Oysters are known throughout the world as a food of romance, with 18th-century lover Casanova reported to start his day with 50 of them for breakfast.
That's why, as part of its ongoing partnership with Waitrose & Partners, Loch Fyne Oysters (LFO) say they have unveiled a new box of oysters, hand-selected from the pristine waters of Loch Fyne.
Available from Wednesday 12th February, and priced at £8.99, the sets are being touted as the perfect excuse for shellfish lovers to get their hands on the aphrodisiac treat as the ideal starter to a romantic meal or a foodie gift for a loved one.
Loch Fyne Oysters secured the exclusive deal with Waitrose & Partners in 2018 and currently supplies selected fish counters with oysters and mussels, which have been grown responsibly on the west coast of Scotland and supplied in minimal packaging.
The supermarket chain will now expand its shellfish range across 200 selected UK stores with the new release.
The Argyll-based fine seafood specialists began farming oysters in the pristine waters of Loch Fyne on the west coast of Scotland over 40 years ago and since then have been recognised worldwide as producers of fine seafood with a sustainable conscience.
Last year, LFO's oysters gained the best rating (3 Stars) at the Great Taste Awards as well as being listed as a finalist for the prestigious Golden Fork Award for taste and quality.
Cameron Brown, Managing Director at Loch Fyne Oysters, said:
“Oysters are undoubtedly a food of love, famously known for their natural aphrodisiac properties and nutritional stocks of zinc, protein and essential vitamins.
“We have been supplying Waitrose & Partners with our award-winning, ethically sourced Scottish seafood for over a year now and have seen great results in terms of sales and demand.
“We hope that customers will enjoy this special box of fresh oysters grown in our pure waters on the west coast of Scotland as the ideal way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.”