Fast Food Review: New! Pizza Rolls from Pizza Hut

I’ve never been a big fan of Pizza Hut pizza so whenever I’m with a group that insists on ordering from there, I always have to figure out what else on the menu I could try.  I discovered a fondness for Pizza Hut P’Zones this way so maybe another gem was lurking.  I decided on a relatively new item on the menu that looked to be simple and promising.  I decided to put the Pizza Hut Pizza Rolls to the test.

Pizza Hut Pizza Rolls Box

Pizza Hut describes them like this:

Hot from the oven, our pizza rolls are jumbo-sized and stuffed with all-natural pepperoni and cheese. Get an order of 4 with ranch or marinara sauce.

An order of 4 Pizza Rolls will run you $5 and to me they seem a tad overpriced.  The prices at pizza places always seem a little high, especially with side items and desserts.  The 4 Pizza Rolls probably equal the size of a couple of medium sized slices of pizza and $5 for a quarter of a full pizza is absurd. I’ll drop $6 or $7 for a P’Zone because I know it will fill me up.  Maybe at $4 for 4 I’d feel better about it…$1 per roll wouldn’t seem too bad.  They are about 4-5 inches in length and about the thickness of a breadstick.  Each roll has a few pepperoni slices and maybe 50% of the rest is gooey mozzarella.  The bread shell is very soft and not too chewy. These new Pizza Rolls are part of Pizza Hut’s Big Eat Tiny Price menu which consist of menu items that start at $5.  The Big Eat Tiny Price menu also includes the P’Zone, the Personal Panormous and the 1-topping Pizza Mia Pizza.

Pizza Rolls from Pizza HutSo I’ve discussed the price, now on to the taste.  Pizza Hut food to me always seems to be overly salty and greasy. Of course when you stuff some dough with slices of pepperoni there shouldn’t be any shock of the food being greasy.  The thing is, it all seems to be greasy…even the crust.  It’s one of those settle-in-your-stomach, heavy-tasting, weigh you down greasy-type foods.  I get the same feeling from the Pan-Style Pizza Hut Pizzas…I can’t stand them and I have developed an aversion for them that has lasted over 10 years.  Seems like the dough is deep-fried.  Everything feels heavily oily and saturated. Again, I don’t know how this can really be avoided with the pepperoni in these Pizza Rolls but for some odd reason, I have better experiences with P’Zones.  It would be nice if maybe the Pizza Rolls came in different styles like the P’Zone.  Maybe Italian sausage, green peppers and onions would be more to my liking over just mozzarella and pepperoni.

Pizza Hut Pizza Roll (inside)In closing, I didn’t come away liking the new Pizza Rolls from Pizza Hut very much.  I think pizza rolls are an OK idea but perhaps a price change and having more filling options available would help out it’s cause.  I’m usually not one to order a plain-jane pepperoni pizza so take that into consideration too.  A few veggies thrown into the mix would’ve helped out considerably.  The current state of these Pizza Rolls…just not my thing.

Pizza Roll with Marinara from Pizza Hut

Pros: The "idea" of it is good. Side of marinara. Whole slices of pepperoni. For pepperoni lovers.

Cons: Greasy, salty, pricey. Not very filling and after eating a couple of them, I didn't feel like finishing (but I did). No options.

Taste: 4.75/10
Value: 4.75/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 5.50/10
Price: $5.00 for 4

Overall GrubGrade: 4.75/10

More Info: PizzaHut.com
Nutrition Facts:
Calories - 230
Fat - 11 grams
Saturated Fat - 5 grams
Cholesterol - 25 milligrams
Sodium - 590 milligrams
Carbs - 24 grams
Sugars - 3 grams
Dietary Fiber - 1 gram
Protein - 9 grams

29 comments on “Fast Food Review: New! Pizza Rolls from Pizza Hut

  1. brad says:

    I JUST sat down to type up a review of these lol. I guess I’ll post that one tomorrow

  2. Justin W says:

    Solid review. I never really get Pizza Hut because it is so greasy. I agree that these would be pretty plain and the shape is, well, interesting.

  3. Yum Yucky says:

    1 pic: the box, uh okay.

    2nd pic: mmm, they look good!

    3rd pic: looks like a cheese tongue attacking a pepperoni.

    4th pic: it’s alive! and slurping on marinara

    Okay, so maybe I’ll try it.

  4. Natalie says:

    You know, I actually love these things. I’m not really a fan of veggie pizzas so if I order a one topping it’s always pepperoni. I do agree the price is high, but it’s the same as an order of breadsticks so I guess it works out.

  5. John says:

    That picture with the cheese coming out looks SICK. Pizza Hut is sick.

