Cooqi Pizza Mix Review & Giveaway

Cooqi-logoCooqi Gluten Free, which was founded by Judy Malmon, started as a retail bakery in St. Paul, Minnesota.  It is now a line of artisan, organic whole-grain gluten-free baking mixes and flours which are produced in a dedicated gluten-free facility.

Cooqi (sounds like cookie) Gluten Free products include:

  • Multi-Purpose Flour
  • Cake and Pastry Flour
  • Pancake Flour
  • Pizza and Pita Mix

I had the opportunity to try the pizza and pita mix. There are a number of things I liked about it.

It makes good pizza!  My whole family ate it (gluten free and not) and everyone liked it.

According to the package directions, each bag of mix makes four 12-inch pizzas.  According to the web site it makes six.  It depends on how thin or thick you like your crust.  I got four pizzas out of a package, and they were fairly thin, so I think that’s more realistic.  Still, four pizzas per mix is very good.

It is allergy friendly.  The mix is gluten, dairy, soy, nut, and egg free, and does not call for any of those ingredients to be added to it.

It is easy to use.  I like the convenience of a mix at times.  On those busy Friday evenings when I wanted to make pizza but didn’t have time to do it from scratch, this was an easy and good substitute.

I did find that my dough turned out too wet when I followed the instructions on the bag.  It was so soft, I just spread it on the pizza pan with a spatula.  However, it still turned out well.

I recommend that you hold back some of the water and add more as needed.  The second video on this page is very helpful in understanding what the consistency of the dough should be like.

The video also shows you how the mix can be used to make pita bread, bagels, baguettes, and focaccia bread!

Cooqi Gluten Free Products can be ordered online and are reasonably priced.

giveaway

The Giveaway:  Three winners will receive a bag of Cooqi Gluten Free pizza and pita mix.  The giveaway is limited to residents of the continental US.  

To enter you must leave a comment on this post, not on my Facebook page and not an email.  If you receive my updates by email, click on the underlined title and it will take you to my blog page where you can leave a comment.

Only one entry per person.  Please leave a comment telling me why Cooqi products interest you.

The giveaway will end on Friday, May 4th at 11:00 pm eastern time.  The randomly chosen winner will be contacted by email and will have 24 hours to respond after being contacted.

Disclaimer:  I was provided with free product to sample, but was not paid to write this review. The opinions in this post are my own.




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Comments

  1. Lindsey says:

    I’d love to try this product- I’m a glutton for anything pizza related! Since going gluten-free last December I have yet to try making my own pizza (and I used to make a very good, very gluten-filled pizza dough)! Thanks!

  2. Oooo I am so interested! My doctor has recently told me that I need to start eating GF, and pizza is one of my all-time favorite dishes. I’d love to try anything to help feed the pizza cravings at my house!

  3. I’ve been dying to find gluten free pita bread and haven’t had any luck. This would be awesome!

  4. The pizza seriously looks good. I usually make my own pizza crusts, but am always on a look out for mixes to use for those nights I’m too busy or too tired to make my own.

  5. Felicia S says:

    Your pizza looks delish! Having been GF for the last 9 yrs, pizza is the thing I miss the most. My local pizza parlor ordered pre-made GF crusts for me to try, but, they didn’t fit the bill. I haven’t been able to make a decent gf crust, even though I have tried multiple times. This sounds like heaven to me!
    Thanks for sharing with us!

  6. I’m very interested. My husband has Celiac disease and I’m always looking for new products to try. I love keeping my husband’s belly happy!

  7. Sam bowden says:

    Still searching for a really good GF pizza dough mix – may be this is it!

  8. Peggy astacio says:

    I would love to try this at home!

  9. Heather says:

    cool! i’m always looking for new pizza crusts, and we’ve been wanting to make some pita bread! we’re going to have to try this :) thanks!

  10. I would love to try this product. I haven’t found a pizza crust mix yet that is better than adequate, so I would be a return customer if Cooqi is better than the rest!

  11. Oh, how nice to have a pizza mix that will create a nice crust. Bought pizza crusts have been grainy and crumbly.

  12. Devin Sherrill says:

    We’ve been learning to eat gluten free for 2 months now and I’m still trying to find products we enjoy. I would love to have pizza again and I’m excited to make this for my family.

