Celiac Friendly GSI Reserve Homestyle Angus Steak Patties

A juicy GSI Angus steak patty grilling on the barbecue... there's nothing quite like it! Order yours today!What says “summer” more than a freshly-grilled burger patty with all kinds of crisp vegetables and sauces between two burger buns? Not much- and Gourmet Secrets’ celiac-friendly Angus steak patties will be sure to bring that backyard barbecue experience to new heights!

One of our most popular products, the Angus steak patties are made of 100% Angus beef chuck steak, ground and formed into a patty with a few seasonings like beef stock and ground black pepper to bring out that great burger flavor! These are also some of the largest patties you’ll ever have tossed on the grill, weighing in at 6 ounces. But one of the most subtle differences lies in something that is often overlooked in other burger recipes: this product is part of our celiac-friendly lineup, free of wheat products in their ingredients! In the case of our famous steak patties, carrot fibers are used as a binding agent for the patty instead of wheat flour, which makes them safe to eat for someone with gluten intolerance.

Make your next barbecue a hit with everyone with the Gourmet Secrets Reserve Homestyle Steak Patties!

The Gourmet Secrets Difference: Beef

Clockwise from top left: Extra Lean Beef Cubes, Celiac-Friendly Angus Steak Patties, GSI Reserve French Roast, GSI Reserve Filet Mignon 6oz, GSI Reserve New York Steaks, Extra Lean Angus Ground Beef. All available at Gourmet Secrets' online food store!

Clockwise from top left: Extra Lean Beef Cubes, Celiac-Friendly Angus Steak Patties, GSI Reserve French Roast, GSI Reserve Filet Mignon 6oz, GSI Reserve New York Steaks, Extra Lean Angus Ground Beef.

Gourmet Secrets prides itself on the very best in gourmet meats and seafood. It’s at the center of our concept, and nowhere is this more apparent than with the beef products we provide every day for our customers. From tender and juicy Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon to Extra Lean Beef Cubes, from Celiac-Friendly Angus Steak Patties to Beef Prime Rib Roast, all Gourmet Secrets beef products follow the highest standards of quality, so you can enjoy the best at great value.

Gourmet Secrets’ beef is free range, which means it’s out to pasture. The difference is the breadth of roaming: most cattle are kept in smaller, high-density, muddy enclosures with little to no grass growing, fed corn, soy and other grains with a metal trough. Gourmet Secrets’ beef, on the other hand, roams free in wide, open and grassy pastures, grazing naturally and enjoying as much space as it needs. The method of feeding Gourmet Secrets beef combines the best of both worlds: grass-feeding for their development and growth, and a light grain finish to grant it that extra marbling that gives it its AAA rating- all without inorganic additives, antibiotics or hormones. This makes for a healthy choice meat that is 100% natural and 100% beef. Our beef is then dry-aged for 21 to 28 days, a process which concentrates beef flavor in the cuts and makes it even more tender than before by breaking down tough connective tissue. This process makes for a higher-quality cut than what can be found at most supermarkets- in fact, the most renowned steakhouses and restaurants in the world demand only beef aged in this fashion!

When you order from Gourmet Secrets, you get free-range, grass-fed, grain-finished beef, free of chemicals and hormones, aged 21 to 28 days then flash-frozen, vacuum-sealed and immediately packed with your order. When it arrives to your doorstep, these tender, juicy and beefy cuts are ready for the grill, stew, casserole or whatever you want- all for $3.99 or less per serving! So what are you waiting for? Experience the difference of Gourmet Secrets beef today!

Myths and Facts about GSI Shipping

As the first meat and seafood company in Canada to provide online ordering services to families across the country, we get our fair share of questions from customers who are not too familiar with our concept or the process that’s needed to make all parts of it possible. Whether it is about the quality or provenance of our products, to the shipping process, to the green-ness of the online shopping process, we love to address these questions and spread the news about Gourmet Secrets to our customers. By far and large, however, the number one question we receive is this one:

Why is there a shipping cost, and why is it so expensive?

And this is a good question- it’s important to know where your money is going! There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding this particular question, however, and we want to make sure you’re armed with accurate information on how the shipping works at Gourmet Secrets. Here’s one of the myths and facts about Gourmet Secrets shipping.

Myth: Shipping is always expensive when ordering from Gourmet Secrets.

