Whelks live on the soft sandy seabed of the North Sea up to a depth of 1,200 metres. The shell is white in colour on the inside and brown/green on the outside and can grow up to 10 centimetres in size.

  • Whelks
product category Fresh shellfish
Grading N/A
Availability All year round
Storage temperature 2-7°C
Foreign names Bulôts, Wellhorn schnecke, wulken
Usage / taste

They are also known as 'buckies'. A large type of sea snail that is sold on fairs and markets in Belgium under the name of 'caracollen'. They are cooked for 20 minutes in a court bouillon, but do not cook them any longer because they will become tough. You can use a needle to pry the meat from the shell, but you do need a fork first to remove the lid from the hole.

sorting / packing

N/A                500 gram (leak-free)                    

                        1 kg (leak-free)                    

                        1 kg (net)

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