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Cameron’s Seafood Giveaway: Win a Taste of the Maryland Shore (ended)

May 6, 2018
Maryland Blue Crabs

Congratulations to giveaway winner, Karen Behrman! Hope you love your yummy home delivery!

Calling all seafood lovers! Enter the Camerons Seafood Giveaway and you can have a taste of the Maryland shore delivered to your doorstep.

We were delighted to receive an overnight package on a Saturday morning, courtesy of Cameron’s Seafood. Beautifully packaged on ice, it was filled with some of our favorite types of shellfish.

The styrofoam case that came inside the carton

The seafood-filled styrofoam case that came inside the carton

Cameron’s Seafood has offered to send this same seafood sampler to one lucky reader of MoreTimeToTravel. Interested? Read on.

Backstory

In what now feels like a prior life, we spent many weekends sailing the Chesapeake Bay when we lived in the Washington, DC area and weekended in Annapolis. The area was seafood-rich, a mecca for foodies with succulent seafood wherever we turned. Why? As the largest estuary in the United States, the Chesapeake Bay is home to some 348 species of finfish and 173 species of shellfish.

But it’s most famous and delicious denizen has to be the Maryland Blue Crab!

(Credit: Pixabay)

(Credit: Pixabay)

After a day on the Bay, we would look forward to eating seafood dinners in our condo in Eastport, Maryland, one of the historic Annapolis neighborhoods bordering the Chesapeake. On Friday nights, we would order take-out, seafood and corn on the cob from the nearby fish shack to steam at home. It came in a huge galvanized steel pail that we returned empty during our next visit.

Other times, we would drive to a crab house on the South River where everyone wears bibs. Long tables were lined with brown wrapping paper as we and other diners worked for our dinner, using seafood pliers and mallets to extract the sweet meat from hard shell crabs.

The Cameron Seafood Sampler

But like us now, not everyone lives near the source! You may even be land-locked.

The Cameron Best Sellers Sampler comes with:

  • ½ dozen #1 male crabs (considered the largest and heaviest)
  • two crab cakes
  • a pound of spiced shrimp (with yummy Old Bay seasoning), and
  • 16 ounces of rich crab of crab soup
Ready-to-be warmed Crab Bisque

Ready-to-be warmed Maryland Cream of Crab Soup

Cold, spiced shrimp, ready-to-eat

Cold, spiced shrimp, ready-to-eat

Crab cakes ready for broiling or heated on the stove top

Very meaty crab cakes ready for broiling or heating on the stove top

Maryland Blue Crabs (before and after steaming)

Maryland Blue Crabs (before and after steaming)

The food is shipped fresh, the same day it’s caught, and comes with easy-to-follow preparation instructions so there’s minimal fuss. (No need to shop or purchase other ingredients.) Even though we are hearty eaters, the sample was so bountiful that it lasted for three meals.

Easy-to-follow recipe cards

Easy-to-follow instruction cards

Our store-bought corn (for old time's sake)

Our store-bought corn (for old time’s sake)

We thoroughly enjoyed our nostalgic seafood feast(s), the next best thing to dining on the Chesapeake Bay and hope you will, too.

Disclaimer: Eating hard shell crabs tends to be messy but is SO worth the cleanup. See the video below for insttuctions.


THE CAMERONS SEAFOOD GIVEAWAY

Collage of our seafood feast!

Collage of our seafood feast!

Cameron’s Seafood will be giving away one sampler (valued at $99) to one randomly selected reader.

To be eligible for the giveaway:

  • Leave a comment below on or before midnight EST on 5/30/18 telling whether you’ve ever had the pleasure of eating Maryland Blue Crabs.
  • Limited to U.S. mainland addresses only.
  • All entrants agree to have their email address forwarded to the contest sponsor and to be emailed by Cameron’s Seafood.
  • The randomly selected winner (announced here shortly thereafter) will have the choice of winning a $100 gift card or the Free Shipping Sampler delivered to their home.

Disclosure: We received the complimentary seafood sampler for review but any opinions expressed in this post are our own.


