Product Review: Against the Grain Gourmet

I don't typically do product reviews however tonight I had the displeasure of tasting a pizza by Against the Grain Gourmet. This pizza really does go against the grain. ALL grains that is. It is made with tapioca starch and an obscene amount of cheese. I'm sad to say that it tasted like an overly greasy croissant with pesto and cheese in a very thin form. It was limp, flaky, greasy, too salty and did not resemble the texture or taste of pizza.  Just because it has fancy packaging and costs $11.99/package does not mean it's a product worth purchasing. I know good pizza and I know this was not something that gluten-free eaters should have to settle for.  To top it off,  a six ounce serving gives you 30 grams of fat and 475 calories! Getting enough whole grains is extremely important for someone with Celiac Disease. They are a good source of vitamins, minerals and fiber. This product has less than 1 gram of fiber per serving. Seems to me that when choosing gluten- free products, one should look for grains such as brown rice, quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, millet and whole corn in the product. Grains are good for you and going against the grain isn't.

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