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Old 04-23-2008, 06:37 AM   #1
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Gorton's Fish Fillets...parts are parts

Gortons fish fillet products you buy (frozen) at the supermarket shows a package with fish that is fluffly looking and tender.

I'm talking Gorton's Beer Battered fish fillets. Or, all their battered fish.

The package is really decieving. What they produce is actually a mash
of fishes, almost a paste, wrapped in batter.

I think it stinks that Gorton's isn't brought to court about false advertising.

Showing flaky looking delicious fish on the package, when in fact, it's a mush fish paste product they sell.

How are they getting away with this type of false packaging for this many years?????

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Old 04-23-2008, 06:46 AM   #2
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Which is why I never buy frozen fish filets or sticks, etc.

It's not confined to Gorton's. Did you ever see a Big MAc or a Whopper that looked like the ones on TV?
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:40 AM   #3
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I only buy them to get my kids used to eating fish, so I can make normal fish down the road.
Maybe it wont work, since the fish sticks (fiilets) are nothing like fish!!!
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:34 AM   #4
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Yeah, they're seafood's version of hotdogs.
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:54 AM   #5
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If the package say "fillets", it's supposed to be a whole piece of fish, while if it just says, "fish", it can be made of fish pieces.
I wish I could remember the brand, but we buy some in a big package at Sam's that are delicious.
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:09 AM   #6
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Which is why I never buy frozen fish filets or sticks, etc.

It's not confined to Gorton's. Did you ever see a Big MAc or a Whopper that looked like the ones on TV?
You never buy frozen fish fillets? It's my understanding that most fish is frozen on the boat when caught, so it's actually fresher than "fresh" fish in the grocery store, because the "fresh" fish has generally been frozen and then thawed, and there's no way to know how long it has been thawed.

I'm talking about whole fillets here, not fish sticks.
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:17 AM   #7
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Surely you are not just figuring this out. This is one of those age-old "issues".

OK, so it's fish parts/pieces, etc. It's inexpensive and there has always been a market - especially for kids. Remember eating fish sticks when you were little? It's a fish "stepping-stone" to the "real stuff"
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I have to admit, I am a sucker for the fish sticks when I make them for the kids.
I loved it when we had a babysitter cuz Mom and Dad would always leave fish sticks....
I think I know whats for lunch today! :)
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:26 AM   #9
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We buy fish sticks for my daughter, although she has not had them in a while. I had not eaten them since I was a kid. I ate one of hers when I made them for her and they tasted (gasp) good.
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try the lemon herb tartar sauce on them. makes it even worse to love em!!!!!
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