Momma Told Me: Blog POP!: $100 Certified Steak and Seafood Giveaway~ 4/5

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Blog POP!: $100 Certified Steak and Seafood Giveaway~ 4/5

Momma Told Me: Eat with all of your senses!

I fear there is little more I can say to emphasize my love of this company, having spent the last 2 months featuring their Certified Steak and Seafood alongside some of my favorite sides. Does it really take more than one glance at these beautiful raw ingredients to get one's taste buds salivating? I love working with premium, gourmet, protein like Alaskan Salmon and Angus Ribeye, but I often feel so intimidated when browsing my local butcher. Not only am I often paying a premium for the fresh meat, but then I am tasked with the chore of regulating it's freshness, ensuring it hits the freezer before it goes bad. And I don't have any fancy processing techniques for my 'fresh to frozen' storage. It's rather the opposite of glamorous, really, into the Ziploc baggie and tossed onto a pile in an off-white drawer. I don't have charts to track the product's origin, I'm lucky if I can tell you which store it came from, and determining the date of harvest *Scoffs* that'd be a magic trick, indeed.
There are several reasons to shop Certified Steak and Seafood for personal dining and gifts; the most obvious one being the rigorous 3rd party testing, and certification, each product undergoes at it's time of harvest. Not only does the third party ensure health standards through bacteria testing, but the company's unique certificates provide a basic nutritional rundown of protein and caloric content. You'll also be tickled to learn just where in the world your meat/seafood was raised and harvested from. And, as much assurance as these practices provide, you'll always have the peace of mind of the company's 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. "At the end of the day, you're right - no really," their Satisfaction Policy states. If for any reason, whatsoever, you are not pleased with every last bite of your purchase, they'll make it right with a complete replacement or refund. No claims processes, no long waits in a phone queue line, no run-arounds, just good, old-fashioned, customer satisfaction.
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To provide an honest reflection on my previous Certified Steak and Seafood experiences, I'd have to voice my confusion that 3/4 of the products I received and thawed experienced some leaking in thawing. This, to me, would indicate some sort of integrity breach/hole in the individual packaging. Ordinarily, I'd anticipate this was something to do with my own handling, but as a consistent element through each protein, stood out. I can only imagine I may have been given these particular items as press samples for their flawed packaging? In any case, I would suggest cooking and consuming promptly after thawing, and always thawing any protein in a secondary container to avoid cross-contamination of juices. I noticed no quality issues as a result of these 'pin holes' in the packaging, and all food cooked beautifully, as you can see!
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When you receive an order from Certified Steak and Seafood you are truly in for a treat. Each protein is packaged by individual portion, and nestled inside an attractive color coded box. As with most frozen to door orders there will be a bag of dried ice keeping your next day delivery in top condition, and all 'certification' paperwork is safely contained in a clear plastic sheet protector. There are some basic preparation and handling tips, but you'll find plenty more resources for recipes and cooking on their website. I blogged about how intimidated I was cooking their Jumbo Scallops; I was relieved to see feedback on low moisture scallops and recipe suggestions to point me down the right path. Most common portions sold through the website are geared to feed 3-4 with the smallest order. 4 uniform steaks, 2lbs of scallops, etc. This is especially convenient, because the protein arrives frozen from fresh, and in it's freshest suspended state. That means I can stash away the remaining steak and seafood for a treat months down the line!
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This wouldn't be a fair wrap up without mention of my favorite Certified Steak and Seafood product; Tender Filet Mignon. No matter what you are ordering, do yourself, and your stomach, a favor and add on at least one of these 4oz filets (yes, you can buy them individually!), and have a private celebration of yourself. I have never tasted a filet so tender and flavorful, direct from my kitchen! This tender meat melted along my palette and required no additional seasoning or steak sauce; it was heaven on Earth. Certified Steak and Seafood truly has something to tempt every taste; remarkably at competitive prices. Stop hunting meat market sales, and take the guesswork out of buying quality meat, with Certified Steak and Seafood! Check out our recipes from this series on our 'Momma's Recipes' tab above.

What Daughter Says: For in home gourmet, I trust Certified Steak and Seafood!





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154 comments:

  1. I like the Tender Filet Mignon and Succulent Lobster Tail - the Perfect Match!


    rc name; claudia.

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  2. I would love the Filet Mignon!

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  3. Angus Flat Iron looks so good to me.

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  4. i would buy the tender filet mignon

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  5. I would get several of the Tender Angus t-bone steaks to throw on the grill

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  6. I would like to try the ribeye.

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  7. I would surprise my hubby with the Ribeye and Scallops combo. He would be thrilled!