  6. agree with greasy/salty Hut comment. I was tempted to try these, but I think that I will pass now.

  7. Sam I Am says:

    Am I the only one who thinks the upside down roll in the first pic looks a little, um, phallic?

  8. SkippyMom says:

    Yum Yucky makes me laugh!

  9. Adam Bomb says:

    The pics, description, and overall review aren’t reeling me in at all on this one. Thanks for the good review, Ryan! I’ve said this before: Pizza Hut’s only attraction for me is the Pizza Mia’s anymore. I can take my two boys there for pizza night, and we walk out with full bellies and my wallet’s only $15 lighter.

  10. Raiders757 says:

    America’s favorite pizza my ass. I just love the box. Just because something sells more in the U.S., it doesn’t mean it’s everyone’s favorite, let alone even close to the best(had to throw that in there). The iPod is a classic example of this. Most consumers buy it, because they know no better and are too damn lazy to find out that something better exists. It’s that way with everything in the land if consumer stupidity. It’s proof that adds to pay off in the long run. Brain wash the public enough, and you to can have a box that claims to be America’s favorite.

    Pizza Rolls at Pizza Hut? The first time I saw that, I thought “Hmmm, there’s potential there”. Then I realized who was plugging it on my TV. no way I pay $5 for four. Not when I get a bland Pizza Mia for the same price. I’m a cheap bastard. If I can get more bang for my buck, I’m going that route.

  11. Adam Bomb says:

    @Raiders: So what’s this amazing alternative to the Ipod that you have? I have one, and it’s not because I “know no better” or because I’m “too damn lazy to find out that something better exists”. Pretty harsh words, man. I don’t feel like I’m a stupid consumer for occasionally eating at Pizza Hut or buying an Ipod, but it seems pretty shitty that you’re implying that anyone who does that is an idiot. I know how to do my research, and I did so before I bought my first Ipod many years ago. It was a workhorse, as is the one I have now. I love that thing, and it’s not because I’m a blind consumer, falling prey to the big corporation’s advertising campaigns. The only thing that I’ve ever seen in the same realm as the Ipod in regard to storage space, features, and reliability is the Zune. I’ve known enough people with shitty Zunes to know I don’t want one.

    I’m not trying to be a jerk or anything, but you’re coming off with a pretty elitist, “high and mighty” attitude, and it really sucks. You don’t like Pizza Hut? That’s cool, and you’re certainly entitled to voice your honest opinion, but do you have to insult others and be a jerk about it? I come to this website because chatting about fast food is fun. But it’s not fun when somebody is shitting all over everything. Just my two cents.

  12. Bunny says:

    Does anyone still remember when Pizza Hut was good?

    I miss the old days when you could have pizza parties for the kids with all of the arcade games that they used to have. Fun Times.

  13. Adam Bomb says:

    I don’t remember the Pizza Hut in my town having arcade games when I was a kid! That would have been awesome.

  14. ChrisSh says:

    The one in my town had two arcade games and a pinball machine I think. But the Godfathers in town had two arcade games and two pinball machines, so it was always a tossup on where the birthday parties would be.

  15. ChipChops says:

    I actually love quite like the Rolls. They are a little pricey but I digg the salty greasy aspect. It feels a little decadent given the serving size but I’ve gotten them three times. Value Wise the Mia’s win but taste wise I’d rather have the Pizza Rolls or a P’Zone instead.

  16. chris says:

    The Pizza Hut when I was younger had a house of the dead game, but replaced it with an area 51 game, both fun as hell. i love pizza hut but mostly partake of salad bar and the cheesesticks. i have been tempted to try their mac and cheese though, especially since domino’s is so good.

  17. Shan says:

    This is one I have to disagree with you on. We’ve had them twice and I’ve been happy.

    I do agree that they are greasy, but, hey, it’s Pizza Hut! We all expect that. But this is one thing that I will continue to buy. They actually had pepperoni in them, something other rolls have been lacking.

    I will just get my pizza at the mom & pop down the road. PH’s pizza are never cooked in the middle, but that’s another topic.

    Have a good day!

  18. Raiders757 says:

    @ Adam Bomb

    Sorry Adam Bomb, but this isn’t the forum to debate such an issue. sorry if I came across in the way you suggested, but if you don’t know what the better alternatives are, then maybe my point was well made.

    Ok, Ok, just kidding! I couldn’t help it.

    My point is, that sometimes a great advertising campaign can do wonders. That most American consumers(and I did say “most” the first time around) are easily swayed into thinking they’re getting the best without ever having researched the alternatives. That claiming your America’s favorite after dominating due to a massive add campaign, isn’t always the truth.

