Does gluten-free pizza taste like real pizza?

It wasn’t until I started this blog earlier this year that I really looked into organic food and got more educated on the health and environmental benefits of eating organic and non-GMO food.

I was trying to figure out how to be a successful blogger (still am!), so I visited other more popular blogs to study their writing style in order to improve my own.

In my quest to learn how to write as a real blogger, I stumbled across the Food Babe’s blog.

I liked her writing and her advice on healthy eating. I also learned more about organic food and healthy living.

In her post about an organic food delivery service, she writes about a company called The Green Polka Dot Box.

Aside from a wide variety of snacks, cold, and dry foods, the Box folks also sell things like soap and environmentally sustainable house cleaning items.

Armed with a coupon code for 10% off, Food Babe’s post convinced me enough to give it a try.

I ordered a bunch of different foods to sample, including the first one I’ll review, the Bold Organics Veggie Lovers Pizza.

A few days later, this package showed up via FedEx:

Green Polka Dot Box organic food assortment
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The Bold Organics Veggie Lovers Pizza contains no gluten, wheat, dairy, and a whole bunch of other things that made me wonder if this pizza was going to taste good at all.

When I order pizza, I typically like to order veggie pies since the veggies make me think I’m eating a healthyish type of pizza. That’s why I opted for the Veggie Lovers to try.

The Veggie Lovers has “a mouth-watering medley of organic roasted red peppers, organic roasted yellow onions, and shiitake mushrooms” as well as vegan gourmet cheese.

Also, I wouldn’t normally even order a frozen pizza, as I like to either make my own or order out.

However, the novelty of a pizza missing so many things filled my nog with many preconceived notions that echoed one thing: this pizza would not be any good.

Note: I am not allergic to gluten or dairy.

So why would I want to eat this? Well, I was still curious about how a pizza made without gluten or real cheese would taste.

To say that I was setting the bar low would be…well, that’d be dead-on accurate. I had low expectations for how this pizza would react in my mouth with my taste buds and my brain.

First impressions

First, the pies are actually a bit smaller than what you would expect, maybe about 6 inches in diameter, which is similar to the Pizza Hut Personal Pan pizzas.

Bold Organics Veggie Lovers gluten-free Pizza closeup
For not having so much stuff, it still looks like a pretty decent pizza.

The pizzas cook at 450 degrees for 20 minutes, with an added recommended 2 minutes of broiling.

I like my pies on the crispy side, so I had no beef with these directions just like this pizza had no beef on it.

Bold Organics Veggie Lovers Pizza gluten-free side shot
Here’s a side shot for the pizza crust snobs.

How does it taste?

Upon first bite, the pizza had a nice “bite” to it with the veggies which actually tasted like veggies.

The cheese actually tasted “real” albeit was a bit runny.

The crust was crispy however was still somewhat gooey in the middle.

Maybe if I cooked this thing on a pizza stone, then this probably wouldn’t happen. But I actually didn’t mind it that much.

Would I buy it again?

Overall, I’d say this pizza was decent for being all-vegetarian.

While it’d be tough to really try to replicate a true pizza taste, Bold Organics comes pretty close considering this is missing so many ingredients that health-conscious and people with allergies usually avoid.

I’d probably order this again.

In fact, I did!

I recently ordered the Meat Lovers version from Green Polka Dot Box. I’ll probably write up another review for that as a comparison.

Is organic food more expensive than non-organic?

From my experience, it is, but I also find it is worth it in terms of taste, quality, and health benefits.

One study by Organic.org shows the cost difference to be as much as 42% higher for organic vs non-organic foods.

It’s well worth a try just to see how you like it and if it’s right for you and your family.

Do you eat organic food?

What are your favorites?

Leave a comment and let’s get ORGANICIZED!

 

James K. Kim About James K. Kim
James K. Kim (Jim) is a commercial real estate advisor with Pyramid Brokerage Company of Albany, Inc. in the Capital Region of New York, specializing in helping business owners expand into new locations or sell/lease a commercial retail, office, industrial, or investment property.

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