Fact: Yes, shipping can be expensive- when you order only a few items. Every package from Gourmet Secrets comes in a styrofoam container and with enough dry ice to last until it arrives to your door, no matter if it’s 2 items or 20 items. We do not get these things for free: their price must be included in the cost of an order if we are to be able to grow as a company to serve you better. Smaller orders also tend to need somewhat more dry ice than larger orders to keep frozen for the same amount of time, since the lone items will thaw more quickly than an item surrounded by other frozen things. A larger order will thus have a lower shipping price per item than a small order, and since you are ordering fewer times, you don’t pay for more than one trip for your food!

Myth #2: We don’t pay shipping on purchases from a physical store.

Fact: You don’t see it, but it’s there: shipping costs in physical stores are usually included in an item’s price, as well as the costs that come with a physical location such as heating, electricity and employee wages: collectively, they are called “overhead”. Unless you purchase directly from a manufacturing plant, there is always a shipping cost included in the price of any item you purchase at a store, as it had to travel from that plant to the retailer which now stocks your items. The overhead is a smaller portion of the price of larger stores due to the sheer quantity of items they purchase at one time, while in smaller butcher shops, the overhead can make a real difference in the price of the meat. At Gourmet Secrets, you get a store that’s accessible 24/7 without needing to pay for the heating and electricity costs associate with a physical store- and you get it sent straight from the plant to your house, with no need to use extra gas to go to the store, in an easy and convenient way!

Myth #3: Gourmet Secrets makes money off the shipping cost.

Fact: Contrary to what you might think, Gourmet Secrets is also charged shipping for all outgoing orders! The shipping solutions offered by UPS ensure that we can deliver your food right to your doorstep without you needing to sign for the package- this also means employing the services of that external courier company, which charges a shipping cost to both person and business. The shipping charges on your order are thus part of the total cost of purchase from us. We know that having our customers pay for the entirety of our premium shipping and packaging wouldn’t be very fair, though- that’s why we help reduce the shipping cost as much as we can so we can bring it down to the very reasonable rates we have now.

The delivery of our food straight to your doorstep is part and parcel (no pun intended) of the Gourmet Secrets concept- and so is the delicious food that we are proud to bring to you with convenience and at great value. You can shop from Gourmet Secrets with confidence that every penny you spend with us helps us grow and serve you better.

GSI Reserve New York Steak

GSI Reserve New York Steak is one of the most popular cuts! Tender and juicy AAA Alberta beef from Gourmet Secrets!When you shop at Gourmet Secrets for steak, you don’t run out of choice cuts to serve to your friends and family. We’ve already talked about our famous Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon, but what about the other side of the T-Bone? We’ve got that too: the king of steaks, the Reserve New York Steak from Gourmet Secrets.

The New York steak, known by such aliases as club steak, strip loin and Kansas City steak, is a world-renowned cut of beef that rises above all others in terms of size and tenderness. On the bone, it comes paired with filet mignon in a T-Bone or Porterhouse steak. It comes from a larger loin than the tenderloin, and thus can be cut in larger steaks, much to the delight of steak lovers everywhere. It’s a tender cut, coming from a part of the beef that doesn’t do much work, though not as tender as ribeye or filet mignon: however, it is a bigger cut than filet and has less marbling than ribeye, which makes it very useful in cuisine and so great on its own!

Gourmet Secrets’ 8 oz New York steaks are so tender, you can cut them with a plastic knife! You’ll definitely notice the superior taste and texture of grass-fed, grain-finished, AAA Alberta beef free of antibiotics and hormones when you sink your teeth into one of these.

So why wait? Order some for yourself today!

Bison Steak

You’ve likely been hearing about bison a lot recently- the healthy alternative to beef! In recent years, bison has been gaining popularity for its gamey flavor and its low fat content, ensuring that you can enjoy the best cuts even if you are watching your fat intake.

The American bison is the species most commonly farmed and eaten in North America. Its scientific name, Bison bison, shows how important it is to scientists as the species against which all other bison-like animals in the world are compared. Originally widespread across North America and used by the Native American population as a source of sustenance, these noble animals were brought to the brink of extinction by a combination of introduced diseases from cows and large-scale commercial hunting, both brought by the colonizing Europeans. Only recently have they surged back in population, though their range has been restricted to national parks and farms where bison are raised for food.

