Beware Fake Eggs From China!
Found this online
- warning about fake chicken eggs, but it seems that eggs are too inexpensive to generate a profit by faking.
Absolutely right. This email hoax about Chinese food counterfeiters mass producing fake eggs has been circulating for a number of years. There are posts debunking it on Boing Boing
(2007), and Hoax-Slayer
What I find to be the most illogical part of the fake egg story is the claim that the counterfeiters are going through an elaborate process to make the inside of the egg look real (i.e. the egg yolk and white). But really, why bother? The shell is all that the consumer would see when buying the egg, so isn't that the only part a counterfeiter would care about?
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