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Western Australia Rock Lobsters $20 Each @ Coles/Woolworths

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Coles and Woolworths have bought back its wildly popular Western Australia rock lobster deal, selling the luxury seafood item at the heavily discounted price of $20 a pop.

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  • +14 votes

    Just like Xmas, there will be f'all stock

    • +6 votes

      Nope. I've seen 3 stores with dozens available in the last 24 hours.

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        Coles or woolies?

        • +1 vote

          Woolworths stores in the Illawarra area.

  • +1 vote

    Available under a different product name?

    • +3 votes

      i don't know if i want coked thawed anything.

      "shop.coles.com.au/a/churchill-centre/product/coked-thawed"

      • +1 vote

        hhahaha… thawed in coke? thawed having been on coke? either way.. those ones are available and quick google shows they're from WA so…. ;)

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          apparently available at your local churchill centre too.

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          I thought maybe the lobsters got so high on coke they just froze by themselves

      • +2 votes

        If it doesn't taste cokey enough be sure to bring the shells back for a refund under the ACL.

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  • +3 votes

    These have been on sale for $22-$24 every week since xmas locally in south Canberra. Freshly frozen stockpile from December I'd say.

  • +2 votes

    Wonder who hires the writers. Bought back. Brought back.

    • +2 votes

      it's common with all online media. they want clicks more than they want correct edits.

    • +19 votes

      Bought back from Chinese exporters?

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        Exactly what I was about to write.

      • +2 votes

        Good. The Chinese can enjoy eating Chinese seafood if they want to continue playing these games. Personally I'm getting pretty sick of artificially inflated prices caused by Chinese demand for anything Australian/high quality.

        • +4 votes

          If there is demand, then can you still call it "artificial" high price?
          Or do you mean the price now is artificially low as ScoMo can't stop pissing off our biggest customer?

          • +5 votes

            @berry580: scomo's just a yank lackey, fuelled by his personal hatred of the 'godless' chinese.

            He won't stop ever and that suits the yanks fine - doesn't give a shit about oz, never has, never will.

            As long as he pays the rich, he will continue on his crusade, supported by a corrupt media. All the religious types sitting adjacent are there for the same reason- easily manipulated and morally corrupt.

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            @berry580: Just because our biggest customer banned, the price dropped significantly, the same with wine. However, the payback is the unemployed people will be increased a lot.

        • +3 votes

          Don't think those lobsters are considered high quality…The high quality ones are at least double the size. Those are still going for like $99 per KG at your local fish markets.

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    $19 each at farmer Jacks in WA (It shows expired but is ongoing at my store)
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/593072

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      they must be last years stock if they've been in the freezer but expired

  • +1 vote

    The price at my local Woolworths was $25 a few weeks ago.
    They are not always in stock, and I think it was on special for $23 once.
    Not that I eat them anyway.

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    How big is one pop?

    • +4 votes

      tiny

    • +2 votes

      360g to 415g

      • +13 votes

        $20 saved

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          You think they'll sell you the restaurant quality live lobster for $20?

          • +7 votes

            @KOBH: I'd probably pay more for a bigger one. There's really not much meat once you discard the shell

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              @xiangtan: you can get live ones around $40 each weighting around 600g

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                @viper8548: My uncle got the large live ones for $60/kg from seafood shop in Campsie NSW.

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                  @Richardc: must have been some special, that is less than even bulk price of buying them off the lobster boats.

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                    @gromit: 60 a kg for live westies are the norm these days, the southern ones are around 70-75/kg depending on the day

                • +1 vote

                  @Richardc: ANy idea which seafood shop?

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                    @rollin: eastwood seafood shops has live southern for $70/kg up to 1.5kg, the one around flemington station $65/kg

  • +1 vote

    These are baby lobsters.

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    I’ll just put this here: https://youtu.be/n4QSYx4wVQg

  • +1 vote

    This is a guide on the weight vs the grade. Does anyone know what grades these would be?

    https://brolos.com.au/members/catch-delivery-guidance/

  • +7 votes

    ROCK LOBSTER!!!

