011 12:22 PM

                      You'd have to ask the farmer.

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                        twyst Jun 2, 2011 03:14 PM

                        I get farm fresh eggs from my CSA, I dont find much of a difference in taste, but they do look better when cooked.

              2. re: scubadoo97
                montrealeater Jun 2, 2011 01:06 PM

                I went and read the Serious Eats taste test article and now I want to try that on myself because i *swear* the eggs we get from the neighbour at home ("still warm from the chicken's butt" according to a toddler friend) taste better, way better, than any other eggs I've ever eaten. I wasn't even aware that they *would* taste better when I first had them as a teen and found them slightly gross due to their not being sparkling clean like store bought eggs.

                That said, I am willing to believe there is no difference in taste, and will be kind of shocked/ashamed if I've been imagining it all these years. Will have to try the food colouring test and get someone else to administer it.

                1. re: montrealeater
                  ipsedixit Jun 2, 2011 08:08 PM

                  Homebread chicken eggs do taste different (better? that's a matter of personal preference).

                  It has to do with what they eat.

                  When I raised chickens (to eventually be slaughtered), we ate their eggs. Very good, but also very different in taste than commercial eggs (be it organic or otherwise).

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                fara May 31, 2011 06:09 PM

                they sell a brand of local eggs here in NC. milk too.

                1. meatn3 Jun 1, 2011 07:54 AM

                  Eggs and dairy are still available through a great many local channels in most markets. I just try to get the best price on something which hasn't traveled far.

                  The only taste difference I've observed has been between just laid backyard eggs vs grocery eggs. The grocery eggs don't seem to have much in the way of flavor differences to me.

                  1. Monica Jun 1, 2011 08:23 AM

                    I always buy organic eggs(usually from eggland's best from Costco) and in my opinion, Trader's Joe's organic eggs are the best tasting eggs. This is something I recently discovered while having my usual weekend breakfast. I said to my husband, hmmm....is it me or do these eggs taste better? I husband did agree they tasted better...

                    1. al b. darned Jun 1, 2011 10:55 PM

                      We go with Egglands Best in our house.

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                        mrsbuffer Jun 3, 2011 05:41 AM

                        I buy Eggland as well. They seem to be consistently fresher that the others.

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                        Val Jun 2, 2011 11:00 AM

                        Nature's Harmony Omega 3 eggs...250 mgs omega 3's in each large egg...WalMart is the only place I can find them.

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                          Leadmine Jun 3, 2011 08:06 AM

                          I find store brand egg yolks make my throat itch. Organic, or local eggs give me no problems. Brands like Born Free or Eggland also work.

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