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[VIC] Premium Raw Calamari Strips $12.90/KG (Was $21.50) + Shipping ($0 over $60 Spend / Pickup Braeside) @ GourmetFoodsDirect

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Premium Raw Calamari Strips

FREE DELIVERY FOR ORDER OVER $60

While calamari rings make for popular entrees and appetizers, the meat can also be prepared in strips and presented like large french fries.

After being cut, the squid is battered and fried using high heat. It can then be garnished with any preferred spices and prepared with marinara sauce, mayonnaise, cocktail sauce, or another favourite dipping sauce.

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  • +1

    has anyone tried their services?

    • +1

      We are a local wholesaler based in Braeside in Melbourne, we supply many seafood outlets.
      You are welcome to contact Hary on 0412 442 554 if you have any questions.

  • +1

    what is the country of origin of this item?

    • Hi farmed in the Southern Ocean, packed in China and imported by Pacific West.

      • +1

        Southern ocean, as in the Antarctic Ocean?
        Sounds pretty vague and sketchy

        • +2

          Do you ask that question when you dine in at restaurants? or other place?

          Can I get calamari for appetiser please. O wait, where is the origin of your calamari? What Ocean? I want the specific ocean. Can you give me the exact latitude and longitude number please.

          • +9

            @Fredfloresjr: Since you asked, I very rarely purchase seafood in restaurants, in part for this reason.
            Australia has quite clear country of origin labelling rules and am I not aware of any oceans that are countries.
            There are good reasons to be wary of seafood out of China, have a read of this. How China is plundering the worlds oceans

          • +1

            @Fredfloresjr: That specific calamari was caught here

            -68.039819, -26.632858

          • +2

            @Fredfloresjr: Yes - we ask in restraurants the country of origin of their seafood before ordering. It reinforces to the owners that many consumers actually care about the source of what they eat. And when buying seafood to cook ourselves, we only purchase Australian product. Most calamari in the market seems to be comimg from China. We travel quite some distance to purchase local product from a specialist seafood retailer just so we can avoid the imported product.

      • +5

        price is about right for China product

      • +2

        lol…I'm fairly certain that's just a roundabout way to say made in china without actually saying it…

  • +1

    Thanks, perfect for salt and pepper calamari

    • Perfect indeed, very easy meal to prepare and a family favourite
      .

      • +4

        You can answer this but not the country of origin question asked earlier?

  • +1

    what is the country of origin of this item?

    • -1

      Hi, farmed in the Southern Ocean, packed in China and imported by Pacific West.

      • +2

        Farmed?

        • Many Aussie seafood are FARMED, surprised? just search yourself.
          Those are NOT farmed will normally have a huge sign to say "WILDLY CAUGHT", never seen it?

          • @Jamesx: Seen it plenty of times on prawns and fish. Ever seen farmed quid before?

  • +1

    This looks like if a brain had snot come out its nose.

  • +1

    Ordered for weekends snacks

  • Not shipping to NSW OP? thanks.

    • At this point in time just in Melbourne, I'm sorry

      • +2

        No probs. Can you update your post please.

  • +1

    Hi, I live 2 mins away and wondered whether you have a shopfront that people can walk in and look/buy?

    • +1

      Yes we do.

      Welcome to pop in and say 'G'day

      Gourmet Foods Direct Pty Ltd

      2-4 Endeavour Way

      Braeside Victoria 3195

      Phone: (03) 8560 1877

  • +4

    Calamari Strips $12.90/KG (Was $21.50)

    Wait a minute…

    The price for the same item on 13 Jan shows $11.90 (was $14.99)

    https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:g3uFVC...

    Are you trying to SCAM us ??

    • +10

      What is there to discuss???

      It's on your website…

      You were selling this for $11.90 (was $14.99)

      Now you are selling it for $12.90 and claiming it was $21.50.

      How is that a bargain ?

        • +8

          Feel free to call and discuss JV

          I am discussing it… Here…

          What is your explanation ????

        • +1

          Can't it be both?

          Nope, the price did not drop from $21.50 to $12.90

          It increased from $11.90 to $12.90…

          • @jv: You don't actually know that, so stop assuming and be annoying elsewhere.

