Three times now we've purchased what is supposed to be fresh Dungeness crab, at our Costcos here in South OC, only to have them be smelly, sticky and the body meat very gray in color after 24 hours in our fridge. The taste (after screwing up the courage) was of 'bad crab' (I guess is the only way to put it). The package says packed 6/6/09; we bought them late that day and tried to eat them this evenoing, on the 7th. No problem returning it to them but it's annoying and a shame that we can't enjoy the crab.
We've enjoyed their crab many times before but that was in previous years. This Spring and Summer we've had 3 bad experiences of 4. 1 of the 3 on the same day as purchase!
Anyone have any clues on this??? I'm at the point where I'm not likely to try again without some educated help.