Lobster has long been known for being a prestigious and expensive item at local grocery stores, but due to a glut of lobsters from Maine, prices continue to drop dramatically all over New England.
On that note, we wanted to revisit our grocery hunt from two weeks ago on lobster prices as well as last week's grocery hunt on ground beef and see if the lobster prices have actually fallen below what you'll find for hamburger meat.
Believe it or not, the prices everywhere we saw were fairly close between high end ground beef and lobsters, and if you look at pre-made 93% Angus patties at Market Basket, they're actually more expensive than lobsters now (pictured).
Here are the results of what we found on Aug. 2. Prices may change without notice, and they may include additional taxes or fees not indicated on labeling.
|Shaw's||760A Boston Rd., Groton||$7.99 lb. under 1.25 lbs., $9.99 lb. over 1.5 lbs. $2 off with card||96% lean, 4.09 lb.|
|Donelan's||236 Great Rd., Littleton||$7.49 lb.||95% lean, $5.79 lb.|
|Market Basket||160 Littleton Rd., Westford||$3.99 lb.||93% lean, $3.99 lb.|
|Market Basket||288 Chelmsford St., Chelmsford||$3.99 lb.||93% lean, $3.99 lb.|
|Stop and Shop||299 Chelmsford St., Chelmsford||$5.99 lb. under 1.25 lbs., $6.99 lb. over 1.5 lbs.||93%, 4.49 lb.|
|Hannaford||66 Drum Hill Rd., Chelmsford||$4.49 lb., under 1.25 lbs., $6.99 lb. over 1.5 lbs.||90%, 4.09 lb.|