Shell Size: 10 -11cm (Approx 4 inch)
The trend continues to serve food an anything but a plate even boards and slates are old hat! Make a presentation statement with these fully cleaned, UK Sourced, whole white scallop shells. Not only have these shells been used as serving dishes, our customers have utilised them for crafts and interior/exterior decoration.
The shells have been prepared to food standards, however, just like buying any food plate wash thoroughly before use. (They will happily survive a cycle in the dish washer !)
Background: Scallops are marine bi-valves found in all the world oceans. In total there are some 350 species many of them being highly prized as a food source.
Scallops are active swimmers and migrate the oceans.
Scallop Shells in History: The scallop shell is the traditional emblem of Saint James. Medieval Christians making the pilgrimage to the apostle's shrine at Santiago de Compostela in Spain carried a scallop shell and would present themselves at churches, castles, abbeys etc. where they could expect to be given as much sustenance as could be picked up with one scoop.
Classification Pecten maximus Linne
These products are not toys and should therefore be used under adult supervision