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Old 08.09.2014, 10:45
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Re: Why don't hard boiled eggs need to be refrigerated in Swizerland

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Why are hard boiled eggs in the frig section of the supermarket?

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None at all .
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Old 08.09.2014, 11:05
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Re: Why don't hard boiled eggs need to be refrigerated in Swizerland

I have an Egg Skelter - we don't keep eggs in the fridge.

From my experience, neither appear to be in a cooled display at the supermarket.

Another way to tell if an egg is fresh or not is to put it into a glass of water. Sinking is bad. I do prefer the spin/tap method to check though.
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where can I find normal healthy hard boiled egg?

Hi Forum,
Normally I hard-boil eggs myself, but when I have to be in another city in CH I will not have access to kitchen any more.

It seems there are hard-boiled eggs in Migros and Coop. but I don't understand why it is in the normal-temperature shelves near the raw eggs, does that mean they added preservatives? Also the ones I found also are painted with colors, which make me feel reluctant to eat as I don't want to eat any of those colors during 2 weeks (the time of my trip), I don't understand why it is always painted the whole year even outside religious holidays... Are there any non-painted hard-boiled eggs ? and how they can survive without fridge and preservatives?

this is the one I have found
https://produits.migros.ch/bio-oeufs...in-air-4-x-50g
https://www.coop.ch/en/food/dairy-pr...eces/p/3081812

So where do you buy normal healthy hard-boiled eggs? if possible bio, Thanks
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Old 25.09.2020, 12:40
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Re: where can I find normal healthy hard boiled egg?

The colour is on the shell, not the egg. I assume you are not going to eat the shell.
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Re: where can I find normal healthy hard boiled egg?

Here is an article about them in Switzerland (unfortunately under a paywall)
https://www.tdg.ch/reflexions/art-cu...story/12586482

Basically the painting and the shell thickness are what help preserve these eggs for long periods of time. They're fine and healthy to eat.
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Re: where can I find normal healthy hard boiled egg?

They're not in the fridge because they don't need refrigeration after cooking (or before, in theory).

The colours are harmless and don't penetrate the shell.

If you're really bothered you could just buy a mini egg cooker and take it with you. Quite a few at under chf10 on amazon
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Re: where can I find normal healthy hard boiled egg?

In Europe poultry is vaccinated against salmonella which removes the main source of food poisoning through eggs. Fresh eggs should be safe for 3 to 4 weeks, boiled eggs about the same. The use by date should be on the packaging.

This is why you see eggs (fresh and boiled) un refrigerated on our shelves.

In the US, and other countries, they wash eggs, removing a natural protective layer, meaning eggs must be refrigerated.
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Re: where can I find normal healthy hard boiled egg?

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Basically the painting and the shell thickness are what help preserve these eggs for long periods of time.
I'd never thought about this, but now you point it out it makes perfect sense that the paint is actually functional, not just decorative. It always puzzled me why they did this; I just assumed it was simply to distinguish cooked ones from raw.
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Re: where can I find normal healthy hard boiled egg?

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The colour is on the shell, not the egg. I assume you are not going to eat the shell.
BTW I bought the cooked eggs from Migros and half of them the color also appeared clearly on the edible part...
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Re: where can I find normal healthy hard boiled egg?

The colour is obviously food safe, they couldn't use it otherwise.

(although I admit I find the green colour a bit offputting when it seeps through)
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Old 21.10.2020, 10:12
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Re: where can I find normal healthy hard boiled egg?

A thread on boiled eggs! I think I've seen it all.....
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Re: where can I find normal healthy hard boiled egg?

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The colour is obviously food safe, they couldn't use it otherwise.

(although I admit I find the green colour a bit offputting when it seeps through)
Try the green eggs with ham. You may like it.
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Re: where can I find normal healthy hard boiled egg?

I think the color is used to signal (to kids for example) that this particular egg has been already boiled. There is this functionality too.

Pret-a-manger sells cheap hardboiled eggs with raw spinach in London, my fav in-between concert food so I understand the hardboiled egg desire. OP, the Coop, Denner, Aldi and Migros (Lidl probably too) sells good hardboiled eggs, if you are stranded for them. Or, replace with a little rectangle of Coop Pronto gruyere? Great protein, too.
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Re: where can I find normal healthy hard boiled egg?

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A thread on boiled eggs! I think I've seen it all.....
It's even a duplicate

https://www.englishforum.ch/food-dri...wizerland.html

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Try the green eggs with ham. You may like it.
Haven't tried the doctors recipe since I was a kid.
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It's even a duplicate

https://www.englishforum.ch/food-dri...wizerland.html

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It reminds me of the brown sugar "dilemma".
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Here is an article about them in Switzerland (unfortunately under a paywall)
https://www.tdg.ch/reflexions/art-cu...story/12586482

Basically the painting and the shell thickness are what help preserve these eggs for long periods of time. They're fine and healthy to eat.
Yep. This blew my sister's mind. PhD, public health MD, but Canadian. Paranoid about food safety for obvious reasons. Had the hardest time wrapping her head around the fact that the paint on a cooked egg creates an effective hermetic seal.

Took me a couple of visits to convince her, now she laments them not being available in Canada. Win one for CH!

edit: now I notice it's an old thread. Probably a sign I need more coffee.

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Re: where can I find normal healthy hard boiled egg?

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Yep. This blew my sister's mind. PhD, public health MD, but Canadian. Paranoid about food safety for obvious reasons. Had the hardest time wrapping her head around the fact that the paint on a cooked egg creates an effective hermetic seal.

Took me a couple of visits to convince her, now she laments them not being available in Canada. Win one for CH!

edit: now I notice it's an old thread. Probably a sign I need more coffee.
She hasn't started looking for a spot where the paint is a bit thinner, yet? Like my PhD/Public Health MD family?

I prefer to boil my eggs at home, it is cheaper, but OP as well, it seems. The boiled eggs I get nearby the Royal Albert Hall come from their coolers and are peeled already. It's the best food. I am not worried about them in CH, tbh.
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Haven't tried the doctors recipe since I was a kid.
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Re: where can I find normal healthy hard boiled egg?

Someone went on UK Dragon's Den with the idea to sell pre-boiled eggs to busy professionals on the go and it was laughed out of the den.
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