1 Year Blog Anniversary

Hi gluten free friends!

Thanks for sticking with me. I know my posting has been sporadic at best the last few months. Just when I thought I was caught up, life threw some curve balls at me so the blog has not been a top priority. However, I want to reassure you this will be changing in the coming weeks and months! I’ve been doing a some traveling and checking out some new restaurants around the Carolinas (and beyond) and I’m excited to share the feedback on what I’ve found.

This week marks 1 year since I started this blog. So much has changed in the gluten free community just in the past year – more people seem to really be educated on gluten free and celiac disease and there seem to be more gluten free options out there. I feel like I no longer need to panic when I am going out to dinner for the first time with a new friend! I’ve also noticed that there are more affordable options with stores like Walmart and Aldi starting their own gluten free lines.

first-birthday-cupcake

I hope you’ve been finding more options wherever you’re located! I also hope that you’ve found this blog to be useful. I’m always open to your feedback and suggestions of what you’d like to see more of.

In the mean time, happy gluten free eating! :)

Ashley

Gluten Free at Pizza Hut

Several months ago I shared the news that Pizza Hut had decided to make gluten free options available to their customers. After the announcement, there was a lot of back and forth in the celiac community about whether or not their partnership with Udi’s and procedures would be enough to ensure that cross contamination wouldn’t occur. At the time, I was open to trying the Pizza Hut gluten free pizza, and this past weekend, I had my chance.

While celebrating the Easter weekend in Murphy, NC, I realized that their Pizza Hut was listed as one of only six restaurants in North Carolina offering the gluten free option. I decided to take a chance and try the pizza. After ordering, I spoke with the manager about the procedures they had in place, and she assured me that they take every precaution they can to ensure there is no cross contamination.

Pizza Hut's Gluten Free Pepperoni Pizza

Pizza Hut’s Gluten Free Pepperoni Pizza

So, what’s my verdict on Pizza Hut’s gluten free pizza? Well, the good news is that I did not get sick so I assume that the pizza was ‘safe.’ The bad news is that I didn’t think the pizza was very good. Perhaps I’ve been spoiled by some of my favorite gluten free pizza options (Maria’s Italian Eatery, Mellow Mushroom, California Pizza Kitchen, Fuel, and others), but I was not impressed. The crust was thin, the pepperoni and cheese toppings were minimal, and there just wasn’t much to it. Not to mention, there is only a 10 inch pizza option, and the price was $12. I appreciate the effort, but I doubt I will be returning.

If you’re interested in finding out if there is a Pizza Hut near you offering gluten free options, click here. Please note that my review above was based on my experience at one Pizza Hut so if you’ve had a better/worse experience, I’d love to hear about it.

Ashley