    If you took offense to what I said, then maybe you fall under the “most” category, because if you weren’t part of that group, you wouldn’t have reacted the way you did. You claim different, but if so, why get so bitchy about it? If you bought the player that best suits your needs, then fine. I prefer a player that I don’t have to mod with Rock Box to be worth a damn. I prefer a player that sounds better and is more compatible with different audio and video codecs than iPods(without modding the hardware). My DAP needs are greater than yours, or you wouldn’t own an iPod, It’s just the simple.

    The thing is, the majority of iPod owners fall under the category I described above. It’s a sad truth, and if you bought the DAP that best suits your needs, and it happens to be an iPod, that fact shouldn’t offend you. I own several DAP’s but really only need one. The funny thing about it, is that none of them are an iPod, yet a lot of people are always stupid enough to ask me what kind of iPod I have. Take note, I didn’t say all, I said ” a lot”. Also take note that I have had long term access to different iPods, and although good products, they fall short compared to a lot of their lesser known competition. They’re not the first MP3 player to have hit the market, like many think, and there is a reason they settled with Creative Labs for stealing their interface. iPods are a step behind their competition, but due to mass marketing, their sales are a giant step ahead.

  19. Raiders757 says:

    “I don’t remember the Pizza Hut in my town having arcade games when I was a kid! That would have been awesome.”

    Damn! Really?! Not even the table top sit down kind? Now I am feeling really old.

    It wasn’t like they had an entire arcade, but at the very least, they has the sit down table top Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga games. That was back when getting a pan pizza was a special time, and Pizza Hut was of a higher quality than it is today. Still, I kind of thought that what’s left of the sit down restaurants would still have them.

  20. Jon says:

    @Raiders. I think a good marketing campaign is extremely important, but you also have to have a good product to stay popular. I like that they’re pretty damn durable, and reliable. I’d bet less that 5% of the population would really care about the minor improvement in audio quality of other players.

    BTW, those pizza rolls don’t look all that appetizing.

  21. Adam Bomb says:

    @Raiders: I actually owned a pre-2000 mp3 player that I want to say was a Creative Labs product. I can’t say for sure, but I think it had something like 128 MB of storage space on it.

    Regarding the Ipod debate: True enough, this isn’t the forum for such a debate. I’m just saying, maybe don’t be such a judgmental and negative presence in the comments area here. Your condescending generalizations and unnecessarily harsh opinions are kind of a bummer. We can all speak our minds here without being rude.

  22. Adam Bomb says:

    Also, I’d be more than happy to continue our discussion outside the Grubgrade circle. bronzechains at gmail dot com

  23. Shan says:

    I remember the sit down Pac Mac game. I think our PH still has it.

  24. Adam Bomb says:

    I do remember those table Pac Man games from somewhere…. There was a chain of pizza places in Indiana years ago called Mr. Gatti’s Pizza, and we had one in my town. It had arcade games, and a huge projection television. I loved that place!

  25. cress says:

    I was going to review these “things” consisting of a semblance of pepperoni, but you beat me to it. Yeah..these suck. I have had more pepperoni and FLAVOR in a Pepperoni Hot Pocket.
    Mmmmm…Pepperoni Hot Pocket…
    I like “The Hut” or “Pasta Hut” or whatever the hell they are calling it nowadays. I like their “greasy”(according to some) pan crust, as it has a two-prong attack of absorbing beer and clogging arteries.
    But these are not the value($5 dollars) advertised.

  26. ratbuddy says:

    Of course pan pizza dough tastes greasy. It’s full of.. grease.

    1 squirt from the big pump bottle for a personal, 2 pumps for medium, and 3 for large. Then, in goes the frozen dough disk. It sits overnight in a puddle of oil. The bottom of the crust basically soaks up a ton of oil and fries. I was always mildly impressed with how clean the pans came out after cooking the pizza.. Very little oil remains on them, it all goes into the food.

  27. IanKazy says:

    Agreed with Rat Buddy

    I work there and it is so, so greasy. I don’t even eat there anymore except for the occasional breadsticks or Mia. Pizza Hut is EXTREMELY overpriced and the pizzas aren’t even worth it.

  28. Peter says:

    These look like a cheap mass-manufactured version of West Virginia Pepperoni rolls. Those things are THE BEST snack food and I love making them at home. I look forward to grabbing a few bags whenever I head to/through WV.

  29. these were alright and all but a 4 pack for $6 – ON SALE – is just way too much

  30. Brett says:

    Yeah these are a little expensive but they taste good and are pretty big. $6 is not on sale. It is the normal price. At least for my area.