10 pound boxes of frozen lobster tails at Costco are now in-store for the Summer season! But there’s one important issue…the sign on the freezer case as well as the item price tags state “Cold Water Lobster” but the actual boxes are labeled “Rock Lobster” which is also called spiny lobster and they are warm water lobsters. Warm water lobsters are smaller, do not have that buttery sweet flavor of a Maine Lobster, and do not have claws. They are caught in Mexico, the Caribbean, and other warm waters.
Don’t get me wrong, rock lobster is also quite tasty, but it’s no cold water Maine lobster in my opinion. I didn’t have a chance to check with the manager at my store, but word to the wise I’d suggest you look carefully at the actual box before you buy if cold versus warm lobster tails matters to you!
Costco Item Number and Price
Wild Cold Water Lobster Tail 10lb box is Costco item number 47076 and costs $199.99 in-store at Costco. That shakes out to $20/lb. (again, note the actual box at your store, my store appears to have been mislabeled as cold water lobster but the boxes were rock lobster!).