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MANUFACTURER’S DESCRIPTION OF PRODUCT
- “Tender spinach buried in feta, ricotta, mozzarella and Monterey jack cheeses on a crunchy crust”
- good source of calcium
- uncooked frozen pizza
- size is 6.2 oz. (175 g)
- may contain eggs and soy
- cook in oven or toaster oven at 350 F (176 C) for 13 minutes
- made of brown rice flour and other ingredients
- contains spices (garlic powder, Italian seasonings)
- slightly herbal-tasting due to spices
- sweeter than traditional pizza crusts
- crispy along the edges while remaining moist inside
- crust is greasy (but not soaked in oil)
- light but substantial
- not cardboard-tasting like some healthier frozen pizza
- texture is similar to that of traditional crusts
- not as starchy as traditional crust (dissolves in mouth quicker)
- contains a spinach and cheese sauce (feta, ricotta)
- salty enough to bring out flavors
- contains a good amount of cheese
- spinach flavor is very noticeable
- feta flavor in sauce isn’t noticeable
- spinach/feta sauce and mozzarella cheese on top melt together
- no crumbled feta cheese on top (only in sauce)
YOU MIGHT LIKE THIS PRODUCT IF:
- you like spinach
- don’t mind a sweet crust
- want a gluten-free crust with an almost-traditional consistency
- like some oil in the crust
- don’t mind not having tomato sauce
- want a crust that’s easier to digest
WOULD I PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT AGAIN?
MAYBE. While spinach is one of my least favorite veggies, I didn’t mind this gluten-free pizza. But with that said, you can really taste the spinach, but it is nicely balanced with a moderate amount of mozzarella cheese. This Glutino gluten-free pizza contained more cheese than I expected. I’d likely try other Glutino pizza flavors before I’d buy the spinach pizza again.
I didn’t like the sweetness in the crust – however, the crust had an amicable flavor and texture and almost mimicked a traditional crust. Despite the crust tasting sweet, the entire 175-g pizza contains only 1 g of sugar. Also, the crust was substantial while being easy to digest.
I was nicely surprised by the amount of cheese (a good balance of spinach to cheese). The spices in the crust added a little kick of flavor. While the crust bakes up crispy along the edges, it is moderately greasy, but not in an unappetizing way.
I was disappointed that there was no crumbled feta cheese on top of this spinach pizza. The feta is contained in the spinach sauce, but the feta flavor isn’t obvious.
BE SURE TO REMOVE THE CARDBOARD TRAY BEFORE PLACING IN OVEN. I almost didn’t notice the circular cardboard tray under the pizza – it’s a little smaller than the crust and very easy to not notice.
WHERE TO BUY
Peet’s Frootique (Canada)
Shoppers Drug Mart (Canada)
Stop & Shop (US)
Whole Foods Market (US)
This is a brief summary of some of the nutritional values in a 175-g serving:
Calories: 370 Fat: 17 g Cholesterol: 30 mg Carbohydrate: 47 g (Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 1 g) Protein: 9 g Vitamin A: 20% Calcium: 20% Iron: 8%
ALLERGY WARNINGS: Contains milk. May contain eggs and soy.
PIZZA CRUST (water, brown rice flour, rice starch, potato starch, olive oil, sugar, tapioca starch, potato flour, yeast, cellulose, salt, spices, garlic powder), SPINACH AND CHEESE SAUCE (water, spinach, milk, cream, feta cheese (cultured milk, salt, enzymes), ricotta cheese (milk, whey, vinegar, salt), corn starch, rice starch, salt, spice), mozzarella and monterey jack cheese blend (milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzyme).
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