Yea or Nay to the Watermelon Chili Lime Beignet at the Mint Julep Bar in Disneyland?

If you follow our reviews of the Mint Julep Bar’s rotating seasonal beignet flavors at Disneyland, you might be wondering what’s on tap for early spring.

The Mint Julep Bar is a small walk-up spot located in New Orleans Square.

The Mint Julep Bar is a small walk-up spot located in New Orleans Square.

Well, Disneyland’s famous Mickey Beignets are getting the Watermelon Chili Lime treatment.

Watermelon Chili Lime Beignet

Watermelon Chili Lime Beignet

That’s right: we’ve covered some Tajin (chili-lime-salt spice blend)-on-fruit action in the past, including our Dole Whip/Tajin hack, but this is the first time we’ve seen chili lime combined with a fruit flavored sugar. And to be honest, it had us all scratching our heads.

Trio of Watermelon Chili Lime Beignets

Trio of Watermelon Chili Lime Beignets

But we have some surprising news: our Disneyland correspondent Heather (follow her adventures @DiningInDisney!) says this is actually better than expected!

Maybe it’s the sugar talking? Because there’s a ton of it. And most of it ended up in the bottom of the bag. But still, it’s flavorful, she says!

Watermelon Chili Lime Sugar in the bag

Watermelon Chili Lime Sugar in the bag

The sugar contains edible glitter (see the stars in there?), and that’s always fun.

Beignet and Sugar

Beignet and Sugar

And you can kind of make out the shades of red (chili?), pink (watermelon?), and darkish greenish (lime?) flecks in the sugar combination. Heather says there’s a good amount of heat from the chili, too.

Beignet and Sugar

Beignet and Sugar

The beignets at Mint Julep Bar are Mickey-shaped (you can still find the original Mickey beignet here and at Cafe Orleans, sans watermelon-flavored sugar), which is always fun. And it looks festive with that sugar coating.

Mickey!

Mickey!

We have to say it would be nice if a little more sugar stayed on the beignet itself. Still, dunking a beignet in a pool of powdery sugar (especially when it’s a surprisingly pleasant flavor like this is!) is acceptable to us. ;)

Watermelon Chili Lime Beignet

Watermelon Chili Lime Beignet

So, hey: chock this one up as a come-from-behind win!

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Would you be down to try watermelon chili lime beignets? Tell us what you think in the comments! 

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