How To Make A Counterfeit Egg, China Style It is Good To Know It's possible this story is a hoax. BoingBoing compared believing it to believing in eBayed unicorns. In China they even make fake eggs and sell them to people to eat, according to a report in the Internet Journal of Toxicology. You don't need a chicken. Just combine sodium agla acid, water, gelatine, baifan, sodium benzoate, lactone, carboxymethyl cellulose, calcium carbide, lysine, food colouring agent, calcium chloride, paraffin wax, and gypsum powder.