The Disney Holiday season is in full effect at the Disneyland Resort! I love that the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe is always introducing us to new seasonal items.
In fact, because I never know what I’ll find, I’ve make it a point to check in on nearly every visit to Disneyland!
On my last trip there were a handful of new items that are special for the Disney holiday season. Also in the bakery cases were some returning favorites.
The popular Santa Mickey Candy Cane Cupcake is back.
The cupcake is chocolate, topped with a mound of red & green “sure to stain your teeth” frosting, and finished off with a candy cane.
I’ve actually never tried one of these because 1) I’m not a huge chocolate fan and 2) it looks way too messy for me to deal with in public!
There are also Snowman shaped Holiday Sugar Cookies and Holiday Brownies topped with Sprinkles & Chocolate Curls.
Soft, chewy & enormous, these yummy Gingerbread Cookies have also hit the cases!
These Sugar Sanded guys are back for the holidays too.
In addition to these returning favorites, there are some exciting new items in the bakery cases. The Pumpkin Creme Brulee was my favorite of the three new things that I tried.
Made fresh to order, the Pumpkin Creme Brulee does take about an extra 6-8 minutes depending on how busy Jolly Holiday is. Not to worry though, because it is completely worth the wait.
The Freshly Torched Sugary Top cracks to revel a creamy center. I love a good creme brulee and I especially love anything pumpkin. This combination was really amazing. It was not an artificial pumpkin “spice” flavored dessert, but very natural tasting. The outer crust was perfect, not at all too dry. Really a fabulous dessert that I’d be happy to eat again!
Next up is the Ginger Spice Eclair.
This one sold me because of its pretty Chocolate Topper featuring Wrapped Holiday Gifts.
Isn’t it adorable? Look at the chocolate close up!
Well, I shouldn’t have judged this pastry by its chocolate. Because it was awful. I really did not like the flavor at all. I can’t even put my finger on why, maybe because I thought it would be more like a gingerbread flavor, but it was more on the spice side.
The pastry part was also very dense and had an odd texture. Maybe this whole experience is a personal problem, but I didn’t enjoy this one…
I’ll finish off on a positive though, I give you the Chocolate Mint Whoopie Pie!
This treat was so great! I know, I know… I said I’m not a chocolate person, but I am a mint-chip type of gal. And this delicious whoopie pie was right up my alley. The chocolate “sandwich” top and bottom were moist and cake-like, drizzled with a mint colored frosting.
The center was filled with smooth mint flavored whipped creme. It was light, fluffy and not over the top minty.
Generously portioned and only $3.59 the Chocolate Mint Whoopie Pie is a great deal and perfect for sharing. I only say “great for sharing” because to me it’s a little bit on the rich side. If you are a chocoholic though, you can probably finish it off yourself!
Overall I LOVE me some Jolly Holiday. The new treats are always fun to try, there’s plenty of seating and it’s a great people watching spot on Main Street USA.
Have you tried any of these holiday sweets? Do you frequent Jolly Holiday? Do you go for the treats or the food? What’s your favorite thing to order here? Let us know in the comments below!