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New in Disney World: Mickey Ear Hat Brownies, Chocolate-Covered Pineapple, and More!

During my recent Walt Disney World visit, my first stop in the Magic Kingdom was, as always, the Main Street Confectionery.

Most of the usual yummies were right where they should be (I’m talking to you Krispie Mickey Heads and mint chocolate fudge). But I did notice a few recent additions to the Confectionery offerings.

Mickey Ear Hat Brownies

First up in the refrigerator case, I noticed something labeled “Brownies $3.95.”

These cute-as-a-button treats are shaped like little Mickey ear hats. Fun! They come in four flavors: raspberry (red swirl), mint (green swirl), all chocolate (white swirl), or, gasp, English toffee (toffee bits on top). I opted to try the mint version.

Mint ear hat brownie.

As with all Mickey-shaped items, I opted to eat the ears first. Unfortunately, I was so busy eating the ear that I neglected to take its photo.

The ear itself is a chocolate disk with flavor and consistency of an Andes mint candy. Works for me.

The brownie middle.

Diving into the middle of the treat, you get a mint flavored brownie. This was a cake-textured brownie. Normally I prefer a denser, moister fudgey brownie, but the lighter cake texture here did a nice job balancing out the richness of the ears and the chocolate coating, which enrobed the entire treat.

The effect was almost like a cake pop without the stick and the unpleasant gumminess of the Disney cake pops. I hope this item sticks around for a while, because I’d definitely like to give the toffee version a go as well.

Chocolate Covered Pineapple Spear

The next new item I saw was the chocolate covered pineapple spear.

I nearly didn’t notice these because they were displayed next to the chocolate covered pretzels. Since they’re about the same length as a pretzel, if you’re looking fast they look like they might be part of the pretzel pile.

Inside the chocolate coating was a totally fresh and juicy pineapple spear. I’d had chocolate covered dried pineapple in the past, but this was a new experience for me.

The acidity of the pineapple and the sweetness of the chocolate were a great pairing. I have to say that I much preferred this to the chocolate covered grapes I tried at Epcot this trip. The fruit to candy ratio had a better balance here for me. I’ll be trying this one again as well.

Speaking of the grapes, you can also find a version of this in Epcot at Karamell-Kuche (caramel drizzled, of course), and in Disney California Adventure on Buena Vista Street!

Mad Treats

Last but not least are some packaged treats branded with the Mad Treats logo, originally seen over at Disneyland in conjunction with the Mad T Party events there.

The Mad Treats include confetti popcorn, sour balls, bright bears, sour smiles, glittery heart lollipops, Cheshire Cat lollipops, and Krispie bites.

Krispie bites from the side.


At the Confectionery, the Mad Treats are displayed with the Minnie’s Bake Shop and Goofy’s Candy Company packaged sweets.

I later found that the Mad Treats are sold throughout the WDW parks and resorts, although not all of the items were in every location.

What do think, folks? Will you be adding any of these sweet treats to your agenda the next time you’re at the Magic Kingdom?

Erin Foster is the Disney Food for Families columnist and a behind-the-scenes guru here at Disney Food Blog! Check out more of her posts here.

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17 Comments

  1. Amanda says:

    *squeal* Awesome!!! I love that they are always adding new things!!

  2. Jill D says:

    Very cool. I wonder if they have a dark chocolate dipped pineapple? That is the best combo!

  3. Tiffany says:

    Oh my! We had the chocolate dipped pineapple spears a couple weeks ago. Amazing! I’m so going to try that at home. It was probably the favorite thing that we ate all week.

  4. Jennifer says:

    I can’t wait to try out the brownie ears! Yum!

  5. Victoria says:

    I must try the pineapple spear on our next trip. Sounds amazing!

  6. Emily says:

    Heyyyyy…..I tweeted you the pineapple weeks ago! :P

  7. AJ says:

    Amanda — Ha ha! I know, me, too! I never get tired of trying new items in Disney parks! Now you have to make mickey hat brownie earrings!

    Jill D — Ooh! Great idea!

    Tiffany — Let me know how it turns out!

    Jennifer — Me, too! what flavor will you choose?

    Victoria — Let me know what you think when you try it! I think I’ll have to sample it as well…

    Emily — I know!! You rock! I was traveling and wasn’t able to get it on the site. :-( Luckily, Erin was in WDW a few weeks ago and was able to do this review! :-)

  8. Chocolate covered fresh pineapple??! I think this may be the first ever featured item on DFB that I have not wanted to try!!!

  9. Jan says:

    The chocolate-covered pineapple spears look amazing. Genius! I can’t wait to try them!

  10. Jenny says:

    I think I would really like the chocolate covered pinapple. yumm oh!
    :)

  11. Kristina says:

    Hmm I thought chocolate covered pineapple? But if you say it’s tasty then I may just give it a try. I’m headed to WDW TODAY :D so one of my days at the Kingdom I’ll stop in for one ;)

  12. Jenn says:

    Yeah I can’t say that pineapple sounds good.. I love pineapple and love chocolate but together doesn’t appeal.. but the mouse ear brownie? Yes, please!

  13. Rose says:

    OMG pineapple and chocolate have to be the best combo. We make these at home all the time! You can also get this combo at Kona and GFC with the chocolate fondue. Along with many other choices like strawberries and macaroons. BUT the pineapple is the best!!

  14. Dana says:

    I thought the chocolate covered grapes sounded good, so if you say the chocolate covered pineapple was even better, then I will DEFINETELY have to try it!

  15. Jen Corley says:

    The chocolate covered pineapple is fruit, and thus part of my diet, right? I hope the brownies and pineapple are still there when I stop by in September!

  16. Amanda W. says:

    I tried the Mickey ear hat brownie this weekend…toffee nut…and was not happy at all! I almost cried because it looked so good. Please tell me I just got a bad batch. :(

  17. AJ says:

    Amanda — Oh no! :-( I’m scared to try it now! ;-)

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