As promised, this one is full of pictures. I could have measured yolk size and other aspects, but I think we can trust our eyes in this next comparison.
COMPARISON #5 - VISUAL CHARACTERISTICS
VERSION ONE - This shows a darker and larger yolk in our eggs; free range is smaller and slightly darker than the others. The standard egg is second largest. In cutting the yolks, we begin to see the benefits. You cannot see through our yolks, plus it did not run much. The others are not bad. The organic egg ran a bit more and is more transparent. Not much ran from the free range egg, but it is more transparent too. Let's try it again.
VERSION TWO - Dandelion Hills egg has a bigger yolk again; all others are roughly the same size with free range being slightly darker. Yolk test again not friendly to the organic egg, while the others performed pretty much the same. I don't know about you, but the yellow of the standard egg is like a creepy manufactured yellow, almost too bright.
VERSION THREE - Yolk size champion is our eggs, no doubt with standard eggs the first runner-up. Color again with our eggs. Yolk test finds our eggs to be even more viscous and not runny. The others are not too bad, but again somewhat transparent and ours is very opaque.
CONCLUSION - Visual characteristics appear to favor Dandelion Hills eggs in all measures. Ours are prettier (hey that matters), ours have more orange yolks, the yolks are bigger and they are thicker and more viscous. These make fantastic "dippy" eggs as my boys like to call them. The yolks are almost spreadable, definitely not runny. Big failure goes to organic eggs. Small yolks, more yellow and more runny. Last in all categories! Interestingly enough they were by far the most expensive.
Part Four will bring us a visual comparison of cooked eggs. Also, look forward to Friday and the Epic Conclusion! to The EGGSperiment blog series.
In case you missed the rest of the EGGSperiment series: