"Egg carton at the grocery store stamped..Purchase by Aug. 5 !!!! WHAT?

  1. I don't know about these egg suppliers ! Nor about the young women purchasing eggs nowadays. I can remember when I was younger, (and yes, we did have refrigerators). But I can remember my folks never kept eggs in the frig more than 3-4 days. And my grandparents would not eat an egg that hadn't been laid that day....! Refrigeration or not, a fresh egg to them meant it had been laid that day....and they were probably on a first name basis with the hen.

    I told my daughter in law that a dozen eggs only costs a dollar or so. So,........"it isn't necessary to keep them in the frig 'til you use each and every one." At those prices, You can toss them out after a week and start anew AND fresh!

    Please don't keep them til August ! The yolks will be flat as pancakes and the whites watery and yuuuuuuuuuuccccckkkkkk!!! They are protein, that means they are decomposing !!!!!!!! YUCK !!
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  2. 21 Comments

  3. by   LasVegasRN
    Oh my, I didn't think eggs had an expiration date. I never check!
  4. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    First my turkey, and now my eggs.

    Are you like the refridgerator police?

    Heather
  5. by   jayna
    When I was back home, I always eat fresh eggs, laid on the same day. Then I went and live in the city, I started buying eggs in the supermarket which took me quiet awhile to get a like on them. I don't realise that they have expiry dates.

    But I will go Yuckkkkkk too.
  6. by   prn nurse
    Ugggghhhh! Heather. ha ha ha ha

    Dehydrated, cadaverized,salmonella flavored turkey and...

    Decomposing , drippy, colorless, weepy eggs ................

    Yuck !!!!
  7. by   Aussienurse2
    Maybe they're long-life eggs, if you can do it with milk.....
  8. by   aimeee
    Originally posted by prn nurse
    And my grandparents would not eat an egg that hadn't been laid that day....! Refrigeration or not, a fresh egg to them meant it had been laid that day....and they were probably on a first name basis with the hen.
    We have friends who have chickens, a dozen or so of several varieties, and we get eggs from them when they have plenty to spare, so we know by the color and size of the egg which hens they came from too. Kinda neat. One thing that bothers me just a bit though is that since their hens are free range they lay their eggs all over the place and I wonder sometimes if they always find the egg on the morning after it was laid.
  9. by   shygirl
    You know,

    I have always been afraid of the eggs freshness. Never knowing what lurks inside that smooth, white, oval.
  10. by   caroladybelle
    I wonder - does ice cream, frozen egg rolls, chocolate have an expiration date - and do we care?????

    So Heather - how sprouted are the onions/potatoes/yams in you frig - Please tell.
  11. by   Aussienurse2
    If you put an egg in a container of water it should sink, if it floats toss it, the lower it sinks the fresher it is. Has to do with the amount of gas inside the egg, you know, rotten egg gas!
  12. by   Lausana
    I didn't even know about them having a date, you learn something new everyday here I usually buy those mini cartons anyway because if eggs stay in my fridge they freeze, only the eggs, checked and rechecked the temp...I gave up & now just buy a small amount at a time....

    After watching scary Dateline specials on grocery store food dating, it makes me not even want to look anymore :uhoh21: it's probably all expired
  13. by   prn nurse
    CarolLadyBelle,

    You're a HOOT !!!!!!!!!!! ha ha ha
  14. by   prn nurse
    I'm gettin' hungry for a biscuit and a sunny side up egg.

    Those free range hens return to the same nest to lay. Or if something disturbs them, they won't be far from it. That's why farm wives break an egg into a cup before plopping it into the skillet.

    Free range eggs...sooo tasty. No antibiotics, growth hormones, preservatives, and all the other chemicals.

    And from a happy hen with a rooster struttin' around and adding his flavor.

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