You Can Buy Live Crawfish on Amazon Now
Go ahead, read the title again. I was just as shocked as you are. Now, I have seen the frozen bags of boiled crawfish in stores, and I know you can order those online as well. This one is new on me, for sure. The Louisiana Crawfish Company has a store on Amazon selling ten pounds of live Louisiana crawfish.
The description says the crawfish are shipped live directly from the store. If you get your order in by 4:00pm Central time, they will ship them out that day with overnight delivery available Monday through Friday. In your order, you receive the ten pounds of crawfish in a Styrofoam cooler, a pound of seafood boil mix, a can of creole seasoning, and finally, the instructions on how to put it all together.
My next stop in this weird Amazon rabbit hole was to read the reviews of people actually receiving this product. This particular item has four-and-a-half stars with eight reviews on it thus far. Not half bad for a product that is being ordered live, shipped, and then you expect someone not from Louisiana to actually put it all together when it arrives on their doorstep.
The reviews were better than I actually expected. Of course, the main critique anyone will give when describing crawfish is the size. It's always the first descriptor in any Louisianan's review. It seemed only one reviewer was dissatisfied with the size of their order and went as far as saying they needed to throw them back to let them grow a little longer. Those words there might as well have been a dig at someone's mother. Other reviews said they were too salty and another complained because they got pinched by one.
All in all, it doesn't seem like a horrible deal with the inclusion of the seasoning. You do get the seasoning, shipping, and a taste of home from wherever you are. Ten pounds of legit Louisiana crawfish will run you $90.