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Can I cook eggs if they say sell by August 28th?They sink ,they don't float.I need an answer.Thanks.

Sparklee 2012/09/05 14:11:10
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  • Gothamjedi311 \m/ 2012/09/05 15:54:26
    Gothamjedi311 \m/
    +5
    expiration dates are for selling...not eating. Go ahead and cook them suckers up.
    Note: If they taste funny...add some jelly. Lol

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  • Me 2012/09/06 05:18:55
    Me
    +1
    i think ya can
  • Biki~pwcm/potl~ 2012/09/05 20:22:57
    Biki~pwcm/potl~
    +2
    Three tests for eggs....1-Are they thin and shiny looking or thick and "chalky"? You want your eggs chalky and bumpy looking. Thin and shiny, still probably okay to eat but I would..
    2-crack them independently and smell them before adding them to what ever you are cooking. 3- do the float test...if they sink, they are still okay.
    I have laying hens and I've found eggs stashed in a bale of hay that I didn't know they'd laid. I thought they were still molting and weren't laying yet, so when I found these eggs, there were so many of them I had to assume they'd been at it for a month or more, and this was middle of hot weather. I took them in and checked if they floated or not, and still after all that time they all still sunk. They were still good. I've been told that eggs on grocery shelves are a lot older then what you think, but don't know if that's true or not. Open up your cartons and check to make sure they look bumpy and chalky and not just cracked, because then you'll know your eggs are quite fresh. Hope this helps!
  • Sparklee Biki~pw... 2012/09/06 03:02:00
    Sparklee
    Very helpful.Thank you:)
  • Magical Mushroom 2012/09/05 19:40:42
    Magical Mushroom
    +1
    I have ate old eggs like that. I did not get sick so I guess if you can't buy new ones then eat the anyways.
    lol egg
  • Sparklee Magical... 2012/09/06 01:55:37
    Sparklee
    +1
    I bought fresh ones today.I didn't see the date until this morning.I didn't feel like driving down town at 8:oclock a:m to buy eggs.Thanks:)
  • Magical... Sparklee 2012/09/06 12:18:06
    Magical Mushroom
    +1
    Yeah I know what you mean. So little time in the morning. Remember eggs are 50 days old when you buy them.
  • Willy 2012/09/05 18:18:45
    Willy
    +2
    Yes, eggs are supposed to be good at least 14 days after the sell date. If they are kept cold, they are actually good much longer than that.
  • Sparklee Willy 2012/09/06 03:55:04
    Sparklee
    Thanks:)
  • Debs 2012/09/05 17:57:13
    Debs
    +2
    Its when they float you've got the problem..:)
  • Sparklee Debs 2012/09/06 01:57:22
    Sparklee
    Thanks:)
  • Sister Jean 2012/09/05 17:47:00
  • Sparklee Sister ... 2012/09/06 01:57:39
    Sparklee
    +1
    Thanks:)
  • Lunacat 2012/09/05 17:45:28
    Lunacat
    +3
    I wouldn't. My philosophy is, when in doubt, throw it out.
  • Willy Lunacat 2012/09/05 18:22:48
    Willy
    +3
    A "sell by" date is completely different than a "Use by" date. Eggs have a sell by date and are supposed to have at least 2 weeks after that. They are actually good much longer than that, if they have always been kept cold.
  • Sparklee Lunacat 2012/09/06 01:59:27
    Sparklee
    +2
    I think like that also.I didn't eat them,my husband did.
  • Lulu's Mom 2012/09/05 17:29:24
    Lulu's Mom
    +4
    You want them to sink. As long as they do they will be fine.
  • Sparklee Lulu's Mom 2012/09/06 02:00:18
    Sparklee
    +1
    Thanks:)
  • Andy Fletcher 2012/09/05 17:22:15
    Andy Fletcher
    +2
    They should be just fine. I go on food kicks, and will buy a couple dozen eggs and throw them in the fridge. After a dozen, dozen and a half, my craving for eggs is usually sated, and the remainder may sit there for a couple of months before I consume them. The only problem I have ever had is sometimes with older eggs it is more likely you will break the yolks when you flip them or when you are cracking them in the pan.
