In the United States, Blaze Pizza is about to become the first pizza chain with an official Keto diet pizza.
On Monday, it announced the launch of the Keto Crust, which contains only six grams of carbs, replacing flour for ingredients such as flax seeds, eggs, and cheese.
Executive Chef Brad Kent told Business Insider, “Pizza crusts are traditionally made mostly of flour, water and yeast. Removing the flour brings several challenges since the gluten and starches and sugars (carbs) deliver the desirable light, crispy, and chewy texture in addition to its toasty and yeasty flavor.”
Blaze Pizza has also been rolling out a new cauliflower crust.
These new crusts serve as the bases for the line of “Life Mode” Pizzas, which will hit today along with the crusts.
Here is the new menu of pizzas that will be available for order online and via the app:
- Keto Pizza: Keto Crust, spicy red sauce, mozzarella, ovalini mozzarella, bacon, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach
- Protein Pizza: Keto Crust, red sauce, mozzarella, Italian meatballs, smoked ham, grilled chicken, black olives, green bell peppers, oregano
- Vegan Pizza: Original dough, red sauce, vegan cheese, spicy vegan chorizo, mushrooms, red onions, green bell peppers, basil, olive oil drizzle
- Vegetarian Pizza: Cauliflower Crust, red sauce, mozzarella, ricotta, artichokes, Kalamata olives, red onions, spinach
Many brands have tried to enter the market by offering the high-fat, low-carb Keto diet this year. In fact, in January, Chipotle launched the Keto Salad Bowl, which is made with carnitas, romaine lettuce, red salsa, cheese, and guacamole.