    • +1 vote

      We were at the beach….everybody had matching towels!

  • +8 votes

    They don't taste good.

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      why don't they taste good?

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        because they Poor Ass lobster

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    I saw the normal price is 25 ( Sydney World Square Coles)

  • +9 votes

    Commercial fishing!!
    Bit unsure about all this after the Netflix documentary

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    Wild caught. That can’t be cheap.

    • +3 votes

      They are very easy to catch, and are in shallow coastal waters near Perth.
      You just drop a pot with bait, come back a few hours later and pull them out of the water.

      It is nothing like deep-ocean fishing. They were dirt cheap until the export market happened. A poor-man's fish. Or used for bait.

  • +2 votes

    What is the weight? $20 each not $20 per kg.. doesn’t sound like a bargain unless I know the weight.

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      Minimum legal size. So 360g. Serves one person. But they taste the same, whatever the size.

    • -1 vote

      It's not. About 3 per kg, so I'd rather have a steak.

    • +2 votes

      Weighed mine at home. Abt 600g each. Maybe I got lucky. Mine were from Woolies.

  • +4 votes

    Pinchy!

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      Being crays, they don't have so much pinchy power. :)

      • +2 votes

        Lol it’s a Simpsons reference.

        • +1 vote

          I’ll run a hot bath.

    • +2 votes

      sobbing pass the butter

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    I think dealbot the luxury seafood item is a live monster lobster in a fish tank not these frozen shrimps .

  • +1 vote

    Overcooked rubbery meat, not worth the price, so I’ll pass :) Good luck to those first time trying!

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    To call them lobsters is stretching it - they are more the size of large yabbies

  • +2 votes

    plenty in Hurstville wws, no one seems to be interested in these. I personally prefer prawns than these cooked lobster.

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      because it’s overcooked rubber lol

  • +2 votes

    360g … 1000g/360g = 2.77 * $20 = $55.55 per kg
    Normally $65 and that’s for a southern lobster 🦞 which are way better than WA Lobsters

    SA Southern lobsters
    https://www.fergusonaustralia.com/shop/

    • +22 votes

      They are struggling now? What about all the profits they made selling these to China for maximum profits?

      • +9 votes

        Takes a pandemic and economic sanctions for them to go hey guys, please buy our lobsters

        • +7 votes

          "We ripped you guys off. Now we need your support"

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    do they even have these in vic? last time I went through almost 10 coles/woolies looking for these and couldn't find any.

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      A few days ago I saw the last man standing at my Coles. And you know the size of it lol .

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      Stopped at Southern Cross Station Coles when I finished work - HUGE amount of lobsters and lobster tails in the deli. Far more than I ever saw at Christmas for sure.

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    Getting 3 tomorrow

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    The most important question that is yet to be asked; how do you cook this?

    • +3 votes

      Cut in half top down the middle.

      Cheese all over (mozzarella). Pepper to taste.

      Oven maybe 180 maybe 20 mins when cheese melts.

      Serve. Add tobacco or that other chilli sauce.

      Maybe some lemon.

      • +6 votes

        Taste like cigarettes?

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        Serve. Add tobacco

        I guess you meant tabasco right?

    • +1 vote

      There is a video on how to make Lobster Thermidor

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      'how do you cook this?'

      You don't. They are already cooked.

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    When I finally found a store at Christmas that had them they limited the purchase amount per customer so couldn’t even buy enough for our Christmas lunch with the extended family.

  • +1 vote

    Worst $20 I've ever spent.

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      why?

      • +1 vote

        expensive overcooked rubber.

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          I've had them and they are decent value at $50 a kilo. After you subtract shell the actual meat cost is 100+ per kg.

          But I got from local fishmonger which sells raw or cooked, maybe Woolies/Coles don't do storage and cooking so well.