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 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.
So 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.
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.
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.
Grubbing on-the-go: 5.50/10
Price: $5.00 for 4
Overall GrubGrade: 4.75/10
More Info: PizzaHut.com
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