REVIEW: Domino’s Loaded Tots

The only thing I like as much as pizza is non-pizza products from pizza places, so Domino’s new Loaded Tots had me tantalized. There are three topping variants, but I started by pulling off one naked tot, which was standard, but well-executed fare -– salty, starchy, with an impressively crisp exterior and fluffy interior. Onto the true taste test!

Melty 3-Cheese

It was unsettling to see so many pitch-black burnt bits of cheese along the edges, but the majority of the tots were coated in a more palatable shade of white/orange cheese blend. The prominent sharpness of cheddar was accompanied more mellowly by the creaminess of mozzarella and tanginess of provolone, a tasty cheesefest.

In mine, most of the cheese had settled to the bottom and congealed into a thick slab that the tots were resting on top of. This slab apparently also included Alfredo sauce, but I can’t say that the flavor shined through. In any case, the dense bed of solidified cheese actually was a positive for me since it avoided the classic problem of tot toppings falling off and scattering (though it did mean I ended up barbarian-ishly tearing off chunks with my hands rather than eating with a fork as I’d more civilly intended).

Cheddar Bacon

These tots looked very similar to the Melty 3-Cheese, so much so that I wondered if I’d accidentally been given two orders of the same thing. Upon closer examination, I was able to distinguish some fattier bacon strips. But most of the bacon came in the form of crispy bits with a color, size, and shape that were really similar to the dollops of charred melted cheese. (Though there was also an intense bacon-y smell that helped me differentiate.)

The topping – which combined said bacon with our old friends mozzarella and cheddar, as well as a garlic Parmesan sauce – was still quite congealed but more successful at perching atop the tots. Despite not being the most visually distinct, the bacon packed quite a punch taste-wise, giving this flavor a meatier, smokier quality, with some yummy complexity added by the garlic sauce.

Philly Cheesesteak

This variant definitely looked the most photogenic, laden with an even-less-congealed version of the same mozzarella and cheddar combo as the Cheddar Bacon, plus Alfredo sauce, slabs of onion, slices of green pepper, and thin strips of steak that are described on the website as “tender.” I’d agree… but only when it comes to the centers, as the edges of the steak strips were as blackened as the aforementioned burnt cheese edges.

On their own, the ingredients tasted great – the peppers zesty, the onions sweet with a nice zing, the steak rich, and the cheese/sauce mixture as appealing as it was in the other two Loaded Tots. But taken all together, they became oddly indistinguishable to me, with all the elements canceling each other out to result in an amalgamation that was intensely savory but ultimately ambiguous.

These were all equally pretty good, but I still doubt I’d order any of them again. Loaded tots are a nice novel way to combine carbs, cheese, meat, sauce, and vegetables, but come on! If you’re already set on ordering from Domino’s, pizza would be a much more satisfying way to get your flavorful fix.

Purchased Price: $6.99 each
Size: N/A
Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (¼ an order) Melty 3-Cheese – 210 calories, 13 grams of fat, 6 grams of saturated fat, 25 milligrams of cholesterol, 510 milligrams of sodium, 17 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of sugar, and 6 grams of protein. Cheddar Bacon – 240 calories, 16 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 20 milligrams of cholesterol, 590 milligrams of sodium, 17 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of sugar, and 7 grams of protein. Philly Cheese Steak – 200 calories, 12 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 20 milligrams of cholesterol, 530 milligrams of sodium, 18 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of sugar, and 6 grams of protein.

16 thoughts to “REVIEW: Domino’s Loaded Tots”

  1. It really doesn’t look like you got any garlic parmesan sauce on the cheddar bacon tots! Unlike the alfredo on the other two, the garlic parm is applied after it’s baked so you would see it drizzled on top.

  2. I work at Domino’s and I can tell you those were poorly made, possibly because they’re so new and the employees aren’t skilled at them yet, possibly incompetence—who knows.

    But they aren’t the greatest thing in the world. I think the tots become too mushy with the toppings on them. They are much better plain, but we aren’t allowed to sell them like that.

    1. Totally agree. for what you get the price is pretty crazy. Tried the bacon Cheddar tots the other night and was totally unimpressed, especially for the price.

    1. I agree that the tater tots are overpriced for what you get. Tater tots are cheap and toppings are not that expensive either,

  3. This kind of inspires me to just make some loaded tots at home, with grocery ingredients. Those pics are nauseating.

  4. I tried them and wasn’t impressed with the taste at all. In fact there was a slight off taste. Not worth $7.

  5. The main point of the Domino’s loaded tots ad is crispy tots not soggy fries. So imagine my surprise when I was delivered a $7 box of approximately a dozen hot SOGGY tots. I think there might have been some cheese on them, unfortunately there wasn’t enough of it tell. If you’ve ever ordered fries at a drive thru you may have noticed they don’t close the bag. Closing the bag traps the steam and makes crispy things soggy. Same thing happens when you close the box lid on crispy tots. Domino’s stop promising crispy or change your packaging.

    1. Sounds exactly like my order there must have been 12 tater tots The cheese didn’t cover all of them and they were soggy but mine were cold they weren’t even warm and I got them within 30 minutes of my order I’ll never order them again more Domino’s bullshit crappola

  6. Got my loaded tater tots they were cold soggy very plain and I was very unimpressed I will never order that crap from Domino’s again.

    The commercial is full of BS cuz what you get is a bunch of crap with no flavor

    1. I agree completely. Everything I see the commercial I feel it is just false advertisement. Nothing but soggy tots. Don’t waste your money!!!

  7. All of dominos sides have very little to be desired they do anything to sell pizza and there pizza is my last choice of all delivery pizza.

  8. I agree with assessment listed earlier. The tater tots are all burnt around the edges basically all. You. Get? Is the center. I don’t think it’s worth 7 bucks. I think they need to get another stove say a convection oven and cook their tater tots in that. Probably set it at 400? so it doesn’t get burned it probably be much better. What I ordered them again I don’t very seriously. I would still go afford French fry honestly my tater tots weren’t that warm by the time they got here. And I only live like 5 minutes from the domino’s store.

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