A housewife lodged a complaint with the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) over "fake eggs", The Star, a Malaysian daily reported.
According to CAP president S.M. Mohamed Idris, the woman described the eggs, bought in Pulau Tikus, as smelling differently than real eggs. In addition to being tasteless, she said they were also bigger than normal eggs and possessed unusual shapes.
The counterfeit eggs "had a rougher surface" compared to the real deal. "The fake egg white and yolk quickly mixed together, unlike that of real eggs," said Idris.
After boiling and opening the fake egg, the yolk was discovered to have a more "yellowish" colour in comparison to genuine eggs.
So taking into account all the aforementioned features, you should be especially careful when purchasing eggs.
Fake eggs are also apparently more expensive. A 30-egg tray of the real deal costs about RM10.50. The fake ones are priced at RM11.