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“Cause you’re Special! Famous Pizza Crust Mix- wheat, corn, soy and gluten free

Posted on | March 26, 2007 | 5 Comments


This ‘Cause You’re Special! gluten free pizza crust mix runs around $5.89 from my local natural foods store in my town. I was really wanting a good pizza and was hoping this would be what I was looking for. The mix made a 12 inch pizza with a medium to thin crust.

The crust itself is easy to prepare. It mixed up with no problems and patted it out into a nice crust with minimal stickiness and mess onto my pizza stone. I used gluten free cornmeal as a base under the crust, as suggested on the package. For my inaugural run, I stuck with a simple cheese pizza with homemade basil marinara sauce.

The final product provided a nice and chewy crust with hints of crispiness on the edges. The crust itself was mild in flavor and could easily handle the addition of herbs, cheese and spices to give the pizza a better flavor. The crust help up well under the sauce, with only the smallest hints of sogginess, but maybe that is because I ate it too fast! Overall, a decent product!


Pros: easy prep, nice flavor & texture

Cons: a bit pricey for one pizza crust, slight sogginess in the center of the pizza

Rating: 3 3/4 stars

Where Can I Buy This Pizza Crust?

Cause You’re Special Famous Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Mix from

Ingredients: Rice Flour, Tapioca Flour, Dry Milk Powder, Xanthan Gum, Sugar, Gelatin, Salt and Gluten-Free Yeast Packet.This product requires milk, oil, apple cider vinegar, and corn meal to prepare.Nutrition Facts: Serving Size-1 Slice (26g), Servings per Container-8, Calories-96, Fat-0.3g, Chol-0mg, Sodium-156mg, Total Carb-21g, Fiber-1g, Sugars-1.5g, Protein-2g.


5 Responses to ““Cause you’re Special! Famous Pizza Crust Mix- wheat, corn, soy and gluten free”

  1. Natalie
    March 28th, 2007 @ 2:24 pm

    Hey Karen,

    I found your blog today! I enjoyed it. I recently moved to Raleigh and I am having trouble finding as many gluten free products at my local Whole Foods. I am trying to source and price online sources for gf foods. Any tips? Your site gives me a great starting point for what to go look for. I hate to waste money on bad products!
    Gluten Free Mommy

  2. Karen
    April 1st, 2007 @ 12:42 am

    Welcome Natalie! You may want to start off at your local grocery store’s natural/organic foods sections. I have found many GF items tucked away in these areas, it just may take some time to find them. Also, is great of you have a GF item you like, you can buy it in bulk for a discount (i.e. Pamela’s products, for example.) I also have sites listed on the “Where can I buy . . .” page.

    Good luck, and please post your opinions to any products on my site you have tried. The more the merrier!

  3. susan m
    May 18th, 2007 @ 4:16 am

    Try Chebe’s ready made pizza crusts (frozen)–they’re delish. I like Chebe’s bread mixes, & assume they’d also be good for pizza crusts.

  4. Karen
    May 18th, 2007 @ 1:16 pm

    Great idea! I have heard promising things about their pizza crusts as well. I’ll put that on my “to review” list. Thanks for the suggestion Susan!

  5. marylou
    August 2nd, 2008 @ 12:00 pm

    Try the Glutino frozen crusts again….but use this method to cook it-

    Thaw the crust
    In a cast iron or heavy non stick pan, put a little olive oil or butter
    cook on med high, add the crust top side down and press…cook a minute or so till golden.
    Flip over and press down on the crust to brown it and crisp it.
    add toppings, cover, cook on low till cheese melts
    Remove from heat and let sit for a few minutes.
    This way, the crust is chewy and crisp. My favorite topping is mozza and asiago cheese, thin slice tomato, fresh basil and sliced chicken.
    It was excellent!

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