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Dining in Disneyland: New Treats at the Jolly Holiday Bakery

Spending some time at Disneyland?  Head on down Main Street USA and take a pit stop at Jolly Holiday.  There are some delicious new treats that have been recently added the bakery case.

Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe

Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe

Mary Poppins and her penguins have obviously been busy in the kitchen.  There are several new baked goods in the case, all which look practically perfect in every way.  Most of these new treats are fruity flavors, which are my biggest weakness. I’d choose fruity over chocolate any day (GASP, I know!)…  I ordered 5 different new treats and hope to go back soon for the ones I missed. But for now, here’s a little sampling of the new offerings.

New Treats in the Bakery Case

New Treats in the Bakery Case

Let’s start with the Mickey Macarons.  These were rumored to be hitting Disneyland quite some time ago and appear to be very different than the macarons featured at Walt Disney World.  (Note that in Disney World, the signage on these was Mickey “Macaroon”; yes, we’ve had the “macaroon vs. macaron” definition discussion on the food blog many times before and it just doesn’t seem to be consistent across the Disney parks ;-D.) I’m not sure why it took so long, but HERE THEY ARE!  Priced at $4.99, the Mickey Macarons are very generously sized.  As of now they come in two fruity flavors; Passion Fruit and Raspberry Rose.

The Passion Fruit Mickey Macaron was very sweet; passion fruit cream sandwiched between two super soft Mickey Macarons.  I love the metallic purple swipe across the top.  I know it’s just decorative, but I’m a sucker for shine and sparkle. Especially purple shine and sparkle AND especially when it’s edible!

Passion Fruit Mickey Macaron

Passion Fruit Mickey Macaron

The Raspberry Rose Mickey Macaron was

my favorite of the two.  Mostly because the sour fresh raspberries balanced out the sweetness of the raspberry rose cream, but also because it’s just so pretty!!!  Honestly I didn’t really taste the hint of rose at all.  This one has a shiny golden swipe across the top. More sparkly food!

Raspberry Rose Mickey Macaron

Raspberry Rose Mickey Macaron

The fresh raspberries on this treat were juicy and sour. Just perfect.

Side View with Fresh Raspberries

Side View with Fresh Raspberries

Next up we’ll check out the Banana Eclair.  Banana anything is my favorite and this was no exception.

The Banana Eclair at Jolly Holiday is one of the less expensive treats in the case.  However, it’s also generously sized.  The pastry is topped with banana creme and a layer of decorative chocolate.  It’s filled with banana pudding.  Definitely heavy on the banana flavor, but it doesn’t taste overly artificial.  The filling really reminded me of Jell-O Brand Banana Pudding, which I love.  If you aren’t big on bananas, skip this one. But if you are, for sure go for it!

Banana Eclair

Banana Eclair

The Pineapple Upside Down Bundt Cake was amazing.  At $5.19 it’s a little more expensive, but again, plenty large and oh so good!

The bundt cake was extremely moist, with pineapple baked right in.  The glaze on top was caramelized, crispy and sweet.  And that custard swirl you see? Surprise! It’s not just on top, but piped all the way down, filling the center of the bundt cake.  It’s vanilla flavored and topped with Maraschino cherry.  I tried this one on the spot and then brought the rest home. It tasted just as delicious the next day!

Pineapple Upside Down Bundt Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Bundt Cake

The final item of the day was the Blueberry Cheesecake.  I have to say, I am usually not a fan of Disneyland cheesecake. It almost always tastes more cafeteria, less bakery.  I’m not sure what Disney has done to up their game, but this cheesecake was totally on par.

The not so mini cake is $5.29 and perfect for 2 people to share.  We actually shared it with about 5 people, but then again, we had a whole lot of treats at the table.  The cheesecake was creamy, with buttery graham crust.  There was a layer of blueberry jam type pie filling on top of the bottom crust layer, which you can’t see in the photo.  The cheesecake was topped with whipped cream and a perfectly placed star burst of fresh juicy blueberries.  This treat was the biggest hit at the table.

Blueberry Cheesecake

Blueberry Cheesecake

Overall

Overall, the new items at Jolly Holiday are a fantastic addition to the bakery.  The refreshing variety of fruity flavors make for a perfect summer treat.  Other items that I hope to get back for soon are the Orange Creme Brulee and a Lemon Cake that looked fantastic.

Have you tried any of the new bakery items at Jolly Holiday?  Do you have a favorite?

Heather Sievers is the Disney Food Blog’s Dining in Disneyland columnist. See more of her columns here!

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14 Comments

  1. Susan says:

    My favorite treat is the Matterhorn macaroon, but I must try that pineapple upside cake and orange creme brûlée!

  2. Jenn says:

    Macaron!!!! Macaroons are made of coconut :) It’s even spelled correctly at the bakery (which I’m REALLY surprised at actually, ha!).

  3. Daniel says:

    I second jenn’s concern. Disney sometimes gets it wrong too

  4. Melanie says:

    These macarons look much more skillfully prepared than the ones at Writer’s Stop, which, to me, look like a hot mess! I hope the WDW pastry chefs step it up a notch and improve their macaron game! I’d love to see some show up at the Confectionary.

  5. AJ says:

    Jenn and Daniel — yep, in Disney World these are labeled “macaroons.” We’ve had the discussion on the blog before.

  6. Jill C says:

    Do they sell those pineapple upside down bundt cakes anywhere in WDW? They look delish!

  7. Essie says:

    The pineapple upside down cake looks wonderful. I would love to go to the DLR and enjoy everything at the Jolly Holliday!

  8. Lv Disney says:

    The new treat, look delicious!! Glad to see, new offerings at Jolly Holiday Bakery!! I can not wait to try the raspberry Macaroon!!!

  9. Heather Sievers says:

    Susan – I LOVE the Matterhorn Macaroon too!

    Melanie – I’ve never had the ones in WDW, but these ones were fantastic.

    Jill C – Not that I’m aware of.

    Essie – I hope you get to come sometime!!!

    Lv Disney – There are so many great items at Jolly Holiday! The fresh raspberries on the macaron make it amazing!

  10. Shawn says:

    We tried the Raspberry Macaron, the Chocolate Mousse Brownie, and the Red Velvet Whoopie Pie (are these last two new as well?).

    The whoopie pie was ok… creamy cheesy and not much else. The brownie was kind of bland and very single note chocolatey. They both paled in comparison…

    The raspberry macaron was amazing! It had a perfectly balanced sweetness to sour ratio. The texture was not the best macaron I’ve had, but it was perfectly ‘chewy’. The flavors were of fresh berry, sweetness, and a hint of rose. Personally I think it’s the best dessert item I’ve had in a Disney park. I was quite impressed and look forward to having it again.

  11. Heather says:

    @Shawn – I think that “version” of the brownie is new but I’m pretty sure the Whoopie Pie is not. But I’m not totally positive on that either! I loved the Raspberry Macaron too. The sour and sweet combo is so perfect!

  12. Trish says:

    Hi,
    Does anyone know how long the new items will remain on the menu? I don’t want to miss them but I’m trying to time the crowds with the item menus ;)

  13. Amie says:

    We went here specifically to try the macaron since my son has celiac disease and has to eat gluten free. Macarons are normally gluten free but we were told the Jolly Holiday ones were not.

  14. Jessica says:

    I loooove pastries and mary poppins! Wish there was a jolly holiday cafe at disney world! Maybe when i go to california next year i can talk my friend and her family into going to disney land ;)

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