Oct 27, 2009

Review: Papa John's - Cheesesticks

Sometimes I get a hankering for cheese sticks that stems from back in my undergrad days when a local pizzeria would deliver to the dorms. Fortunately, some pizza chains now stock cheese sticks as a menu item including Papa John's, where they're sold at $4.99 for a 10-inch order and $5.99 for a 12-inch order.

If you've never heard of cheese sticks, it's basically a pizza, but without any sauce or toppings (beside cheese of course). Papa John's includes buttery garlic sauce and pizza sauce for dipping.
Unfortunately, the Cheesesticks at Papa John's only have a bland low fat mozzarella for the cheese portion. Lacking any spices, they were fairly thin and cardboard-like. To get any flavor, I had to douse the Cheesesticks in the accompanying dipping sauces.

I'll have to look elsewhere to satisfy any future cheese stick cravings.

Update 8/24/2012 - If you order Papa John's Cheesesticks, you have to ask for their special seasoning; it comes in green packets and add the flavor of dried Italian herbs and parmesan to the sticks. It really should be included by default, but it's not.

Nutritional Info - Papa John's Cheesesticks
Serving Size - 4 sticks (136g)
Calories - 370 (from Fat - 150)
Fat - 16g (Saturated Fat - 7g)
Sodium - 860mg
Carbs - 41g (Sugar - 4g)
Protein - 14g


  1. doesn't even look like they've given you enough sauce!

  2. Pizza huts are even worse!

  3. Yup pizza hut's dont even have cheese

  4. absolutely awful. don't order if you like good food.


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