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Canned quail eggs

Here’s a fun one. And the can needs to be admired from all angles.

Canned quail eggs. I assume hard boiled.

Many different kinds were available. I picked this brand because it was the least descriptive of the actual product. Appetizing brown.

$1.59! What a steal!

Upon cracking open the packaging, here are my first impressions:
The water is much clearer than I had imagined.
The whole thing is much less stinky than I assumed it would be. Very faint eggy smell.

Aww. Look at them. So cute and harmless.
Notice the Trix cereal in the background? That’s there because I’m an adult, and I can do anything I want.

The yolks are not nearly as florescent as advertised. That is a good thing.

I feel pretty good about this. It seems easy.

O.K. The whites are a touch leathery. Not much flavor there.
The yolks are a bit softer than I expected. Kind of creamy almost, with a flavor slightly gamier and grassier than standard non-canned chicken yolks.

With no other flavors to speak of, the creamy, gamey yolk takes over my mouth.
It’s not a powerful flavor, but it is unpleasant and persistent.

Nope. Not a winner.

I needed to rinse out my mouth a couple times. Then I ate a couple handfuls of Trix.
I would much prefer a quick, terrible flavor to the long-lasting, mild unpleasantness of those eggs.

Better luck next time.


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9 Comments leave one →
  1. Deborah Hepworth permalink
    November 21, 2010 4:38 pm

    My stomach is churning as I read your description.

  2. Mark Hepworth permalink
    November 22, 2010 2:05 pm

    Yet this is a food substance that is used at many eating contest venues. Perhaps it is an acquired taste.

  3. Bret permalink
    December 29, 2010 10:42 am

    Quail eggs are delicious pickled.

  4. April 23, 2012 6:13 pm

    Try them scottish style – wrapped in ham and bacon then deep
    fried – though here in the states we use chicken eggs – greater
    bacon ratio per egg I guess. Pickeled quial eggs in jars of red
    liquid are sold unmarked in many convience stores hereabouts,
    they taste like eggs, much as one would expect, somehow failing
    to absord any of the spices they are packed with. The ones you
    tried may have been stale – did you check the date?

  5. October 22, 2012 3:41 pm

    Not to beat a dead horse, but I just bought some of these based on your review. Have to try it myself! 😉 2nd hit on google with “canned quail eggs”

  6. James Black permalink
    September 5, 2014 5:50 pm

    Hepworth, did you rinse the quali eggs before eating them? If I had those eggs I’d be using them in a Chicken Laksa (Thai Recipe). I’m not ready to try the other stuff on your second review. Not even the Mexican stuff.

  7. Tee permalink
    May 15, 2015 8:49 am

    Yo Prior to eating you have rinse them, boil then quails eggs again to get rid of smell. The taste will still remain like that if eaten on it’s own. These ones are made to eat with other dishes like noodles

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