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Old 11-22-2023, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Florida
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So has anybody tried this from the frozen foods aisle?
I figured this should be somewhat decent considering his reputation but this was Awful!
I cooked it in the Air fryer following the directions on the box and I might as well have cooked Cardboard and eaten it.
The coating on the fish which was Pollock fell off with no seasoning at all and chips / fries were hard as a rock.
I paid nearly $6 for this and would have been better off buying a bag of Gorton's Fish filets and cutting up a potato myself.
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Old 11-23-2023, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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So has anybody tried this from the frozen foods aisle?
I figured this should be somewhat decent considering his reputation but this was Awful!
I cooked it in the Air fryer following the directions on the box and I might as well have cooked Cardboard and eaten it.
The coating on the fish which was Pollock fell off with no seasoning at all and chips / fries were hard as a rock.
I paid nearly $6 for this and would have been better off buying a bag of Gorton's Fish filets and cutting up a potato myself.
Ramsay is a very wealthy man, and according to media reports has a net worth of around $765 million USD (£610 million), and earns over $125 million a year (£90 million).

As of earlier in 2023, Ramsay had 58 restaurants across a variety of names and owned 12 bars and restaurants in London alone, and then you have the fish and chip type chains and grocery store (supermarket) food with his name on it, as well as al the television and media work.

Whether Ramsay manages to maintain the quality control in relation to every brand is debatable, as he must be extremely busy.

What is Gordon Ramsay’s net worth and how many restaurants does he own? - The Sun (March 2023)

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Old 11-23-2023, 08:57 AM
 
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We ate at Gordon Ramsay's Fish and Chips restaurant in Orlando, FL and it was amazingly good. The best fish and chips that we have ever had.

I had no idea that it is now available in the frozen food aisle.
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Old 11-23-2023, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Would the coating have stuck to the fish if it had been seasoned?

Thanks for the warning because I might have bought that.
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Old 11-23-2023, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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I like the battered cod from Costco. I like it so much, so I probably wouldn't buy a box for $6
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Old 11-26-2023, 06:47 AM
 
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I’ve not seen it in the stores, but then I typically don’t even look in the frozen section anymore. The quality of frozen seafood products declined over the years, and most are a pitiful joke when compared to the marketing picture on the front of the box.
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Old 11-26-2023, 02:42 PM
 
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If Gordon Ramsey would come into a restaurant that I was running, I would send my staff down to Krogers and buy HIS product and serve it to him. I would certainly have a good laugh when he renders his smug opinions.
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Old 11-26-2023, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Beacon Falls
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Ramsay is a very wealthy man, and according to media reports has a net worth of around $765 million USD (£610 million), and earns over $125 million a year (£90 million).
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I figured this should be somewhat decent considering his reputation but this was Awful!
Not surprised. Many of these celeb chefs just add their name to a product. It's not their recipe; someone who works for the company formulated the food themselves, and the chef gives them the ok to put their name on it, in exchange for $X. Sometimes the chef actually tastes the food, and I am sure sometimes they don't. I don't know what the case is here, but just b/c a chef's name is on a product, doesn't mean it will be good; if you are already worth $765 million, and continue to earn $125 million a year (nowadays the interest on that alone is well over $5mil a year) you might not be that concerned with your rep. Which may make most of the rest of us say, hey - wait a min... how could you not be concerned with your rep???, which I understand, but...

This is not something I would normally buy, but now I may have to try it just out of curiosity!
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Old 11-26-2023, 08:14 PM
 
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Like the last poster said, he has little to do with it. It's all about the money, and monetizing the 'brand' or whatever. Other celebrities do this with perfumes, clothing, etc. Do you really think wealthy celebrities are sitting around designing clothes, inventing perfumes, or interested in making foods for mass production? They're approached by their business managers for the next profitable scheme.
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Old 11-26-2023, 08:55 PM
 
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Actually I am surprised that it is so bad.

His name is suppose to equal quality. So it doesn't make sense that he would put his name on a shoddy product.

If he is worth so much there is no reason to risk your reputation by putting it on a cruddy box of fish and chips?

Think of it this way. If his fish and chips are buzzed about online about how horrible it is, etc etc then he loses credibility in everything else that has his name on it... his multimillion $$$ empire.

Maybe you got a bad batch or your way of cooking it was wrong?

TBF I doubt any box of frozen fish and chips will be top notch.
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