Absolutely great experience!!! My wife loved this Christmas gift. It was a great surprise for her to see where the next shipment of treats was from and how the taste differed. Thanks Real Oyster Cult for such a wonderful gift.
Consistently consistent! The best!
First two oysters were both excellent. Excited for the next order to arrive!
The oysters were very fresh and clean when they arrived. I usually had to clean the ones I received from another company or the fridge would smell like the bay. They were very delicious and I had them finished in 3 days.
Nothing is better than a boxful of oysters; it's like letting a little piece of the ocean inside my house.
Great variety of oysters this month. One of them was a bit large, so we ended up smoking them and they were equally delicious!! We've enjoyed the subscription way more than we thought we would, and once a month is perfect timing.
Mary Ann S.
Great Mother's Day gift. She loved them!
Great people supplying great stuff at a good price. My monthly fix from ROC is always eagerly anticipated and savored to the last bivalve.
These guys are the best. Fantastic quality that if stored properly lasts 2 weeks in a good refrigerator. super variety and reasonable pricing.
Enjoy the best of both coasts even if it goes to the Midwest.
I loved this shipment of oysters! I don't remember what they were called now and it would be helpful to have an easy way to log in to my account to see the oyster history. But one was small, creamy, and sweet. The other was larger, briny, and juicy. Both delicious plain - I didn't even use lemon or mignonette.
Fun to try different varieties!
Our racing partners gather around the oysters and champagne once a month to discuss current plans. No one ever misses the meeting!!!
We turned the duo into a trio this time around. What we found:
Chelsea Gem - Eld Inlet, Washington
Mild flavor, mild to medium brine, somewhat minerally, robust texture, deep cups
Standish Shore - Duxbury, Massachusetts
Medium brine at best, buttery texture, minerals
Shigoku - Washington
Maybe the perfect oyster. Great texture – I need to find a word that is somewhere between “buttery” and “crunchy.” Brine was medium not heavy and even throughout, flavor and umami well balanced and even throughout, a little sweetness is evident. Very deep cups which require an extra slide of the knife to dislodge the meat. Wow.
John Oster, Rochester, New York
Delicious oysters. Shipped perfectly. Fulfilled my request for 20 to slurp, and 20 larger to chargrill. So happy to have found The Real Oyster Cult!
Love the service. It is great to try a variety of locales and tastes.
Dr Robert E O.
Best oysters you have ever sent. Easy to shuck, lots of juice & delicious
I'm too old to shuck oysters. I just like to eat them. So, I heat the oven up to 550 degrees, and stick a tray full of oysters
in. They're open within 5 minutes, and I can eat them without the possibility of stabbing myself to death. Death is close enough anyhow; I don't want to bleed out on the kitchen floor.
The carnage! So delicious. This has become our monthly treat!
Everything about this was great - from shipping to eating!!
Oysters were fresh and tasty as always. Belons are great but I didn't get any West Coast oysters that I asked for. I am not sure if they weren't is stock,but a taste variety is always appreciated.
Another fine shipment of excellent oysters from the Cult!
Oysters are the ultimate play with your food kind of food. Getting new varieties each month, with enough to really learn them is cool.
Especially when you live thousands of miles from the coast!
The oysters arrive. Next thing I know is that I've eaten all of them! In one fell swoop. Oysters! Yum!
Best I’ve EVER had!!!!! Enjoyed them so much!
Best ones yet!!! Such a fun treat every month.
We celebrated my partner's 40th birthday with Sailor's Valentines and Pink Moons. While the February box wasn't out all-time favorite (that one arrived in March), we have enjoyed the surprise each month and have loved learning about each oyster.
Two terrific oysters!
Tuxedo - Great front end brine, very good texture, and I want to say that a “steel” or “stoney” flavor emerged – not at all unpleasant.
Midcoast - From very briny to very very briny, good texture, maybe a bit buttery in the umami department, nice finish with some mineral or stone.
Rochester, New York
Both of the varieties were delicious, easy to shuck and their flavor was delicate, slightly briny. We throughly enjoyed them.
Great trip of oysters this month, probably the best yet. Mid Coast Mild was our favorite.
John W K.
All 3 oysters were great. Especially lked the wild
We have only ever received the freshest and best tasting oysters. I’ve always considered myself an oyster lover but Real Oyster Cult has turned me into a connoisseur!
We have had 2 shipments of our monthly subscription of oysters and have enjoyed them all. They arrive in great condition, and have tasted wonderful. We have some raw, and some roasted and have appreciated the different flavors of each type.