            • +2

              @magic8ballgag:

              You don't actually know that

              Their website is cached. I checked.

              • @jv: I'd love to see proof of the RRP.

                • +1

                  @magic8ballgag:

                  I'd love to see proof of the RRP

                  That's nice…

                  RRP is irrelevant to me.

                  They were selling this for $1 less prior to posting this deal, so it is not a bargain.

                  The misleading price comparison, is also against the law…

                  • @jv:

                    RRP is irrelevant to me.

                    Apparently not, since you made a point of it in your above comment:

                    They were selling this for $1 less prior to posting this deal, so it is not a bargain.

                    That's your opinion, not a fact nor a rule of submitting a deal.

                    • +1

                      @magic8ballgag: That is the price comparison that the Rep claimed, which appears to be misleading.

                      • @jv:

                        which appears to be misleading.

                        What appears to be and what is are two completely different things.

                        • +2

                          @magic8ballgag:

                          What appears to be and what is are two completely different things.

                          Their prices are on their cached website, take a look…

                          They put up the price and are claiming a false price reduction…

                          • @jv: Prices fluctuate all the time, just because it was previously available for a cheaper price, does not mean the RRP is falsified.

                            • +1

                              @magic8ballgag:

                              Prices fluctuate all the time

                              So when did they last sell this for $21.50 ?

                              Their previous price was $11.90.

                              You are not saving $8.60/kg as the rep is claiming…

                              • -7

                                @jv:

                                So when did they last sell this for $21.50 ?

                                Why don't you tell us? Since you seem to know it all..

                                You are not saving $8.60/kg as the rep is claiming…

                                Prove the RRP is false or move along.

                                • +1

                                  @magic8ballgag:

                                  Prove the RRP

                                  Why?

                                  Price comparisons with RRP are not legal unless you normally sell at RRP…

                                  • -1

                                    @jv: You're slandering a business simply because you think you're the king of deals/bargains.

                                    • +1

                                      @magic8ballgag:

                                      You're slandering a business

                                      I'm posting their own links from their website…

                                      • @jv: I'm referring to your claims of them falsifying the RRP, not their previous pricing.

                                        • +1

                                          @magic8ballgag:

                                          your claims of them falsifying the RRP,

                                          Where did I mention RRP ???

                                          • @jv:

                                            So when did they last sell this for $21.50 ?

                                            • +1

                                              @magic8ballgag:

                                              So when did they last sell this for $21.50 ?

                                              Where did I say that is the RRP ???

                                              Now you are making stuff up….

                                              • @jv: Does it matter if you said the word RRP or not?

                                                You're claiming that they are falsifying the RRP they provided, so once again, please provide proof of this claim.

                                                • +2

                                                  @magic8ballgag:

                                                  Does it matter if you said the word RRP or not?

                                                  Yes, that is what you claim I said and asked me to prove it…

                                                  • @jv: No, you actually mentioned the RRP in this comment:

                                                    So when did they last sell this for $21.50 ?

                                                    By referring to the price (which is the RRP, it's in the title), you're falsely accusing the business of making up an RRP.

                                                    • +1

                                                      @magic8ballgag:

                                                      By referring to the price (which is the RRP, it's in the title)

                                                      Now you are making stuff up again.

                                                      I have not said that is the RRP…

                                                    • +1

                                                      @magic8ballgag:

                                                      you're falsely accusing the business of making up an RRP.

                                                      Where did I do that ???

                                                      Why do you keep making stuff up?

                                                      • @jv:

                                                        So when did they last sell this for $21.50 ?

                                                        Their previous price was $11.90.

                                                        You are not saving $8.60/kg as the rep is claiming…

                                                        Getting a bit old in your age?

                                                        • +1

                                                          @magic8ballgag: Where does it say that is the RRP ???

                                                          • @jv: In the title of the deal.

                                                            • +1

                                                              @magic8ballgag:

                                                              It is the RRP, it's provided in the title of the deal.

                                                              Where does it say that is the RRP?

                                                              I'm only commenting on the false price comparison the Rep is making… It's on their website

                                                              • @jv:

                                                                Where does it say that is the RRP?

