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Domino’s Gluten-free Pizza – Chew Quickly

I’ve read a lot about Domino’s Pizza not being suitable for a gluten-free diet, and I have to say I breezed right through their website’s disclaimer and took the chance – with mixed results.

First and foremost, I didn’t get glutened by the pizza.  I ordered the hearty marinara sauce, sausage and pineapple, and I ate the whole thing in one sitting, so obviously it wasn’t terrible.

But there was a lingering stickiness to the crust as I chewed it that I can only assume came from the xanthan gum or guar gum used to replace the gluten. It was off-putting, for sure, but again, it didn’t stop me from eating the whole pizza at once.

I do wish the pizza chain would consider making a larger  version of the pizza so that my boyfriend and I can share without having to order three pizzas. I will say I was happy with the price tag, given that it cost less with the toppings than most plain gluten-free pizzas in my area.

I’ll order it again, but I’m not sure I would give it this blog’s seal of approval. For one thing, it’s definitely taking a risk to order a GF pizza from a fast-food pizza chain that may not be concerned with cross contamination. For another, that pasty, gummy consistency of the crust is hard to get past.

Let me know what you think!

-Taylor

Domino’s now offering Gluten Free Pizza

Domino’s Pizza announced today it would be rolling out gluten free pizzas available for delivery starting, well, today. The latest restaurant chain to join the gluten-free circus drew a lot of buzz today simply because it’s providing many people with something they thought they may never have again: Pizza. Delivered.

Here in Massachusetts, just outside of Boston, I’m fortunate enough to live within two miles of a local pizza restaurant that delivers freshly made gluten-free pizza with all the toppings. But that doesn’t mean I wasn’t excited to hear that a major pizza chain was getting on board as well.

I already tried to order the pizza, and noted a few things. The online ordering service does warn you that the pizza is made in an almost certainly contaminated kitchen. And the pizza only comes in a small size. I’d also be interested in finding out where the crusts are made and what the key gluten substitute is.

Still, my curiosity is peaked, and I will be trying the pizza and reporting back later this week.

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