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kareng

Californian pizza kitchen birthday reward

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So I LOVE California Pizza Kitchen.  Yes, they have a limited gluten-free pizza menu, but it is yummy and safe.

 I belong to the pizza dough rewards program.  We have gotten $5 off here and there from it.  For your birthday month ( October for me), they give you a " gift" - a free dessert.  However, there are no gluten-free desserts.  I pointed this out to them in 2015.  They said they had a dessert they were developing and it would be out soon, but they were kind and gave me $10 on my rewards to use towards my pizza!  

Last year, same damn thing...but no response to my complaint.  This year....still no gluten-free desserts...and I have emailed, commented on FAcebook, and now messaged on FB.  This just make sure me mad!  So many of us go there and pay a premium price to get a safe pizza.... but they want me to just watch my hub eat my birthday dessert?  I keep suggesting to them to just give people $5 off for their birthdays.  Or  maybe a choice of a dessert or $5 off?  

Anyway, thanks for reading my vent!  If you belong to the pizza dough rewards, you might want to email, FB message, tweet, etc about this terrible & cruel  injustice!  😜

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Yes, I realize my fat ass not eating dessert is not a serious problem...lol

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LOL I offer my customers a free cupcake for their birthdays. >.< I recently made some thing crazy on the pizza topic. I got Califlower foods plant based pizza crust, topped it with butter flavored coconut spray, erythrol and cinnamon and cooked it extra crispy for a cinnamon gram crust to snack on.....wish I could have pumpkin, would be great with pumpkin pie filling and toasted nuts over the top.

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3 minutes ago, Ennis_TX said:

LOL I offer my customers a free cupcake for their birthdays. >.< I recently made some thing crazy on the pizza topic. I got Califlower foods plant based pizza crust, topped it with butter flavored coconut spray, erythrol and cinnamon and cooked it extra crispy for a cinnamon gram crust to snack on.....wish I could have pumpkin, would be great with pumpkin pie filling and toasted nuts over the top.

Yum

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And it's not like I really need the dessert - I made 20+ dozen cupcakes on friday- so I can have some birthday cake.  It's just the principle of the thing.  

Ennis- that sounds  like what we used to do with extra pie crust when I was a kid!  So yummy.  

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4 minutes ago, kareng said:

And it's not like I really need the dessert - I made 20+ dozen cupcakes on friday- so I can have some birthday cake.  It's just the principle of the thing.  

Ennis- that sounds  like what we used to do with extra pie crust when I was a kid!  So yummy.  

I know right, that happy jump up and down moment when you recreate a childhood classic in a gluten free version, simple things are the best. I recreated my grandmothers empanadas using plantain batter and cinnamon pumpkin filling. Could not eat them due to carbs but I could nibble on them and taste them without getting sick. That Pizza crust thing reminded me these hard cinnamon flat bread snacks they used to serve at a restaurant...minus the icing. I found this one carrot cake extract, OMG taste like this spice cake at my grandmothers and just makes me and my mother cry when we use it in stuff.  And this morning I made a GREAT porridge that reminded me peanut butter cream of wheat. Used almond paste, coconut flour, cashew milk, psyllium husk, konjac flour, peanut free peanut butter extract, stevia, and a bit of konjac noodles blended into it. Nice lumpy texture as it cooled like cream of wheat from my child hood.

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5 minutes ago, Ennis_TX said:

I know right, that happy jump up and down moment when you recreate a childhood classic in a gluten free version, simple things are the best. I recreated my grandmothers empanadas using plantain batter and cinnamon pumpkin filling. Could not eat them due to carbs but I could nibble on them and taste them without getting sick. That Pizza crust thing reminded me these hard cinnamon flat bread snacks they used to serve at a restaurant...minus the icing. I found this one carrot cake extract, OMG taste like this spice cake at my grandmothers and just makes me and my mother cry when we use it in stuff.  And this morning I made a GREAT porridge that reminded me peanut butter cream of wheat. Used almond paste, coconut flour, cashew milk, psyllium husk, konjac flour, peanut free peanut butter extract, stevia, and a bit of konjac noodles blended into it. Nice lumpy texture as it cooled like cream of wheat from my child hood.

You are creative!  

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Finally got a response from them - much like the one I got before.  But $10 off is very good!

Hi there, Karen!
First and foremost, Happy Birthday! 1f389.png🎉 Thank you for reaching out and being such a fan of CPK! We truly appreciate comments such as these so we can continue improving. I will be sure to pass this along to our Culinary and Development Team. They are always looking for new & improved ways to better serve our guests. I have added a $10 reward to your account for you to enjoy during your birthday month. I have attached a screenshot of your rewards for your records. Never hesitate to reach out if you ever have any questions. Have a wonderful day!
All the best,

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