Review: Bold Organics Pizzas
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Jan 21 2012

Review: Bold Organics Pizzas

Fast meals are a fact of life.  Sure, I prefer meals made from scratch, but the reality is that I have kids and a busy lifestyle, so that isn’t always possible.  I would much rather use a quality frozen pre-made product than to pick up fast food, so I was intrigued when Bold Organics sent me an email.  Up until that point, I had never heard of their product before, so they sent me a couple of complimentary samples to try out.

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More about Bold Organics:

For some people, taking a year out of school might involve a trip to Europe. For Aaron Greenwald, it meant starting a premium frozen pizza business. Aaron’s interest in gluten-free and dairy-free foods stemmed from his competitive tennis days in high school. Looking to shed some weight and get more energized and focused, Aaron took his Mom’s advice to take gluten and dairy out of his diet, which ultimately caused Aaron to lose almost 20 pounds within a couple of months.

He began searching for a good tasting allergy sensitive frozen pizza but failed to find one. Inspired by the lack of taste and variety of specialty pizzas in the supermarket, Aaron got creative and started experimenting with his own pizza toppings.

As a freshman majoring in Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, Aaron found himself gravitating towards courses where he could cultivate his entrepreneurial spirit. It was eventually a project for a Introduction to Entrepreneurship class that turned into the blueprint for BOLD Organics.

A hard to impress professor and a tepid grade on that project did not deter Aaron. Three months later, BOLD Organics was born. Progress was rapid, and within a few months Aaron was meeting with food brokers and upscale supermarkets all over the US.

To a young entrepreneur, walking into business meetings with some of the biggest players in the food industry can be daunting, but Aaron soldiered on unabated. Convinced that the idea for a great tasting gluten-free and dairy-free frozen pizza product was unmatched on the market, Aaron decided to bring renowned Chef Eric Brenner on board to perfect his recipe. Together they built BOLD Organics into a unique range of great tasting gluten-free and dairy-free frozen pizzas that are extremely healthy, offer great value to the consumer, and use only the highest quality ingredients.

Old enough to start a business but not quite old enough to rent a car or buy a cocktail, Aaron and his entrepreneurial vision are making an impact on the frozen pizza and gluten and dairy-free market. BOLD Organics is giving consumers the opportunity to enjoy delicious and healthy pizza at a great price.

“BOLD Organics is delivering great news for consumers looking for healthy and delicious frozen pizza. Its new gluten-free and dairy-free pizzas are great tasting, healthy, use only the highest quality ingredients, and come in a variety of toppings at a great price.”

We sampled both the Veggie Lovers & Meat Lovers pizzas.

Veggie Lovers: NO GLUTEN, MILK, LACTOSE, CASEIN, WHEY, EGG, PEANUT, OR TREENUT. Filtered Water, Vegan Gourmet Mozzarella Cheese Alternative (Filtered Water, Expeller-Pressed Canola Oil, Tofu [Soybeans, Calcium Sulfate], Inulin [Chicory Root Extract], Soy Protein, Agar Agar, Sea Salt, Natural Flavor [Plant Based Sources], Carrageenan, Lactic Acid [Vegetable Source]), Organic Crushed Tomatoes, Organic Potato Starch, Organic Brown Rice Flour, Organic Yellow Corn Meal, Organic Roasted Red Bell Peppers, Shiitake Mushrooms, Organic Roasted Yellow Onions, Fresh Yeast, Organic Tomato Paste, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Xanthan Gum, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Oregano, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Sea Salt, Organic Spices (Rosemary, Black Pepper, Granulated Garlic, Red Chili). Contains: Soy

This pizza had an amazing, gourmet flavor & real pizza-like texture.  The toppings were plentiful and flavorful.  I can’t eat onions, so I picked the onions off of this pizza, but otherwise I give this an A!

Meat Lovers: NO GLUTEN, MILK, LACTOSE, CASEIN, WHEY, EGG, PEANUT, OR TREENUT. Filtered Water, Vegan Gourmet Mozzarella Cheese Alternative (Filtered Water, Expeller-Pressed Canola Oil, Tofu [Soybeans, Calcium Sulfate], Inulin [Chicory Root Extract], Soy Protein, Agar Agar, Sea Salt, Natural Flavor [Plant Based Sources], Carrageenan, Lactic Acid [Vegetable Source]), Organic Crushed Tomatoes, Organic Potato Starch, Organic Brown Rice Flour, Organic Yellow Corn Meal, Uncured Pepperoni (Pork, Beef, Sea Salt, Natural Cane Sugar, Spices, Paprika, Natural Flavorings, Garlic Powder, Lactic Acid Starter Culture), Cooked Italian Sausage (Pork, Spices, Water, Salt, Sugar, Natural Flavorings, Paprika), Fresh Yeast, Organic Tomato Paste, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Xanthan Gum, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Oregano, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Sea Salt, Organic Spices (Rosemary, Black Pepper, Granulated Garlic, Red Chili). Contains: Soy

Jon claimed this pizza, but was nice enough to let me sample it.  It was equally as good.  He really enjoyed it and asked if I would buy it again.  I didn’t tell him that it had vegan cheese on it, or he wouldn’t have eaten it.  He never detected it, so that shows just how good it was. 

The pizzas can be found in natural health food stores across the US, however if your store isn’t carrying Bold Organics, you can request that they do.  There are some consumer tastings in the near future, so make sure to check them out to see if they are nearby.

These are great personal size pizzas to keep on hand for those busy nights when there just isn’t time to make dinner and you don’t want to try to pick up something safe to eat.  Pair with a salad and you have a nice, well-rounded meal.

***These samples were sent free of charge for review purposes.  The opinions stated here are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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  1. Kelly says:

    I LOVE The Gluten Free Bistro’s Crust because it is whole grain and non-GMO. It tastes amazing!!

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