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Eggs don't taste eggy anymore

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posted on Jun, 23 2018 @ 09:28 PM
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I have had regular store bought eggs, high end organic eggs, and even farm fresh eggs, and you know what, none of them taste like I remember eggs used to tasting. I don't know if the actual chickens have changed or what, but something is just missing from American food. I'm using eggs as an example, but the same thing has happened with a lot of seafood and fish. None of it tastes like it did 20 or 30 years ago.

I grow a lot and that helps for optimal flavor for a lot of fruits and veggies, but even some of those taste different.
It's not that my taste buds have changed, (although they probably have some) but I think our entire food system has changed for the worse.
When traveling outside of the US, the food tastes normal. I had a family member visit South America recently and they mentioned how just every day foods tasted so much better there and the flavor was so intense!




posted on Jun, 23 2018 @ 09:31 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm
I havent had a store bought tomato that had any taste in years
Thats why I have totally went to growing my own vegetables
So much better that way.



posted on Jun, 23 2018 @ 09:33 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

I know what you mean.
I didn't notice the taste change in the US...until I went to France.

Food there had the flavor I remembered.



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posted on Jun, 23 2018 @ 09:36 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Yes, exactly, it is subtle and I think most of us don't notice because it's been replaced by so much salt and sugar in everyday food.



posted on Jun, 23 2018 @ 09:37 PM
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originally posted by: CreationBro
a reply to: JAGStorm

For heaven's sake please dont tell the Mandela effect people about this...

Pretty soon they'll start telling us that their chicken stir fry tastes like fruit loops and is a sign of alternate realities.

Dang man. You stole my thunder. But actually I have been wondering lately that every once in awhile why eating fruit loops it would taste like chicken stir fry triggering childhood memories at the same time



posted on Jun, 23 2018 @ 09:38 PM
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originally posted by: Gothmog
a reply to: JAGStorm
I havent had a store bought tomato that had any taste in years
Thats why I have totally went to growing my own vegetables
So much better that way.



Store bought tomatoes have become completely tasteless.
Only the farm stand tomatoes are worth buying.



posted on Jun, 23 2018 @ 09:41 PM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm
I have had regular store bought eggs, high end organic eggs, and even farm fresh eggs, and you know what, none of them taste like I remember eggs used to tasting. I don't know if the actual chickens have changed or what, but something is just missing from American food. I'm using eggs as an example, but the same thing has happened with a lot of seafood and fish. None of it tastes like it did 20 or 30 years ago.

I grow a lot and that helps for optimal flavor for a lot of fruits and veggies, but even some of those taste different.
It's not that my taste buds have changed, (although they probably have some) but I think our entire food system has changed for the worse.
When traveling outside of the US, the food tastes normal. I had a family member visit South America recently and they mentioned how just every day foods tasted so much better there and the flavor was so intense!


This is noticeable in canned foods too. I remember when green beans were more like a bright green and not an army green. Nacho cheese was a creamy orange, now it's this bright almost florescent orange that looks plastic.



posted on Jun, 23 2018 @ 09:42 PM
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Have you tried eggs from free-range chickens? Farmers always come to local flea market and sell fresh eggs. As to the taste, I haven't noticed the change but in your case it could be something in the water or what they feed chickens.

BTW I love me some fried eggs on toasted bread with yolk still runny.




posted on Jun, 23 2018 @ 09:50 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

I wonder if there's any correlation between your observation of flavor decline (which I share with certain foods) and what seems like an increased incidence of diet-related autoimmune disorder?

Gothmog mentioned tomatoes and this has to be number one for me, too. I used to love tomatoes and I can hardly find one that I'll eat unless it's garden grown. Apples don't seem as crisp and delicious (unless I buy the $3/lb. variety). I had to stop eating gluten, dairy, and sugar this year because of abrupt-onset psoriasis, in spite of never having allergies or food sensitivities growing up.

What's going on here?



posted on Jun, 23 2018 @ 09:51 PM
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Much of it has to do with how chickens and subsequently eggs are raised. Eggs will take on the taste of the feed. Free roaming chickens eating bugs and not varieties overbred for egg production will taste better.

Store bought veggies have a double problem of hothouse growing out of season and early pickings before proper ripeness to keep them from rotting in transit. Here in Ohio, last thing I want is a Driscoll strawberry or other berry. Driscoll is a farm in California not a particular variety despite beening sorta promoted as such.

Best to grow it yourself but absent that, buying local in season perishables. And start canning what you buy.



posted on Jun, 23 2018 @ 09:51 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

Hey now, take it easy on salt.



posted on Jun, 23 2018 @ 09:51 PM
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We've been Walmarted. Across the board.

You can add almost all store bought meat to the list.

It's like all the crap hamburger they sell.

And by crap hamburger, I literally mean crap in the hamburger.

You can taste it, it tastes like a petting zoo smells.

Everyone needs their profit margins.



posted on Jun, 23 2018 @ 09:52 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

Are you getting older? Taste buds die with age.

That's why you tend to see older people load up with salt, pepper, hot sauce etc.

Tastes also change over time depending on diet.



posted on Jun, 23 2018 @ 09:52 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

It's the sun. No one really notices but the sun is different. It affects all living things on our planet. Just like you remember eggs tasting differently, I remember being able to look at the sun for 2 or 3 seconds. Not now. Everything is changing because the sun is changing.



posted on Jun, 23 2018 @ 10:09 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

Quite right. They are not the same. Closest I've come is nellies eggs.



posted on Jun, 23 2018 @ 10:11 PM
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do you guys remember IHOP and Denny's like 20 years ago?

the pancakes were WAY better and the food was generally better.. I wonder if anything is going on in the food supply that we don't know about...



posted on Jun, 23 2018 @ 10:14 PM
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originally posted by: Toolman18
a reply to: JAGStorm

It's the sun. No one really notices but the sun is different. It affects all living things on our planet. Just like you remember eggs tasting differently, I remember being able to look at the sun for 2 or 3 seconds. Not now. Everything is changing because the sun is changing.


were entering into a maunder minimum that's going to peak somewhere around 2035 or so I've read, bet that's having a bigger affect than we think

www.livescience.com...



A scientist who claims waning solar activity in the next 15 years will trigger what some are calling a mini ice age has revived talk about the effects of man-made versus natural disruptors to Earth's climate.


that's a live science article btw, I've been doing a series of threads on this recently, not convinced but entertaining



posted on Jun, 23 2018 @ 10:21 PM
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I haven't really noticed. If anything, we've cut salt and fat out of our diet.

But I tend to buy in season and farmer's market when we can. We also use a couple of local butchers from time to time for meat too.

I tend to agree with the tastebud thing though. I do notice a growing tolerance to hot spice as time goes on. Thankfully, I can still taste stuff.



posted on Jun, 23 2018 @ 10:34 PM
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originally posted by: toysforadults

originally posted by: Toolman18
a reply to: JAGStorm

It's the sun. No one really notices but the sun is different. It affects all living things on our planet. Just like you remember eggs tasting differently, I remember being able to look at the sun for 2 or 3 seconds. Not now. Everything is changing because the sun is changing.


I've been doing a series of threads on this recently, not convinced but entertaining


I'm totally convinced. We've been making alterations in our house in preparation for the cold.




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