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holdem

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Lobster at Walmart Thu, 01/25/07 9:56 PM (permalink)
Has anyone tried the frozen lobster chunks they sell in the frozen seafood section? It's like $7.00 a pound. I wonder if it's real lobster.
 
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    roossy90

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    RE: Lobster at Walmart Thu, 01/25/07 11:23 PM (permalink)
    Have not tried the frozen, but here they sell fresh and steam it for you for $12/#.
     
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      improviser

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      RE: Lobster at Walmart Fri, 01/26/07 12:50 PM (permalink)
      I always feel sorry for the live lobsters in tank at the Super Wal-marts in this area. The tanks are much smaller than the supermarket tanks and I don't know who in this area goes to Wal-mart to buy lobster. Sure, the lobsters live longer than the supermarket ones but in very cramped conditions.
       
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        shortchef

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        RE: Lobster at Walmart Fri, 01/26/07 12:51 PM (permalink)
        Those chunks are horrible, little tiny animals molded and pressed and frozen. The dogs liked them, though.
         
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          Ashphalt

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          RE: Lobster at Walmart Fri, 01/26/07 1:10 PM (permalink)
          Are you sure that's not "Loobster?" the stuff they served along with Grade A "Bef" at Norm's favorite restaurant on Cheers.
           
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            Jimeats

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            RE: Lobster at Walmart Fri, 01/26/07 3:40 PM (permalink)
            At $7.00 a pound I seriously doubt that it's lobster. Is this canned or vac-packed. A 12oz can will run about $11.99 on sale around here. Also where is it from? The law states that point of origon has to be on the pakaging. Chow Jim
             
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              holdem

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              RE: Lobster at Walmart Fri, 01/26/07 9:58 PM (permalink)
              It's in a bag like the frozen shrimp.
               
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                holdem

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                RE: Lobster at Walmart Tue, 01/30/07 7:19 PM (permalink)
                Went back for a second look. It's called Squat Lobster....???
                 
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                  RubyRose

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                  RE: Lobster at Walmart Tue, 01/30/07 8:00 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by holdem

                  Went back for a second look. It's called Squat Lobster....???

                  That sounds slightly pornographic.
                   
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                    shortchef

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                    RE: Lobster at Walmart Wed, 01/31/07 10:11 AM (permalink)
                    They only call it that because it ain't worth squat. I haven't quite figured out what it is, but it is stuff all mushed together.
                     
                    #10
                      Sundancer7

                      RE: Lobster at Walmart Wed, 01/31/07 10:45 AM (permalink)
                      Squat lobster got me curious so I checked it out:

                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squat_lobster

                      Paul E. Smith
                      Knoxville, TN
                       
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                        xannie_01

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                        RE: Lobster at Walmart Wed, 01/31/07 10:52 AM (permalink)
                        well, that explains long john silver's "lobster" bites.
                         
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                          Ashphalt

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                          RE: Lobster at Walmart Wed, 01/31/07 11:10 AM (permalink)
                          AKA langostino.

                          Oh well, a loobster by any other name...
                           
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                            holdem

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                            RE: Lobster at Walmart Wed, 01/31/07 10:29 PM (permalink)
                            Interesting Sundancer7. So they are selling some kind of crab that no one has heard of and calling is lobster. I wonder if is any good?
                             
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                              agnesrob

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                              RE: Lobster at Walmart Thu, 02/1/07 5:48 AM (permalink)
                              I guess I would try it but the Shop Rite in Hillsdale, NJ has lobster for 5.99 a pound this Friday and Saturday. My kids are already anticipating a lobster feast for the weekend!
                               
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                                Scorereader

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                                RE: Lobster at Walmart Thu, 02/1/07 12:06 PM (permalink)
                                It's amazing how many times we've seen the Langostino Lobster mentioned on this site. It seems that companies are really trying hard to pull the wool over our eyes through all their different methods of calling a crab a lobster.
                                But then, I've been known to buy imitation crab - so what the heck. But at least it's clear that "imitation" is not a type of crab.

                                I didn't know about the whole langostino conspiracy until this past year when it came up in discussion on this site, forcing me to do some research.

                                 
                                #16
                                  Sundancer7

                                  RE: Lobster at Walmart Thu, 02/1/07 1:45 PM (permalink)
                                  I really do wonder about how the taste compares with lobster vs. squat lobster?

                                  Paul E. Smith
                                  Knoxville, TN
                                   
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                                    Ashphalt

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                                    RE: Lobster at Walmart Thu, 02/1/07 1:57 PM (permalink)
                                    Langostino from South America has been available frozen, frequently in a brick, for some time. My Mom would use it to make a mixed seafood casserole. As I recall, it's slightly sweet, but not as sweet as lobster or, certainly, surimi (imitation crab, etc.), and pretty bland with more of a "swampy" than "oceany" flavor. IMHO it's closer in flavor to the pre-cooked God knows when crawfish we sometimes find up here in the North than to Homarus Americanus.

                                    Anyone have a better way of describing it?
                                     
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                                      agnesrob

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                                      RE: Lobster at Walmart Thu, 02/1/07 4:12 PM (permalink)
                                      Ashphalt, that sounds like a very accurate description of langostinos. I am still wondering about those squat things though.
                                       
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                                        Scorereader

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                                        RE: Lobster at Walmart Thu, 02/1/07 5:01 PM (permalink)
                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by agnesrob

                                        Ashphalt, that sounds like a very accurate description of langostinos. I am still wondering about those squat things though.


                                        squat lobster = langostino. See Paul's (Sundancer) link above.
                                         
                                        #20
                                          Sundancer7

                                          RE: Lobster at Walmart Thu, 02/1/07 5:26 PM (permalink)
                                          I have had the Langastinos before. They were not bad and in fact pretty tasty. I had never thought they were lobster though.

                                          Paul E. Smith
                                          Knoxville, TN
                                           
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