On YouTube: How to Pick/Eat a Maryland Blue Crab

  • Reply
    Brette Sember
    May 6, 2018 at 9:30 am

    We took a trip to the Chesapeake one summer and had the best meal of our lives at the Red Roost, where it was all you could eat crab. I also remember eating crab at a restaurant on a dock on the shore. It was wonderful and I would love to experience some of it again from Cameron’s!

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      Carrol Morgan
      May 6, 2018 at 2:31 pm

      Never had Maryland Blue Crabs

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    Audrey Stewart
    May 6, 2018 at 9:51 am

    I have had the pleasure of eating Maryland Blue Crabs. I love them!

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    Amy Ravitz
    May 6, 2018 at 10:17 am

    Yes, I have visited Maryland and enjoyed their Blue Crabs. We don’t have anything like it where I live in Texas.

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    Faye Heffele
    May 6, 2018 at 11:21 am

    I have not yet tried Maryland blue crabs, but as I am a crab lover they are now on my “bucket list!”

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      Brendan
      May 8, 2018 at 4:56 pm

      Sounds so delicious, I’m getting excited!

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    Lynne
    May 6, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Yes I have. Growing up my Mom, Dad and I would make trips to Florida during the winter break and we would always stop in Maryland for crabs.

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    Joe K
    May 6, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    I have not had the pleasure of eating Maryland Blue Crabs, but can’t wait to try!

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    Kristen Murray
    May 6, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    I may have been raised in New England but I bow to no one in my love of crab.

    YUM!

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    Diane C
    May 6, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Several years ago I enjoyed a blue crab lunch sitting in a restaurant on the Chesapeake bay. It’s one of the best lunches in both taste and memories with my father who has since passed. I’d to have that wonderful taste again.

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    Penny
    May 6, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    We discovered Maryland Blue Crab at Cantler’s. Your description of the place where you dined sonds just like it. My memories of that crab, and your description of the CCameron Sampler almost had me eating my computer!

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    Whitney
    May 6, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    I have not! Even living in Florida

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    Sharon
    May 6, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    I’ve not tried them but I would love to!

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    Carol
    May 6, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    I’ve never had Maryland blue crabs, so I would love to win the sampler!

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    Judy Carlow
    May 6, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    I had Maryland Blue Crabs in Ocean City a few years ago, it was my first time visiting Maryland and eating blue crabs,,,,, they were so delicious !

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    Sheila Cohen
    May 6, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    I love Maryland blue crabs. Sitting around picking crabs and drinking beer is a great night out. There is nothing like fresh Maryland blue crabs.

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    Aaron Humphrey
    May 6, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    I’ve never had Maryland Blue Crabs, but hope to sometime soon.

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    Elicia P
    May 7, 2018 at 12:07 am

    When I was a kid that is all we had when we went to Ocean City. I thought is was the coolest thing to eat them. As I got older I have not eaten them in some time.

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    Carol Ezovski
    May 7, 2018 at 2:12 am

    I think I had some a long time ago in a fancy Chinese Buffet. They were delicious!

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    manda shank
    May 7, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    Love seafood.

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    Betsy Barnes
    May 7, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    I have never had Maryland Blue Crabs, however, looking forward to try!

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    Shauntea Crutcher
    May 7, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    I have never had Maryland Blue Crabs before.

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    Jay Jeworski
    May 8, 2018 at 4:13 am

    Never had this type of crab but I’d love to try!

  • Reply
    Kim Niland
    May 8, 2018 at 7:42 am

    I have never had the pleasure of eating Maryland Blue Crabs, but I would love to try them.

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    Ty
    May 8, 2018 at 9:00 am

    I have never tried Maryland blue crab before but I would love to.

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    Kimberly Ripley
    May 8, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Nope… never in my life BUT I am a big HUGE fan of seafood and I would be delighted to give this a whirl. I would invite my mom over and whip up a delicious, fabulous meal for her. Thank you for the chance to win this. I do enjoy cooking quite a bit and this would be a blast to cook!

