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Dining in Disneyland: The Patented Chocolate Easter Egg

Our Dining in Disneyland columnist, Heather Sievers, shares some Easter-time treats!

Spring Break is in full swing & The Disneyland Resort has sprung some amazing Easter treats on us.  On a recent trip to my favorite candy kitchen on Main Street, I noticed something I had never ever seen before. Chocolate Easter Eggs!

Disneyland Chocolate Easter Eggs are Made Just Once a Week

Unfortunately they weren’t being made right at that moment, but I did take the time to ask the Cast Member working at the Candy Palace’s register a few questions.

With over 50 years of combined experience, I wasn’t surprised to learn that the creators of this confection are the “Disneyland Candy Gods” Chris Thompson & Rob McHargue.  You know, the same guys who have been making candy canes forever and a day?

The Chocolate Easter Eggs are made only once a week during the Spring Break season, and they are made and sold only at the Candy Palace on Disneyland’s Main Street USA.  Each egg is 8 oz and there are two flavors: Chocolate Nut Fudge & Vanilla Nut Fudge.  The recipes were created by Rob, and these, like all of his other recipes, are actually patented by Disney.  I got to thinking, just because the recipes are documented and protected doesn’t mean any ol’ candy maker can create the same amazing treats as these two pros.  Who will take over when they retire?

Cross Section of the Chocolate Eggs on Display

This is where Tony (the World of Color Caramel Apple guy) comes in.  Apparently he is one of their apprentices and is learning all of the tricks of the trade.  You know who else is learning?  Candy cane helper, Matt.  I can’t even imagine how cool it would be to learn the secrets of candy making — especially from veterans Chris & Rob.

After all of my questions, I felt obligated to buy one of each of the two flavors of Chocolate Easter Eggs.  There were probably less than 20 left and at $9.95 each I was a little leery.  But then I remembered you, the readers, and realized it was my duty…

Purchasing My $9.95 Each Chocolate Eggs

Vanilla Nut Fudge Egg Ingredients

Chocolate Nut Fudge Egg Ingredients

In order to neatly review these I decided it would be best to take the eggs home with me for a taste test.  The first thing I noticed was that the packaging is adorable; bunnies, chicks, butterflies, & Easter eggs — you can’t get more “Springy” than that!

Cute Easter Packaging

Back of Packaging

I did have to use scissors to break the hidden tape seal in order to get the eggs out of the boxes.  When I did, I was really surprised by how solid they were.  The box says 8 ounces, but they felt like bricks, super heavy.

Ready for Tasting

If you are a fan of Disneyland fudge, these eggs were made for you.  They are basically a huge brick of fudge covered in a thick layer of milk chocolate.  As soon as the knife made it through the hard chocolate it slid through the fresh fudge like butter.

Side View

I immediately noticed the walnuts and beautiful golden color of the vanilla nut fudge.  I tried a bite and it pretty much melted in my mouth.

Vanilla Nut Fudge Egg Cross Section

Next I moved on to the chocolate nut fudge and it was just as fresh and smooth.  The chocolate was a much richer flavor, a little too much for me, but remember I’m not a major chocolate person.  If you are, you will be in heaven.

Chocolate Nut Fudge Egg Cross Section

The vanilla was definitely my favorite. I’m so glad I accidentally stumbled upon these hidden gems. Did you know about them?

If you happen to miss out on these amazing Chocolate Easter Eggs, don’t worry. The Disneyland Resort has lots of other fun treats to get you through those Spring Break crowds.

Bunny Caramel Apples

Spring Colored Rice Crispy Treat Bundles

Spring Flower Rice Crispy Treats

Bunny Rice Crispy Treats

Bunny Rice Crispy Treats

Easter Egg Rice Crispy Treats

Sugar Cookie Mickey Men in Spring Colors

Bunny Sugar Cookies

Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

Happy (EARLY!) Easter!

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16 Comments

  1. Abi says:

    we are headed to DL with our son (it will be his first trip!) in a week and a half! Now I’m even more excited! Thanks for sharing Heather! : )

  2. Sarah says:

    The packaging for the eggs is so cute and reminds me of my Easter baskets when I was little. I’d certainly buy one of each if I stumbled across them! And those bunny caramel apples look so fun. The sanding sugar makes it look almost like a giant Peep bunny!

  3. Griffin says:

    I remember getting giant eggs like these when I was a kid. I believe they used to be sold in mass quantities from a candy company. I can’t remember who made them though. They had a few different fillings, peanut butter, vanilla, coconut. I found some just like these at our local candy shop, though they are more money then the mass produced ones, closer in price to the Disney ones. They are really good, but very decadent :P

  4. Josh says:

    Wow, those eggs really looks amazing. They didn’t happen to have any without nuts – just straight Chocolate and fudge, did they?

    Wonderful review Heather, as always. It’s great to see what’s going on during the holidays at the ‘land.

    Also, I don’t think Disney is planning on Rob and Chris retiring anytime soon. They really are in charge and run every secretive holiday candy project. ;)

  5. Heather Sievers says:

    @Abi – You are so welcome!

    @Sarah – I agree, reminds me of something that my grandma would have bought me when I was a kid & I want to try those bunny apples on my next visit!

    @Griffen – They remind me of old time candy too.

    @Josh – They only had them with nuts, I would have preferred without too and it’s a bummer if you have a nut allergy. I hope Chris and Rob work there forever! I am in love with them.

  6. Heather Sievers says:

    @Griffin – Sorry I spelled your name wrong above! ; )

  7. abi says:

    Hey Heather! I checked on the eggs today (eeekk!!!) and there are 5 flavors-
    chocolate
    chocolate with nuts
    vanilla
    peanut butter
    I only caught these 4.
    There is a super tiny sign on the glass case behind the cashier that has the info about them. Without your tip, I never would have known to look or ask, so thanks again! I bought 2 chocolate for my SILs and I’m not sure if they are going to last until Easter. : )

  8. Heather says:

    @Abi – Good to know! I wish they had peanut butter when I was there! They only had the chocolate and vanilla with nuts. Glad I was able to tip you off on this special treat!

  9. Kelly says:

    Another website claims that there are 4 flavors, actually – one without nuts. Perhaps only on certain days?

  10. AJ says:

    Kelly — I think they’re probably mixed around from day to day. Let us know what you find when you’re there!

  11. Heather Sievers says:

    I think AJ is right Kelly, Also, I heard there are 5 flavors: Chocolate with nuts, vanilla with nuts, plain chocolate, plain vanilla and peanut butter. The day I was there, it was just the two with nuts. If I can get there before Easter I will try and confirm, but not sure if I’ll get over there.

  12. Jen says:

    Can I tell you how much I love your Disney posts? Thank you for purchasing both of those top secret eggs! I love to bake sweets for the holidays. I’ve only been to Disneyland once in my entire life and I get to live vicariously through all of your wonderful adventures :)

  13. Sabrina says:

    So if they only make them once a week, are they available over the course of the week till they are sold out or how does it work? :) We visit during the week before Easter until Easter Sunday and this would be the perfect treat to get as an Easter present for my family! :)

  14. Heather Sievers says:

    @Sabrina – They are first come first served. No way to reserve them, but many people don’t know about them, so you have a good chance of getting one. Make sure to go to Candy Palace in Disneyland though.

  15. Michele says:

    Do you know if they make these anywhere at Disney World too?

  16. Heather Sievers says:

    @Michele – As far as I know these are only available at Disneyland.

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