The holidays are in full effect at Disney Parks on both coasts, and Disney California Adventure Park’s Flo’s V-8 Cafe is in on the action with a trio of holiday-specific menu items.
Unfortunately, Flo’s trio isn’t revving up any engines here at the DFB. First up, a perfectly average chocolate shake with a sprinkling of peppermint bits called, well, a Chocolate Peppermint Shake.
In addition to the peppermint bits, which add some festive color on top but very little flavor once they’re mixed in, the pre-mixed chocolate shake is also topped with whipped cream and chocolate cookie crumbles.
We enjoy the look — it’s a bit funky and fun — but we found this to be a snore. If you’re looking to dip your toe into holiday treats, this one will suit the mediocre bill.
The 4″ Chocolate Peppermint Pie is another disappointment, unfortunately. It looks the part of a holiday treat, complete with a miniature candy cane.
But basically this is just a mound of peppermint whipped cream/pudding/frosting (it seemed like a mix of the three, so I’m not 100% sure which one it was) on top of a regular chocolate pie. It’s cute and fun, but nothing to rush over to Flo’s to get.
The cross-section does show a great pie to filling ratio, but it was really one-note and kind of blah. The pie, for its part, is a super thin chocolate pie crust filled with dense chocolate filling. But…meh overall.
Flo’s savory holiday option is the Open-Faced Turkey Sandwich. And given the vibe of Flo’s, this should be a hit — a diner-ready plate of carbs and gravy. But… there’s nothing to see here, folks. It’s toasted bread with a pile of admittedly good mashed potatoes, two slices of not-very-flavorful turkey, and some standard turkey gravy.
This sandwich is Flo’s Blue Plate Special, but you’ll want to pass. There’s nothing interesting to contrast the muddled turkey sandwich flavors. If they’d thrown in some cranberry sauce, it would’ve been improved. As is? No, thanks.
Flo’s earned three strikes with her holiday offerings this year, so you’ll want to cruise on by, letting her cafe disappear in your rearview mirror.
If you’re heading to Disneyland to celebrate the holiday season, you’ll want to download and print out the DFB’s exclusive holiday snack checklists! And don’t forget to check out the full menus (with prices!) for all of the DCA Festival of Holidays Marketplace Booths here.
What’s your favorite holiday flavor combination? Tell us in the comments!