  13. Wow! That pizza looks delicious!!!! My entire family has celiac disease. We are always trying to find new products and ideas to try. My 9 yr. old daughter is hard to please sometimes and she loves food that looks and tastes “Real”. If it pleases her and she is happy, then I have hit the jackpot.

  14. I would LOVE to try the Cooqi mix! I really like the ease and taste of your biscuit crust recipe, but my hubby and daughter are still looking for that crust that meets their pizzeria ideal. I hadn’t heard of this one and thought I’d tried them all. Getting gf pita bread from the same mix for my gyros would be priceless! Thanks, Linda!

  15. It would probably be better than the frozen GF pizza crust. I hope I win the free pkg.

  16. Sounds awesome. I’d love to try a pizza crust that I could actually sink my teeth into witout worrying about debilitating pain.

    Have a great day!

  17. Monisha says:

    The mix sounds really great and it is organic too-I have been looking for a good Gluten free pita and would love to try this!

  18. I would love to try this – I’ve been experimenting with different gluten free pizza crusts. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  19. I’ve tried a some other pizza mixes, and haven’t been satisfied. I’m anxious to try the Cooqi brand pizza along with there other products. Thanks!

  20. Deborah J Austin says:

    I would love to try this product.. I love pizza and any new product on a gluten free diet is a plus.. :)

  21. They interest me because our family eats gluten free.
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  22. I sometimes need “convenience” items when I am starpped for time. I am also trying to introduce more GF foods to my children. GF Pizza is a definite plus!

  23. I am actually excited for the Pita mix! I grew up with a middle eastern background, and it so soooo hard to not have pita and hummus. The thought of eating warm pita gain with hummus and other middle eastern foods is super exciting. :-) I have yet to find a good gluten free pita. My mouth is watering thinking about it! LOL :-)

  24. Jeannie Parker says:

    I crave pizza all the time and have yet to get enough of it. Since going GF in March of this year I don’t get to have pizza nearly enough. I would love to find a tasty crust I can make on a weeknight and something my husband would also like.

  25. I would love to try this mix. The gluten free mix I have been using for 10 years was just discontinued, so I need to find a new one. If this is the same crust they use at Pizza Luce in St. Paul, then I definitely can’t wait to try it. I hope I win. Thank you!

  26. Cooqi was one of the best bakeries in the twin cities. The mixetis are great. I haven’t tried the pizza, and have been wanting to make my own

  27. Janis S says:

    I would love to win the GF mix and try both pizza and pita bread.

  28. Sounds relatively healthy and looks delicious; I’d love to try this mix!

  29. Karin Goodman says:

    I would love to try the pizza mix. I agree with your comments. I usually make my pizza from scatch, but there are many times I am too tired or do not have the energy to do that, so I just make something else. So far I have not found a gf mix that we like.

  30. Stephanie says:

    A whole grain, gluten free pizza crust would be wonderful!
    We love homemade pizza at our house!

  31. Michelle H says:

    My family and I are new to trying gluten free products. We would love to win!

  32. Cheryl says:

    This pizza looks so yummy! I would so like to try my hand at making this at home.

  33. Michelle says:

    Love finding new products that incorporate more whole grains! And come on, pizza from a company pronounced “cookie”…my 2 favorites!!

  34. Kathleen says:

    I’m always looking for good pizza crust. Thanks!!

  35. Becky Keith says:

    I’ve been gluten free for over a year and really haven’t had a a good pizza, so I would really love to try this pizza mix.

  36. Our family loves pizza but since going gluten, casein free – we have been struggling to find a great tasting pizza crust. We’ve tried a number of the popular brands…….and found a couple that were ok – BUT a few weeks ago we were blessed to find out about Pizza Luce. (We just move to cities a short time ago.) Their GF pizza crust was FANTASTIC which I am told is Cooqi crust. LOVE LOVE IT!! My 7 year old son has refused to eat pizza………until we convinced him to try Pizza Luce — and now he requests pizza at least once a week. :) Would love to win and try the pita bread too!!! Thank you.

