Monday, May 7, 2012

Domino's Now Has Gluten-Free Pizza! (Sort Of.)

Here's the link to the ABC News story. 
“Offering Domino’s Gluten Free Crust is a big step for us, and we wanted to make sure we were doing it right,” Domino’s CEO J. Patrick Doyle said in a statement.
“The prevalence of gluten sensitivity has become a real issue with significant impact on consumer choice, and we want to be a part of the solution,” he said.
Although the crust is gluten-free, the company only recommends that those with a mild gluten allergy enjoy the pizza.  It doesn’t recommend the crust for those with Celiac disease because it can’t fully guarantee the product hasn’t come in contact with gluten.


So, it's just for people who are pretending to have gluten sensitivities? Or people who "prefer" to eat gluten-free because it's a fad?

You know, I thought that when Gluten-Freeness became a fad, that we'd get more and better choices, not worse choices. If, indeed, this pizza is "sort of gluten free," then some people who really have a huge reaction, like me, might try it and get sick.

This is baloney, and not gluten-free baloney.

I admit, I'm tempted. The GF crust only comes in a small 10" size, according to the website. Because I live in BFE, I can't even get delivery. (ARGH!)



Now, instead of knowing that Domino's if off-limits, I'm tempted to try it and see if I get the squirts.


I think I'm going to have to try it before I update my ebook: What To Eat When You Eat Out GLUTEN-FREE (60 Chain Restaurants.) 

Tempted. Argh.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

NEW Ebook: Just in Time for the Summuh People: What To Eat When You Eat Out Gluten-Free in Mystic CT / Westerly, Rhode Island Beaches

Yes! Just in time for you Summuh People to hit Mystic Connecticut and the Rhode Island Beaches, looking for gluten-free food, here's my new ebook:

If you travel to the Mystic CT / Westerly RI Beaches area and eat gluten-free, this indispensable ebook lists local restaurants and local chains that serve gluten-free food.

Eating out at restaurants with celiac disease or other gluten reaction is playing gluten roulette. You might be fine. You might get really sick. Traveling makes it worse. You can find yourself in an unfamiliar city with no time to research a safe little GF bistro, if there is one.

This indispensable reference ebook lists local restaurant chains, hyperlinked from an index, with details like:

- Whether they have a gluten-free menu and where (In the menu? Separate menu? In a binder?)
- All the items on the menu that are GF
- Whether they carry GF specialty products like GF hamburger buns or pasta
- Links to more allergen information and locations on the web
- Personal notes and an analysis of web information about that restaurant

This ebook is optimized for smartphones, ereaders, and tablets.

TK Kenyon writes the blog The Celiac Maniac, a blog devoted to eating gluten-free safely. Kenyon, who holds a PhD in microbiology and has done postdoctoral research in neuroscience, is a regulatory consultant for the pharmaceutical industry and frequently travels for work. She was diagnosed with celiac disease 10 years ago and is really good at not getting glutenized.

This ebook is 99c at Amazon (above icon) or is FREE for all ereaders, tablets, and phones at Smashwords: . Coming soon to Barnes & Noble and iTunes/iBooks. 

GF-ly yours, 
TK the Celiac Maniac