We’ve spotted yet another holiday seasonal item in Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
Now, we’ve long-hailed Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner as a great place to find themed drinks thanks to their rotating assortment of Seasonal Shakes (currently you’ll find a Blue Milk Shake, in honor of all the new Star Wars eats and activities that have recently come to the Studios). But that’s not the only place with a few seasonal sips up its sleeve…
Today’s selection is coming at you from Anaheim Produce. Did you know about the Seasonal Coladas you can find here??
You know we at the DFB love a good colada… So hold on to your Santa hats, folks, because it’s time to try the Candy Cane Kah-lada at Anaheim Produce!
You’ll find Anaheim Produce on Sunset Boulevard in the Sunset Ranch Market.
The stand itself is really pretty simple — basically a quick-service grab and go deal. But it’s part of the larger Sunset Ranch Market area (which also includes spots like Hollywood Scoops and the recently re-opened from refurbishment Rosie’s All-American Cafe and Catalina Eddie’s), offering plenty of outdoor, nicely shaded seating.
Though perhaps today’s item doesn’t fall under this category exactly ;), Anaheim Produce is primarily the Studios’ spot to find some better-for-you options on the go, such as whole fruit, packaged veggies and dip, hummus, and the like. (You’ll find at least one of these in every park, including spots Animal Kingdom’s Harambe Fruit Market, Magic Kingdom’s Prince Eric’s Village Market, and the snack stand outside of Epcot’s Land Pavilion).
On the menu proper, you’ll find a couple of classics: Mickey Pretzels and Churros! And for the grown-ups, there is a selection of Craft Beers and frozen beverages like the Golden Margarita and the reason we are here today: a Seasonal Colada!
This season’s offering is the Candy Cane Kah-lada. And what, exactly, in the world is that? Well, it’s a mix of Kahlua Coffee Liquor, rum, coconut, pineapple and a hint of peppermint.
Upon reading the ingredients, I gotta say… I was a tad hesitant. Pineapple and coconut colada? Great. Kahlua? Yes, please! Rum? (Do you even have to ask?) And… peppermint?
Peppermint and pineapple. Together. Yep, that’s a new one for me.
I’m sure you’ve tried things like this… well, maybe not exactly like this, but the kind of thing where upon the first sip, you don’t think you like it since your taste buds didn’t even know how to prepare themselves. Somehow, though… after the surprise of the first taste, I enjoyed it a little more and more with each sip. Now, was that the rum and Kahlua talking? Could be 😉 … but I don’t think so. The sign was correct: there is just a hint of peppermint, really, so it’s not overly minty, which is what I was most concerned about.
Plus, you know… there are all these cute little candy cane toppers. So, there’s that!
Overall, the flavors together are definitely interesting and while it may not appeal to everyone, I’m happy I ended up trying it. It’s both festive AND tropical… which pretty much sums up the holidays in Florida!
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Will you be giving the Candy Cane Kah-lada a try? Let us know in the comments below!