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I Need Your Expertise –

UPDATED: Mary sent me an article in comments which explains the egg quality. If anyone is interested, the answer is on page 5. We have thrown all of the eggs out and will not eat them. Thanks to all of you who responded.

Egg Quality 

 I need help with a question. I have gotten two dozen eggs from Walmart pickup that are odd. I know I can’t return them but I need to know if we can eat them or if we should toss them. I have never seen anything like this in all of my years.

The yolk of the eggs is like rubber after I crack the shell. You poke it to break and it will not break no matter how many times I stab it. The color is fine and the shells were not cracked. We have already thrown out one dozen.  But now I have a second dozen. I cracked one to make scrambled eggs and the yolk was the same way. The sell by date is 06/17/20.

Can anyone tell me if they have ever seen this before? What is causing this? Are the eggs safe to eat?

If you know the answer, please share it with me in comments. Thank you for your help.

14 replies on “I Need Your Expertise –”

Hi Cheryl,

I did call and get my money back. When I found my receipt, I received 3 dozen in the last pickup. So I found the 3rd among the many I have and cracked one to see, same thing with the yolk.

I have never heard of this so strange. I would call customer service at least and let them know. We cannot have our food be wasted. May be a problem with them. Not sure if safe to eat. Sorry this has happened. Joyce

Is there a company name on the egg carton or a phone number? If so, you might try calling the company direct to see if they might answer your question. I wouldn't want to use them. I hope that you get the information that you need. Have a blessed day. Homespun Hugs, Teri

Those are very fresh eggs. If they do not smell to high heaven, I would bet they are fine. Have you tried to beat on with a beater? I had three eggs in a bowl trying to use an electric mixer on them. Finally, the yolk quit following the beater around the bowl and they scramble fine and they cooked fine. I ate them and I am still alive.

Put one in a bowl and see if it lies down or floats. If it floats, throw it out. If it lies on the bottom, eat it. If it stands up, eat it now as it is still okay. I use a 2 cup measuring cup to test eggs. That way, the water is deep enough.

An old egg has a yolk that breaks very easily just like the article said. There is nothing wrong with your yolks. I have raised hens and eaten new eggs. Yours is new rather than old.

Oh, you threw them all out? They were not old. An old egg spreads all over a skillet when broken.

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