Bluepoint

Bluepoint

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Any oyster from Long Island Sound can be called a Bluepoint. Most come from the Connecticut side. They are semi-wild: In the summer, beds of bottomland are cleared and fresh shell is spread on them. Baby oyster spat sets on the shells, and is then transferred to grow out beds elsewhere in the sound, and then harvested by dredge after 3-4 years.

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  1. Pea crabs! Hmm… I’ll have to be on the look out now!

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  2. Rating 3.5

    Famous in name is a decent all around oyster. Has many all around qualities and recognizably round flat flange with an average cup depth. Best served at a deep chill which brings out its best characteristics. A great banquet oyster which is a potential explanation for their fame. Excellent for the uninitiated.

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  3. Rating 3.5

    Had an assortment of sizes, a couple small ones and the other four large. The first small one was extremely ocean-y. I absolutely loved it. The remainder were not so ocean-y, but still had good taste, good mouth feel, juiciness, and texture. Good tasting oyster!

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  4. Rating 5

    The Copps Island oysters are the BEST! PERIOD.

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  5. Rating 3.5

    I was pleasantly surprised. I was at Whole Foods picking up another item and saw their oyster selection (2 West coast, 1 local VA & blue points). I usually shy away from all retail stores and the more prominent names to buy wholesale boxes but decide to get a half dozen BPs just to treat myself. I was impressed! Moderate salinity (not as much as I normally require), meaty with a hint of minerals on the finish. 2 of 6 had pea crabs (a delicacy). I will have to rethink my oyster snobbishness. A doz or two of these as a app would be a perfect start.

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  6. Rating 2.5

    My first raw oyster. I was impressed by the size. Over the years as we moved around, we’ve used this as our go-to until we can get to know the ins-and-outs of stores and restaurants in the area that sell raw oysters. Unfortunately I’ve gotten to think that, while they can be good, quality can be very inconsistent. They tend to be inexpensive and often taste like it. Good but with a bit of experimentation and education you can do much, much better on a consistent basis.

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  7. Rating 3.5

    When I had Bluepoints they were very cold, juicy and tasty!

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  8. Rating 4

    Tasted Wellfleets, Onset, Standish, Bluepoints and Riptides. Bluepoints came in 3rd. A favorite of a few.

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  9. Rating 3

    I’ve always thought that the smaller Blue Points are the perfect ones to introduce to a first-time raw oyster eater.

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  10. Rating 2.5

    A decent oyster, but nothing special. Imagine if the first lobster you ever tasted was a broiled, Florida/rock lobster tail. Pretty good, right? Then, you had the opportunity to try fresh Maine lobster. No comparison, right? Same thing with Bluepoints, arguably one of the most popular oysters in the Northeast. It’s pretty good, until you try (moving north) a Wellfleet, Pemaquid, Glidden Point, or Colville Bay. No comparison, right?

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  11. Rating 4

    Along with some Riptides, we had some Bluepoints but I do not know the farm from whence they came. Having grown up on Long Island Sound the taste was very familiar: the Sound has a unique blend of salt and fresh water which gets mixed from each end and also has input from a number of large rivers, hence a distinct taste. Very plump, nice brine and overall very nice especially since it is April despite 20 degrees and snowing!

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  12. Rating 2

    Bluepoint is an easy-to-choose oyster for me if there is nothing new to me. Quite meaty but flat taste for me.

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  13. Rating 3.5

    Solid oyster, but not my first choice. (I admit to favoring smaller varieties.)

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  14. Rating 3

    A great solid oyster will please most. The large size is great for summer grilling with BBQ sauce

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  15. Rating 2

    Thanks, Sandy, it’s an honor to have you on the site. I have to agree with you on those Copps Islands–they’re extraordinary! Other Bluepoints, not always, so I’m taking my five-star review over to the Copps Island oyster page.

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  16. Rating 5

    GCOB BLUEPOINTS FROM COPPS ISLAND, CONN ARE THE BEST BLUEPOINTS IN THE WORLD. THESE ARE FROM OUR OWN BEDS.
    OYSTERATER IS FANTASTIC! KEEP UP ALL THE GREAT HARD WORK, ROWAN. YOU ARE TRULY AN AMAZING WRITER AND FRIEND
    SANDY INGBER
    “BISHOP OF BIVALVES”

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