Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Gluten-free Pizza

Dominoes America is advertising a gluten-free crust to their pizza and it's hard to know how to feel about it.  

1.) Their helpful video states that the base is less than 20ppm therefore it is technically gluten-free.  Yay.

The vegetarian coeliac throws up her hands in amazement at the gluten-free pizza

2.) A big fat disclaimer says they can't be recommended as 'suitable for coeliacs' because they are made in a common kitchen and there is a risk of cross-contamination.  Boo.

3.) It's in America.  I live in the UK.  I don't think they'd deliver and if I go for pick-up it'll be cold before I get home.  Again boo.

4.) But this is a step in the right direction.  Where America leads we inevitably follow and what can't be recommended for coeliacs yet may be in the future. Big Yay.

Their message is clear - coeliacs say no!  If you're gluten-sensitive however, and the worst that'll happen is some uncomfortable bloating and mild embarrassment, well, use your discretion, warn your friends and dial D for Dominoes.

There are frozen, ready-made, gluten-free pizzas appearing in the freezer sections of many supermarkets, or you can always bake your own which is better for you and the only reliable way you can be sure it's safe.

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