It was another awkward family gathering where everyone wanted to order pizza, but then there is me. The party pooper who can’t eat gluten. This time, however, I was able to stave off angry glares with Pizza Nova’s phone number.
The Good: I have tried gluten-free pizza crusts in numerous restaurants and have found one common theme - they are all gummy. Not so with Pizza’ Nova’s. The crust was thin, crunchy and did not fall apart as soon as it was lifted out of the box. It was also very easy to make - just dial! I made the pizza a bit “healthier” by throwing on some spinach, onions and roasted tomatoes. But, Odessa will be the judge of whether or not my efforts were necessary to combat the nutritional value (or lack thereof) of the crust.
The Bad: If you don’t like thin and crunchy pizza crusts, this is not the gluten-free crust for you. The flavour of the crust also did not completely replicate the flavour of its gluten-filled cousin.
The Verdict: Overall, a delicious crust that beats any expensive restaurant that I’ve been to: 4.5 out of 5.
The Nutritional Test
The Good: Finally, a pizza without trans-fats or hydrogenated oils! To keep the pizza completely trans-fat free, opt for vegetable toppings. For pizza crust ingredients, this is one of the best. The dough also contains brown rice and whole flaxseeds.
The Bad: There really is not a down side for this pizza crust. The next best thing would be to incorporate organic ingredients. Watch toppings for the pizza which can increase the pizza’s trans-fat and sodium levels. Choose veggie toppings or plain cheese for the healthiest meal.
The Verdict: A great pizza crust alternative: 4
This pizza crust had a rating of 8.5 out of 10. A great alternative for those with a gluten-allergy! A simple, nutritious meal that can be delivered to your door makes this one of our favourite picks!