MUSINGS ON LIFE, ART, MARKETING AND POP CULTURE FROM AURORA, ILLINOIS
Friday, October 06, 2006
Maine’s Senator Olympia Snowe is Steaming About Impostor Lobsters
That lobster you think you’re getting may be a langostino cloaked in a lobster appellation. Senator Snowe is fighting to keep langostino from being passed off as lobster. It’s costing Maine lobstermen $44 million in lost sales according to the Maine Lobster Promotion Council. A restaurant chain in California was sued last year by customers for serving a lobster burrito with langostino in it instead of lobster. So, ask, "Are those lobster bites, really lobster?"