Valentine's Oyster of the Month
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by Kristen Jordan
2M ago
Hi Shucker! In celebration of Valentine’s Day we are shipping one of our current favorite oysters: HONEYMOON OYSTERS Honeymoon Oysters are the perfect bite. These cocktail oysters have a great consistent meaty texture with just the right amount of clean brine. HoneyMoon oysters hail from the pristine waters of New Brunswick, Canada. Their upbringing in the pure and icy waters of this region, coupled with the abundance of plankton and algae, contributes to their exceptional flavor and texture. The delicate citrus notes and brininess of HoneyMoon oysters evoke memories of the beach, making them ..read more
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Christmas 2023 - Shipped Oyster Profile
Aphrodite Oysters Blog
by Kristen Jordan
3M ago
Lucky Lime, PEI “Eat Oysters, Get Lucky” LUCKY LIME OYSTERS In the northern most reach of New London Bay, a naturally existing string of sand dunes protect the delicate ecosystem of the bay. With the salty influx of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Lucky Limes develop a unique salty flavor and a superior shaped shell. Influenced by the algae abundant waters, these distinguished oysters offer a subtle taste variation in their half shell. Specie: Crassostrea virginica Origin: New London Bay, Prince Edward Island, Canada Water Temperature: freezing to 64° Tides: Wild: 4-6 years Average Siz ..read more
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October 2023 Oyster of the Month
Aphrodite Oysters Blog
by Kristen Jordan
6M ago
GLACIER BAY OYSTERS Glacier Bay Oysters are packed in pine boxes and there shells are darker, almost black with orange which is why we choose these with Halloween around the corner. These darker shells are characteristic of oysters from this New Brunswick area. Specie: Crassostrea virginica Origin: Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada Farmed: 4 to 5 years Average Size: 3 inches Available: Year-round FLAVOR PROFILE Moderately salty with a clean finish. Its’ soft and plump flesh, presents a vivid, well defined flavor, with subtle fruity pear-like overtones. In a word, very fresh a ..read more
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April Oyster of the Month
Aphrodite Oysters Blog
by Kristen Jordan
1y ago
We are shipping two oysters this month! For NEW Oyster Club Members: BLACK MAGIC OYSTERS We wanted to make sure our new oyster shuckers have a great first experience with shucking an easy oyster. These oysters are a fan favorite with their meaty, salty bite. How to shuck an oyster? <—Click to watch this video! Specie: Crassostrea virginica Origin: Thunder Cove, PEI (Canada) Growth Period: 3 years Average Size: 2.75 inches Suggested Pairing: Mezcal FLAVOR PROFILE Smooth salinity with a pronounced vegetal finish. BRINE INTENSITY High-Medium GROWOUT METHOD Grown in floating cages i ..read more
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March Oyster of the Month
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by Kristen Jordan
1y ago
FORTUNE OYSTERS With St. Patrick’s Day and welcoming the beginning of spring time, we thought you might need some good fortune. These oysters are easy to shuck and although they are small, bring a punch of salt. We included a few extra in your order. Specie: Crassostrea virginica Origin: Harbor Island, Novia Scotia (CAN) Farmed: 3-5 years Average Size: 2.75" Available: Year-round Pairing: Any bittersweet cocktail of your choice! BRINE LEVEL High GROWOUT METHOD Suspended Oyster Grow system, floating bags, and we currently experimenting with a new grow out system called “flip fa ..read more
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February Oyster of the Month
Aphrodite Oysters Blog
by Kristen Jordan
1y ago
BLACK MAGIC OYSTERS We have been loving these oysters! Black Magic oysters are the perfect meaty bite that is bright with salt. Specie: Crassostrea virginica Origin: Thunder Cove, PEI (Canada) Growth Period: 3 years Average Size: 2.75 inches Suggested Pairing: Mezcal FLAVOR PROFILE Smooth salinity with a pronounced vegetal finish. BRINE INTENSITY High-Medium GROWOUT METHOD Grown in floating cages in Thunder Cove, the tides go out 2-4 times a day by 6 feet. The bottom of the sea is mostly sandy shells beds with eel grass which gives that nice vegetal finish on the palate. How t ..read more
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December Oyster of the Month
Aphrodite Oysters Blog
by Kristen Jordan
1y ago
CROWES PASTURE OYSTERS Only available in the Fall/Winter months we have been loving these little beauties! Crowe's Pasture oysters are raised on the white sandy bottom of the shores of East Dennis, Massachusetts. They are available in two sizes and we have chosen the petites. Specie: Crassostrea virginica Origin: Dennis-Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts Water Temperature: freezing to 64° Tides: Farmed: 3 years Average Size: 2-3 inches Available: These are a limited seasonal winter offering, we only wish they were available year-round! FLAVOR PROFILE They are exposed to full ocean s ..read more
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Announcing Aphrodite Oyster Club
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by Kristen Jordan
1y ago
Pangea Shellfish Flavor Wheel We’ve talked about it & we’ve listened! At Aphrodite Oysters we love discovering and introducing new oysters to our clients. The Aphrodite Oyster Club will take you deeper into the world of oysters by featuring a different oyster each month. You may choose between 36 or 60 count boxes shipped to your door with Aphrodite Sauces and the Oyster of the Month QR Fact Sheet. Not yet a shucker? Don’t worry, we will have instructions or we can throw an oyster shucking party! Together we will help #saveourseas by consuming and sharing our love for oysters with others ..read more
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October Oyster of the Month
Aphrodite Oysters Blog
by Kristen Jordan
1y ago
Lucky Lime, PEI “Eat Oysters, Get Lucky” LUCKY LIME OYSTERS In the northern most reach of New London Bay, a naturally existing string of sand dunes protect the delicate ecosystem of the bay. With the salty influx of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Lucky Limes develop a unique salty flavor and a superior shaped shell. Influenced by the algae abundant waters, these distinguished oysters offer a subtle taste variation in their half shell. Specie: Crassostrea virginica Origin: New London Bay, Prince Edward Island, Canada Water Temperature: freezing to 64° Tides: Wild: 4-6 years Average Siz ..read more
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Zink and Copper in Oysters Zap Illness
Aphrodite Oysters Blog
by Kristen Jordan
1y ago
Zinc in Oysters Oyster Nutrition: Zinc and Copper You may recall hearing oysters described as tasting metallic. This is because oysters love to pack in both zinc and copper from their environment; even if there are low concentrations of it, they will find it. If you have ever had an oyster that is green or blue in color, that means it is really high in copper - just like a penny! Now your thinking, should I stay away, are these levels too high? Of course not and here is why. What is Zinc & Copper? Zinc and copper are required minerals for our immune system health. These minerals contains ..read more
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