DietBet or no DietBet, sometimes a girl has got to have some pizza.
I was craving pizza during the first week of DietBet after several stir fry-esque meals in a row, but didn’t want to cheat too much since I was on such a great track. So, I picked up a Bold Cheese Pizza and brought it home for dinner.
This pizza is gluten-free, dairy-free (obviously), and vegan. Some varieties come with vegetables or meat, but I figured I’d try the plain old cheese first to see if I liked it. Being vegan, it’s also egg-free. They also boast being peanut and tree nut-free (sorry soy allergies, it does contain that).
The cheese they use is from Follow Your Heart, which I’m generally not crazy about. I feel like Daiya and Teese generally do a better job melting and have a slightly more realistic cheese flavor. However, the cheese wasn’t altogether disappointing. It melted fairly well but was a little bland. If I bought it again, I’d probably top it with something or buy the vegetable one.
The crust, on the other hand, was great. I’m always a little gun-shy about trying new gluten-free crusts and breads because some can be downright terrible, but this had a great taste and crunch to it while still being pillowy in the middle. A plus for the crust!
The sauce was good, nothing remarkable about it, but a nice zingy tomato sauce for sure.
The worst thing about this pizza is how calorie-dense it is for its size. Most gluten-free pizzas I’ve seen have a lower calorie count due to their crust, but I guess in this case, you pay for flavor. It’s a very small pizza and eating half of it, as the serving size suggests, is not altogether filling, but comes out to 380 calories. If you ate it all, that’s 760 calories. Yowza.
Bottom line: I would buy this brand again, especially if I was trying to lower my gluten intake or I was eating with a gluten-free friend, but I’d probably add something to it to kick it up a bit and make it worth the calories, or try the veggie variety.