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Chef Gordon Ramsay quickly went from being an Ecorazzi Superstar to an Ecorazzi Bad Boy after a series of nasty events left us pretty offended. Well it looks like Gordon is once again picking a food fight, but this time with the Prince of Wales over his organic food brand.

Gordon claims that the brand is “over-priced and boring”, and told the Daily Telegraph: “I am upset with him. When I looked at his Duchy food I was gob-smacked, amazed and dumbfounded at what I discovered. Why would anyone pay that much money for one of his pies? I tried them. Just because it has a stamp and his royal crest everyone thinks it is fine, but the number of sodium’s, and the sugar content, is embarrassing.” He later adds that while he supports the profits going to charity, processed meats should not be used.

Right, so even though we’re definitely not on Team Gordon, we’d totally agree with him over the processed meat thing…IF it were true. However, Andrew Baker, CEO of Duchy Foods, has a different claim.

Baker states: “We use Soil Association specified organic ingredients as the norm and only natural flavours and colours. We never use artificial fertilisers or pesticides and our products do not contain hydrogenated fat.” Andrew later adds, “We never seek to extend the shelf life of our products by over-processing. A large percentage of our products, including our sausages, bacon and baked desserts, are delivered fresh to store on a daily basis.”

So what’s the deal here? Is Gordon just being a jerk or is Baker not telling the whole truth? Leave and comment tell us what you think!


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  • Key

    It’s hard to tell since I’m not actually in Britain. Still with a food product three things come into play, price, taste and quality of ingredients. The ingredients are in dispute but the price and taste don’t seem to not have been touched with rebutals from the company.

    Organic products do tend to be very pricey but Gordan wasn’t specific on the taste either. So I suppose the whole things a mystery till a Brit comes and gives us the real deal.

  • VeggieTart

    Well, he does have a point if he thinks the sodium and sugar content is way too high. Other than that, I can’t speak because I live in the U.S. and have no familiarity with the brand.

    I don’t think he’s bashing all organic food, just this particular organic line. I think he’s also criticizing the pricing for the brand, not for organic food.

    • Paul Harvey

      That is correct! That’s how I read within that context

  • Stephanie Williams

    I think that picture is gross….that is what i think.

  • Chris Osborne

    Whilst I enjoy Gordon Ramseys program,I was dissapointed to read that he is anti Organic does this mean he supports GM foods?
    When I see the word Sodium I think toxic table salt. WE do need salt but sea salt or Himalayan with its minerals.

    As for the Soil association and thier stance on organic… I complained that food from Lincoln is irigated with water containing Hydrofluorisilic acid which is a toxic waste product, from memory the reply said the water was pottable.. After that I sent them a report from the USA where 1 dozen horses died what suprized me was the cause of death Fluoride poisoning.
    What most people fail to understand is that “YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT” I would add that though not Gordons problem when I hear these so called “celebrity chefs” say Bung it in the Microwave ” I cringe only fools use a microwave Just Google that issue and discover that your haemogloben changes when eating food from a microwave….

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  • Chloe

    He’s blatantly being a jerk, as Gordon Ramsay is an arrogant asshole. He should be put in a bath of acid.