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China's Fake Egg
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Posted 11/10/08 , edited 11/10/08
Beware u guys and gals!

http://consumerist.com/consumer/food/how-to-make-a-counterfeit-egg-china-style-257693.php

During a recent raid on a wholesale centre in Guangzhou city, the capital of China 's Guangdong province, a large quantity of fake eggs was seized.

Consumers have a hard time telling a genuine egg from a fake one. This is good news for unscrupulous entrepreneurs, who are even conducting three-day courses in the production of artificial eggs for less than S$150. A reporter with Hong Kong-based Chinese magazine East Week enrolled in one such course.

To create egg white, the instructor - a woman in her 20s - used assorted ingredients such as gelatin, an unknown powder, benzoic acid, coagulating material and even alum, which is normally used for industrial processes.

For egg yolk, some lemon-yellow colouring powder is mixed to a liquid and the concoction stirred. The liquid is then poured into a round-shaped plastic mould and mixed with so-called 'magic water', which contains calcium chloride.

This gives the 'yolk' a thin outer membrane, firming it up. The egg is then shaped with a mould. The shell is not forgotten. Paraffin wax and an unidentified white liquid are poured onto the fake egg, which is then left to dry.

The artificial egg can be fried sunny-side up or steamed. Although bubbles appear on the white of the egg, those who have tasted it say the fake stuff tastes very much like the real thing.

But experts warn of the danger of eating fake eggs. Not only do they not contain any nutrients, a Hong Kong Chinese University professor warned that long-term consumption of alum could cause dementia


To make the egg white, various ingredients, including a powder and alum, are mixed together.



The 'yolk' is shaped in the round mould. 'Magic water' containing calcium chloride is used.








Hardy shells are formed by pouring paraffin wax and a liquid onto the egg, which are then left to dry.

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Posted 11/10/08
Ew fake eggs D:
I wonder if tastes better than a real one o.o
Posted 11/10/08
OMFGWTFBBQ!

i should tell this to my mom to be afraid of this kind of shit. . .
Posted 11/10/08
Why doesn't this surprise me? Melamine infused milk and now alum riddled artifical eggs.

The Chinese have a plan: population control starting with their own kind.

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casualbrutality wrote:

Why doesn't this surprise me? Melamine infused milk and now alum riddled artifical eggs.

The Chinese have a plan: population control starting with their own kind.

GG


that i strangely agree

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Posted 11/10/08
wow,,
It made me wonder what will china counterfiet next,,
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casualbrutality wrote:

Why doesn't this surprise me? Melamine infused milk and now alum riddled artifical eggs.

The Chinese have a plan: population control starting with their own kind.

GG


Wouldn't it be more correct to say that the business is starting to really exploit the masses?
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Posted 11/10/08
.......my only question....why use random chemicals when you can just grow more eggs and have better farms and animal treatment?
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casualbrutality wrote:

Why doesn't this surprise me? Melamine infused milk and now alum riddled artifical eggs.

The Chinese have a plan: population control starting with their own kind.

GG


Wouldn't it be more correct to say that the business is starting to really exploit the masses?


However you take your tea, it still is just a cup of tea.

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Posted 11/10/08
!gasp*
fake eggs!
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Posted 11/10/08
ewww,
wtf?
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Posted 11/10/08
aint making a fake egg more time costly, risky and expansive than a real egg??
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Posted 11/11/08
Dudes, it's possible ?! *shock*
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I think this is pretty funny. Even if I was about to make an awesome breakfast, hungry as hell, with everything ready and i crack one of my eggs and it turns out to be a fake, I'd laugh... then I'd head over to China, find the egg lab and their clients, and burn them alive, stuff em into bamboo and feed them to bears... panda bears...
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holy shit. they can copy anything now a day. not just computer parts or cell phone. hm i got to buy some of those egg when i visit Guangzhou city next summer. hopefully they still sell it.
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