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As everybody knows, Boston's most important product - even more so than Cheers t-shirts - is lobster! So it's no surprise that roughly one out of every two items for sale in Quincy Market has a lobster theme. Herewith a small sampling.

Hand-made glass lobster:

Wow 'em back on the farm with your new lobster-claw harmonica and lobster-claw salt and pepper shakers:

Naturally, you'll want to use those shakers to season the lobster you'll serve on genuine paper lobster plates. NOTE: The things hanging in front of the plates are bleached lobster claws with tiny red hats. Yes, they're Santa claws.

An image of the rare Boston Blackie lobster:

Stuffed lobster:

Lobster t-shirts? But of course!

Those t-shirts would go just great with some lobster socks:

Complete the ensemble with a lobster head:

Never forget anything again, with these handy lobster refrigerator magnets:

Lobsterpops (not shown: gummi lobsters and candy lobster eggs):

Proof that somebody actually buys and consumes such stuff:

Lobsters love to hang around:

Little known fact: Lobsters crawl onto Boston beaches to get some sun:

However, too much sun can turn them orange - and, oddly, give them extra muscles:


Can you tell me where to find mass quantities of those "How to Eat a Lobster" plastic plates? I work for a non-profit agency in Tucson, AZ and our annual fundraiser is Lobster Landing, an event that flies a few thousand live lobsters in for fresh seafood craving desert folks. Those plates have gotten so hard to find, but everyone LOVES them. Any ideas?

Leigh on January 20, 2006 06:57 PM.

It's great seeing the lobster get the credit and attention it deserves. It's about time.

I suddenly feel like I'm getting kinda hungry...

Boston on July 24, 2006 11:22 PM.

Where can I purchase the lobsterpops?

denise on August 11, 2006 01:28 PM.

Where can I buy the how to eat a lobster plates?

romaine gordon on April 27, 2007 02:06 PM.

wondering where lobsterpops and lobster soap can be found? annual lobster party in a few weeks....

terry on May 23, 2007 10:37 PM.

looking for lobster gummies or lollipops--I live in Chicaggo so I was hoping to do it online--although I've got a way to get it in Boston if need be--need in two weeks!

Devin McCue on July 19, 2007 10:39 PM.

where do I buy the how to eat a lobster plates?

nicole on July 23, 2007 05:12 PM.

Saw the request from Leigh for "How to Eat a Lobster" plates in mass quantities and am very interested in also finding them...


Tim on August 23, 2007 09:22 AM.

looking for the how to eat lobster plastic plates. Know where I can order some?

scott on December 21, 2007 08:45 AM.

FINALLY!! These poor creatures get the recognition they deserve! These are magestic, lovely creatures, and we think they should never be eaten, only saved from the glass tanks at Super Stop and Shop. By the way, where can I get the lobster socks? it is of utmost importance.

caroline and danni on March 4, 2008 05:14 PM.

I would like to know the price of the salt and Pepper lobster claws please!

Marg on April 30, 2008 09:22 AM.

I usally buy the Lobster Plates At Christmass Tree Shops they have been out for awile, wondering where I can get the How to eat a Lobster Plate Now in large amounts?? Please Help

Raymond Roy on May 21, 2008 10:31 AM.

I too am looking to buy those lobster plates in mass quantity, How can I do that? Thanks!

Rick on June 6, 2008 12:34 AM.

I too am looking for the "How To Eat Loster" plates. Where can I find them?

Marianne on July 19, 2008 10:05 AM.

Where can I get a bunch of those "How to eat a lobster" plates? Thanks!

Doris on July 21, 2008 12:51 PM.

hi, i work for the same non profit as Leigh (below). i'm running the event this year and i cant find information on the plates anywhere online, could you send me info on where to get them?
thanks a lot!

caitlin on August 25, 2008 03:53 PM.

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