J.P.’s Barstool Cocktail Oysters

On any given day, J.P.’s Shellfish offer a wide variety of the finest Atlantic fresh oysters available. Each day, they direct source no less than 15 different bed specific oysters from the nutrient rich waters of the North Atlantic.

Hy-Vee is featuring Barstool Cocktail Oysters, nicely cupped cocktail size (2.5” – 3”) oysters from the pristine waters of Rustico Bay, part of Prince Edward Islands’s legendary string of north coast oyster bays. Rustico is a tiny, picturesque lobstering town located along the north shore of Prince Edward Island. Its shells tend to be light in color with a crisp clean flavor that gives a brininess up front and a sweet finish.

There are a virtually infinite number of factors that affect the characteristics of an oyster.  These include, but are not limited to, such criteria as salinity, method of culture, seasonality, shell strength, meat fullness, size, etc.  Check out J.P.’s comprehensive SHELLFISH ASSESSMENT CHART for a more detailed qualitative and comparative analysis of each variety.

J.P.’s is very particular about which varieties of oysters they source. Their product is high-quality and a tremendous value. Hy-Vee is confident that you will appreciate these differences in availability, quality, shelf life, and the environmentally conscientious fashion in which J.P.’s oysters are grown and harvested. Plus, Hy-Vee’s onsite USDC Lot Inspector checks all incoming seafood to ensure freshness and quality before it goes home to your table.

Learn more at your Hy-Vee seafood counter today!

Author: Jason Pride

I’m Jason Pride, and I am the Vice President of Meat/Seafood Operations for Hy-Vee, and have been in the industry for 30 years. Part of my job at Hy-Vee is to respond to increased customer demand for sustainably caught seafood, but also help move the industry forward in this area.