Domino’s Gluten-Free Pizza

Gooey melted cheese. Warm, flavorful sauce. A menagerie of veggies and meats cut perfectly in the same sizes. Fluffy, delicious crust. What’s not to love about pizza?

My little girl and I spent the entire day at home today, playing games, coloring pictures, and not doing anything productive. Why start with cooking dinner? If you’ve had even half an ear in the news, you know that Domino’s is now offering a gluten-free pizza crust. As a former lover of pizza, I decided to give it a shot this evening. I went right to Domino’s website and began building my own pizza to “watch the pizza of my wildest dreams come true” as the website says. Right when I chose gluten-free crust, this lovely message popped up:

“We’d Like You To Know…

Domino’s pizza made with a Gluten Free Crust is prepared in a common kitchen with the risk of gluten exposure. The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness supports the availability of Domino’s Gluten Free Crust, but CANNOT recommend the pizza for customers with celiac disease. Customers with gluten sensitivities should exercise judgment in consuming this pizza. ”

It’s responsible of them to have this message. After all, those with Celiac Disease must always be on the lookout for cross-contamination in their food. Since I have not been diagnosed with any gluten sensitivities (nor have I been tested, I’m trying this lifestyle as part of managing narcolepsy symptoms), I continued with my order. One small gluten-free pizza with half pepperoni and mushroom and half veggie.

About a half hour later, the pizza arrived at my door. My daughter was super stoked. I was semi-stoked. As I opened the lid, I became even less excited. What was supposed to be the pizza of my dreams was almost a nightmare. The grease. The burnt edges on a thin, soggy looking crust stared back at me. Dang it, I should have gone to the grocery store instead of staying in PJs all day. I bit into a slice and was immediately turned off by the texture and the taste. The crust was soggy for sure. It was thin, which I don’t mind, but they covered it with an insane amount of sauce, and the sauce itself was not even appetizing. My little one ate half a piece, declared she was done, and then asked for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich instead.

Maybe this means I wouldn’t like Domino’s whether it was gluten-free or not. That doesn’t matter. What does matter is the fact that I can honestly say that was the worst pizza I’ve ever eaten. I may never eat another pizza again, and I’m perfectly okay with that. The heartburn I have right now is enough justification to give up pizza forever.

Here’s a photo of the remaining pizza that is going in the trash:

Look how much grease is on the bottom of the box!

The good news is that there are a lot of options for eating out even if you are gluten-free. Stay tuned…

Have you tried Domino’s gluten-free pizza? What did you think? Are there other places that have good gluten-free pizza?

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