Review: Pumpkin Spice Caramel Shake at Ghirardelli in Disney Springs

So recently we showed you a treat that looks very much like it would be loaded with all sortsa Pumpkin Spice flavor.

Only it’s not. The super cute Pumpkin Cupcake you’ll find at sweet spots such as the Main Street Confectionery, Big Top Treats, and Goofy’s Candy Co. is topped with a pumpkin-shaped dollop of orange frosting, but the flavor is pure vanilla. You can click here to check it out.

Today, though, we’re going in the opposite direction with a treat that doesn’t look remotely pumpkin-esque, but is positively PACKED with loads of autumnal spices for those of you who are ready to get your PUMPKIN ON this fall.

Allow me to introduce you to… the Pumpkin Spice Caramel Shake at Ghiraradelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop in Disney Springs!

Ghirardelli Caramel Pumpkin Spice Cocoa and Shake

Ghirardelli Pumpkin Spice Caramel Cocoa and Shake

“Pumpkin Perfection,” indeed! You’ll also notice that Pumpkin Spice Caramel Hot Cocoa is also on the menu. However, at this point in the game in Central Florida, even though the nights really are getting pleasant, it’s not quite “curl up with a cup of cocoa” weather just yet. (As you can tell, we have to get a little creative when it comes to celebrating autumn in these parts.)

And, frankly, I had already made up my mind about the Shake, anyway. It comes to you looking like your basic vanilla shake, only with loads of scrumptious Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Fudge coating the sides. [Read more…]

Review: Must-Eat Sundaes at Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop!

Summer is the season of frozen treats, and while we don’t think you ever need a specific reason to indulge in ice cream, the heat in central Florida is certainly a sufficient and easy excuse.

Enter Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop!

Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop is located in the Marketplace of Disney Springs, with the “Spitting Stitch” entrance of World of Disney on one side and the Marketplace Co-Op on the other (Disneylanders can find Ghirardelli in Disney California Adventure, too). You might know Ghirardelli as the San Fran-sophisticated shop that emits the irresistible scent of chocolate (and the spot where you can still snag a free sample of the famously creamy Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares).

In addition to chocolate, Ghirardelli always plays a great Sundae game. Treats come complete with San Francisco-inspired names like the Golden Gate Banana Split. There’s also a spectacular four (or more) person delight called the The Earthquake with its EIGHT scoops of ice cream and full toppings (think of it as akin to Beaches and Cream’s Kitchen Sink, only without an Advance Dining Reservation).

So, everybody, grab a spoon, and join us as we try two Sundaes we hadn’t tried on previous visits: the Presidio Passion and the Crissy Field. 

Ghiradelli Menu

Ghiradelli Sundae Menu — click to enlarge

FYI, Presidio National Park is located at the Golden Gate in San Francisco, and the Presidio Passion Sundae inspired by this unique park is a chocolate-covered strawberry lover’s dream!

Presidio Passion Sundae

Presidio Passion Sundae

Swirls of strawberry and chocolate come together in this indulgent cup (the cup is key here, as it’s easy to carry with you if you’ve grabbed your sundae on the go!). Just LOOK at it…

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News and Review: Haight Ashberry Sundae (PLUS ACCESSORIES!) from Ghirardelli in Disney Springs

Just when you think an ice cream sundae from Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop can’t get any better, the clever minds behind Disney Springs’ iconic shop throw in some totally rad accessories!

Haight-Ashberry Sundae with Accessories!

Haight-Ashberry Sundae with Accessories!

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