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Western Rock Lobsters for $20 @ Coles

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Similar to the deal at Woolworths!

“Christmas just got a whole lot more decadent for Coles shoppers, with the supermarket giant announcing today they'll be slashing the price of lobsters in half ahead of Christmas.

The cost of the luxury item will plummet to the all-time low price of $20, with the retailer buying up a huge supply of MSC certified Western Rock Lobsters that were destined for the export market.

The bargain-priced crustaceans will go on sale from this weekend, available at Coles Delis nationwide, and there'll be plenty to go around, with the supermarket chain securing 29 times the amount of lobster compared to last year.”

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      Same cannot find any in Woolworths Melbourne or Coles

    • -2 votes

      yo why did you send me a random PM:

      Subject: "ASK"
      Comment: "URS"

      And then it says you blocked me?

      accidental or what. so fkn random

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    Are these raw or are they cooked like that Woolworths deal

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      Cooked and frozen

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        booo

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          y ?

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            @capslock janitor: I prefer fresh so i can cook them myself

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              @Genepi: is it massive difference, if we take these cooked-frozen ones to continue cooking into other dishes?

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                @capslock janitor: Depends what you want to do with them. I'd never cook them but eating fresh/cold they can be really good.

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    I wonder if Asian restaurant will buy them all hah

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      They are cooked.

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        you can recook

        sometimes when i get full i just put half in fridge or freezer then airfryer boom

        Can recook up to 30 times i think, saw it in a movie once

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          If you are saying the Asian restaurant will buy cooked lobster and reheat then serve to their customers? Australia way to put butter and cheese may be, 100% not Asian

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          He watches too many movies.

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        I am Chinese I agree most Chinese prefer live or at least fresh seafood. that's why you see the aquatic tanks on display in the Chinese restaurants. when you order the lobster/crab/fish the staff will bring the fish alive from the tank to your table for you to have a look first.

        A lot of my Chinese friends join the free-diving groups just to catch live seafood. watch them out in the bays around Sydney. Many of them have no regards to fishing rules.

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      Asian like freshly cooked.

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        usually alive lobster and cooking instantly for better taste. Not cooked and frozen one, different taste of lobster meat…

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    I might take a 10minute drive to Freo, Get Lobsters and Beer for breakfast

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      How did it go?

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      how it go yaa

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        Amazing, We have so many options atm, Fremantle and Coogee Ports for live, IGA's, Famer Jacks, Spud Shed shops are all full.
        We don't shop much at coles

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    Good finally we can afford our own lobsters 🦞

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    Lobsters have claws, no claws, they must be some other crustaceon.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2015/11/19/rock-lobster_n_...

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      This is true as per the article but your statement is misleading, as crayfish do have "claws/pincers" they are just small and used to grab food to bring to their mouths.

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    Never eaten lobster. I assume taste similar to crab?

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      I guess a little… but personally I dont like crab taste as its too strong.

      Lobster to me tastes better (but sometimes its a lot of work breaking the shells).

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        i love crab meat it's like scallops to me

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      You are not missing much apart from a tick box, tastes like a big chewy prawn unless you've caught it yourself and cooked shells on coals. The fresher seafood the better and these are likely be frozen for a long time, better buy local Aussie seafood at a good fishmonger who sells directly from fishmarkets with big turnover.

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    What is the weight of each lobster?

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      Fat-shaming crustaceans isn't OK.

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    anyone got a good lobster roll recipe?

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    So sad that we can only enjoy these yummies when the Chinese stop buying from us.

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      Yes, that's why we should all stop the Chinese for buying all our goods at a premium, so us poor Australians can afford it.

      Now we have coal, lobster, wine, houses, wood and everything else for cheap this Christmas

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    I told the wife about these cooked lobsters price and she checked with a few other friends. They are selling live lobsters around the size of 700g - 800g at $68/kg in Eastwood. So these are not much of a bargain after all.

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    went to the Sydney fish markets today, price is around $27 a pop for a similar size.

    They live lobster for $89/KG - Them red ones

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    If you live in SA down south (Old Norlunga) the Seafood Chest has them for $25.
    No idea how good, just noticed a sign out the front while passing by on the bus.

