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The Burning Question*: Hard-boiled or soft-boiled eggs?

Let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

WE KNOW HOW you feel. It’s Monday, you have the whole week looming ahead, and you have a lot on your plate.

So do like we do here in HQ and get stuck into a serious debate on one of life’s most pressing issues.


This week: “Hard-boiled eggs are a sin.” That is the statement uttered in HQ this morning that got this particular debate going.

So where are you on the issue? Must your boiled eggs be runny to the max…


Soft-boiled egg via Shutterstock.

…or hard enough to bounce?


Hard-boiled egg via Shutterstock.

Or somewhere in between?

Tell us: I like my boiled eggs…

Poll Results:

C - Runny as runny can be (2313)
D - Boiled eggs are gross (1368)
B - A little bit soft in the middle (966)
A - Hard as a rock (170)

Got a burning question that has divided your household/work colleagues/friends? Let us know in the comments section or email us at

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