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    Kris G
    May 8, 2018 at 10:10 am

    No! I have never had Maryland Blue Crabs before!

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    Aubrey Scott Daniels
    May 8, 2018 at 10:20 am

    I’ve never tried them! But would love to!

  • Reply
    Sharon
    May 8, 2018 at 10:41 am

    I WOULD LOVE TO TRY THIS CRAB!

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    Marlo T Bluford
    May 8, 2018 at 11:31 am

    I have never had Maryland Blue Crabs

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    carol hoskinson
    May 8, 2018 at 11:43 am

    looks so good .. id love to try ..nothing better than seafood..yum…

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    Calvin
    May 8, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Never tried, I do like seafood though I bet I would enjoy it.

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    kari
    May 8, 2018 at 11:49 am

    I have never had the privilege of trying them!

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    Lisa
    May 8, 2018 at 11:51 am

    I have never had this, but absolutely love seafood.

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    Matt Perkins
    May 8, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Eat them in season when visiting family

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    Matt
    May 8, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Never had blue crabs but would love to try them!

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    Kelly Brooks
    May 8, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    I have not had the pleasure of trying Maryland Blue Crab

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    Phil Hysell
    May 8, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Unfortunately, I have never had the opportunity to enjoy eating Maryland Blue Crab.

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    Darlene Carbajal
    May 8, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    I have never tried Crab before. Am I missing out?! lol. I look forward to trying this!

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    LARRY BRYANT
    May 8, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    2006 HAD A GREAT MARYLAND CRAB DINNER IN BALTIMORE, MD. PROBABLY ON OF THE TOP DINNERS OF MY LIFE.

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    Steve Weber
    May 8, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Never had Maryland Blue Crabs

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    Danielle Fernandez
    May 8, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    I’ve never eaten a Maryland Blue Crab , but I do blue crab here in Florida. In fact I went crabbing earlier and caught a few good sized ones and that was my lunch . I would love to try some Maryland ones !

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    Brian villalta
    May 8, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Never tried it before!

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    Alex
    May 8, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    I don’t believe I’ve ever enjoyed Maryland Blue Crabs. Originally, we are from Long Island, so we have enjoyed “Blue-claw” crabs. Almost always caught by ourselves. Now, sadly, we are far from the salt water and would vastly enjoy winning this contest. Thanks to Cameron’s Seafood for the chance to try a bit of Maryland!

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    tamatha hunter
    May 8, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    No I haven’t eaten any yet

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    Fredrick Pauly
    May 8, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    I have not tried them, but would love to.

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    Jeremy Fister
    May 8, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    No I have not tried Maryland Blue Crab. But seeing the pics makes my mouth water. I don’t need to win a car…just send me the crab!!

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    Cianne Shinee
    May 8, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    I have not yet had the pleasure of trying blue crab, but look forward to being able to say I have, hopefully soon.

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    Surinder gurm
    May 8, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Have never tried Maryland Blue Crabs but as a cancerian let’s give it a try

  • Reply
    DebP
    May 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    I’ve never had the opportunity to try the Maryland Blue Crabs, but I’m certainly open to them.

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    Victoria Scott
    May 8, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    I haven’t, but I sure want to!

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    Edye
    May 8, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    We have never had them!

  • Reply
    Angela Kern
    May 8, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    Never had the pleasure of trying Maryland Blue Crabs. But I would sure love to!!!!

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    Natalie Yarbrough
    May 8, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    I have had clam chowder and shrimp but I have never had Maryland Blue Crabs yet! I would love to taste them!

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    Karen Behrman
    May 8, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    I have never had any of this and never been to Maryland

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    Jenny W
    May 8, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    I have not, but I’d love to try it.

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    Dana
    May 8, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    I’ve had the pleasure of Maryland blue crabs every summer. I love crabs!

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    Roberta Thompson
    May 8, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    I’ve never had a Maryland Blue Crab and normally I wouldn’t consider entering a seafood contest with shipping but if it comes packaged as well as you say above and with all of those options in the Sampler, I would be thrilled to win this. I’m going Halibut fishing off the Oregon Coast in 2 days but I haven’t done any crabbing yet.

