Well, well, well, my lovely coeliac friends, wasn't yesterday just a wonderful day with the launch of the long anticipated Domino's gluten free pizza?
I know there has been a lot of scepticism surrounding contamination issues, but reassured with the fact Domino's UK has been working closely with Coeliac UK, I was straight down there to order mine after work yesterday.
I ordered a Pepperoni Passion (I am obsessed with pepperoni!!) and sat back excitedly watching the time count down on the order board.
First off, I was pleased to see how they handled my pizza base.
The guy fetched the base and cut it out of a sealed packet. He put it straight onto a clean tray which was on a space of the worktop he had cleaned down.
Separate toppings were used and the pizza was pre cut before going into the oven.
Obviously, in a kitchen where flour is used heavily, there is no guarantee of no contimination, but the risk assessment is down to the individual, and I was satisfied myself that the pizza would be okay for me.
Ten minutes later, I grabbed my little pizza box (gluten free only comes in a small size....this did not please me) and hurried home.
The result looked promising - a deliciously loaded, cheesy, pepperoni-y pizza delight!
At first I was disappointed with how small my pizza looked, but to be honest, I actually struggled to finish it - serious case of eyes-bigger-than-stomach syndrome!
In a word, I would sum this pizza up as.....good.
Ok, you say, why not amazing? Spectacular? Spendiforous??
I really enjoyed this pizza - the base was crunchy and tasty, the toppings were generous and the tomato sauce was not too sweet.
Overall it was a great experience...but the one thing that really put me off.....the price.
These pizzas are so bloody expensive!!
I wouldn't even pay that for a full Indian takeaway and I would get a whole lot more food then!
So yes, I am over the moon about Domino's giving me the choice to eat there - and this to me is the most important development.
But at that price, this is going to be a very, very rare treat!
To all those who haven't tried it yet, I definitely say do it - it's really tasty and much better than the Pizza Hut one (more to come on THAT one later!) - but maybe just save for the occassional treat unless you've got cash to splash - I don't know how 'normal' people afford it!!
Have you tried the Domino's pizza? What did you think? Comment below and let me know!