Thu, Oct 17, 2013
I am the Eggland’s Best brand ambassador and the below is a sponsored post. The topic, opinions, & fact I badgered the owner of my FAVE Oakland coffee shop to carry them are all my own.
Weve chatted before about how careful I am with regards to brands I’ll partner with.
We’ve dialogued at length the fact I must *already* use a product daily before I’ll reach out to them about mingling our reputations.
(Hence the photo above. I yammered at him about Eggland’s Best eggs long before I worked with the brand.)
That said, I knew I preferred Eggland’s Best over other eggs—-but until I became an official EGGvangelist I didnt know the WHY behind my preference.
I also didnt understand the difference between all the Eggland’s options and what differentiates the eggs from one another.
Thankfully, judging by your comments, emails & tweets, you didnt either.
You asked. I asked. The coffee-shop ownerman asked. They answered. Ive gots info.
Im confused. Whats the basic difference between regular white eggs & organic?
Organic eggs are fed an organic version of our Eggland’s Best feed. All of the feed—no matter the kind—comes from natural sources.
Yep. Still a little muddled. Define for me the ones I tend to buy (regular white)?
These are the classic Eggland’s Best eggs. They’re from vegetarian fed hens, healthy grains, no antibiotics, no hormones.
I love my classics. Many of my readers prefer Eggland’s Best cage free eggs. Whats the difference?
The cage free eggs are from vegetarian fed hens, healthy grains, no antibiotics, no hormones *and* the hens are free to roam. They are provided with sunlight, shade, shelter, exercise space, fresh air, and are protected from predators. This protection is how we keep our hens safe from predatory animals that could harm them or potentially pass on disease.
OK you may have me switching with the mere thought of the HENS EXERCISING! Are organic eggs produced by *exercising* hens, too?
Yes! The same free roaming living with the only difference being the addition of all-natural, all-vegetarian Eggland’s Best hen feed. This special feed contains no added hormones, antibiotics or steroids, and no animal by-products, recycled or processed foods.
I kid about the hens doing PLAYouts! (sort of) but it sounds as though they’re treated better than other places.
Yes. In fact the farms that produce our Cage Free & Organic eggs are certified humane by the American Humane Society.
Im frequently asked by friends & readers if Eggland’s eggs really taste better (they do!) and why?
Two key words: fresh and natural. We consistently test from feed to farm to store and do 30-40,ooo quality tests in those areas combined *yearly.* Also what the hen is eating is natural so we produce a tastier egg.
I jokingly refer to my Eggland’s Best Egg addiction as LOVING THE TATTOO’ED EGGS. Which sparked readers to ask if the ‘tattoo ink’ is safe?
We love that you call it a tattoo and yes it is completely safe. The stamp ink on our egg shell is FDA-approved, food safe ink that is acceptable as a food additive.
There you go.
All our queries answered….and then some!
Tune in next time when I share what I uncovered on my own about HEN’S EARLOBES!
- Any lingering questions about Egglands Best in general or eggs specifically?
- Do you already know the hen/EARLOBE story?