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    Donna DePaolo
    May 8, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    I’ve never had the pleasure of enjoying Maryland Blue Crabs but, I would love the experience!

  • Reply
    Jenny Scheldberg
    May 8, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    I have not tried the blue crabs yet but they sound delish!

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    Julie R
    May 8, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    I haven’t had Maryland crabs

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    nickie
    May 8, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    I’ve not tried them but I would love to!

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    Allyson Nigh
    May 8, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    I have had Maryland blue crabs a few times and they are delicious and would gladly eat them again

  • Reply
    Robyn Bellefleur
    May 8, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    I’ve never had the pleasure of enjoying Maryland Blue Crabs but, I would love to try them since I do love crab of any kind.

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    Debbie Burwell
    May 9, 2018 at 4:31 am

    I have never had any seafood at all from the East coast so this would be awesome to win!

  • Reply
    Andrea Hickey
    May 9, 2018 at 9:50 am

    I’ve never tried it, but would like to! 🙂

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    Terry
    May 9, 2018 at 11:38 am

    No, I have not yet had the pleasure of eating Maryland Blue Crabs but would love to!

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    Kathy Harrison
    May 9, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    I have never had the pleasure to enjoy Maryland Blue Crabs before but would love to give them a try!!!

  • Reply
    Angelica
    May 9, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    I’ve never had the pleasure of Maryland Blue Crabs, though I’ve eaten freshly caught crab from the opposite coast. YUM!

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    Reiko Williamson
    May 9, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    I’ve never had Maryland Blue Crabs…this all looks delicious!!

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    Priscilla Bryant
    May 9, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    As a crab lover i want to try Maryland blue crab so badly!

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    Marc-Andre Taillefer
    May 9, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    I have not had the pleasure of eating Maryland Blue Crabs, but can’t wait to try!

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    Rhonda Y
    May 10, 2018 at 12:33 am

    I have not tried the Maryland Blue Crabs but they look yummy.

  • Reply
    Jeremy Gaudreau
    May 10, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    I have never had the opportunity to try Maryland Blue Crabs, But I really want to!

  • Reply
    Joanne Careri
    May 10, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    Looks so awesome! I’ve never had it before.

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    Bev Henry
    May 10, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    I have never tried them. I am pretty sure I would love them. Thank you for the chance to win.

  • Reply
    Annalisa Kraft
    May 11, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    I love Maryland crabs and can’t get enough of them!

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    Essence Nuckolls
    May 11, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Yes I love them I experienced them 2 summers ago yummm

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    Sara B.
    May 12, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    I’ve never had the joy of eating Maryland crab…I’d really love to though!

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    ANNA NGO
    May 12, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    I’d love to try Maryland crab ! Thank you for a chance.

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    Natalie yeoman
    May 13, 2018 at 1:10 am

    No I have never had the chance to try this crab before

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    Sarah Anne
    May 13, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Maryland crab is the best! Some of my favorite memories are sitting by the water in Annapolis and picking crab for their delightful meat. It\’s much harder to get crab even close to that good now that I\’ve moved away.

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    stephanie sullivan
    May 13, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    I have not had the pleasure to eat Maryland Blue Crab legs, but yummo, I would love to try them. Crab and shrimp are my two favorite things to eat!! I love the fact that it is delivered right to my door.

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    Tabathia B
    May 14, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    I have never had maryland blue crabs before

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    Angela I
    May 17, 2018 at 7:33 am

    I have never had blue crabs before. But I love Seafood, and the fact that it is delivered to my door. Pictures look delicious!

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    rich bar
    May 17, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    I was born and bred on maryland crab

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    Ali
    May 18, 2018 at 11:51 am

    I have never had t Maryland Blue Crabs.

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    Jeannette Harkin
    May 18, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    I have never had the Maryland Blue Crabs but have heard they are wonderful and I can’t wait to try them!

