When Heather took us inside Jolly Holiday Bakery for a first look last January, I watched right along with you to see all of the amazing new treats that this new, Mary Poppins-inspired spot was offering.
But one in particular caught my eye! And on my my visit to Disneyland this weekend, I hightailed it over there to sample my very own Mickey Tart!
While there are many, many awesome-looking treats at Jolly Holiday (and believe me, I tried a LOT of them…more to come!), that Mickey Tart beckoned to me. I couldn’t wait to try it!
Mickey is “made” by combining the Mickey-shaped tart with a white chocolate candy atop the pastry — a great way of bringing your favorite mouse to “life!”
But just like a Mickey ice cream bar, those ears proved to be irresistible. They were definitely coming off first! And I couldn’t wait to experience the taste and texture of that filling.
As I broke into it, the firm, fine crumb of the tart shell hinted at the shortbread-like texture. There was plenty of butter and just a touch of sugar, yielding a slightly sweet flavor that reminded me of a cross between a standard pie crust and a graham-cracker crust.
The filling was super-creamy — like a thick, milk chocolate ganache. I knew it reminded me of something, but it took me about an hour to realize what it was: this tastes exactly like that creamy center of a Lindt milk chocolate truffle. You know, the ones in the red wrapper? Pretty amazing.
So if you happen to be in Disneyland and craving some chocolate, I think this is the perfect answer! This will definitely be on my list on future visits.
(Note: Jolly Holiday is still rockin’ the LONG lines on busy days in Disneyland, so either get there early, or be prepared to wait.)
What are your thoughts? Did the Mickey Tart at Jolly Holiday Bakery just make your Disney Treat Bucket List? Leave a comment below and let us know!