General Mills Foodservice has announced the debut of a new dough ball from its trusted flour brand Gold Medal. All Trumps Dough Balls deliver the premium quality and precise specs expected from All Trumps flour in an easy-to-use dough ball format, offering a labor-efficient solution for authentic New York-style pizza crust.

“We continue to hear from customers who struggle with staffing, which can lead to dough inconsistencies,” says Tom Santos, senior technical training specialist for General Mills Foodservice and a member of the Doughminators—a prestigious team with deep knowledge of flour and technical baking expertise to help pizzerias dominate their dough. “With the All Trumps Dough Ball, we wanted to give pizza makers an efficient solution that makes it easier for them to get the consistent results they rely on without sacrificing quality.”

The dough balls are made with Gold Medal All Trumps flour—enriched, unbleached and unbromated, high-gluten spring wheat flour—for an authentic, thin New York-style pizza crust. Available in 8-, 16-, 20- and 24-ounce sizes, the pre-flattened dough balls offer flexible slack time for consistent performance in a range of conditions and are packed in bulk to eliminate unnecessary and excess packaging.

“With fast and easy stretching and low snapback, All Trumps Dough Balls offer a foolproof way to make pizza with a crispy exterior and soft interior for that perfect bite of a folded New York slice,” Santos says. “General Mills Foodservice is proud to add the new dough balls to our other crust solutions to help pizza makers so they can focus on other areas of their business.”

The All Trumps Dough Balls arrive just in time for this year’s International Pizza Expo. Taking place March 19-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Pizza Expo is the largest event of its kind and draws thousands of pizza makers from independent and chain pizza restaurants from around the world.  

General Mills Foodservice’s new booth will showcase its full continuum of pizza crust solutions, including its expansive flour lineup, complete range of dough and crust products from BONICI and TNT Crust, and new Gold Medal All Trumps Dough Balls. In addition, the Doughminators will return to host more of their popular dough demonstrations and Pizza Crust Boot Camp sessions.

“We are excited to debut our larger booth and offer Pizza Expo attendees a one-stop shop for all of their pizza crust needs, whether they are seeking flour, dough, self-rising, parbaked or custom crust options,” Santos says. “We always enjoy connecting with pizza makers from around the world as well as the chance to share our latest product innovations and demonstrate how our team of technical experts is in their corner when it comes to making the finest pizza.”

A highlight of Pizza Expo for more than 25 years, Pizza Crust Boot Camp is a free seminar featuring both technical and practical information covering ingredient functionality, formulation, signature crusts, troubleshooting and dough-making steps and methods.

Pizza Expo attendees who stop by the General Mills Foodservice booth will find information, resources and expertise to serve pizza their patrons will love, including:

  • Dough demonstrations with the new Gold Medal All Trumps Dough Ball along with samples of finished pizzas prepared by Wood Stone Ovens.
  • BONICI crust solutions for various back-of-house needs.
  • Details on a wide variety of pizza flour options, from untreated/clean label flours to solutions for specific pizza styles (e.g., New York, Neapolitan, Detroit).
  • Information on custom solutions for operations that meet business requirements for partnership.
  • An interactive booth that allows attendees to scan QR codes onsite to access extensive information on flour and troubleshooting resources at their fingertips.
  • The Pillsbury Doughboy will be onsite throughout the expo, along with a variety of giveaways including bowl scrapers, pizza cutters and fun Pillsbury Doughboy swag.    

Pizza Expo attendees can inquire about making an appointment with a member of the General Mills Foodservice sales team for a product consultation and visit at their own operation. For those who can’t make it to Pizza Expo, General Mills Foodservice’s website for pizzerias offers helpful resources including dough troubleshooting tips and dough-making video demonstrations.