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    D H
    May 19, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Yes ive had them at several seafood restaurants in maryland

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    elizabeth miller
    May 19, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    We have had Maryland Blue crabs and the sweet taste of them is simply my favorite. We love them steamed, boiled, caked, just about any way. I could eat them everyday. I can not wait until the season gets more busy to enjoy them because right now they are way too expensive.

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    Taryn
    May 20, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    I was born in Maryland, but now, as a Florida girl, I have never had the pleasure of having Maryland Blue Crabs!

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    Robert Shook
    May 24, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    I never had the pleasure of eating Maryland Blue Crabs but would love too!

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    Sarah Cool
    May 25, 2018 at 12:50 am

    I have never had a Maryland blue crab before but I would love to try them!

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    Nancy
    May 25, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Never had Maryland blue crabs, but I did live in MD for several years, so they have to be great!

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    MichelleS
    May 25, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Never been there so I would love to win!

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    rich bar
    May 25, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    we’ve had crab feasts my whole life but there’s nothing like them in Bawlmer

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    Edye
    May 26, 2018 at 9:17 am

    We have never tried them, but would like to! 🙂

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    Terri L Scialpi
    May 27, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    I haven’t had Maryland Blue Crabs in years! Would love to try these. Thanks for the chance to win! Yummy!

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    Rosie
    May 27, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    This looks delicious! I once tried crab cakes in Baltimore, but I don’t know if those were Maryland blue crabs.

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    Heather D
    May 28, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    I have not tried them but would love to! Its on my bucket list to go to a crab festival in Maryland because I love crab legs and all things with it.

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    angela smith
    May 29, 2018 at 12:55 am

    I never have had the please of eating them but I would totally love to be able to have me and my husband try them for the first time . They look so delicious

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    elizabeth miller
    May 29, 2018 at 9:23 am

    We have had Maryland Blue crabs and we absolutely love them . Being able to get crabs in the summer is one of the best parts of summer. They just have such a good taste.

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    Maureen Blatz
    May 29, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Yes my husband has and he just loves it

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    Jessica Duis
    May 29, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    I have never had the pleasure of eating them but hopefully one day I will! Thank you for the chance!

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    Veronica
    May 29, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Never tried them me and my kids would love to

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    Yana Ryjova
    May 29, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    I think I have had crab cakes made from that type of crab but not crab itself.

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    Cassandra G.
    May 29, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    I’ve never had those types of crabs before – didn’t know there was a difference! 🙂

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    Cliff Plummer
    May 29, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    I’ve never had the pleasure,but would lovevto!

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    Linnzie Pieper
    May 29, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    No, but I’ve heard that they are absolutely amazing!

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    Erin M
    May 29, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    I’ve never tried them before.

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    Rebekah Josephus
    May 29, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    I never have but would love to

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    Steven M
    May 29, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    Never had the pleasure, love to try it!

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    Sarah
    May 30, 2018 at 12:05 am

    I have not had the pleasure of trying not them yet!

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    Shakeia Rieux
    May 30, 2018 at 3:53 am

    I’ve never had the opportunity to try Maryland Blue Crabs.

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    Christine Geaney
    May 30, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    I regret to say that I have not had the opportunity to enjoy Maryland Blue Crabs. The pictures of the Cameron Seafood Giveaway look mouth wateringly delicious. Send the prize to me please!!! (If I don’t win the Cameron Seafood Giveaway prize can I have the Very Meaty Crab Cakes and Maryland Cream of Crab Soup recipes as a consolation prize? 😉

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    Stephanie Belaoula
    May 30, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    I live across the border in Virginia and can’t wait to try this.

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    Ae Minx
    May 30, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    I’ve never tried them, but I’ve heard good things from my East Coast friends

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    Breanne
    May 30, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    I never have.

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    Angela Saver
    May 30, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    I have never had the chance to try Maryland Blue Crabs, but I have a friend who talks about the deliciousness! I can’t wait to try them! Thanks for the chance at this awesome giveaway!

    Andysavi.Mom@gmail.com

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    Lilith
    May 30, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    I have never had Maryland Blue Crabs.

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