There are several stops around both Disney World and Disneyland with bakery cases that are full-to-overflowing with eye-catching goodies. In Disney World, these spots include Magic Kingdom’s Main Street Confectionery, Prairie Outpost and Supply, and Big Top Treats; Hollywood Studios’ Sweet Spells; and Downtown Disney’s Goofy’s Candy Company and the Candy Cauldron.
In Disneyland, they include Marceline’s Confectionery, Pooh Corner, Trolley Treats, and the Candy Palace.
A snack often found in these cases is the Marshmallow Wand. And we mention them on DFB fairly often because they change with the seasons.
Their decorative colors, sprinkles, and designs are one of the first things to signify some sort of celebration. We’ve seen them dressed up for the Winter Holidays…
… and Halloween!
They’ve been decorated with conversation hearts for Valentine’s Day.
And they take part in the Wearing O’ the Green on St. Patrick’s Day!
Recently, they even received a blue makeover to honor the Blu-Ray and DVD release of the Disney movie, “Frozen.”
(Though, we’re sorry, Marshmallow Wands, but this little guy sorta stole your thunder…)
All that said, you know something? We’ve never actually reviewed Marshmallow Wands here on DFB! So TODAY is the day that we change that :).
As you’ve already seen here, depending on the time of year, or even just the day of your visit, you may have a choice of a few Marshmallow Wands decorated in various ways. They typically cost $4.99 and are included as a snack credit on the Disney Dining Plan.
I couldn’t resist the Mickey Mouse Marshmallow Wand. A classic!
Now, let me say that I rarely eat marshmallows. In general, I don’t really see the point unless I’m camping and it’s time to make a S’more (I take mine charred to the point of totally burnt, please – and you?). Because of my lackluster opinion of marshmallows, I thought I might find the Marshmallow Wand to be rather ho-hum, cute though it may be.
This simple snack delivered more than I expected. The chocolate coating completely encompassed the marshmallow and reminded me of a dipped cone, giving a satisfying crunch when you first sink your teeth in. The flavor coupled with the marshmallow, of course, brings to mind S’mores once more.
My wand, as you can see, was also sprinkled in colored, glittering sugar, which added a further layer to the texture.
If you prefer even more crunch, you can often find these covered in small, hard-shell chocolate or peanut butter candies.
The marshmallow inside – to my surprise – was actually pretty great as far as marshmallows go . It was soft and fresh. I think you can even tell that from the pictures.
Yes, it’s a total sugar pile. Yes, it’s a vacation thing . And, YES, you’re left with a souvenir at the end… a twisty Mickey straw! How clever, right? Two treats for the price of one.
It’s yummy, more often than not it’s festive, AND it gives you something to keep. All in all, not a bad deal . Way to earn your kudos, Marshmallow Wand!
Have you tried a Marshmallow Wand? Please let us know your thoughts with a comment!