Red Flags to Watch For in Lobster

At Freshies, staying fresh is key to our name. We know that shore-to-door freshness is key to enjoying lobster. However, like many other foods, there are several things to watch out for when purchasing lobster, raw or cooked. Have you ever had a bad feeling about eating expired or bad meat? 

Since 2009, Freshies has been serving fresh Maine lobster to Park City, Utah. During the process, we’ve learned a thing or two about the good, the bad, and what to absolutely avoid. Trust our pros to help you decide for yourself, buckle up, we’ll help keep you safe. 

What’s That Smell? 

An immediate sign of bad lobster is if you pull your face back immediately after receiving a smell [1]. Lobsters absolutely should not smell bad, if this occurs, it’s a safe bet you should not consume. 

Slime O’ Slime!

So you have the lobster in hand and you’re unsure if it’s bad, what should you do? Check how the meat feels to the touch. Is it slimy?

If this is the case and you need to wipe your hands off right after, this is a sign you should not consume the lobster [1]. 

That Color Does Not Look Ok, Right? 

Like many foods, color can dictate if the food has expired or gone bad. When looking at lobster meat, it should be a creamy white or include a little bit of pink pending if it is cooked. If you see any abnormal discoloration, especially green, stay clear! 

Are you still unsure whether the lobster is bad? It’s a safe bet to go with your gut, throw the meat away, and stay clear. 

Ready to have a taste of the best in the west for yourself? Check out how to order today, where the Freshies food trucks are located, come into our two locations in Utah (Park City & Salt Lake City), or follow along @freshieslobster.