With a name like Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe you know there will be jolly sweet treats in store for you! That’s exactly what we found at our stop here on our Holiday Food Crawl around the Disneyland Resort!
This holiday season the Jolly Holiday Bakery has five sweet treats on their limited-time Holiday menu. And you know we tried all five of them!
Right away, Jolly Holiday wins the award this season for cutest treats. Santa’s hat is re-created in a macaron with a peppermint filling.
This Santa Hat Macaron was perfectly baked, and, with the peppermint filling, was straight-up Christmas. The Disneyland menu says that it’s supposed to have a “wall of rich chocolate ganache,” but that was nowhere to be found in our macaron.
This is a good one if you’re looking for a simple and very sweet treat, and if you’re seriously loving the peppermint bomb that’s gone off in Disneyland. But if you’re not a big peppermint fan, save your dough for something else.
Next up is the cutest treat we tried this week — the Holiday Brownie. That Christmas tree is a white-chocolate coated mini ice cream cone (sans ice cream, of course)! The frosting is a white chocolate mousse — which I’ve been seeing as a replacement for buttercream in numerous places in Disneyland this holiday season.
This brownie is pretty standard — dense, but not very memorable. The mousse is chilly with a smooth, silky texture — an interesting foil for the brownie. But while this one is super cute, it’s definitely NOT a must-get.
The Eggnog Latte Cheesecake comes with a white chocolate foam (sticking with the latte theme) and nutmeg sprinkles.
The cheesecake is rich and creamy, with a very strong eggnog flavor. Almost too strong. If you’re not a big ol’ eggnog fan, you need to skip this one. But if you love that distinct Christmas drink, this one is definitely for you.
The Vanilla Bean Cupcake is very cute, with swirls of green and white mousse (again — no buttercream) and a white chocolate disc on the top fashioned to look like a peppermint candy. The Disneyland menu says it’s supposed to be filled with red and green chocolate candy pieces…but…once again…those were nowhere to be found. In fact, this guy was pretty tiny. I’m not sure where there would even be room for a filling of chocolate candy pieces.
This one is a hard pass from us unless they add those candy pieces or something else to give it some flair. Currently, it’s just a grocery store cupcake…without any real frosting.
Our last treat is also available at the Market House and several other locations throughout Disneyland Resort. The Snowman Shortbread Cookie was honestly the best thing we tried at Jolly Holiday on this visit. And while this little guy was delicious, he’s not worth trekking to Jolly Holiday for exclusively.
So, Jolly Holiday was kind of a bust for us with these holiday treats. Cute, but not substantive…and certainly not crave-worthy! Don’t waste your $$$$.