Ian’s GF/DF French Bread Pizza

Carter and I just tried the Ian’s Soy Cheesy French Bread Pizza.

It comes in a package with 2 individually wrapped pizzas, enough for 2 small children or one adult.  It contains no gluten or wheat, no casein or milk, no eggs, no nuts, and no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.

It took about 18 minutes to prepare in the toaster oven (the preferred method, though you can use the microwave).

The outside of the bread gets very crisp, with a nice golden-brown color and pretty good flavor.  The majority of the inside of the bread has a nice texture.  The area just under the tomato sauce is quite moist and dense (though it did sit in my cooler bag, on ice, for quite awhile last night – not the same as being in the freezer).  It’s hardly noticeable, unless you are looking for it.

The sauce has a strong tomato flavor, with a good hint of spices.  The soy cheese?  Well, it’s soy cheese.  It doesn’t melt, and it doesn’t have a lot of flavor.  Like most frozen pizzas (even the gluten kind), it doesn’t have enough cheese on the top (but you know I love cheese).  I added a slice of provolone to the second half of our pizzas and threw them back in the toaster oven for a few minutes.  Much better (but, of course, no longer dairy-free).

Overall, I think it’s a pretty good product.  Unfortunately, Whole Foods sells it for $5.99, a hefty price for such a small meal.  If, however, you eat it as a treat or in lieu of eating out (or if you’re rolling in dough), then it may figure in to your budget.

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