Pizza Expo – Part Two | Triumph Dining

photo (10)Welcome back to Pizza Week! We continue on with more about the Pizza Expo we attended this past spring.

We must have tried two dozen gluten-free pizzas that afternoon, most of which were not made in a contamination-free area. The quality is definitely going in the right direction. Several of them were indistinguishable from the gluten-filled pizzas of our previous lives. All of the vendors we met with understood the importance of teaching their restaurants the proper conditions necessary to make a pizza for people with celiac disease and serious GF allergies, although they all had reservations about their restaurants ability to stay complaint. Continue reading “Pizza Expo – Part Two | Triumph Dining”

Kicking Off Pizza Week | Triumph Dining

photo (11)To kick off Gluten-Free Pizza Week on the Triumph Dining Blog, we wanted to share with you our great experience of attending the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas this past spring.

Our purpose for attending was to gauge the prevalence of gluten-free in the pizza industry. To achieve this goal we were granted a press pass from the show organizers.

There were more than 1,000 vendors at the show including some old friends showing their commercial gluten-free pizza crust offerings:

  • ·         Udi’s
  • ·         Kinnikinnick
  • ·         Schar
  • ·         Conte’s
  • ·         Venice Bakery, and
  • ·         Pamela’s

 

In addition, we were pleased to meet some new vendors like Minsa, Rizzuto, DeIorio’s and Richs; all of whom had new crust and dough offerings made from corn and rice.

Stay tuned tomorrow for Part 2 of an overview of the Pizza Expo as well as a continuation of Pizza Week!

 

Udi’s Gluten-Free | Triumph Dining Product Review

1730Udi’s is a fantastic company and I don’t think you’ll find many gluten-free folks who disagree. When you were first told you had celiac disease or gluten-intolerance, you probably imagined a future without breads, tortillas, pizza, cookies and muffins, to name just a few of the normally gluten-containing foods that many of us used to take for granted.

With companies like Udi’s however, gluten-free folks don’t need to live without. We can still enjoy peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, pizzas, burritos and other tasty treats!

Udi’s carries a wide variety of products including bagels, breads, rolls & buns, pizza crusts, tortillas, granola and granola bars. Snack wise, they offer a selection of cookies & brownies, chips, muffins and cinnamon rolls! Continue reading “Udi’s Gluten-Free | Triumph Dining Product Review”

Casa Di Bertacchi | Triumph Dining Product Review

Casa GFCasa Di Bertacchi sent us some of their new gluten-free meatballs to try. After we were done playing with the dry ice we popped them into the oven and rallied the office taste testers for an afternoon snack.

The company sells both gluten-free and non-gluten-free meatballs. The 5/8 ounce ones are gluten-free and the 1 ounce meatballs are still available in the traditional formula, which is not gluten-free.

We’re told that the meatballs are not produced in a separate gluten-free facility, but went through multiple tests prior to being launched. The initial production run was tested via a third party (FARRP) and now the product is tested quarterly. Each test produced results that abided by the FDA’s requirement of less than 20 parts per million of gluten. Continue reading “Casa Di Bertacchi | Triumph Dining Product Review”

Kellogg’s Gluten-Free Spiderman 3 Fruit Flavored Snacks

kelloggsnacksA display of these boxes caught my eye in our local Safeway. Sure enough, Kelloggs includes them in its gluten-free lineup. They meet the FDA requirements for being gluten-free and are made in a facility that makes gluten-free products.

Kelloggs is appealing to a wide set of children with these snacks; they also come in Mickey Mouse, Disney Princess, Toy Story, Cars, Turbo, Super Mario, Monsters University and Fairies shapes. Continue reading “Kellogg’s Gluten-Free Spiderman 3 Fruit Flavored Snacks”