Thursday, July 01, 2010

BOSTON PIZZA GLUTEN FREE


Jim Treliving is a smart man. We all know the former RCMP officer who made his fortune in the franchise industry and gives fairly sage advise (and sometimes money) on the TV show, The Dragon's Den.

His main company, Boston Pizza, is offering gluten free Pizza and for this they get rave reviews. He knows a trend when he smells one...
Kinnickinnick, our own Alberta based gluten free trail blazer,  is the supplier for the crust (square) and the BP kitchen does the rest. Careful and save for all Celiacs to get a Pizza fix. I was blown away by the price, a mere $7.50 for a gluten free Pepperoni and Mushroom Pizza. Now that's assertive.
 "Feed the masses, eat with the classes"....seems to work for him.


Isabella was so excited on the way home, it was torture for her having to wait the 5 minutes. Baked nice and crispy, sparingly topped with Pepperoni and some sliced mushrooms.

Isabella liked it to a degree, being sort of spoiled by her mother's Pizza crust and real Salami. I had to have a bite for my own judgement and have to agree with one of my regular Facebook readers who commented that the crust is a tad too sweet.
However, this hair spitting issue aside, you have to give Boston Pizza and Mr. Treliving two massive thumbs up for providing you Celiacs with an inexpensive, tasty, gluten free PIZZA FIX.

The Gold Standard for GF Pizza however is still set by this Pizzeria:


http://theceliachusband.blogspot.com/2010/02/gf-pizza-review-by-isabella.html

JIM TRELIVING

SQUARES ARE EASIER TO MAKE WITH A MACHINE

CRISPY CHEESE

ISABELLA, CLEAN YOUR FINGER NAILS

"IT'S GOOD, BUT NOT AS GOOD AS MOM'S"

4 comments:

Chris said...

To think I had this on my review list...specifically for you guys..

Looks like I can pass now and dream about a GFP version one day!

H.Peter said...

Chris,

it would be fantastic to get your view on this.
Celiacs sometimes need to hear it from the outside.

David said...

Fantastic, What a crispy Cheese.
Gluten Free

Thin crust lover said...

I too was excited because BP has been a favourite feelgood restaurant and having to avoid gluten is the pits! BP uses Kinnikinnick which is a thick, doughy sweet 'crust'. Udi's makes a much better crust as do many others. It was great seeing the pic of the pizza in the box, I was worried only our BP made the pizza's so overflowing. I give this GF Pizza a 6 out of 10, 3 of 5 for the topping choices and size limitation and 3 of 5 for the sweet thick crust which will not be everyone's cuppa tea.