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Eggs Best Before Date

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EdmundD | 15:58 Wed 28th Apr 2021 | Food & Drink
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I have a box of 6 eggs that have been in the fridge with a Best Before date of 06 March 2021. Will they still be OK to eat?

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Test them by putting into a deep pot or bowl of water. If they float, throw them out. It's an indication of air in them.
16:03 Wed 28th Apr 2021
No harm done bhg481.

Over the years, I've come across lots of people who believe that the phenomenon is due to hydrogen sulphide production. No doubt it links in with the common name for hydrogen sulphide which is "rotten-egg gas".

Takes me back to my schooldays of making the gas with my chemistry sets and being exiled to the shed by my parents. The fun we had breaking those glass vial "stink bombs" bought in the toyshop underfoot in the classroom - cleared the classroom in no time at all lol. I've always had a great fondness for hydrogen sulphide.
It's psychological for me. I would enjoy them.

I take all packaging off fruit, salad and veg though (although I try to buy loose) as you can openly see if they are a bit dodgy.
likewise maggiebee^^^ When we lived on a farm in the 1940s there was no such thing as a 'sell by date' . My mum would just break the eggs and if they smelt funny would just throw them away.
Agree Andres, nothing was wasted - cheese a bit mouldy? Just cut off that bit. Mum went by smell for just about everything.
Yes, I go by smell and whether or not it has gone very furry on top - if the latter isn't too thick just scrape it off.
Well that's all been very interesting but let's see how things go with the difficult second albumen.

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