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‘This thing is unreal:’ Seafood fans gawk at massive California Costco lobster claws
www.tri-cityherald.com ^ | March 20, 2019 04:25 PM, Updated March 20, 2019 04:27 PM | By Jared Gilmour

Posted on 03/21/2019 11:01:06 AM PDT by Red Badger

Northern and Southern California seafood fans say they’re buying giant lobster claws sold at Costco stores, and photos on Instagram and Reddit suggest each claw is much larger than a human hand. Screenshot from Instagram

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Seafood lovers on Instagram and Reddit are freaking out over photos showing gigantic lobster claws, and those posting the pictures say they bought them at Costco stores.

“This thing is unreal!” one Instagram user wrote this week, sharing a couple of photos of a massive claw in Southern California’s Newport Beach. “I mean, come on. I’ve seen a few big claws at Costco before, but this one’s crazy! We just had to get it.”

Another Instagram user, sharing more pictures, said the gargantuan claw size “makes me wonder how big the tail is.” Photos of those Kirkland-branded claws show them selling for around $45 each at a Costco in mid-February.

The claws come in a range of weights but generally are between 2 and 7 pounds, INSIDER reports. Most of the lobster claw sightings at Costco stores have been in California, according to the publication.


TOPICS: Agriculture; Food; Health/Medicine; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: allergic; aquaculture; arthropod; claw; food; foodie; lobster; ocean; prawn; redlobster; sea; seafood; shellfish; shrimp
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To: Red Badger
Kraken don't need claws!
21 posted on 03/21/2019 11:26:01 AM PDT by Roccus (When you talk to a politician...ANY politician...always say, "Remember Ceausescu")
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To: LongWayHome

I love lobster. I wish I had so much lobster that when told that’s for dinner I could say.....lobster again? Sigh.
I don’t like fish, like shrimp and crab, but love lobster. I have a couple of nice tails in the freezer now that my neighbor in the marina gave me. He had a great lobster season this year.


22 posted on 03/21/2019 11:26:53 AM PDT by sheana
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To: G Larry

Used a ‘Crab-Killer’ bullet....................


23 posted on 03/21/2019 11:27:34 AM PDT by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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To: G Larry
How'd they harvest this thing?

With A Magnet.

(Note to young FReepers: this was the Internet in the olden days before Facebook came along to screw it up).

24 posted on 03/21/2019 11:28:23 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: sheana

Several family members of mine feel as you do....to each their own:)


25 posted on 03/21/2019 11:29:16 AM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: sheana

Do not let those tails stay frozen more than a month or so!........They will be inedible! What a a waste!..............oh, the huge manatee!..................


26 posted on 03/21/2019 11:29:32 AM PDT by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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To: Red Badger
I just took them out. Dinner tonight! 🦞 🦞
27 posted on 03/21/2019 11:30:34 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Red Badger

ha! yes, good one....
thanks


28 posted on 03/21/2019 11:30:36 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ( “Politicians are not born; they are excreted.” Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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To: LongWayHome
I can’t be the only one, but I find lobster absolutely tasteless. As in, water has more flavor & taste.

Dude! Something is WRONG with you!

:)     :)     :)     :)

29 posted on 03/21/2019 11:36:26 AM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: Red Badger

Fukushima...


30 posted on 03/21/2019 11:38:59 AM PDT by Mr. Blond
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To: Red Badger

“We’re going to need a bigger pot”


31 posted on 03/21/2019 11:44:25 AM PDT by Miles the Slasher
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To: mbarker12474

Yes...I’m the odd man out when the family gets seafood. Thankfully, I enjoy clams & fish so I’m not a lost cause.


32 posted on 03/21/2019 11:44:46 AM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: Red Badger

Beto would want to know where are the lobster turds so he can feed his wife ...


33 posted on 03/21/2019 11:46:29 AM PDT by Chauncey Gardiner
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To: LongWayHome

“Amazed watching family members chow down on it like it’s the best food they ever ingested.”

Lobster is a butter delivery system.


34 posted on 03/21/2019 11:46:58 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Trump is the best project/program/portfolio manager in the world!!!!)
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To: sheana

Great plan!

I also love lobster. Being in Nebraska.... well, we almost never have it. We went to Plymouth, MA a few years ago, and having landed late and got lost in Boston, ended up looking for a good lobster meal after 8:30 p.m. The first place we went, kind of a bar/tavern, didn’t have lobster. The second place.... A very nice restaurant, almost empty on a Sunday night, had AMAZING lobster dinners. We really enjoyed that!

Went to a seafood buffet just north of Williamsburg, VA last September. They had crab legs, but not so much for lobsters. Still got our money’s worth, I expect.


35 posted on 03/21/2019 11:51:21 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: LongWayHome

I always say that crab, lobster and shrimp are just an excuse to eat butter.


36 posted on 03/21/2019 11:51:37 AM PDT by Mama Shawna
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To: sheana
I love lobster. I wish I had so much lobster that when told that’s for dinner I could say.....lobster again? Sigh.

I had that problem when I lived in Hawaii. Wife would come home from the commissary and complain there was no room in the fridge and freezer because of "all this damn lobster!"

37 posted on 03/21/2019 11:51:42 AM PDT by ETCM
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To: LongWayHome

My favorite (after lobster, I suppose) is nice, meaty clams, breaded and fried, with tartar sauce. Next up would be some lovely scallops broiled in garlic butter.


38 posted on 03/21/2019 11:52:37 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Red Badger

“If you put enough garlic butter on a turd”

Said beto o’rourke


39 posted on 03/21/2019 11:54:56 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Red Badger

Why did I read that as “Seahawks fans”?


40 posted on 03/21/2019 12:00:43 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( Wake me when a prominent democrat gets prosecuted. ))))
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