With the best looking shells, ideal for serving on-the-half-shell, these oysters tend towards a rounded shell, with a deeply cupped bottom shell ensuring a full plump oyster cupped in its own natural liquor. While an excellent choice for serving on the half shell, these oysters are also excellent for presentations when cooked, or served with sauces or garnishes. Choice Oysters are much easier to open and tend not to break or spilt or crack when opening and have a bit longer shelf life.