By all rights I should be talking about the history of baked Alaska, but all this egg talk is just too darn fun. That’s an outstanding question, reader Nick. And believe it or not there is some data out there on this. Turns out that in blind taste tests, consumers can’t tell the difference between white eggs and brown eggs, which many chefs and TV personalities swear are superior. Here in Kentucky we get a lot of green-shelled eggs (which thrill my Dr. Suess-loving daughters). The study didn’t specifically mention them, but my guess is that a blind taster wouldn’t be able to tell any difference there, either.
And would you believe that blind tasters also can’t tell the difference between fresh and old (refrigerated) eggs? Especially when they’re scrambled or fried, the vast majority of people can’t taste the difference between month-old refrigerated eggs and eggs that are fresh from the chicken.