{Update} Domino's Gluten Free Pizza

Monday, May 07, 2012

{UPDATE} G-Free Foodie posted the following quote from Dr. Alessio Fasano (gastro-neurologist and gluten expert), "Neither Celiacs or individuals with gluten sensitivity can safely eat this pizza option."  Just wanted to give you this perspective as you use your own judgment before biting into this pizza. 

{Original Post}
That's right...Domino's Pizza came out with its own gluten free crust!  There's a bit of controversy surrounding the new gluten free addition to the chain's menu and I want to know what YOU think about it.

Here's a little bit about this new development:

"Now, instead of whipping up a gluten-free pizza at home or going to a gluten-free restaurant, those with a gluten sensitivity can enjoy a slice of Domino’s pizza that they had once removed from their diet.

The company’s new gluten-free crust is made from rice flour, potato starch, rice starch and olive oil. Domino’s worked with the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness to bring their standards to the company’s employees and kitchens."

Read the rest of the article here!

Here's where the controversy lies.  There's a note made by the company stating that only those with a "mild gluten allergy" should partake of this pizza because they can't guarantee against cross contamination.

As stated on Domino's home page, "Domino's pizza made with a Gluten Free Crust is prepared in a common kitchen with the risk of gluten exposure. The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness supports the availability of Domino's Gluten Free Crust, but CANNOT recommend the pizza for customers with celiac disease. Customers with gluten sensitivities should exercise judgment in consuming this pizza."

So, what do you think? Would you be willing to eat this pizza?  Do you even think it should be getting all this buzz as the "first national pizza delivery chain to offer gluten free pizza?"

To read more about the new pizza offering, check out this article.
Also, here's their gluten free crusts FAQs.

And PLEASE, please tell us what you think.  We'd love to hear your thoughts.

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  1. They should NOT be getting ANY credit for doing this! They're doing it wrong! The diet isn't a fad or a trend, it's a serious issue and shouldn't be treated as though it isn't a big deal.

  2. How do you think they should've gone about doing this? Do you think there needs to be a kitchen overhaul? :)

  3. I honestly think there is absolutely no point. They did it wrong in Australia and New Zealand some years back and I took them to task on it at http://infonolan.hubpages.com/hub/glutenfreepizza-not

  4. One things is for sure, they absolutely announce on their online ordering system that the pizza should not be eaten by anyone with Celiac disease.

    I have eaten the pizza and it was a brick, however, it did not upset my tummy at all.

    Third, good for them for trying, period! I don't think they are trying to catch a "fad". I think they are making a business experiment to gauge reaction and draw. High enough draw, then they improve. No draw, they kill it. Either way, neat.

  5. I think Domino's is trying to break outside their norm and tried to create something that moves in the right direction for people with Gluten Sensitivity. We ordered this pizza and they won't even let you order it online without reading the disclaimer that stresses that it's not safe for people with Celiac disease and clicking an "ok, i got it" button. They could overhaul their kitchen, yes...but this is at least a step in the right direction so that maybe the next big chain that comes along will do it even better. The pizza tastes good and didn't upset my stomach at all. I think they should get some credit for opening the gates so that other big restaurants won't be afraid to try to develop gluten free menus and it will continue to get better and better. Go Dominos...they're not treating it like a fad they recognize the seriousness of the disease and are trying to help and be honest about the shared kitchen.


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