  37. Margaret says:

    I very much miss the Cooqi GF Bakery in St. Paul and can tell you as a past customer of that location that all the Cooqi products make for wonderful completed dishes. Thrilled to see the word spreading!

  38. My kids are always begging for pizza, so a convenient and easy mix would be a nice thing to have on hand!

  39. Melissa C. says:

    I’ve never used these products… I’d love to try them

  40. These products sound great for several reasons:

    1. They are made locally which is a real plus to me.

    2. I soooo miss convenient so when I read convenient and easy in the same sentence I’m interested!

    3. I miss really good pizza.

    Love your blog – happy to have found you!

  41. Cindy W. says:

    I have not heard of this brand but would love to try it. I’ve yet to find a homemade gf pizza I really love.

  42. sandrag says:

    I love new bakeries/venddors making my gf lifestyle interesting & most of all- allowing me to have choices….The product pics are like food porn..
    I would love to sample these & to share info about this company with my other celiac buddies… When I find a excellent product I spread the word…
    thanks

  43. We’ve only been gluten free for about 2 months since finding out about my son’s allergies. Still experimenting with so many foods, and this would be a great one to try for us. He loves pizza!

  44. Erin Lembke says:

    I would love to try the product. My son needs something tasty while the rest enjoy a gluten-laden crust!

  45. Carrie Elsass says:

    I love trying new GF products, and when we find some we like, we become very loyal customers and spread the word!

  46. Michelle says:

    I would absolutely Love to try this!!! I’m so new to this, I’m gluten-free, can only eat organic chicken & wild fish & can’t have soy, corn, dairy, casein, beans, peanuts, nuts, seeds, have to watch my sugar intake & I have to eat ALL Organic!!! ugh!!!!…… (It’s Hard) It’s been very difficult trying to find organic gf flour mixes. I’m so excited about reading your blog on the Cooqi GF flour mixes. I haven’t had a pizza since January and I would love one!!! my mouth is watering from looking at your pizza, mmm it looks good… :)

  47. Denise says:

    I would like to try the pizza and pita mix but the pastry mix also looks interesting and I will have to go to the website to see if it can be used to substitute for cake flour.

  48. Would love to try this!

  49. Carole says:

    I would love to try this pizza as I am dairy free and this one will fit well in my life style. I have to omit the red sauce also so I need to make my crusts also. Thank You.

  50. We LOVE pizza but I don’t make it as often anymore now that I am eating gluten free. I haven’t found one that I love yet. This would be great to try, thanks!

  51. Mary Wikle says:

    My home has to be gluten, lactose and nut free. I would love to try this product and we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE pizza!!!

  52. Stephanie says:

    Thanks for sharing this product info! I’ve been GF for over a year now after being diagnosed with Celiac Disease. It’s always great to add some new brands to my GF list. Can’t wait to give them a try! Thanks again!

  53. These products sound just fantastic. Yes, it is nice to have a mix at times. Even better is that they taste good. We have 4 celiacs in the family.

  54. Elyse Sheppard says:

    I would love to make pita bread again! Thank you for this opportunity!

  55. I love the fact that these products are organic in addition to being gluten free.

  56. Barbara says:

    I have yet to find a gf pizza crust mix that is easy to work with, tasty, and reasonably priced. I’d love to try this one – hopefully it will be what I have been searching for.

  57. I’m still searching for a really good pizza crust..being gluten free for almost 10 years, the search continues. Recently became vegan so love that this mix is allergy friendly and with allergies among my grand kids (nut, gluten and dairy) making them yummy pizza or better yet, them making it with me is the grandest! I’d love to try this mix! Thank you for the opportunity.
    Wanda

  58. This is the first cake/pastry flour I have seen since being diagnosed with Celiac Disease 9 years ago!

  59. I’m extremely happy to read about the Cooqi pizza dough since, becoming gluten free, I have had to forego making one of my favorite food groups at home. I have tried another mix and found it not to my liking so reading your comments about Cooqi products definitely interests me. Gluten free pizza – what’s not to love?

  60. I have always wanted to try the Cooqi mixes and absolutely love pizza! Just seeing the picture above made me crave pizza…which could be partly due to the fact that I am a crazy pregnant woman with cravings!!

