Consumer Reports: Cracking the Egg Code

White_chicken_eggYONKERS, NY –There are a lot of choices when it comes to eggs in the supermarket and prices can vary widely.

Consumer Reports looked into it and found that not all eggs are what they’re cracked up to be.

Experts at Consumer Reports tasted various eggs — including supermarket brands, organic eggs, eggs with no antibiotics, no hormones, white eggs and brown eggs.

They found taste deteriorated the closer an egg got to the date on the carton.

But beyond that, the eggs all tasted pretty much the same.

Consumer Reports says the eggs with “no hormones” may sound like a better choice, but the egg industry as a whole does not use hormones.

However, you may want to pay a little more for organic eggs.  Consumer Reports says they’re better for people, chickens and the planet.

And Consumer Reports Director of Safety, Dr. Urvashi Rangan,  says “Eggs without antibiotics are another good choice. Just be sure the package says ‘No antibiotics used.'”

This report is based on an article in the May, 2014 issue of Consumer Reports magazine