It is in this context that bison has received acclaim as a lean alternative to beef, as well as a top choice for gourmets everywhere. Bison has lower cholesterol and fat content than beef, and is higher in protein, making it particularly advantageous for people with high protein needs or who are building muscle. Its flavor is reminiscent of wild meats such as elk, but farm-raised bison tends to be beefier in flavor. Gourmet Secrets’ bison is treated the same way as our beef products: no antibiotics or hormones used, no inorganic additives in their feed, free range and oh so delicious!

Cooking Gourmet Secrets bison products requires a lower heat than beef in order to keep the meat juicy, because of its lower fat content. Whether you enjoy it in ribeye, burger or ground form, Gourmet Secrets bison is sure to please! Why not order some today?

 

Celebrate Father’s Day with Gourmet Secrets!

June 16th, 2013: Father’s Day. A day set aside to honor the men who have raised us, to show appreciation for the fathers in our community and lives. And what better way to celebrate than with a wholesome family meal that brings everyone together around the table?

The brand new Bison Seafood pack!

By picking our brand new Bison Seafood Pack, you instantly qualify for free shipping on a 5 item package, and any other items from the store at up to 50% off! That includes delectable bison products for the grill, as well as wild pink shrimp and the most delicious crab cakes. Eat the best quality bison and seafood for only $3.43 per serving, a great choice to celebrate with your family!

If your dad lives far away, never fear! You can get any Gourmet Secrets order shipped anywhere in Canada! Imagine his excitement coming home from a busy day and seeing your present waiting for him right at his doorstep with a personalized Father’s Day card! Now that’s a gift he’ll never forget!

We have so much more to offer you and your family for Father’s Day: check out our selection on our online store, and make an order dad won’t forget with Gourmet Secrets today!

The Truth About Gourmet Secrets

Since 2011, Gourmet Secrets has operated exclusively online to bring to all Canadians the very best in gourmet meats and seafood. During that time, we have partnered with group deal websites such as Groupon, Dealfind, TeamBuy, Buytopia, Tuango, LivingSocial, MadDeal, DealGetters, SwarmJam and others in order to reach out to our customers and offer extra value for their purchases with us. The deals we featured on those websites and others were created in such a way as to be sustainable for Gourmet Secrets in the long run, to ensure that even with great value offered to our customers, we would be able to not only survive, but grow even more to serve them better. Because of this design, however, individuals with limited budgets or who wanted a different kind of offer with no strings attached found themselves disappointed or frustrated by our deals, and have in turn expressed this by calling us a scam.

In light of this, it is very important for us to be clear:

We are not a scam.

We value your patronage with Gourmet Secrets. We have built this company from long-term, trustworthy relationships with our customers, the highest-quality food the world has to offer, and convenient, easy service from the time of ordering to the time of delivery.  When you make an order, everything is inspected and placed in your container by hand, to ensure the quality of your food is at its best and your order is complete, and we have never offered a special or an order that purposefully includes less than what is advertised (Mistakes do happen though, and if your order is missing anything, our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee will take care of you!). Like any special offered in almost any other store, there are conditions on our coupons which are put in place to ensure that we can sustain the deal and provide for every customer who orders with it. We attempt to make these conditions as clear as possible in our deal, though the final layout of the conditions is up to the company with which we are partnering at the time. We always recommend for prospective customers to give us a call if they have trouble with the way any of our deals work, and we can answer all their questions quickly and easily.

A scam involves dishonest business practices or promises made that do not add up to what you actually receive. We cannot promise to plan our deal in a way that doesn’t allow us to grow as a company, nor can we promise to give free food to people without paying for it.
We do promise to deliver the very best in gourmet foods to you in a courteous and convenient manner, at great value. We promise as well that if an item you receive is not up to your standards, we will take all possible measures to correct that and make you happy. We promise a deal that gives you extra value for your purchase, a deal that is good for you and good for us too. Again and again, our satisfied customers have expressed their delight in the food and service they have received from us, through Facebook, email and over the phone.

In the end, our campaign with group deals has been very successful, with over 50,000 vouchers sold nationwide and over $1,000,000 redeemed by our customers through their coupons since. This much saving on the best food available for Canadians nationwide- now that is something to be excited about!