Ketogenic diets have been popular in the United States for the past few years, and Canada is no exception. Pizza Pizza launched its newest keto pizza crust this week, boasting only two grams of net carbs per slice.
A recent study found that 15% of Canadians are currently on or have tried the keto diet, and 18% are likely to try it in the future.
“Consumers shouldn’t need to sacrifice their favorite foods even if some are watching their carb intake,” said Paul Goddard, CEO of Pizza Pizza. “The launch of our keto crust demonstrates our ongoing commitment to innovation and providing Canadians with delicious options that suit all dietary needs and preferences.”
The dough these pies are made from is called “Keto Uncrust,” made in a partnership with a fellow Toronto-based Unbun Foods Inc. The company creates bakery products that are certified keto, paleo, grain-free, and gluten-free. This can make the company appealing to consumers looking for dietary alternatives to the traditional dough.
“We are proud to partner with Pizza Pizza to provide deliciously uncompromising options for Canadians,” said Gus Klemos, founder of Unbun Foods. “Pizza Pizza is at the forefront of food trends and understands how Canadians want to eat and lead balanced lifestyles. With the national launch of the Keto Uncrust, we look forward to bringing our keto and grain-free products directly to Canadians through Pizza Pizza nationwide.”
The new low-carb, keto pizza offerings include:
- Keto Pepperoni: Keto Uncrust, topped with homestyle tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and pepperoni which shakes out to two grams of net carbs per slice.
- Keto Pesto Margherita: Keto Uncrust, topped with pesto sauce, mozzarella cheese, Roma tomatoes, and parmesan cheese, totaling three grams of net carbs per slice.
- Keto Protein Lovers: Keto Uncrust, topped with homestyle tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, bacon strips, and Italian sausage, rounding out to two grams of net carbs per slice.
- Create a custom keto pizza: Over 50 toppings, sauces, and cheeses to choose from.
The new keto pizzas are available for walk-in and delivery at more than 420 traditional Pizza Pizza restaurants from British Columbia to Nova Scotia.