There is less than a week left of Halloween celebrations at the Disney Parks before we hit the holiday season. This upcoming week, be sure to soak in all the Mickey pumpkins, decor, shows, and for all your foodies out there, the Halloween eats and treats! Over the past month, I’ve had the chance to try a few seasonal Halloween items, and some were absolutely delicious, while others were passable. There are so many seasonal food items to try, and it can be overwhelming trying to choose what you should try because, let’s face it, there’s just no way to try them all. There were so many on my list, but I just did not have enough room in my tummy (LOL!). If you are headed to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure this upcoming week, here are some of the treats you won’t want to miss out on!
Halloween Brownie (Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe): Chocolate Brownie filled with Candy coated Chocolate Pieces, topped with Chocolate Ganache and Gummy Spider, $5.99 (before Magic Key discount)
This is actually the only treat I tried that I wasn’t a huge fan of. 10/10 points for the presentation and the cute little treats inside, but taste-wise, I just wasn’t a fan. The brownie was a bit dry, and so thick it was just too much, and I got tired of the treat within just a couple of bites.
Spicy Firefly Chips (Refreshment Corner): Spicy Corn Chips topped with Chili, Cheese, and Jalapenos, $5.79 (before Magic Key discount)
This shareable (or not!) snack is absolutely a 10/10! The spicy Frito chips mixed with chili and cheese are so extremely delicious, it’s making my mouth water just thinking about it. Even if you avoid the jalapenos, it is still spicy, so if you are sensitive to spice, you may want to skip this one.
Halloween Cake (French Market Restaurant): Purple-colored Vanilla Sponge, Raspberry Mousse, Fresh Raspberries, and Candied Cocoa Nibs, $6.99 (before Magic Key discount)
I was so extremely excited about this Halloween Cake, but to be honest, I was just not a fan in any way. The cake was way too spongey, the raspberry mousse had a weird texture and flavor, and the frosting tasted off. I did not taste any candied cocoa nibs either. The fresh raspberries were pretty much the best part, in my opinion. There are other seasonal and Halloween cakes to try, so take or leave my advice, but this one is all trick and no treat!
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Pastrami Sandwich (Pacific Wharf Cafe): Ghost Pepper Cheese Sauce and House-made Sauerkraut on a Toasted French Roll, $12.69 (before Magic Key discount).
This was also really, really good! I wish they had this year-round because I definitely would order again. It’s not the best pastrami sandwich I’ve ever had, but it’s definitely memorable. I wish they had put a bit more meat in there, but it was a nice thin layer, and the House-made kraut was definitely different from regular sauerkraut, but it was very good! If you are a fan of pastrami, this is a good seasonal item to try!
Chocolate-Raspberry-Mocha Cake (Fiddler, Fifer, & Practical Cafe): Chocolate Cake filled with Raspberry Jam, topped with Mocha Mousse, Chocolate Cookie, Candy Worms, and Chocolate Deco, $6.99 (before Magic Key discount).
This is definitely a hit! This reminded me of the kid’s worms and dirt Halloween dessert (and let’s be real, as an adult, it’s still my fav!). The cake is chocolatey and moist; there’s a perfect amount of raspberry jam and mousse; the crushed-up Oreos and candy worms just complete this spooktacular dessert! If you love chocolate, this is a must-try!
The Witches are Back (Hollywood Lounge): mix of Melon, Peach and Mint Liqueurs and Orange and Pineapple Juices, topped with a Glow Cube, $23, or $17 without the glow cube (before Magic Key discount)
This is an Oogie Boogie Bash exclusive drink, and I actually really enjoyed this drink as it was refreshing and fruity. The only thing that was somewhat throwing me off was the mint, as it mixed oddly with the peach and melon (in my opinion!). Overall, I really loved this drink a lot, especially because it did not taste strongly of alcohol.
Oogie Boogie Funnel Cake Fries (Award Wieners): dusted with Crushed Chocolate Crème-filled Cookies and topped with Whipped Cream, Cookie Pieces, Gummy Candies, and Chocolate Candies, $9.49 (before Magic Key discount)
Award Weiners usually has these Oogie Boogie Funnel Fries yearly, and they’re definitely award-winning. I love funnel cake, but fries are the way to go because, in my opinion, they are less messy to deal with than the traditional funnel cake. These are crisped to perfection; the crushed oreo crumble coating is absolutely amazing; the whipped cream with all the candy…oh em gee, it’s all just ghoulishly yummy!
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