Just in time for National Doughnut Day (which we suggest celebrating for 365 days, actually), Disney California Adventure’s Schmoozies introduced several delicious doughnuts — two of them themed for Disneyland’s Summer of Heroes!
Naturally, our Disneyland correspondent Heather Sievers (hi, @DiningInDisney!) was on site to get the low-down on these new additions! And they are so cool.
First, you need to know that the Summer of Heroes at Disney California Adventure is in full swing. It started with a bang with the opening of the re-imagined Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission BREAKOUT!, and it continues through September 10th. We love a Disney event because Disney events usually mean lots of themed grub. And this is no exception!
The Gamma Sized Doughnut is one such awesomely themed treat. It’s colorful, which is nice, but what’s most impressive is the size of this thing. It lives up to its clever name. Like, it’s the size of your face.
And folks — this is no ordinary doughnut. It is, Heather reports, a massive croissant doughnut — lovingly dubbed a Cronut.
Bright green icing and purple sprinkles make the Gamma Sized Doughnut an eye-catching snack (don’t worry — the icing is standard vanilla despite its psychedelic color!). And the inside is a pretty neat too! There is a thick layer of Blackberry-Black Currant Jam stuffed into this baby!
And just as it is with the best jelly doughnuts, this jam is nice and oozey! And the flavor is terrific! Sweet and a little unique thanks to the currant.
The second Summer of Heroes-themed donut is the Spider Bite. And it’s another cronut, y’all! But this one has a little, uh, bite — for real! We love that it’s Spiderman red and blue. It’s not as big as the Gamma Sized, but it’s still a generous portion.
The real experience here is actually on the outside (there’s no filling, just that good ol’ fried dough flavor throughout the donut itself). Around the outer edge of the donut are Red Hots! You know red hots — those spicy cinnamon-flavored candies that, let’s be honest, people either love or hate. Well, they’re here in full force, bringing the bite to the Spider Bite doughnut!
Our other Disneyland pal, Sabrina (aka EverthingDisney.55) also found a new addition to the donut offerings at Schmoozies. This one is the “Local Favorite“, and it’s pretty easy to see why. It features the beloved combination of maple and bacon. There’s maple bacon cream on the inside, maple frosting on the outside, and a smattering of bacon on top. Sabrina reports that the sweet/salty balance leans a little toward the former, but it’s still a tasty option.
So there you have it! Three new and stellar doughnut options to munch on while you explore Hollywoodland and the Summer of Heroes at Disney California Adventure. (Oh, and note that there’s one more donut — the All-American with apple filling and streusel topping!)
And we’ve got many, many more themed treats and snacks from this superhero celebration to show you next week! Stay tuned!
What’s your Disney donut vibe? Cronut? Iced? Covered in bacon? Set in a sundae? Let us know in the comments about your favorite Disney donut treat!