Oct 11, 2012

Review: Domino's - Bacon and Jalapeno Stuffed Cheesy Bread

Domino's Bacon and Jalapeno Stuffed Cheesy Breadsticks feature baked breadsticks stuffed with cheese, bacon, and jalapeno peppers, covered in a melted blend of mozzarella and cheddar and finished with a dusting of garlic, parsley and Romano cheese.

It's $5.99 for an order.

The last time I had cheesesticks at Domino's (a long time ago), I received a small flattened football of baked bread with cheese on top and not much else to it. So I was surprised, this time, to find a substantially thick mini-loaf of bread covered in cheese and lightly sprinkled with herbs.

The pizza dough is folded over the filling and baked real nicely. I especially liked the crust which had varied levels of crispiness that gave way to a delightfully warm and soft crumb. I actually liked the way the bread turned out more than on their pizzas which is weird since they use the same dough for both.

The cheese is gooey and plentiful enough, but could stand some more sharper and stronger flavors. A stronger cheddar perhaps? As it was the cheese was pretty bland.

The jalapenos are pretty spicy and deliver a sour bite. I would have preferred the fresh variety as the sourness was harsh against the more subtle flavors of... well.. everything else.

Domino's bacon is top notch among the pizza chains. It's not too crispy baked inside of the bread, but still delivers a tasty, salty, smoky flavor.

Curiously, the overall flavor of the ingredients is muted by the dough and as a whole, Domino's Bacon and Jalapeno Stuffed Cheesy Bread was a bit too plain in taste. It could use a bit more seasoning and/or the presence of a stronger cheese (or two). This bread is meant for dipping and it's a shame that costs extra, especially since Domino's Parmesan Bites offer more flavor and a better value.

Nutritional Info - Domino's Bacon & Jalapeno Stuffed Cheesy Bread - per piece (58g)
Calories - 160 (from Fat - 60)
Fat - 7g (Saturated Fat - 3.5g)
Sodium - 350mg
Carbs - 17g (Sugar - 1g)
Protein - 7g