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  8. I'd love order the Ribeye and Scallops Combo
    Thanks!

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  9. I am interested in the ribeye. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. I'd probably get all filet mignon.

    manifestmiracles@live.com

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  11. I think I would pick Prime Boneless Strip

    (d schmidt in widget)

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  12. I was getting hungry looking at the book so I am eating a p-nut butter sandwich..lol

    I would like to have the Prime Angus mouth watering Ribeye steak and some Breaded Coconut Shrimp.. Yummy now I need to find someone to cook it for me...

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  13. Oh my...now I'm hungry! That looks delicious!

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  14. I would get the Buttery Prime Angus Filet Mignon. YUM!

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  15. I'd mix & match with some Chilean Sea Bass and Salmon
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  16. I'd buy Steak, steak and more steak! We are crazy for steak. Ribeye? yes please!

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  17. So many great choices! Wow! I want it all!!! Okay, the Scallop Perfection is mouth watering, add that to the Ribeye or Filet Mignon & It's a win Win WIN!!!

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  18. So many great choices! Wow! I want it all!!! Okay, the Scallop Perfection is mouth watering, add that to the Ribeye or Filet Mignon & It's a win Win WIN!!!

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  19. The Tender Filet would be my first choice. I'm a meat and potatoes kinda girl! Love the review! Great photos

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  20. I'd like to try the Crab Cakes.

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  21. There are too may choices. I would definitely get the Natural Angus Six Steak Sampler and some scallops.

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  22. I think to start with I would have to try the Filet Mignon and Lobster Tail.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. our favorite steaks are filets - that's pretty much all we buy and ribeyes

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  24. New York Strip and Jumbo Shrimp Combo sounds good or the 12 steak sampler!

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  25. Without a doubt the The Filet mignon and lobster tail! YUM!

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  26. I would love the A Steak Lover’s Favorite: The Choice Six Sampler

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  27. I would like some Prime Angus Ribeyes

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  28. I would get the scallop perfection, sweet chilean sea bass and ribeye!

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  29. definitely some filet mignon and some scallops!

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  30. one thing I want with cookouts coming up are the Angus Patties & Dogs.

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  31. The Sizzling New York Steak looks amazing!

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  32. I'd get some Crab Cakes and Steaming Clams. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  33. Surf and turf. Surf for me, turf for hubby

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  34. Surf and turf. Surf for me, turf for hubby

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  35. Is there anything better than ribeye? I don't think so! I would get ribeyes.

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  36. I would get my favorite stake which is Prime Boneless Strip

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  37. Nancy p
    I would buy the filet and lobster. Everything sounds do good.

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  38. Nancy p
    I would buy the filet and lobster. Everything sounds do good.

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  39. I would buy the rib eye and scallops combo

    nicolemb2010 at yahoo dot com

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  40. I like the Twelve Steak Sampler

    agnesye@hotmail.com

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  41. I'd have to order the scallops, lobster tails and angus filet mignon!

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  42. I would get Chilean Sea Bass, Crab Cakes and Cod fillet.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  43. I would get the 12 Steak Sampler.

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  44. We'd get the ribeyes for sure...my husband's favorite cut and would be for his birthday celebration!

    http://www.certifiedsteakandseafood.com/prime/prime-angus-ribeye-steaks

    thank you!

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

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  45. I would actually gift the giftcard to my sister, but I think she would get the Prime Angus Porterhouse

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  46. Seafood! Salmon, Swordfish, Shrimp, I want it all. LOL

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  47. I'd pick the Ribeye and Scallops Combo.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. I'd pick the 12 steak sampler but all the steak samplers sound delicious.

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  49. I would like the NY strips. My husband would like the scallops. With $100, I could make us both happy!

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  50. I would get the filet mignon and lobster tail. My husband would be in heaven.

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  51. I would get my husband and I a nice T-Bone steak!

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  52. I would choose some lobster tails and/or little neck clams for my sweetie

    masugr at yahoo dot com

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  53. I would pick the Prime Angus Ribeye
    alsmalu at Hotmail.com

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  54. Might buy this - Prime Time Six-Steak Sampler.
    Thank you.

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  55. I would buy the Norwegian Salmon.

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  56. I would buy the scallops and lobster! MMM. I'm a seafood freak. My husband would drool over the Twelve Steak Sampler!

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  57. The Prime Time Six-Steak Sampler would be my choice

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  58. The lobster tail and scallops sound awesome!
    Ttrockwood@yahoo.com
    Ttrockwood

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  59. I would get the Prime Boneless Ribeye

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  60. I'd go crazy to decide
    Lobster, crab cakes, Mahi, or scallops.

