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Hmm... Gluten free pizza…

I wrote about Glutino products a few months ago. This is one of the many companies that is selling gluten free products and their Chicken Pomodoro and Chicken Penne Alfredo were only so-so. About average for a frozen meal -- not great but not bad either.

I have been watching the freezer case noticing more and more of their products and recently I came across their frozen pizzas. These look simple enough but as you know from past reviews of frozen pizza they can be hit and miss.

Spinach & Feta PizzaThe first and most interesting thing is that there are no microwave instructions. This is fine, I don't mind cooking them in the oven but some folks might. I assumed that this instruction is because the crust not made with wheat flour and might not crisp as well. It can make it more difficult to take to work, however. The second issue is that this is an individual pizza and priced a little higher at $4.00 per serving.

Duo Cheese PIzzaThe other thing that jumped out at me was that both had a lot of sodium. The Spinach & Feta Pizza has 770 mg and the Duo Cheese Pizza 800 mg per serving. Both are in the 400 calorie range and don't have a whole lot of fiber. You can see that the web site address ( is right there on the package. (It's amazing what you notice when waiting for the pizzas to cook in a regular oven.)

Anyway, the crusts are crispy and the flavor pretty good. The tomato and cheese "Duo" pizza had a super sweet tomatoey flavor and was pretty good for a frozen pizza. All in all a respectable meal.

The spinach and feta was good but not as good, however. There was a blander spinach flavor than one might hope for and not as much in the way of cheese as the other pizza. Still a good offering.

The tasters felt that overall the Cheese Duo was the better of the two but either would compete with almost any frozen pizza on the market. Good news for those who are gluten sensitive.

Reviewed: May 9, 2008