We’ve had watermelon Dole Whip in a variety of ways in Disney World.
We’ve tried the Minnie Dole Whip Watermelon Cup, we snagged a cup of watermelon Dole Whip on its own, and we even got it in the form of a parfait earlier this year. Unfortunately, our experiences with watermelon Dole Whip in its many forms have been…less than great. We’ve felt like the flavoring has either been too artificial or hasn’t even tasted like watermelon at all (talk about an identity crisis!). So, when we heard that watermelon Dole Whip was available in the form of a martini at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, we just HAD to give it a try to see if anything could save this snack!
Today, we made our way over to the Barefoot Pool Bar to grab the NEW Frozen Watermelon Dole Whip Martini!
NEW Frozen Watermelon 🍉 DOLE Whip Martini from Barefoot Pool Bar! (Tastes like a watermelon Jolly Rancher!) pic.twitter.com/zpTOTbaH7b
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Would this feature the light, refreshing flavor of real watermelon? Unfortunately, the answer to that was “no.” We didn’t really get the bubblegum flavors we had gotten with watermelon Dole Whip in the past. But, overall the drink was VERY sweet and tasted like you were essentially drinking a watermelon Jolly Rancher.
The green crystals on the rim of the drink were watermelon flavored but were slightly sour. That offered a nice contrast to the sweet, frozen drink, which was nice. Even though the drink utilizes Grey Goose Vodka, that was heavily weighed down by the sweetness of the Dole Whip. At a hotel like the Polynesian, where you can get a multitude of refreshing, tropical drinks or tasty Dole Whip creations, we wouldn’t necessarily put this at the top of your priority list.
The drink is priced at $17, which is pretty hefty. For $17, we would have loved to have seen real chunks of watermelon incorporated into the drink somehow, or some other unique element. We get that the watermelon Dole Whip is meant to be the star here, but the artificial flavor just wasn’t quite what we had hoped for.
If you’re a fan of watermelon CANDY (note: watermelon CANDY, not real watermelon), you’ll probably love this drink! Also, if you enjoy getting really sweet drinks where you can’t really taste any alcohol, then this might be a good choice for you.
If you like drinks that aren’t as sweet or want something that tastes more natural (and not quite as artificial), then you might want to grab something else to drink.
If you do grab this treat, keep in mind that it melts within seconds of getting it, so you might not want to wait too long to sip on this one! We’ll keep an eye out for more Dole Whip creations and let you know what we find. Stay tuned for more Disney news and reviews.
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