Posted on | March 18, 2012 | No Comments
I found this Amy’s gluten free frozen pizza at my local grocery store for $5.99, and thought it looked interesting. It is a small, personal sized pizza that is enough for one hungry person or for two to share. I baked this pizza in the oven for 10 minutes, and let it cool on the baking sheet before slicing and tasting.
I must be honest, I did not like this pizza. This gluten free pizza featured the same base crust that their their other gluten free pizzas have ( see my reviews of Amy’s non-dairy cheese pizza, spinach pizza, and cheese pizza) - a sweet, mealy, soft crust lacking in flavor and substance. However, I expected this and hoped that the unique and different toppings would make up for it.
Sadly, they did not. The dominant flavor seemed to come from the sauce, which tasted very sweet and very “oniony” – if that’s even a word. In fact, that the onion was all I could really taste. The sauce definitely overpowered the few peppers, sprinkling of shiitake mushrooms, and shaved artichoke that topped this pizza. I was so hoping for a new flavor combination, as I have never tried artichoke on a pizza before. I love roasted veggies, and the flavor of the veggies on this pizza definitely fell short of my expectations.
I finished off the pizza, and felt very unsatisfied. This pizza wasn’t worth the money I spend on it, and I don’t plan to purchase it again.
Rating: 2 stars
Pros: dairy free, vegan
Cons: mealy crust, overpowering onion flavor, skimpy veggies
Ingredients: organic rice flour, organic onions, filtered water, organic sunflower seed meal, artichokes, extra virgin olive oil, organic potatoes, organic fire roasted red bell peppers, organic tapioca starch, organic agave nectar, mushrooms, organic shiitake mushrooms, balsamic vinegar, sea salt, organic tomato puree, organic evaporated cane juice, expeller pressed high oleic safflower and/ or sunflower oil, organic lemon juice, organic garlic, yeast, soy lecithin, black pepper, spices
Nutritional Snapshot ( per pizza): 430 calories, 20 g fat, 680 mg sodium, 55 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 8 g sugars, 7 g protein
Want to try this pizza for yourself?
Your best bet is to look in your local grocer’s freezer case