  61. Stephanie C. says:

    I would love to try the Cooqi pizza dough, as I am always looking for a quick, good and easy pizza for Friday nights at my house. My husband is not gluten free, just me and my Autistic son and I would love a dough that he would eat gladly!

  62. Melissa W. says:

    The crust in your photo looks delicious, a beautiful golden brown. So many GF crusts come out a pasty, unappealing white! I would love to have the opportunity to try this mix. This mix meets all of my needs, being GF, SF and DF. Trying to find a mix that meets all of those criteria is not easy. And organic too? Real non-GMO food! And to eat a pita again? Heaven!

  63. I have recently made the switch to a gf diet for health reasons and miss pizza dearly. I have tried eating gf pizza at restaurants but it trends to be extremely expensive and not as full of flavor. I would love to try this product and be in full control of all the ingredients!

  64. Sue Prescott says:

    I would love to try this pizza crust mix. I miss the pizza I grew up with, and so many mixes I have tried are too close to cardboard than I would like.

  65. Kari S. says:

    I would really like to try this because it doesn’t require eggs and it is corn-free too! My son is 12 and he is allergic to gluten, milk, soy, eggs, corn, legumes, peanuts and tree nuts. Its hard to find mixes or products that dont contain or require one of those allergic foods. I have been making him biscuit pizzas for the times when his brother and sister have pizza. This looked so good and so similar to the pizzas the other kids get to eat. Would really love to win this :)

  66. Deanne Johnson says:

    I would love to try this pizza mix! We love pizza at our house and a mix is a fast fixin’!

  67. I would love to try the pizza mix! It suits both of my needs: GF and SF!

  68. Ashley C says:

    I would love to try the gluten free pizza mix! One of the main things I miss since going gluten free is pizza, and this mix would be great because it is dairy and soy free as well, which I am also allergic too. I would love to win this mix!

  69. Rayelle says:

    I am very interested, I just had to start GF two weeks ago and am still missing some of the things I loved the most, like making my own pizza!

  70. Heather C says:

    I would love to win a package of mix to try. My son misses Pizza most of all and I have yet to make/find a mix that works for us. The fact that there is no need for additional potential allergy ingredients (dairy, soy, eggs & nuts for him) makes it even more appealing for us.

    Thanks for offering this giveaway!!

  71. I would love to try the pizza mix! I have not had very good success with my scratch recipes. I have family members who are also dairy intolerant so this would be a great option for making pizzas that all could enjoy!

  72. I would love to try your pizza mix. Three of five in the house are gluten-free, and most of us are dairy-free and soy-free as well. This is very helpful, as finding GF items that are also dairy- and soy-free is difficult, out here in the middle of no where! thank you for having this giveaway, btw. :D

  73. I would love to try this because I have yet to try to make my own pizza mix, let alone pita bread or a bagel! I really want to try to make things more often as opposed to buying frozen food so I can eat healthier (yes, pizza isn’t the most healthy thing in the world, but I’m finally adding veggies to it!). My boyfriend lives with me and still eats gluten, so I’m always trying to find things that are gf and yummy for him, so his gluten food will slowly disappear. Plus, I’m just finishing grad school (despite all the medical issues that were thrown my way this past year), so it’d be awesome to get something new to try out for a celebration! (and I never win things, so just winning something would be great too).
    Side note: I read your blog everyday, recommend it to others when I find out they have to be gf, and I love that you do this. I was in my freshman year of my undergrad when I was diagnosed, so there were very few options (especially since I live in a tiny tiny town in Ohio). Finding your blog has been amazing and I’ve found a lot of awesome recipes in it! Your surfing Saturday blogs are great as well. Check out Simon the Cat videos on youtube. If you’ve ever had a cat, you’ll really appreciate them!

  74. Colleen M. says:

    I would love to try the pizza mix since I am yet to make my own pizza since going gluten free. It would be such a special treat for my family!

  75. Valerie says:

    I am thankful to be a part of this giveaway opportunity ! This pizza mix sounds like a fun dinner idea that I do not often indulge in since going gf.

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