Strolling through Downtown Disney this morning, Marceline’s was closed. BUT, there were some talented candy makers in the kitchen making something brand spanking new: The Cheshire Cat caramel apple.
The apples, inspired by the new Mad T Party at Disney California Adventure, are $9.99 and will be available at Marceline’s in Downtown Disney, Candy Palace on Main Street, and Pooh Corner in Critter Country. I was also told that they will “most likely” be at Trolley Treats on Buena Vista Street when it opens on the 15th of June!
I promised myself that on my way out, I’d be bringing one home…you know, for “work” purposes…. So, when I was on my way out of Disney California Adventure (review of Ghirardelli coming soon!), I popped into Marceline’s and noticed that there were no Cheshire Cat Caramel Apples for sale in the display case.
I also noticed that the wonderful cast members in the candy kitchen were still working away at them. So, I politely inquired about when they would be available. The answer? Not for about another hour! Oh. Man.
I begged and pleaded and begged and pleaded and guess what? I was the proud first purchaser of the Cheshire Cat Caramel Apple!
I was alone, and I didn’t want to conquer this by myself, so I patiently waited for my assistants to get home from school…
Once it was time to dig in, I took out my trusty apple cutter and put it into place. If you ever take caramel apples home, these seriously work amazing for cutting up your apples without causing a disastrous mess.
I simply pluck off the marshmallows, which in this case were cleverly cut into triangles to look more like cat ears, place my cutter in the center over the stick. Gather up my strength, push down, and voila: 8 perfect slices!
After breaking up a fight between my boys about who gets to eat the mouth, which is chocolate drizzle, I finally got my own slice — and it was fantastic.
The apple has a thin layer of caramel topped with white chocolate and is then sprinkled with sanding sugar. The sanding sugar is not flavored, just regular colored sugar. I immediately noticed that the sanding sugar was not melty or messy like the crazy Goofy apple I recently tried. This one was was easy to eat and tasty to boot.
I absolutely love the vibrant colors, and the sugar appears almost glittery. My guess is that these apples will be a staple as long as the Mad T Party is in effect.
SO, a big welcome to the Cheshire Cat Caramel Apple. So nice to eat, I mean meet, you!
Will you be getting yourself one of these pretty kitties on your next visit to the Disneyland Resort? How do you feel about paying $9.99 for a specialty caramel apple?