While it is really rare for eggs to go bad on you as the expiry dates are very long lasting, there are times when you might pick up a dozen that are suspicious. Here are a few ways to tell if eggs are bad, but my advice is when in doubt, throw them out!
- Check the expiry date first.
- The Smell Test. Eggs will have that sulfur smell when they start to go bad. Smell the outside of the shell first, then if you can’t tell,crack the egg and then smell it.
- The Shake Test. Shake the egg and listen carefully, if you can hear sloshing then egg has gone bad.
- The Float Test. Place the egg in a bowl of cold water ( enough to submerge it) and if it floats, it’s bad.