Do you think these eggs are still good?

@maezee (22280)
United States
May 19, 2017 7:25am CST
Need some opinions on this. I am cheap, so if something is still good I want to use it. Case in point is this dozen eggs I bought a couple weeks ago. On the carton it says BEST SOLD BY MAY 14TH. Ok, today is the 19th. How long do you expect things to last after their "best sold by" date? Would you still eat these eggs? A couple people I have talked to say about a week. I am kind of scared of eating rotten eggs. What would you do ? How long after the BEST SOLD BY date would youcontinue to eat these?
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@Mike197602 (13054)
• Worcester, England
19 May
I've eaten eggs around a month after the best before date. A very easy test is put them in some cold water...if the float they're probably bad if they sink they're probably ok...this has always worked for me
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@shshiju (7908)
• Cochin, India
19 May
Always the fresh one is good. It is good to mark to the expiry date on egg with considering different climate conditions.
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@maezee (22280)
• United States
21 May
Yes. At least theyre not super expensive.
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@shshiju (7908)
• Cochin, India
22 May
@maezee Yes.
• Cyprus
19 May
Put them in a big pot of water. If I remember this correctly, if it hits bottom, then they are still ok. If they float on top, then they have gone bad
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@maezee (22280)
• United States
21 May
Wow I had no idea this rule was so pppular. Canit be just a cup of water or does it have to boil?
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• Cyprus
21 May
@maezee no don't boil the water! It should be cold and plenty for the egg to be able to float.
@Corbin5 (58173)
• United States
19 May
If the egg sinks to the bottom of a glass of water it is good. If it floats, do not eat it.
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@maezee (22280)
• United States
21 May
Thats a great test, thank you! I had never heard of this !!!
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@responsiveme (11710)
• India
19 May
You can break them and see.A week past date should be ok
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@maezee (22280)
• United States
21 May
If they were rotten would they be green? Lol but I truly wonder - Ive never seen rotten eggs.
@sjvg1976 (12704)
• Delhi, India
19 May
My wife doesn't allow us to eat anything after the expiry date. Any you should also not take risk and should not say these eggs.
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@maezee (22280)
• United States
21 May
Is the "Best Sold By" date the exporation date though? I believe those are two different things..
@fishtiger58 (27180)
• Momence, Illinois
19 May
Put them in a bowl of water, if they sink or stand on end they are ok to eat, If they totally float throw them away.
@maezee (22280)
• United States
21 May
Thanks! I had no idea!
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@fishtiger58 (27180)
• Momence, Illinois
21 May
@maezee You are so welcome.
@NJChicaa (19583)
• United States
19 May
The eggs are fine.
@NJChicaa (19583)
• United States
21 May
@maezee That's strange. Eggs last for weeks after the sell by date. Tossing them was probably the best thing to do. Better safe than sorry.
@scheng1 (24981)
• Singapore
19 May
Not in my country. Our place here is hot and humid all year round, so eggs get rotten really fast. I think it will be different in your place because the cool climate keeps eggs fresh for a longer time.
@maezee (22280)
• United States
21 May
How long do they typically keep for?i do keep them in the fridgw. I normally eat a dozen in a week but jut havent felt like it lately.
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@scheng1 (24981)
• Singapore
21 May
@maezee No idea. As I say, our climate is different. We buy just 10 eggs at a time, and try to finish them within a week or so.
• Lakewood, Colorado
19 May
I usually let eggs go about a week past the date so for me those would be fine Maezee.
@maezee (22280)
• United States
21 May
Thanks for your advice as always :)
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• Lakewood, Colorado
21 May
@maezee Always Maezee.
@YrNemo (599)
21 May
I never notice the expiry date on the egg cartons. Ours often stay in the fridge for about a month (if no one needs them). So far, I have never got any bad egg yet.
@maezee (22280)
• United States
21 May
Oh thats good to know. Thanks.
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@gilggg (1071)
• Israel
19 May
Usually up to 5 days after "best sold by"- Maybe you should open one of them and see the color and if the chamomile remains intact and the protein around it is transparent and not murky
@maezee (22280)
• United States
21 May
Great advice. Thank you !
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@ShifaLk (7075)
• India
22 May
No I never consume anything that has already expired.... I am so scared of dying LOL... Actually, I am very sensitive so I get sick very easily that's why I am scared
@MALUSE (24659)
• Denmark
19 May
Here is the answer:
Of course, as with all food, eggs should be fresh. How does a customer know that they are? One egg looks like the other from the outside. So how to be sure...