                                                                You're focusing on parts that are irrelevant.

                                                                I'm only commenting on the false price comparison the Rep is making…

                                                                Prove it's false.

                                                • +1

                                                  @magic8ballgag:

                                                  You're claiming that they are falsifying the RRP

                                                  Where did I claim that???

                                                  • @jv:

                                                    Now you are selling it for $12.90 and claiming it was $21.50.

                                    • +2

                                      @magic8ballgag:

                                      you're the king of deals/bargains.

                                      i've not claimed that, but you seem to be jealous…

  • +7

    Yeah
    a) Might want to state which state it's in
    b) I prefer not to support people who catch seafood in international waters before sending them back to china
    c) Putting "premium" in front of your product doesn't make it any better.
    d) Price is pretty much on par with other squid prices.
    e) Artificially inflating the RRP doesn't help anyone

  • +1

    Tough crowd…

    • +4

      When it comes to deceptive and misleading advertising, then yes…

      • +1

        I'm sick of businesses following the deceptive practices of 'marketing' people (either directly by paying them, or without thinking by imitating other businesses who do). These insidious people advise businesses constantly deceiving us is wise, to justify their own jobs. The same businesses who claim they want to build up a good reputation with repeat customers. Being deceptive like pricing jacking before markdowns, does NOT endear a business to customers. It IRRITATES us, shifts our focus to ONLY the price because the business has made it clear they don't respect US. After listening to those marketing fools once, businesses have to listen to them again spending $$$ on advertising fighting an ever-losing battle to maintain customer numbers and 'good will'!?

        Big (glaringly obvious) hint here: they wouldn't need to do the second if they didn't do the first.

        • True that and then we have people like @Lorindor that defend bad practices either that or ongoing beef with JV :D

  • +2

    If it was premium quality it wouldn't be sold in strips but🦑

  • At their tax invoice and their shop, it says $12.90

    So it was Not $21.50

    • So it was Not $21.50

      No, their price before was $11.90

      So they are advertising a $1 price increase from their normal price…

  • +2

    Squid tubes are currently $9.50/kg at Coles. Usually about $12/kg I think.

    • Yep, rep is trying to make sales using misleading price comparisons

    • +2

      I bought the calamari strips when I grabbed a few things from one of the previous deals. I cooked some of them up a week ago and they were actually really good: tender and tasty. I've not had the squid tubes from Coles for quite a while, but last time I did it was kind of tough and chewy. It served a purpose (I stuffed it with prawn and chicken, rather than cutting into strips and serving like that) but the calamari strips from Gourmet Foods was certainly better.

      I'm not going to comment on whether it's a deal or not, or whether it was sourced sustainably (I'll pay more attention to the source next time) but I thought it was good quality given the price.

      • Yeah I was just putting it up here because I checked and saw the discount, plus you can do more with tubes.

        It's easy to get squid wrong too. I heard a chef say you either cook squid 2 minutes or 2 hours, lol. (Something like that anyway.) I have noticed Coles squid tubes have gotten ~30% smaller. And they used to be $8/kg not long ago, then it went to $9, then the jump. It's a huge jump from 8 to 12 so I stopped buying. Actually I think I stopped because they jumped to $14! Next I noticed no-one was buying them. (They used to sell out constantly but were now getting marked down or thrown out because no-one was buying.) After two times of that my local Coles stopped stocking it because it wasn't selling (well, duh, I wonder why!).

        I don't forget rabid price gouging like that so $12 is still too high to win me back. Pity too because I was enjoying making squid rings cause I got that down to a fast easy process. When they jumped to $14/kg I'd just learned how to do that crisscross thing with a knife to make Chinese squid & broccoli, got the sauce just right, timed steamed broccoli just perfect… then $14. Forget that! Everyone must've said the same because the 'no sale' process above began. They've only had them in my local Coles again for a few months. Still crawling off the shelf like a politician from beneath the fridge in the dark.

  • +1

    Selling for 11.90 as recent as 13 January, not a bargain.

  • +2

    Doing God's work JV. Hate these scammy business practices

  • +1

    OP can you please advise why the RRP went from $14.99 to $21.50?