The Truth About MOD Pizza's Cauliflower Crust

There is no other way to describe it; grabbing a MOD Pizza is fun. It's fun because, if you're creative enough, you can customize your pizza without breaking the bank and possibly grossing your friends out at the same time (because they may not be into the same flavor combinations that you are).

So when MOD Pizza unveiled its cauliflower crust, the internet got excited about all the opportunities the new product presented, particularly for folks who were on specific dietary restrictions. The Fast Food Post says the cauliflower crust delivers a crisp, light option that's made with gluten-free ingredients that pack 590 calories per serving (that's a MOD-sized pie) and has 14 grams of fat, 87 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of sugar, and 18 grams of protein. The cauliflower crust joins other MOD crust options: original (a standard pizza crust which comes in at 410 calories) and gluten-friendly (no wheat, dairy, eggs, or soy with 710 calories, via MOD).

The internet weighs in on MOD's Cauliflower Crust

Yiddish.Ninja says he'd been disappointed with most cauliflower crusts on the market, but because he was a MOD fan, he decided to give the new offer a chance. He returned with rave reviews, saying that MOD's version of the trendy crust wasn't just a tasty caulflower crust, it was a great crust because it delivered on flavor, texture, and crunch... which was the problem. The blogger felt the crust had more than a mixture of cauliflower, egg, and cheese.

After engaging with MOD's customer service, Yiddish.Ninja found that the cauliflower crust was also made with rice flour, tapioca starch, rice starch, modified food starch, and cultured brown rice — so while the crust is gluten-friendly (MOD says it cannot be completely gluten-free because it shares the same space and ovens with other wheat-based crusts), it may not be the right choice for someone who is on a low-carb and keto diet.

Still, Yiddish.Ninja and his followers felt the crust was solid enough to enjoy as a cheat day treat for those on a low-carb diet, which should say something about its taste — even though a few commenters felt the crust may not be worth the calories.