Just over a week ago, I shared some information related to testing that had been performed on some samples of Domino’s gluten-free pizza. I posted a poll to find out what our readers thought about the new information. The results have been tallied and can be viewed below:
Yes, the results from the sampling convinced me to give it a try. 28.57% (40 votes)
No way. 33.57% (47 votes)
Not sure. 20% (28 votes)
Yes. I have tried the pizza with no ill effects. 17.86% (25 votes)
I found the results interesting – 46% of those polled were willing to try or had tried the pizza, while only 33% said they would not. Personally, I was still in the “Not Sure” camp up until yesterday. Jon was unaware that Domino’s was now offering a gluten-free pizza until he overheard me talking to a friend about it. He said that he wanted to try it. I explained all of the current information regarding the gluten-free pizza as well as the possibility of cross-contamination, and he still wanted to give it a try. I decided to leave the choice up to him, as he is 16 years old and knows how sick gluten makes him. As I expressed earlier this week, we don’t dine at 100% gluten-free establishments, as there aren’t any where we live, so I felt okay with him trying the pizza.
The gluten-free pizza comes in one size only – small (10-inches) for $10. The employee taking the order knew what we were talking about and Jon was excited to be getting delivery pizza, just like everyone else. I had a rough time getting it away from him long enough to snap this picture! He thoroughly enjoyed this pizza with no ill effects whatsoever. I did take a small bite and was very impressed with the crust texture and flavor. Jon now says that he wants to eat the pizza as many times as he can before I change my mind about letting him eat it!
Dining out with Celiac Disease can be risky. Each individual is responsible for making his own personal choice when it comes to the decision of dining out with the risk of cross-contamination. With that in mind – to be clear – the purpose of this post is to share our experience, not to guarantee the safety of Domino’s gluten-free pizza.