Eld Inlet is located in southern Puget Sound, Washington. Southern Puget Sound is noted for its high nutrient levels, and the oysters that grow there reflect that. Their meats tend to be plump with glycogen, and consequently very sweet. Eld Inlet oysters have a crisp briny flavor that is followed by a watermelon rind like aftertaste. They begin their life on the beach in bags, but before they finish about half their growth they get transferred directly onto the beach. This is a method that provides a very presentable fluted shell with a deep cup. They grow quickly this way as well, reaching market size in a little over a year.