Gordon Ramsay’s Frozen Meal Venture: A Culinary Shift Met with Disappointment

Gordon Ramsay, the acclaimed chef known for his Michelin-starred restaurants and strong opinions on fresh ingredients and cooking methods, has recently launched a line of frozen meals, “By Chef Ramsay,” available at Walmart.

This move has stirred controversy and disappointment among many fans and customers. Despite Ramsay’s previous criticism of using microwaves and frozen foods, some of his new frozen meals are intended to be cooked in the microwave. Isn’t it ironic? Read on.

A Detailed Review

193
Image Credit: Tiktok/lukefoods.

A user named Luke purchased all the available frozen meals and began reviewing them. He started with the Shepherd’s Pie and the Fish and Chips, expressing dissatisfaction.

He described the texture and consistency as thick and mushy and the taste as underwhelming, especially given the $6 price point.

Other meals from the range, including the Four Cheese Macaroni, also failed to impress Luke, who found them no better than cheaper alternatives available at Walmart.

Public Response

shock ss635351060
Image Credit: Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock.

The public response echoed Luke’s disappointment. Many expressed surprise and dismay at Ramsay’s venture into frozen meals, considering his past emphasis on fresh ingredients and quality cooking.

Comments such as “The king of nothing frozen has created frozen meals” and “I can’t believe he has frozen food now” highlighted this new product line’s unexpected and unwelcome nature.

Another commenter complained about the price of the meals,

“$6 for a frozen meal is BOLD Gordon.”

Gordon Ramsay’s Frozen Meals: A Culinary Adventure?

gordon ramsey ss430221061
Photo Credit: Sterling Munksgard/Shutterstock.

Gordon Ramsay, a renowned chef known for his culinary excellence, launched a line of frozen dinners in August 2023, exclusively available at Walmart.

Despite his previous disdain for frozen food, these meals, priced around $5.94 each, represent a particular part of his culinary journey. The question on everyone’s mind is, are these frozen dinners up to the mark? To answer this question, the Mashed team conducted a taste test of all eight varieties.

The Four Cheese Macaroni was a disappointment, with an unbearable taste and uneven cheese distribution.

Although it had fairly tasty fish, the Fish and Chips meal was let down by its bland, thick-cut potatoes. Despite its rich flavors, the Mushroom Risotto suffered from a mushy texture and unappealing appearance.

The Verdict: Hits & Misses

whole chicken dp7091034
Image Credit:ajafoto/depositphotos.

The Slow Roasted Beef and Lemon Caper Chicken meals were moderately satisfying but did not meet the expected standards.

The Lasagna with Bolognese Meat Sauce successfully delivered tender pasta sheets and a rich amalgamation of cheese, herbs, sauce, and pasta. With its decadent and cheesy mashed potatoes, the Shepherd’s Pie earned second place among Ramsay’s frozen dinners.

The Chicken Pot Pie was the best option, with its crunchy puff pastry crust and flavorful chicken and vegetable mixture in a creamy gravy. Despite the mixed reviews, the Chicken Pot Pie is recommended for those considering a Chef Ramsay frozen meal purchase.

More from Viral Chatter

rising grocery costs
Image credit: TikTok/@carenstino.

Recently, many have voiced concerns about the escalating prices of everyday essentials.

A TikTok user’s recent post has brought this issue to the forefront, highlighting the US’s exorbitant prices of basic grocery items.

$55 Pizza Hut Order Sparks Heated Debate: Savvy Meal Deal or Fast Food Rip-off?

pizza work
Photo Credit: dusanpetkovic/DepositPhotos.

In a recent online debate, a woman showcased her $55 Pizza Hut order, leading to a split opinion on whether the amount and type of food she received was worth the price.

The order, shared by a user who is a certified food enthusiast, included various items from the popular pizza chain.

Sources

sources 1 2
Image Credit: Krakenimages.com/DepositPhotos.
  1. mashed.com/1393344/gordon-ramsay-frozen-dinners-ranked/
  2. delish.com/food-news/a44927668/gordon-ramsay-frozen-meals/

This article was produced and syndicated by Viral Chatter. It was inspired by this video:

@lukefoods Gordon Ramsay Frozen Meal Review! Trying Gordon Ramsay Fish And Chips And Shepherds Pie! Let’s See How They Taste! #gordonramsay #gordonramsayfishandchips #foodreview #frozenfood #foodcritic #gordonramsayofficial #eating #eatingshow #mukbang #viral #trending #fyp #fypシ #foodtok #foodtiktok #foodie #fishandchips #shepherdspie #gordonramsey #cheframsey #cheframsay #waynedang #frozenmeals #food ♬ original sound – lukefoods

Martha A. Lavallie
Martha A. Lavallie
Author & Editor | + posts

Martha is a journalist with close to a decade of experience in uncovering and reporting on the most compelling stories of our time. Passionate about staying ahead of the curve, she specializes in shedding light on trending topics and captivating global narratives. Her insightful articles have garnered acclaim, making her a trusted voice in today's dynamic media landscape.