The Black Magic oysters were amazing! They were easy to shuck, had a great shell to meat ratio and were simply divine!
Made linguine with clams in about 15 minutes. I should have taken a picture but we admired it briefly and gobbled it up. Water, vermouth the liquor from the class and herbs! Perfecto!
Got this for my husband for his birthday- he loved the oysters!!! Great gift for a guy who has everything!!!!
I got a subscription for my boyfriends birthday because he loves oysters. We had fun shucking them and an even better time eating them. They were super fresh and delicious! Looking forward to next months!
Dr Robert E O.
Product arrived on time & well chilled.
Easy to shuck
Ok. It would be a sin for me NOT to give a shout out for the recently added Thunder Cove. So for those that don't know me, yet, I'm the the Z~man and a huge lover of all oysters, but more so the big'ins! Thunder Cove delivers what the big oyster lover craves, I believe. Just a very well balanced oyster for those not afraid to put something that big in their mouth. My photo has some Osietra Supreme on it, but truth be told this oyster stands on its own and I just like to over indulge sometimes. And for the sake of showing this behemoth size of an oyster, I placed aside an Aruban 50c piece, so that everyone can have a gage. I'd put it in my hand, but my hands are huge and wouldn't do the oyster justice. Not familiar with the Aruban 50c piece you say? Time to head to Aruba.
Love the monthly oyster delivery! As new parents, having oysters on automatic delivery, allows us to have a guaranteed at home date night without having to handle logistics. Simply shuck and open some wine once the baby is asleep!
It was wonderful.
Three kinds of oysters Three kinds of winners! Can’t wait for our next delivery
Shirley & Scot W.
Fresh and tasty!
The Mintersweet were the prettiest shell and loved their briny flavor
We’ve ordered fresh oysters three times and each batch has been awesome. Something fun to look forward to every month!
Rick & Mona P.
most beautiful oysters we have had in a long time, our last order was great but this order was delicious!
Friends get together each month for oysters, wine, lobsters, and great conversation---Thank you Oyster Cult
The oysters were delicious and received with great packaging. Appreciated the gloves and shucker tool.
All three varieties were delicious and relatively easy to shuck! Cant wait for the next shipment!
Just like last time, these were dynamite! Plus, my oyster shucking confidence is higher than ever.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our monthly oyster experience!
Beautiful. Meaty but delicate. Easy to open
This last order was my son's favorite. He liked the milder brine and he said that the oyster had an almost umami flavor.
This is our second month with the subscription and we love it. It’s something to look forward to! Make sure to check out the website for the pairings of that particular oyster which include a libation and music.
This was our third shipment of oysters and they have all been excellent. I highly recommend the Real Oyster Cult.
Loved the 40 count duo. Fresh taste and fast, on time shipping. Can’t wait for the next batch.
They were really delicious...it's like getting a tasty present once a month.
Really delicious. Small and plump. Can’t wait for the next shipment!
Loving my Christmas gift subscription from hubby. As an Eastern Seaboard girl currently “stuck” in Texas, I love having a “taste of home” each month. Here are a few of my presents before, during, and after…. Can’t wait for the next box!
A pan of fresh oysters in the fridge for whatever whatever!
Took me two and a half days, now I'm planning what to order while I wait on my next Trio.
We have had 80 oysters so far and not a single dud. Keep em coming!
Pink moons were a crowd pleaser
The Barnstable Harbor oysters are med-large juicy, briny, sweet and wonderful! Gotta love Cape Cod.
A great gift from the sea. Delicious!
Oyster arrived cold, tasted good! What else is there to say!
We are loving this experience!!!
We live in Charleston, SC and eat our delicious local oysters regularly. This has been a very fun way to have a date night with a treat from other areas in The US!
Beautifully packaged with information about each bundle of oysters.
The package shipped during a snow storm, and it arrived late which was out of their responsibility. However, the response from the team was outstanding. They wrote to us and kept us informed. I will definitely order from them in the future.
I’ve had over a 1,000 oysters from Oyster Cult and can’t even count on one hand bad oysters I received. Where besides this company can anyone claim that, even from a local fishery. If you are truly an oyster lover this is the ONLY place to get shipped oysters. The variety and quality are superb! I would never cancel, I love them!!!
