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We’ve all been there, you’re walking down the aisle at the grocery store thinking to yourself… Are my eggs still good?

Yes, there are always “best by” dates on the containers, but how accurate are those? Eggs are one of the only foods that you can actually test to see if they are good or not.

Avoid getting sick, and eating a bad egg and try this heck for testing your eggs freshness next time!

The best way to test if your eggs are good or not is to do the float test.

  • Fill a cup or large bowl with water.
  • Gently place your egg inside the bowl or cup.
  • If the egg floats, it’s old.
  • If the egg sinks, you’re probably safe.

The other way to test an egg, according to the Food Safety And Inspection Service, is to crack the egg into a bowl and inspect it to see if it has a bad odor or strange look.

Can you believe it’s that simple?

I’ve had food poisoning a few times before, and it is the absolute worst! So hopefully this quick “float test” will help you avoid every getting sick.