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.
Well, Disneyland’s famous Mickey Beignets are getting the Watermelon Chili Lime treatment.
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.
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!
The sugar contains edible glitter (see the stars in there?), and that’s always fun.
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.
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.
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.
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!