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Product Review:Amy’s Rice Crust Spinach Pizza- non dairy/ gluten free/ organic ingredients/ vegan/ soy based cheeses

Posted on | May 14, 2008 | 5 Comments

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Amy’s gluten free pizza is found in the frozen foods section, and I wanted to compare it to Glutino’s spinach and feta pizza that I just LOVE ( as soon as I can find it locally, a review will definitely be posted!). This medium sized pizza could feed about two hungry people and cost $6.19. Kind of pricey, but I hoped it was worth it.

Well, right away I was disappointed. the actual pizza fresh from the box seemed to lack cheese in a huge way- much less coverage than I expected. But really, I guess I shouldn’t bee too surprised, since most packaging tried to make the product look good enough to buy it. I guess I was a sucker it his regard.

After i baked the pizza for 13 minutes, I noticed a strong garlic scent. Hmm, maybe this wouldn’t be so bad after all . . .

. . .or, maybe it was.

The crust on this Amy’s gluten free pizza tasted mealy and coarse, although it baked very soft, comparable to a warm slice of rice bread with a touch of crispness on the outer edges thanks to a touch of olive oil.

The toppings boasted an overpowering fresh spinach flavor with tangy tomato sauce. So-so- flavor -not super yummy, but definitely edible. The soy based mozzarella and ricotta cheeses were just “OK” as well, si nce i am used to the flavor of dairy based cheeses. The pizza could definitely use more cheese since it seemed more like a garnish than an actual topping. The cheese also requires broiling for it to really melt and cook. The funny thing is, I thought this pizza tasted better cold than fresh from the oven.

Overall, this pizza was average for a gluten free pizza. I would eat it if I were really hungry, but I wouldn’t consider it a staple in my freezer for a quick meal option. I guess I am just really picky.

PROS: fresh topping flavors, 8 grams of protein per serving, 4 grams of fiber

CONS: crust is too soft and coarse, high in fat- 20 grams per serving

Rating: 3 stars

Since the ingredient list so sooo long, click HERE to view it and see the packaging as well!

To purchase this pizza, your best bet is to check your local grocery store’s natural foods section or a local natural foods store.
Read what PaperGirl, Lisa B. from Vegsource.com, Ken from Vgean Lunchcast, Roseann from Supervegan, Jenny from LivingVegan, and Jim from EZ GFCF have to say about this gluten free pizza product!

Also, feel free to check out my review on Amy’s Rice Crust Cheese pizza!

Comments

5 Responses to “Product Review:Amy’s Rice Crust Spinach Pizza- non dairy/ gluten free/ organic ingredients/ vegan/ soy based cheeses”

  1. Sheltie Girl
    May 14th, 2008 @ 1:40 pm

    We haven’t tried the spinach pizza yet. I usually buy Amy’s rice crust cheese pizza, but it too has a mealy crust. However, since the cheese is all dairy it does melt and brown. My family thinks Amy’s pizza are rather average in flavor, but far far better than other ready made gf pizzas we’ve found. I buy these pizzas for when I’m in a pinch time wise, but I don’t buy them regularly.

    I can’t wait to see how your blog looks when you are finished working on it.

    Sheltie Girl @ Gluten a Go Go

  2. Karen
    May 14th, 2008 @ 2:50 pm

    Thanks Sheltie Girl!

    Yah, this pizza is like the other Amy’s rice crust pizzas- it just “ok” and good in a pinch, but not something I would heartily suggest to someone else.

  3. Celiac Wife
    October 19th, 2008 @ 5:46 pm

    We tried this pizza today, and I cooked it on a pre-heated pizza stone, which yielded a very crisp, flavorful crust. The toppings, however, were rather bland – so next time I buy one (which probably will be awhile, at $8.89 a pop, pretty steep for a 2-serving meal IMO), I will consider “doctoring it up” a bit with some more flavorful ingredients. It is OK, but I’ll keep looking for the ultimate pizza.

  4. Lori
    January 30th, 2011 @ 10:28 pm

    I think it’s an okay pizza but I usually doctor it up. It’s $9.98 at our local store…ouch!!

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