Tucked back in the corner of Critter Country, The Hungry Bear Restaurant is often overlooked. This quiet counter service restaurant is rarely crowded, has plenty of shaded seating with a gorgeous view of the Rivers of America, AND the food here is great too! Another bonus? They’re currently serving up the most delicious item at the Disneyland Resort.
The Caramel Apple Funnel Cake is making its grand debut this year for Halloween Time — and I need it to go away soon because otherwise I will be way too tempted to eat one on each and every visit to Disneyland.
Made fresh to order, a Caramel Apple Funnel Cake will set you back $6.49, or a little less if you use your annual passholder discount. The sizing is enormous. Unless your sweet tooth is craving a huge splurge, it’s plenty to share with 3 or maybe even 4 people.
The actual funnel cake was not at all greasy. It was topped powdered sugar and caramel drizzle with a generous scoop of perfectly cubed granny smith apples.
I was expecting the apples to be like apple pie filling, but they were not at all “mushy” like typical store bought apple pie filling. They tasted fresh and had a bit of crispness to them. Not actually crunchy like taking a bite out of an apple, but definitely more dense than apple pie filling. It was also not overly sugary tasting.
It’s how I’d imagine taking a bite out of a freshly dipped warm gooey caramel apple would be. And then there’s the homemade whipped cream. Light and fluffy, it’s hand piped onto the top into a perfect not so hidden Mickey shape.
Kind of a bizarre combo, we also ordered the Mango Habanero Lime Iced Tea to accompany our funnel cake. The drink is mixture of lemonade and iced tea infused with a lime mango habanero flavoring. It comes garnished with maraschino cherries, a lemon and a glow cube to boot!
To our surprise, the drink was quite tasty. Sweet and not too spicy, it’s sort of an Arnold Palmer with a kick. If you’re feeling adventurous or enjoy sweet and spicy combos, go for it!
I say treat your taste buds. The Caramel Apple Funnel Cake is heaven in your mouth. This is by far my favorite Halloween Time treat!
Do you have a favorite Halloween Time treat at the Disneyland Resort? Have you tried the Caramel Apple Funnel Cake yet? What did you think?