Truth be told, I hesitated on posting up my review for the Clean Cravings Pizza Crusts. As you can tell from my review on their Pesto Pizza, I was very impressed with the company overall. That is seriously one of the best mini-pizzas I have every tasted, never mind that it is gluten-free and dairy-free. That, my dear readers, is simply a side benefit. But you see Clean Cravings is a certified vegan company … in addition to the Pesto Pizza they offer a Mushrooms, Peppers & Broccoli Pizza and two types of crusts, original and rosemary. As most of you know, I certainly have nothing against the vegan diet, and love supporting the cause. But because this company is certified vegan, it almost embarrasses me how we sampled their crusts …
My husband wanted sausage-mushroom pizza, and I just couldn’t let the poor boy down. He didn’t get to trial the pesto pizza, and wanted to sample these crusts.
Though I would never try to pretend that this is a strictly vegan household, I hate “de-veganizing” products that go out of their way to meet a certain standard. Of course, I finally realized that not all people who purchase these wonderful products will be vegan, and yes, some of you may grace them with added meat. Plus, I think telling the world about these great products is the most important thing of all! And, our pizzas are still gluten-free, soy-free, and of course dairy-free.
Vegan or not, they were fabulous. These thin crusts have a wonderful crisp and chew that is unique, yet delicious. The only thing I found fault with was that the crusts were just a touch sweet for my taste. I do add a wee bit of sweetener when making homemade pizza crust to balance the flavor, but would like just a smidgen less in these. However, they were so darn good (and demolished in minutes) that I would just call this a quibble rather than a deal-breaker.
The products from Clean Cravings are on the higher end in terms of price, particularly if you are looking for an everyday lunchbox item. But if you are seeking a gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan pizza to savor, then you won’t find a better treat.
Ingredients: WHOLE GRAIN ORGANIC BROWN RICE FLOUR, WHOLE GRAIN SORGHUM FLOUR, ARROWROOT FLOUR ORGANIC RAW AGAVE NECTAR, GUAR GUM, FRUIT JUICE (GRAPE, PEAR, APPLE), RICE DEXTRIN (A NATURAL AND UNMODIFIED STARCH), ORGANIC OLIVE OIL, SEA SALT.