This week I reached out for an order of Bread Twists, new from Domino’s, the No. 2 pizza twirler with 13,000 locations delivering worldwide. Bread Twists are Domino’s Johnny-come-lately answer to such delicacies as garlic knots introduced a long time ago by rivals Pizza Hut and Papa John’s.
Here’s the Domino’s Bread Twists breakdown
Simple samples of pizza dough flavored with garlic or other seasonings, served as an appetizer or dessert when all the pizza is gone. Bread Twists come in three varieties: Parmesan, garlic, and cinnamon.
Total calories: 230 (for two Parmesan Twists). Fat grams: 11. Sodium: 240 milligrams. Carbs: 27 grams. Dietary fiber: 1 gram. Protein: 5 grams. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price: $5.99.
For comparison shopping, the Domino's Garlic Twists unload 220 calories and 11 fat grams per two pieces, and the brand's Cinnamon Twists inflict 250 calories and 12 fat grams.
The big difference between Domino’s Bread Twists and garlic knots from the Hut and Papa
Garlic knots are braided over and under, like a mini-challah, while Domino’s gives their Bread Twists one crossover loop-de-loop and done. Domino’s offers eight twists per order, while the Hut sells 10 knots for $5.99 and Papa will give you eight knots for $5.
Domino’s Twists are made with its buttery pan pizza dough. The Parmesan Twists are brushed with garlic and Parmesan seasoning, with an extra dusting of Parmesan powder. Garlic Twists are slathered with garlic butter seasoning. Both Parmesan and Garlic Twists come with a side tub of marinara sauce for dipping.
Cinnamon Twists are sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, and come with a side boat of vanilla icing for dunking.
Like Knots from Pizza Hut and Papa John’s, Domino’s Bread Twists are addictively tasty, and you can put ‘em away till they’re all gone if you’re not careful. If you’ve been to a pizza slice joint in New York, you’ll always find a pile of garlic knots near the cash register. It’s an impulse buy. I tell them to throw a few in a bag for walking around noshing.
Fun fact about Domino’s
It’s the only one of the big four pizza chains that sells Coca-Cola products. Pizza Hut, Papa John’s, and Little Caesars all have deals with Pepsi.
Here’s the thing about Bread Twists
Domino’s is making a lot of bread, or dough, choose your pun. I’m not one to deny them making a buck, but consider that Domino’s sells a two-topping medium pizza for $5.99. A medium pizza probably (I’m guessing) involves more pizza dough than eight Bread Twists. And, with a medium pizza, you’re getting sauce and mozzarella cheese, plus two toppings. Make mine a thin crust with Italian sausage and mushrooms.
So a medium pizza is the smart financial play, but these Bread Twists sure taste dandy. You’re good either way.