Blackwater Wild Oysters grow on the river bed of the Blackwater, Maldon, Essex. UK.
These pacific oysters have a thicker shell and a slightly different shape compared to their cultivated cousins, as well as an exquisite taste and meatiness.
The Maldon Blackwater Wild oyster begins life as spat drifting about on the tide until it finds a stone or shell to attach onto. Here it will settle indefinitely, into a routine of heavy drinking, (Filtering up to 10 Litres of water an hour!), feasting on the nutritious water of the tidal marshland it calls home, and meditating within its firmly clamped shell if exposed during the low tide or when threatened by a variety of marauding natural predators like starfish, crabs, and sea birds to name a few.
It will take approximately three years to reach market size (80-110g). Thereafter, they are sustainably harvested, washed, and placed into tanks at our state-of-the-art depuration facility at Cock Clarks.
All our oysters are picked, graded and packed by hand into food grade wooden boxes.
Store in a cool, dry place or in the fridge. Do not store in water or on ice.
Consume within 5 days of delivery – the oyster must be alive when shucked i.e. shell firmly shut.
All oysters are molluscs and therefore a food Allergen.
Availability: Year round.
Available Sizes: (M) 80g – 110g / (L) 110g – 140g / (XL)140g+
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 2g||3%|
|Saturated fat 0.4g||2%|
|Polyunsaturated fat 0.8g|
|Monounsaturated fat 0.3g|
|Total Carbohydrate 4.2g||1%|
|Dietary fibre 0g||0%|
*Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.