I bought a couple dozen eggs from the grocery store. Although I prefer fresh from the hen when I can get them, in a pinch old, non-fresh store-bought eggs are the alternative. The brown ones were on sale, so they made it to my grocery cart, naturally.
This past weekend I boiled a few to use in a potato salad . After they were done, and I ran them under cold water to peel, pieces (?), goo (?), paint (?) came off the shells as I rubbed them gently.
Here’s a picture of the boiled eggs (almost white) and the uncooked store-bought eggs from the same carton. They’re pretty uniformly brown, don’t you think?
So – this must mean that these eggs weren’t naturally brown, but “painted” so each one was uniform and brown in color. I’d say that advertising these as brown eggs is a sham, and I feel gypped.
Things aren’t always what it seems.
November 21, 2016
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