Why you should avoid Pizza Hut breadsticks

Pizza Hut is one of those iconic chains that has been cemented in people's lives since childhood. According to Insider, the restaurant has been winning hearts since the 1950s when it first opened, and its pizza has been eaten in all corners of the planet, including on Mount Kilimanjaro. Of course, it was a PR stunt but an impressive one nevertheless. While pizza is undoubtedly Pizza Hut's most popular dish, its fan-favorite menu items go beyond pies.

In case you're curious, Cinnabon mini rolls, chicken Alfredo pasta, and breadsticks are other favorites (via Fast Food Nutrition). But even if they're popular, it doesn't necessarily mean they're worth spending money on. If you've never tried this particular brand's version, or if you're one of those foodies who cannot fathom ordering a box of pizza without a side of breadsticks, you may want to reconsider if your meal is from Pizza Hut. Here's why this side is worth avoiding.

Pizza Hut's breadsticks are pretty subpar

When it comes to Pizza Hut, you're never quite sure what to expect from its breadsticks. You may get lucky with a perfect batch in one order, but the next time you purchase, they may be far too crunchy, super dry, or limp and greasy. Aside from the less-than-average texture, they're unnecessarily expensive and don't quite give buyers their money's worth. Don't just take it from us — Reddit users have noticed the shoddy quality of the breadsticks, too, and have had multiple discussions on the topic.

For instance, one Reddit user asked others to weigh in on what they think is the reason behind the bad-tasting breadsticks. The poster wrote, "I don't know if it's just my area but the sticks are absolutely horrible. They have little to no taste and are more than often dry." In response, user drmcmahon reckoned that the dough is responsible for the disappointing quality of the bread sticks. But regardless of what it is, you're better off spending your money on a different menu item at the chain.