Good grocery store mozzarella sticks are hard to come by. They don’t come close to State fairs, fast food, or restaurants… At least, that’s what my experience has been.
I’m pleased to say that I’ve found the best mozzarella sticks I have ever had, and they’re found at your local Walmart! They are the “Farm Rich Breaded Mozzarella Sticks.”
I’ve only prepared these one way, and that’s through an air fryer.
They are quick to make, have a crispy crust, melty cheese, and overall taste amazing! I’d take these over.
Applebee’s or any local fair. I recently had the frozen TGI Fridays brand mozzarella sticks. Those are disgusting… barely edible unless you drown them in sauce.
The Farm Rich Mozzarella Sticks come with 50 sticks in a box for around $14. (By the time you’re reading this, they might be significantly more considering how fast the cost of food is going up) but at $14, I consider this not a bad deal at all. It’s a regular weekly staple.
This review is entirely based on them being prepared in an air fryer. I haven’t tried baking these mozzarella sticks; I’m sure they’re still good but not to the same level.
I can easily say that these aren’t just the best-tasting FROZEN mozzarella sticks I’ve ever had! They are at the top or very close to it compared to ANY I’ve tried, even at restaurants and fast food.
Do yourself a favor and pick some of these up… And if you don’t have an air fryer, pick one of those up as well. They are convenient, taste better than baking, and are better for you than deep frying.
How I cook the Farm Rich mozzarella sticks
I preheat my air fryer (Ninja Max) for 3 minutes at 360 degrees. After preheating, I place as many as I want in there, set the cooking temperature at 360 degrees, and cook for 5 minutes, and when the timer goes off, I pull the container, flip the mozzarella sticks, and resume cooking for another 5 minutes. Once the timer goes off, I pull out perfectly done mozzarella sticks.
You might have to adjust the time you cook them depending on how crispy you like them and which air fryer you’re using.
UPDATE – 2/26/22
Recently, I haven’t seen the 50 piece party box. However, I have noticed that the Farm Rich mozzarella sticks come in sizes other than a 50 piece party box. I’ve seen them come in 45 piece ($10) and 24 piece ($6) varieties.