When you’re looking for a tasty treat (which, of course, you ARE on Mardi Gras), a must stop shop on Disney California Adventure’s Buena Vista Street is Trolley Treats.
The aroma of the candy kitchen entices you as you pass the picture window where you’ll often see candy makers creating one of their signature Trolley Treats items: The Gourmet Marshmallow.
Sold either individually for $3.49 from the counter, or in packs of two for $5.95 from the store’s display, the hand made fluffy squares are available in several different flavors.
The flavors I went with were Banana Split, S’mores, Luscious Lemon, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Madness. I have to say all of them were great, but it was a serious sugar overload.
Normally I’d say just get an individual one and share it with someone, but hey, I was “working.” Let’s take a look at them all:
Banana Split Gourmet Marshmallow
First up, let’s go with the Banana Split. Topped with a cherry, this fun marshmallow is adorable and delicious. In fact, I think I’d call it my favorite. I love banana flavored items though, so this was right up my alley.
The banana flavor reminded me a bit of banana flavored Laffy Taffy — sort of artificial, but the added chocolate drizzle, caramel & cherry on top made it the perfect combination to impersonate a mini banana split.
I love watching the candy makers in action and happened to get some pics of them making Banana Split Marshmallows!
When the marshmallows are all ready, they’re handed over to be packaged. Packaging takes place in the window that faces Buena Vista Street.
I’m assuming that this was a highly planned out scheme so that passers by will be tempted to come in and try one; it worked on me!
And for those of you who are curious, here’s the ingredients list.
Luscious Lemon Gourmet Marshmallow
Next up, Luscious Lemon. This one to me was also yummy, IF you’re a lemon fan. Again with the artificial lemon flavor; but it did not taste like cleaning fluid, which to me most lemon “flavored” items do. (Not that I drink lemon cleaning fluid, but you know how that whole sense of smell and taste thing are related, right???)
The Luscious Lemon Marshmallow is almost like a lemon bar. The topping includes lemon marmalade and there are also graham cracker crumbs involved!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Madness Gourmet Marshmallow
Next up is the Peanut Butter Chocolate Madness. Normally I am not a chocolate person, but I love peanut butter. The chocolate in this marshmallow is very subtle. And the amount of peanut butter is just perfect.
Other ingredients include peanuts, peanut butter cookie crumbles, and chocolate chips. Yum.
S’mores Gourmet Marshmallow
Now, for the S’mores marshmallow. This one was devoured so fast by my “helpers” (aka piglet children), that I didn’t even get a photo of it unwrapped. So, in the package will have to do.
I was able to get a bite in and this one is awesome.
The bottom features a layer of graham cracker with a chocolate coating, then chocolate marshmallow, topped with a layer of toasted “regular” marshmallow. An instant hit with my kids.
Raspberry Chip Gourmet Marshmallow
There are a handful of other flavors that I didn’t try. They include Raspberry Chip, Watermelon, & Nutmallow.
Raspberry Chip looks exactly as it sounds. A raspberry marshmallow with a generous sprinkling of chocolate chips.
Watermelon Gourmet Marshmallow
The Watermelon Marshmallow has a layer of green marshmallow topped with a layer of pink marshmallow sprinkled with chocolate “seeds.”
Nutmallow Gourmet Marshmallow
The Nutmallow Marshmallow features walnuts and a thick coating of chocolate drizzle.
Peppermint and Egg Nog Holiday Gourmet Marshmallows
For its first holiday season, Trolley Treats debuted two seasonal flavors; Peppermint and Egg Nog. Both were fabulous.
The Peppermint Marshmallow was like eating a squishy candy cane. AND I am surprised to admit that I really enjoyed the Egg Nog Marshmallow. It was sweet with a dusting of Nutmeg. Normally I am not a big Egg Nog fan, but this was really quite good. I am hoping for more seasonal flavors!
Overall I think that Gourmet Marshmallows are a really fun and unique treat to add to the park. I do hope that they will continue to experiment with new flavors and seasonal items to keep them interesting!
Have you picked up a Gourmet Marshmallow at Disney California Adventure yet? Which flavor would you like to try first?