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      10am OZB meetup!

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        I dont socialize much ;P
        Nice sentiment, sorry for the late reply.

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    For people who have bought these and Woolworths ones which are bigger?

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    Was $17 last week. What a mark up bargain!!!

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      The Canadian one was $17 save $3 last week. This one is WA lobster different one.

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        Good to know that. Thank you

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    Has people managed to get any. Went to woollies and couldn't see any there. Based in SA

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    I love it how they just expect us to help them when for years I can't really afford to eat lobster that much.. at the restaurant we used to order lobster with xo noodles came out to be like $500… First they rip us off and then expect us to help them when they need it? and then when exports open back up I pay the ridiculous prices again?

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    Went to Coles Caroline springs. Staff don't have a clue about this lobster, they only have the $17.50 one

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    I wonder why Woolies and Coles would only sell WA lobsters. WA ones are relatively mushy. Why wouldn't they sell Sydney rock ones?

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      They are CANADIAN. NOT AUSTRALIAN

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        The one I got from coles was MSC certified west Australian

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    Went into Coles and Woolworths at 9.30am today and couldn’t find any. Coles have the ones imported from Canada for $17 (marked down from $20).

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      That’s the ones they are talking about

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    I went into the store. They are CANADIAN NOT AUSTRALIAN and are very small

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      Given this thread is about WA rock lobsters, presumably the stock hasn't arrived at your store yet.

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    I found some at my Coles today. From WA $20 each. Around 440g each.

    They're wrapped in clear plastic whilst the Canadian ones have red netting wrapper.

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      440g is tiny. I didn't see any Lobsters in my Coles. You probably need to go early morning to find them.

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        440g was actually some of the largest they had.

        Woolies is selling them as 'Small WA Rock Lobsters'.

        The large ones will be all sold to the markets and sold for $150-$300 a kg.

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          Did you happen to get WW ones too compare grams?

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            @capslock janitor: Nope but from all the articles they're all the same size.

            Up to 550g.

            Cooking one up today on the Weber with some garlic herb butter to see if it's worth it for Christmas day.

            Consumers are still paying $50 a kg for lobster.

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              @DisabledUser319612: Let us know the result, please.

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                @Yola: So I have tried to do them justice.

                https://imgur.com/uHTBxiI

                Followed a recipe for lobster garlic and herb butter.

                https://imgur.com/7u9YH2w

                Cooked it on the Weber.

                https://imgur.com/jW3IORa

                2 mins either side and straight off.

                https://imgur.com/v1GoKKL

                I maintain these are already overcooked and they were though.
                I'd try find raw lobster

                Overall I can see why the Chinese would like these. They have overfished and (profanity) their waterways so hard that this would taste amazing to them. They're extremely fresh.

                Overall, as I own a kayak and go fishing all the time, I can go get better myself.

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    Pre-cooked = no thanks.

    When you reheat it will be so dry, prefer fresh raw ones.

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      Not dry but a little though 🙂

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    I remember when I visited my cousin in Boston, the large lobsters were so cheap we can afford everyday. wonder why it's so much more expensive here.

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      labour is expensive here in world's standards but in comparison, some imported goods are actually cheaper in relative to our wages. .

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    can't find any…..?

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    No stock anywhere. Scam.

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      Coles at St Leonards had stock today.

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    No stock on the rock lobsters so I bought the canadian ones for $17

    Don't waste your time and money in the canadian ones. Only meat you can extract out of it are the claws which was a pain in the ass to crack open and the tail

    The meat is rubbery and no lobster taste in it at all, just salty

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      i would be salty about that as well

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    We picked up some lobster tails from Criminal Springs Coles for $7 each on the weekend, around 150g each. Better value IMHO as almost all meat. Looks like they've sold out now.

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    The few places that had them had rushes that were harder than the Covid 19 dunny rolls .
    Strick limits were placed .

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      Yeah i thought the dunny rolls wouldn’t taste great even when fried…

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    Waiting for these prices to trickle down to restaurants.

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      They have in the chinese restaurants.

      Some of them have from $50/pound ($110/kg) including noodles.

      Have had it a few times recently. Good times.

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    Got 4 today.