Deli International Gluten Free Pizza

It’s frozen pizza time again. D.D. can’t get enough of the stuff. She actually picked this one from the store herself and was very excited to bring it home to me. I think part of the excitement was due to the fact that frozen pizza in our house has become synonymous with family movie night. Whatever her motivation, I heard little else from the moment she got home from the grocery store but how excited she was about her “real gluten free boxed pizza”. (So cute!)

Excitement is contagious, I suppose. I was even more excited when I saw that the Deli International Gluten Free Pizza she had picked came with the CSA (Celiac Sprue Association) Seal of Recognition. I got glutened a little while ago, so it was nice to have that extra bit of security in the gluten free status of dinner. As for the pizza itself, well, read on...



Ease of Use

Take the pizza out of the box, unwrap it and bake it (on a tray) in a 400 degree oven. The box says to bake it for 15-18 minutes. I baked it for 18 minutes because I like my pizza well done. Turns out, that was the perfect amount of time.

Appearance


I think you will agree that this gluten free pizza looks pretty good. The only thing the picture doesn’t show is the bald spot that was there when I pulled it out of the box. I covered the spot with a stray pepperoni before baking and couldn’t even tell where it had been later.

Taste and Texture

The crust of Deli International Gluten Free Pizza was great. It had a good flavor and a fabulous texture. It was nice and crisp around the edges and not at all soggy in the center. The sauce was tangy and had a good flavor. There was just the right amount of sauce on the pizza.

Then there was the cheese... I have no love for the cheese on this pizza. It was the imitation-type mozzarella that feels funny in your mouth. Well, in my mouth, anyway, D.D. thought it was fine. The crust and the sauce were good enough that I still enjoyed the pizza, but I have to say that this pizza is better for kids taste buds than an adults.

Versatility

It is a gluten free frozen pizza, not much room for interpretation...

Overall Value

The pizza cost $8.49 at the grocery store. It was a decent size. D.D. and I split it and were both satisfied. The cheese thing haunts me a bit here, making me name this as a bit pricey.

Rating

You have D.D.’s whole-hearted recommendation for Deli International Gluten Free Pizza. She was very happy. I’m still on the fence a bit, myself, but not enough to give it a thumbs down.

1 comment:

  1. My Husband was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and it had been 5 years since he was able to have pizza a beer. I tried the "International Deli Pepperoni Pizza" and it cooked up great smells wonderful and my husband closed his eyes and just enjoyed the flavor. He was thrilled with his pizza and a bottle of "Red Bridge Gluten Free Beer"; for the 1st time in 5 years. Thank you

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