Grand Prize Winner Announced in 2018 Eggland’s Best ‘America’s Best Recipe’ Contest

CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J. — All across the United States, Americans were encouraged to submit their locally-inspired recipes as part of the Eggland’s Best (EB) “America’s Best Recipe” Contest. Today, Eggland’s Best named Kellie W.’s World’s Fair Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Cones the best recipe in America!

“I am beyond excited to have been chosen as the Grand Prize Winner in the Eggland’s Best America’s Best Recipe Contest! I cook a lot and I always have Eggland’s Best eggs on hand to use in everything from breakfast to dessert,” said Grand Prize Winner Kellie W. “Not only do Eggland’s Best eggs have the best flavor, but they are also extremely nutritious, which is important to me. The rich golden yolks in EB eggs give a beautiful color to the ice cream in my World’s Fair Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Cones.”

The Eggland’s Best “America’s Best Recipe” Contest challenged EB-enthusiasts to create unique dishes that combined great tasting and nutritious EB eggs with their favorite state-inspired ingredients.

As a true St. Louisan, Kellie’s dish was inspired by the famous World’s Fair in 1904, where the ice cream cone was originally invented. Her ice cream recipe called for egg yolks, which left Kellie with a bowl of egg whites and prompted her to make a meringue topping. This addition acted as the perfect accent to her tart lemon ice cream.

“Eggland’s Best is proud to announce Kellie’s World’s Fair Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Cones as the best recipe in America,” said Charlie Lanktree, President and CEO of Eggland’s Best. “This Contest has shown yet again the many unique and creative ways our fans across the country use Eggland’s Best eggs to enhance the taste, freshness and nutrition of their recipes.”

As the Grand Prize winner, Kellie will be awarded $10,000 and a year supply of Eggland’s Best eggs. She plans to put the money toward her son’s college savings, some home projects and a trip to Italywith her husband in the spring.

Throughout the contest, recipes were judged based on taste, creativity and the inspiration behind the local recipe ingredients. Semi-Finalist “Best in State” winners were first selected, and then narrowed down to the top five “Best in Region” Finalists through voting on the Eggland’s Best website.  Eggland’s Best then called on fans again to help determine which of the five “Best in Region” recipes would earn the title of “America’s Best Recipe” and receive the Grand Prize. For Official Rules visit

Compared to ordinary eggs, Eggland’s Best eggs contain six times more vitamin D, 25% less saturated fat, more than double the Omega-3s, ten times more vitamin E, and more than double the vitamin B12. The superior nutrition of Eggland’s Best is due to its proprietary all-vegetarian hen feed that contains healthy grains, canola oil and a wholesome supplement of rice bran, alfalfa, sea kelp and Vitamin E. In addition, independent testing has revealed that Eggland’s Best eggs have stronger shells than ordinary eggs, which leads to less breakage and helps them stay fresher longer.

Eggland’s Best eggs have been the recipient of more than 100 awards and honors for the product’s superior taste, nutrition, freshness, and variety.  For more information on Eggland’s Best eggs and delicious recipes, visit

About Eggland’s Best Eggs

Eggland’s Best (EB) is the #1 branded egg in the U.S. and is an excellent source of vitamins D, B12, E, B5 and riboflavin. EB eggs have six times more vitamin D, more than double the Omega-3s, 10 times more vitamin E and 25% less saturated fat than ordinary eggs. Independent testing has also confirmed that Eggland’s Best eggs stay fresher longer than ordinary eggs. The distinctive “EB” stamp on the shell assures consumers and food service customers that EB eggs meet the highest production and safety standards.

Due to the product’s superior taste, nutrition, freshness, and variety, Eggland’s Best eggs have won over 100 awards & honors.  Eggland’s Best was voted “America’s Most Trusted Egg Brand” by American shoppers in the BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards, “America’s Most Recommended™ Eggs” by women in the Women’s Choice Awards, and “Product of the Year.”  In addition, Eggland’s Best has received numerous awards and honors from such trusted publications as Prevention Magazine, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Taste of Home, Women’s Health, and many others.

Eggland’s Best’s hens are fed a strictly controlled, proprietary, high-quality all-vegetarian diet, which results in a better tasting, more nutritious egg that stays fresher longer. EB shell eggs are available in large, extra-large, jumbo, cage free, and organic varieties.  EB also offers hard-cooked, cage free hard-cooked, organic hard-cooked, liquid egg whites, deviled egg kits, hard-cooked snacks, and is certified Kosher. For more information, visit