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Kinnikinnick Foods Inc. Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix

Posted on | September 25, 2007 | 4 Comments

Kinnikinnick pizza crust mix gluten free

What a rotten week! The nasty fall viruses hit our home hard. Unfortunately, because of this I wasn’t online, and definitely was not into eating, thus no gluten free food reviews this past week. Thankfully we are finally well and getting back into our regular routine, and I will have lots of great reviews for you to check out for the rest of the month.

I had this gluten free pizza crust mix review tucked away, and I thought I’d finally share it with you to get the ball rolling.

This gluten free pizza crust mix by Kinnikinick Foods sells for $4.69, makes 2 medium sized pizza crusts, and requires you to add yeast, sugar, water, oil and eggs. To be honest, I was a little put off that I purchased the mix, and yet had to add a lot of my own ingredients. I felt like all I got for my money was a bag of rice flour and starch! When I saw the ingredients, I chuckled, because that is basically what is in the bag.

I found the pizza crust dough to be very sticky, so much so that I ended up patting out the crust in the pan with my olive oil coated fingers. Contrary to the directions, there was no possible way a rolling pin would handle the sticky mound of pizza dough. I found that my oily pizza crust circle did not rise much in the pan, and when it came time to bake the real fun started.

Kinnikinnick Gluten free Wheat free pizza crust mix

I was surprised to discover that this crust rose quite a bit in the oven, but baked unevenly. I had bubbles of dough rise up and bake, even though I pricked the dough with a fork before popping it in the oven; I would suggest poking lots of little holes in the crust to prevent baking bubbles. I discovered the crust also baked unevenly on the foil wrapped pan – soft in some spots and crunchy and hard in others. I ma sure baking this crust on a dedicated gluten free pizza stone would yield a better end result.

The flavor of the Kinnikinnick pizza crust is actually quite nice- very subtle and mild so it would pair with even the most flavorful sauces and toppings. The center of the pizza was soft, but not chewy, and boasted a fairly smooth texture-nothing course or gritty. The texture and flavor closely resembled a standard piece of gluten free rice bread. Overall, this gluten free pizza crust mix is just OK- it’s not bad, but definitely not great either.

PROS: mild flavor, not too crumbly

CONS: messy prep, soft in some spots, crunchy in others

Rating: 3 stars

Where Can I Buy This Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix?

Kinnikinnick Foods Inc.

Ingredients: Sweet Rice Flour, Tapioca Starch, Corn Starch, Sodium Carboxy Methylcellulose, Salt


4 Responses to “Kinnikinnick Foods Inc. Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix”

  1. childlife
    September 26th, 2007 @ 4:23 pm

    Sorry to hear you are all sick – I think we have the same miserable sinus stuff at our place. Knocked us flat Sunday and we’re still down : (

    Thanks for another helpful review! I have been looking for a good pizza crust mix or recipe and have yet to find one. Currently, I am just taking a slice of GF Pantry Favorite Sandwich mix bread, slicing it diagonally and toping it with pizza toppings for my GFCF 5-year-old. Not quite a real pizza, but she’s 5 and doesn’t care so far. Maybe by the time she’s 6 I’ll have found a good one : )

  2. Karen
    September 27th, 2007 @ 1:04 am

    Oh no! It must be going around! I hope you feel better soon!

    About your pizza, do you prefer a thin and crispy or thick and chewy crust? Maybe my pizza crust review category might help. If you find a favorite- I would love to hear about it!

  3. Luke
    June 22nd, 2009 @ 11:55 pm

    Thanks for the review! I think you may be wrong about the package only making 2 crusts though? I remember being able to get 4 crusts out of one package but maybe there is a smaller size I’m not aware of?

  4. Karen
    June 23rd, 2009 @ 1:51 am

    Or maybe our pizzas were different sizes? :)

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