In this blog review, I learned how to properly spell “mozzarella,” hooray for learning new things!
Name: Mozzarella Sticks
Package Description: Gluten Free, all natural, breaded strips of creamy mozzarella.
Brand: Health is Wealth
Grocer: Food City
Price point: $6.23, but $4.40 on close-out special.
Why I picked it up: It was finally marked down, I figured I could take a chance. Especially since it was being removed from inventory–I might not get another chance.
Summary of Preparation: Bake in oven for 8 minutes, turning once.
Initial impression: Wow, that has some taste! I’m impressed!
Lasting impression: Wow, these are very tasty! I haven’t had a mozzarella stick in about 4 months now, and I am so very glad I picked them up! The breading gets crunchy if you let it cool a little bit. I tried mine while it was still hot, and the breading was a little mushy for my first stick. The mozzarella is very tasty. And there is a short lingering aftertaste of oregano that is quite pleasant. I was very pleased with the quality of the product.
Let’s talk about serving size first. Yes, they are shorter than your typical mozzarella stick. They are also a little wider, so it evens out if you are comparing them to others. There were 15 in the box, though I was expecting only 12 due to the Nutritional Facts label. That is a good thing–more servings for later! Yay for extra food.
A point of contention: there is a photo of marinara dipping sauce on the front of the package, but it is NOT included in the box. Supply your own marinara if you desire it, but the sticks are so tasty, you might not want any.
Recommended Accompaniments: This is an appetizer, so stick them in while you are making the other aspects of your meal and you can nosh on them while making the main course. Yum!
Kid friendly: No idea. I didn’t want to share!
Repurchase point: Yes, if you can get them on sale. $6.50 for a package of 15 sticks works out to a per unit price of $0.44 each, which really hurts. It’s cheaper than a restaurant’s wheat-battered editions, yes, but still makes me cringe to spend that much on a frivolity.