Friday, April 8, 2011

Fake eggs vs Real eggs

I love eggs, cooked any way. But the latest news on fake eggs is giving me the jitters. A report on fake eggs was made by a homemaker in Penang and the authorities have seized some eggs from a few egg stalls in the market to aid in investigations. Results are pending.

The homemaker said that the eggs did not smell like real eggs and were tasteless. They were also of unusual shapes and larger than real eggs. The fake egg also had a rougher surface than the genuine one.

When cracked, there was no sign of chalaza, the structure inside the egg that keeps the yolk in place and the fake egg white and yolk quickly mixed together, unlike that of real eggs.

Now tell me, would you be able to tell the difference between fake and real eggs if they were not labelled in the image below? Frankly, I couldn't. Take a look..

The fake egg yolk (left) is more yellowish than that of a normal egg.

The fake egg is the one on the right.

Watch this video made by CAP, Consumer Association of Penang, watchdog organization for consumers.

In fact, this fake egg thingy is not new. I remember receiving a forwarded email some years ago on fake eggs in China. It also includes instructions on how to make them. It was an eye-opener, to say the least. Is it a hoax, do you think? For more information, you can read the following

Related articles:
Homemaker shocked over ‘fake eggs’ find
Cracking the fake egg scam
Rumour of fakes on the Net
Fake eggs sold in China for the last 10 years!
Fake eggs is a myth

And finally, why wouldn't the chicken cross the road? He has to go see for himself whether he is being robbed of his job. Poor chicken!

Source: The Star


  1. Hmmm... everything from China also can have the "fake" version, including eggs.

    Why need to develop fake eggs, that I want to know. :(

  2. I really wonder, what else is there that are not fake,, hahhahahah.

    sometimes,the money is really the root of all evils, kan

  3. So no more eggs for me. :)

  4. I want no fake eggs no fake eggs but real
    I want no fake eggs no fake eggs but real..

  5. Anonymous11:55 AM

    This problem will arise in societies that do not include moral education as an important component in their education system. When societies are totally focussed on degrees, jobs and money, and when people are conditioned to believe that money is the only thing that matters in life, then we will end up with this situation.

    We can expect that other developing countries will start copying these things too, as soon as they have the ability to do so. Right now, many countries may not be doing these things only because they don't know how to. But the moment they get good internet connectivity and find out that such things are possible, and also acquire the basic technology and materials to do these things, you can expect a huge spurt worldwide in such fake products. -Sharan