Made our own set up and they were delicious! Love our a little oyster diary where we can keep track of all of our notes. Best thing I’ve found in such a long time! Turns a Tuesday night into something special :-)
Loved these two varieties: Irish point and Summerside, both from PEI. I had been doing the trio, but it was a lot for me to shuck. This smaller batch of 20 was perfect for me. They arrived chilled and tasted super fresh. I love the interesting varietals.
We've had two deliveries of Oysters of the month and they have both been terrific! Love the oyster shucking knife and gloves too. Can't wait for our next delivery!
John W K.
got pemaquids, chebooktook and another from Rhode Island I can't recall... somethig salt pond. All fresh, all briny and oh so delicious.
Signing up another couple, great enjoyment
Great box this month! Loved both the oysters I got.
My family is very well aware of my devotion to oysters on the half shell, and brilliantly chose a subscription as a Christmas present. No more ties, no more books, no more sox, just oysters! Have received two deliveries, each pristinely packaged to ensure quality, each according to schedule. And they have been superb: wonderfully varied, each absolutely succulent, each straight-from-the-sea fresh. I am seriously considering a whole year subscription, even if I need to take out a HELOC. Well, maybe not a HELOC, but surely another subscription. Best treat ever!
Always super fresh and delicious! I wish there was a bit more variation in east and west coast. Very happy with the subscription and will be re-upping when we are done traveling!
The Oysters and Caviar are always awesome as expected. This time i went with a mignonette, classic cocktail sauce with extra horseradish topping and of course some caviar. Made a side seaweed salad and enjoyed by all depending on what you prefer. This batch of oysters was even more special, as I believe the cold water temps make a harder shell and all around better oyster. But then again I haven't met an oyster I didn't like really. I like my oysters naked most of the time, but sometimes I put a robe on. ; )
Always the freshest and best quality oysters, delivered to your door.
I say Wow to both the service and the oysters in my first cult installment. Belle Du Jour was medium not crazy brine with a great, rather sweet texture. East Beach Blonde had a firly briny flavor, not metallic, and a robust texture that almost made me think crunchy. Wonderful all the way around. No mignonette needed!
Rochester, New York
What a great service. Finding a box of oysters on our front porch is an amazing way to start the year. Also helped me get over my fear of shucking.
It was the first time I shucked an oyster myself, but I watched the video on the website, and I managed not to maim myself. Win! It was easier than I thought it would be. Both varieties I tried were very tasty! Can't wait for the next delivery.
Cant wait for our next shipment!
We gifted a year of this monthly subscription to my father for a milestone birthday. He absolutely loved the selection of oysters, and the thrill of receiving the package each month. A really great experience all around!
Plump and fresh, extra briny!
All 3 types were delicious. Perhaps favorite was Glacier Point from AK. We prefer the smaller size so these were all perfect. And super easy to shuck!
Loved our first delivery of oysters! They were great! Looking forward to next month!
Excellent service and tasty tasty oysters! Living in the Pacific NW, we don't get the opportunity to try eastern seaboard oysters very often - well pretty much never. Real Cult Oysters delivered on serving up the oyster goods, allowing us to sample oysters from areas like Prince Edward Island and the Real Cult Duxbury Farm. We are such big fans of the oysters and Real Oyster Cult that we are talking about a future Northeast Adventure which of course would include a stop at Real Oyster Cult to say hi to Sim and the team. Thank you Real Oyster Cult team!
So, so good. They called the oysters “small,” but I’ve definitely had smaller- and look at this picture! These were delicious, came on time, and had a temperature gaze thing so we could check to make sure they were fresh.
Fantastic oysters! Can’t wait for the next order.
Fantastic! Gift for my oldest son but fun for the whole family. Oysters were amazingly fresh. Looking forward to next month.
Absolutely delicious! What a great way to kick off the holiday and have something to look forward to every month! Thanks Real Cult!
Such a special treat. Delicious oysters made for a great and special night!
Got an Oyster Cult subscription as a fabulous Christmas present, slipped into the shucking gloves on Christmas eve and lollipopped some of the best oysters I have tasted (I maintain weekly a buck-a-shuck list!). Arrived ice cold, labelled by species, and perfectly enticing. Excellent quality and a real adventure!
We look forward to our monthly shipments and this month’s Silver Bells and Belle Du Jour did not disappoint. This is the best gift ever for anyone interested in oysters!
Real Oyster Cult is fantastic! Our oysters were super fresh, clean and easy to shuck. Such a perfect gift for anyone who’s interested in these creatures or eating them and a very fun new skill to learn together.
A gleeful smile follows every plump, juicy, tender and fresh bites of fun.