Penn State: Home of the classic Pokey Stix (that’s right, Stix – not sticks). For those of you who don’t know, which is probably about five people in all of Happy Valley, Pokey Stix are a product of Gumby’s Pizza on Pugh St. They have become increasingly popular, and Penn State students go crazy for them, especially when they have the drunk munchies.
These delicious creations are made of tossed pizza dough smothered in a garlic butter sauce, seasonings and mozzarella cheese. Once baked, the sticks get another coat of garlic butter, and then are sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. Ranch, marinara, and garlic butter are available for dipping, and it’s recommended that you try all three.
Pokey Stix are a State College go-to drunk food, and they have been for many years. If you’re trying to watch your figure, Pokey Stix are not for you. But then again, if you’re intoxicated and it’s 3 am, you probably don’t care. Each piece has about 150 calories and 6 grams of fat, so watch yourself! We all know you probably won’t be able to limit yourself to just one or two.
Here’s what the Staters think of them:
“Everyone should know about the magic of the pokey.” –Anonymous, Sophomore
“I got a small, and ate it all (I’m a poet).” – Lauren M., Freshman
“I was only going to eat a few, then I just ate them all. Story of my life.” –Miranda R., Freshman
“They’re magically delicious.” –Sam P., Junior
“I came back at 11PM…just to eat them.” -Anonymous, Freshman
And when asked the question, “What do you love about Pokeys?” the only response was:
Enjoy, Happy Valley!