The swap: Your pizza
The solution: Bold Organics gluten-free and dairy-free pizza
The challenge: A clandestine mission to serve a gluten-free and dairy-free pizza to my unsuspecting family without a picky eater incident.
The testers: Me, a self-proclaimed gourmet food enthusiast, my husband, who’s become quite adept at providing feedback for products we’re testing, and our extremely picky 9-year old son. To be fair, our pizza preferences differ greatly. The male testers in our household are generally content with lower quality pizza options, while I prefer non-traditional versions with a gourmet flair.
After 22 minutes on the top rack of a 450-degree oven, the “cheese” is perfectly melted and the crust is golden brown. The pizzas look beautiful and we can’t wait to dig in! I slice and serve, holding my breath as the test group takes a bite. My son gobbles down his first slice and eagerly attacks the second. About halfway through, he first comments: “This pizza tastes different” and “there’s a lot of sauce on here”. He’s right, there is a thick layer of sauce.
My husband and I both detect a hint of spiciness, which we agree sets Bold Organics apart from other frozen pizzas. The gluten-free crust is also unique – I love the crispness and density of the outer crust. Just under the toppings, the dough (organic brown rice flour) is softer and more tender.
Available in four varieties: vegan cheese, veggie lovers, meat lovers and deluxe. We tested the vegan cheese and deluxe – generously topped with uncured pepperoni, juicy cooked Italian sausage, organic roasted red peppers, organic roasted yellow onions and shiitake mushrooms.
Bold Organics is ideal for those who suffer from celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. Two of the varieties (vegan cheese and veggie lovers) are perfect for vegans. All four Bold Organics pizzas are great for those who want to spring clean their lifestyle and eat a cleaner and healthier diet.
The verdict: While the boys will stick with traditional pizza, I give Bold Organics a thumbs up for flavor, crust texture and generous toppings.
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Product samples were supplied for review and editorial consideration.