Last Friday, we were offered the chance to try Domino’s gluten free pizza, and being fans of Domino’s pizza delivery we thought we’d give it a try. Husband actually suffers with certain food intolerances and we’ve often wondered if gluten is one of them, so it was interesting to see how meals containing gluten could be replaced in his diet.
Our local store only offers gluten free pizzas in the small size, so we ordered a regular Texas Barbeque for all of us and a small gluten free Margarita to see how it measured up.
The first thing we noticed is that the crust actually looks a little different, less dense and slightly drier than the normal crust. The taste wasn’t massively different but the texture was definitely a noticeable change, though not necessarily in an unpleasant way. Kudos to Domino’s for making an effort to offer a truly decent substitute; we’ve often commented in the past that things like lactose-free alternatives aren’t ever really up to scratch and never seem to provide a decent match in terms of flavour or texture, so this was a pleasant surprise.
Given that up to 1 in 100 people in the UK are living with coeliac disease and countless others with a gluten allergy or intolerance, it’s great that Domino’s have taken steps to accommodate gluten-free diets and I feel that their offerings are a decent substitute for anyone to whom takeaway pizza has been off the menu because of issues with gluten. I’d have no problem switching over to their gluten-free pizzas if I had to, and as a pizza-lover, that’s quite a grand statement!
You can find more details on Domino’s gluten free range here and more information on wheat and gluten intolerance on the Allergy UK site.