Ever wondered why the crab legs in your order something come in slightly different sizes? For something so succulent and sweet, we can’t blame people for wanting the max amount possible! Ahead, we’re discussing why and how size may change, but the amount of meat in your order never will.  

The Average Alaskan King Crab Leg 

On average, Alaskan king crab legs weigh anywhere from a half pound to two pounds per leg. That’s a pretty big difference! The first thing to note is that there’s a difference between size and weight when it comes to Alaskan king crab legs. For example, one leg may be longer than another, but its density is not as great and therefore the weight is equal. Our king crab legs are divided up into Giant, Colossal, and Super Colossal, but there’s still a weight range within each category — meaning the size will vary.

Size and Shape Is Beyond Our Control

It’s not like each king crab leg weighs exactly one pound, and we just count them as we put in your order. In fact, that’s far from the truth. Alaskan king crab legs can vary in size and shape — and that’s normal. We simply cannot control the size of each leg. The only thing we control is ensuring that you absolutely receive the amount of weight that you ordered. 

Different Seasons = Different Sizes

Nature tends to get her way. (Otherwise, we’d make hurricanes illegal!) Because nature is ultimately in charge of the crabs, their size changes depending on the season. Freshman fifteen, winter blubber, hibernation body — king crabs aren’t the only ones whose weight varies by season!

You’ll Always Get the Weight You Ordered

Here’s what it boils down to: While we can’t exactly predict the physical length or width of your specific order of crab legs, we CAN guarantee that you are going to get the correct weight that you paid for. That never changes. You'll never pay for four pounds of king crab legs and only receive 3.75 pounds. If anything, we “round up” and give you slightly more weight than you paid for — because sometimes that’s just how the size of the legs work out. 

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