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  61. Definitely Filet Mignons--love steak & never can afford to buy it .. thank you!

    melly66(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  62. I'd get the jumbo scallops. Haven't had scallops in quite a while as they're so expensive.

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  63. I'd get the Sizzling Prime Angus New York Strip!

    Thanks,

    selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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  64. I would get the jumbo scallops and lobster tails…two things I could eat every day!
    -Audra Weathers
    Snowflake Day Play at gmail dot com

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  65. I would definately buy 2 of my fvorites ! Crab cakes & scallops

    Love3570@aol.com

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  66. I would get Angus Filet Mignon, Top Sirloin, Steak Dogs and their Triple Chocolate Cake!

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  67. I want the Filet Mignon!

    -Jen Haile

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  68. The sea bass and scallops look delicious! (Angela )

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  69. I'd try the New York Strip and the Triple Chocolate cake!

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  70. I would get some scallops, lobster tails and ribeye steaks.

    sflickinger at rocketmail dot com

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  71. I'd get the steak and lobster combo!

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  72. Tender Filet Mignon and Succulent Lobster Tail - the Perfect Match!

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  73. Probably the Ribeye abd scallops

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  74. The All Natural Filet Mignons

    Sharon
    lunrei@yahoo.com

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  75. If I am lucky enough to win this generous giveaway I am going to treat my parents! I am going to ask them to pick out whatever meats or seafoods they want up to $100 and I will order it for them (they are bad with online stuff lol) and have it sent to their house (5 hrs away from me). My dad grills all year around even in Northern Michigan winters and everything he grills tastes sooo amazing, even better than fine restaurants. We might have to travel up to visit them in time for the arrival of their package if I win too lol ; P

    manifestmiracles@live.com

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  76. Scallop and NY strip steak
    oh yum I would be in heaven I havent had any of them in years

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  77. I adore steak, so I would have to go with either the filet or the ribeye! Yum!!

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  78. I'd probably get the New York Strip and Jumbo Shrimp Combo. Yum.

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  79. I'd get some EZ Peel Shrimp, Crab Cakes & some New York Cheese Cake for dessert! Yum!!

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  80. I'd get 4 8 oz. Lobster Tails.

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  81. the cheesecake sampler for dessert and 12 steak sampler

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  82. I'd adore some tender filet mignon :)

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  83. i would get the steak sampler!

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  84. Mouth Watering Ribeye for starters!

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  85. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I think I'd buy the Twelve Steak Sampler (though I might change my mind since there are so many good things to buy!).

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  86. Visiting that site just made me drool a little...I would get the Tender Filet Mignon and Succulent Lobster Tail!

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  87. ribeyes
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  88. Ribeye for my hubby and filet for me!

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  89. I would get the New York Strip and Jumbo shrimp Combo

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  90. I would buy a Prime Filet Mignon.

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  91. I would get the Scallop Perfection. I LOVE scallops!

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  92. I would get steak and scallops.

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  93. I would buy their Juicy Prime Angus Ribeye

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  94. The Filet Mignon is my favorite!

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  95. If i won I would get some Prime Boneless Filet Mignon!

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  96. Tender Filet Mignon, for sure! My husband would fall in love with me all over again. ;)

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  97. I would love the Filet Mignon!

    FunkyColdMadena@hotmail.com

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  98. I would buy the Florida Lobster Tail

    thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  99. New York Style Cheesecake or the lobster tail

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  100. Buttery Prime Angus Filet Mignon (though I am somewhat horrified they sell horse steaks. I love horses.)

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  101. i'd get the Prime Boneless Filet Mignon

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  102. Tender Filet Mignon and Succulent Lobster Tail - the Perfect Match!

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  103. I'd buy 3 Lobster Tails

    tamilynn59@yahoo.com

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  104. Prime Angus Porterhouse, YUM!!

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  105. I would buy some Swordfish and some Scallops

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  106. Triple Chocolate Cake for sure!!
    Ashley Sifers

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  107. A couple of the 8 oz. Prime Boneless Filet Mignon.

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  108. I would probably try some of the Norwegian Salmon. :) I've been wanting salmon recently!

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  109. filet mignon, definitely

    mybeachylife at gmail dot com

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  110. id love the twelve steak sampler
    crazyweirdo33@yahoo.com

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  111. The Prime Porterhouse and the Prime Ribeye are calling my name!!

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  112. I would get A Steak Lover’s Favorite: The Choice Six Sampler!

    annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  113. I would buy the Lobster Tails
    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  114. I would choose the Jumbo Scallops.

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  115. I would choose the Jumbo Scallops.

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