If it were up to me, pizza would be part of the food pyramid. Pizza has been a staple in my diet forever. Through the years as I've been on my health journey I've always been trying to find new ways to lighten up pizza, without sacrificing the crust or the taste.
When I signed up for Stronger U a few weeks I was chatting with my coach we bonded over the fact that we both love pizza and wine nights (I can't wait to have those again!). She mentioned a new pizza crust called Crustology that everyone in Stronger U was going crazy about so I had to check it out.
After hearing about it and going through their site, I decided to try it out and bought a Mix and Match set with one of each flavor (I'm a sucker for free shipping): The OG, The Micro Brew, and the Herb Infused.
I've made a few pizzas with the Crustology crust and wanted to share my review of it and if it actually lives up to the hype.
What is Crustology?
First off - what exactly is Crustology? Crustology the company that makes a Midwest cracker pizza crust. I had no idea what a cracker crust was until I moved to Minnesota and then I realized they're pretty popular here (and for good reason - they're delicious!). Cracker crust is similar to a flatbread crust, but is a little more crispy.
Ordering and Getting the Crusts
I'll admit I was nervous when I first placed my order because of the price and having never tried the pizza. I ended up getting a Mix and Match set (3 flavors with 3 crusts each, so 9 crusts total) so I could get free shipping. My total came out to be $36 for the 9 crusts.
I placed my order on Wednesday, and on Friday I got a surprise when my crusts arrived! I wasn't expecting them that quickly as I've heard other Stronger U members waited a few weeks so it was a nice surprise. The crusts arrived without any damage and we decided to have a pizza night to try them out right away!
The first pizza I made was an onion and cheese pizza with Rao's marinara (the best!). After the first bite I instantly understood the obsession - the pizza was really damn good. We made 1 pizza for my husband, myself and toddler and a side salad and that was more than enough for all 3 of us.
How to Make the Perfect Crustology Pizza
I've been experimenting with cooking the crust and so far my favorite way has been on a pizza stone. Crustology recommends using a mesh pizza screen but I didn't have one on hand so I had to improvise.
The first crust I cooked in my Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Oven and it came out good, but the middle was just a little too lightly done for my liking.
After reading a few posts in the Stronger U group, I tried preheating the oven with the pizza stone in it for about 45 minutes. Then I put together my pizza, put it on the pizza stone and cooked for 8 minutes. IT CAME OUT AMAZING! The crust was perfectly cooked and just the right amount of crispiness. This is now my go to way of cooking it.
Each crust is under 200 calories each or 68 calories a serving (4 servings to a crust). Per serving:
- Calories: 68
- Fat: 1g
- Carbs: 12g
- Protein: 2g
Is Crustology Worth It?
For me, Crustology is 100% worth it and lives up to the hype. The crust is delicious and so easy to cook. They might be a little pricier than typical store bought, but they're definitely worth it and I like that they're made with only a handful of ingredients.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to Buy Crustology
Crustology can be bought directly through their site, Crustology.com
How much is shipping?
Shipping is $10 but if you spend over $30 you get free shipping.
How Big Are the Crusts?
The crusts are 12" each. My family (2 adults and 1 toddler) usually have the pizza with a side salad and it's more than enough for us.
What flavors are available?
Right now, there's 3 flavors:
- The OG
- Micro Brew
- Herb Infused
Are the Crusts Gluten Free?
Crustology does sell Gluten Free versions of their crusts
Are there Crustology Coupons or Promo Codes?
There aren't any current coupons or promos codes that I've found, but if you spend $30 or more you get free shipping.