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May 31, 2011 02:05 PM

Your favorite store bought eggs?

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

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

      The ones on sale.

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      1. re: ipsedixit

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

      2. Cotswold Legbar from Clarence Court.

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

        1. 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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          1. re: scubadoo97

            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

              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.

              1. re: twyst

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

                1. re: Monica

                  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).

                  1. re: ferret

                    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.

                    1. re: Monica

                      You'd have to ask the farmer.

                      1. re: ferret

                        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

                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

                  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).

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