  • Sparklee Andy Fl... 2012/09/06 02:01:08
    Sparklee
    +1
    Thank you:)
  • none 2012/09/05 17:04:38
    none
    +4
    Break them open one at a time, if they don't smell good don't eat them. Expiration dates of food don't mean they're not good after the date.
  • Sparklee none 2012/09/06 02:01:39
    Sparklee
    +1
    They were okay.Thanks:)
  • mk, Smartass Oracle 2012/09/05 16:18:23
  • Sparklee mk, Sma... 2012/09/06 02:03:14
    Sparklee
    +1
    I know.I just didn't buy them because we haven't had eggs in a month,then I look and they were expired.Thanks:)
  • B@mbi 2012/09/05 16:08:45
    B@mbi
    +2
    they are probably fine.... I once worked with a woman who had milk for a month and it wasnt bad... she had the fridge set just below freazing... crazy!!...lol I didn't even know that you could do that.
  • Willy B@mbi 2012/09/05 18:45:02
    Willy
    +3
    My refrigerator is extra cold and opened very little, usually 5 to 10 second at a time. A gallon of milk will stay good as long as 2 months. If someone opens the refrigerator a lot and then holds it open for long periods of time, the refrigerator can't keep up and everything spoils a lot faster.
  • B@mbi Willy 2012/09/05 18:48:58
    B@mbi
    +1
    thats amazing... :)
  • Sparklee Willy 2012/09/06 02:05:50
    Sparklee
    I never thought of that.Thanks:)
  • Sparklee B@mbi 2012/09/06 02:05:01
    Sparklee
    +1
    That I wouldn't do.Thanks:):)
  • JohnT 2012/09/05 16:04:58
    JohnT
    +3
    I am a date freak. Most dates are dates to sell and are supposed to last approximately a week after the expiration. As today is the 5th your nine days after date of sale. I would pitch them.
  • Willy JohnT 2012/09/05 18:48:07
    Willy
    +2
    Eggs are supposed to be good at least 14 days after the sell by date. They are actually good much longer than that if they have always been kept cold.
  • Sparklee JohnT 2012/09/06 02:56:37
    Sparklee
    +1
    I am like that too.I have to check everything.If yogurt expires in 2 days I won't eat.I'm not crazy about it as it is.It has to be at least a week freshThanks:)
  • JohnT Sparklee 2012/09/06 14:44:50
    JohnT
    +1
    Having had food poisoning a few times I just don't take the chance, so out they go, but I understand that food prices being as high as they are some folks cannot afford to be throwing out anything.
  • Juan O'Mara 2012/09/05 15:55:36
    Juan O'Mara
    +2
    a couple days wont hurt now what really sucked for me is I canned some okras and tomatoes with italian sausage only to have not left enough headspace and had most of the lids come unseeled and spill on the cabbinet and start stankin.
  • Sparklee Juan O'... 2012/09/06 02:10:09
    Sparklee
    That had to be a mess.Thanks:)
  • Juan O'... Sparklee 2012/09/06 12:53:41
    Juan O'Mara
    +1
    I was pretty upset too everything in it was fresh!
  • Gothamjedi311 \m/ 2012/09/05 15:54:26
    Gothamjedi311 \m/
    +5
    expiration dates are for selling...not eating. Go ahead and cook them suckers up.
    Note: If they taste funny...add some jelly. Lol
  • Sparklee Gothamj... 2012/09/06 02:11:11
    Sparklee
    +1
    That's cute and funny.Thanks:)
  • Gothamj... Sparklee 2012/09/06 03:05:32
    Gothamjedi311 \m/
    +1
    Thank You.
    So did you cook them?
    Hot Scrambled eggs
  • Sparklee Gothamj... 2012/09/06 03:20:25
    Sparklee
    +1
    I did,but made scrambled eggs for my husband.I didn't have any.I said I wasn't hungry.He didn't notice so they must of been okay.He's not ill,so that's a good thing.:)
  • Gothamj... Sparklee 2012/09/06 03:24:16
    Gothamjedi311 \m/
    +1
    "wasn't hungry" ...well I guess we know which came first... cute chicken
    Lol.
    Good Night Sparklee.
    This is Gothamjedi311 signing off. \m/
    signing Off

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