I just received a reply to the email I had sent Buddy’s late yesterday afternoon.
This is what it said.
We will be offering pizzas in our Michigan Great Lakes Collection (to include the Lake Huron – my personal favorite!) until the end of the year.
We offer gluten free pizzas and I have included a copy of our Gluten Free menu – see attachment. According to the label for our flour, in 100g of flour the protein content is 12.2g.
We look forward to your visit. Have a wonderful weekend,
The email has the persons name and position at Buddy’s if anyone wants that information. Buddy’s sent me an pdf attachment, for their in store gluten free product menu, but I am not sure if that is what Buddy’s gave me the protein content for. I am a little bit confused on that because I hadn’t asked about a gluten free product.
Let me know if I should ask for clarification, or if the protein content would be for the regular flour Buddy’s uses for their regular square pizza.
After I suggested the protein question to ask, I wondered if Buddy's would divert your attention to their gluten-free pizzas. As you may recall from the podcast you referenced yesterday, Mr. Jacobs spoke at some length about trying to offer a really good gluten-free pizza. However, since the customer service rep at Buddy's mentioned "flour" with a protein content of 12.2% in the latest response, I think he or she meant flour, not a gluten-free mix. Out of curiosity, I took a look at the King Arthur gluten-free pizza crust mix at http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop-img/labels/1349880881159.pdf
. As you can see, the product is called a "mix", not a "flour". Also, in the case of the KA pizza crust mix, the protein is only one gram for a sample size of 36 grams. For 100 grams, the protein content would be 2.78 grams. I also took a look at the Domino's gluten-free pizza Nutrition Facts at https://order.dominos.com/en/assets/derived/pdf/nutri-info-glutenfreecrust.pdf
and noted a similar protein profile. Importantly, in the case of the Domino's Nutrition Facts, they apply to a baked pizza, not a mix.
To be on the safe side, I would ask for clarification. I would tell them that you are definitely open to trying their gluten-free pizza but that, in the past, you haven't been crazy over most gluten-free products and that you would like to try one of their regular pizzas. And, for that reason, you want to know if the protein content you were given was for the flour used in their regular pizzas.