Review & Giveaway: FreshDirect Maryland Blue Crab Party Kit

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FreshDirect is an online retailer that specializes in sourcing the most fresh and flavorful foods from around the world delivered directly to you. Last week they reached out to me asking to review their Maryland Blue Crab Party Kit I knew it would make the perfect way to celebrate Father’s Day with my family. When I think of summer time get togethers with family and friend, food is always at the center of it all! The best thing about seafood is that it’s always so simple to prepare and no one has to spend all day slaving away in the kitchen. My next thought I had was, Maryland Blue Crab delivered to my house, really? I guess the only way to put it to the real test would be to see what my family thought of it.

Since Fresh Direct offers delivery to your home I let them know that I typically get together with my family on the weekends and I wondered how that would work out. I was recommended to schedule my delivery for Friday and everything should be good for Sunday.


This past Friday my delivery of my FreshDirect Maryland Blue Crab Party Kit arrived by 5pm as expected. The label on the side of my box stated that the contents will be good through June 22nd and Father’s Day this year was June 21st so I was not worried.


When I opened my box I found all the contents promised neatly assembled in the box. This party kit included the following:

  • 12 steamed and seasoned hard-shell crabs
  • 2 wooden crab mallets
  • 4 crab bibs
  • 1 sheet brown crab paper
  • 4 ears of fresh yellow corn that isn’t included in the Party Kit but you can add it on to your delivery here.

Each kit serves 3-4 people and I would say that is accurate.

Getting ready for some Maryland Blue Crab from our @freshdirect Party Box! #FDGetWhackin #HappyFathersDay

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The hard-shell crabs do not come alive and have been steamed. Six crabs are packaged neatly in two separate bags. The box fit easily into my refrigerator and that’s where they stayed until Sunday morning. IMG_0802 To prepare we just quickly steamed the crabs to heat up and cooked the corn as usual. Everything else we basically needed was in the kit and set up and clean up was a breeze! IMG_0615 As much as I would have loved to have a bunch of happy people going in on some amazing Maryland Blue Crabs, I’ll be honest, it wasn’t pretty and I couldn’t do that to my family haha! I will say that everyone was amazed to hear that these crabs were delivered a few days prior and had already been steamed. The crab meat was sweet and firm. They were seasoned just right and a great size. It was such a treat and still cannot believe that you can order this from FreshDirect and have it delivered anywhere. The Maryland Blue Crab Party Pack is now available at and retails for $59.99. But hold your horses! Starting June 25th through July 6th they are offering this kit at a promo price for only $39.99!

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Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for the purposes of this post. This post reflects my personal experience and opinion, which may differ from yours. No monetary compensation was provided for this post. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are not affiliated with this giveaway.

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