And while sporting our Christmas spirit jerseys and Holiday Minnie ears, we’ve also been checking out all the great holiday snacks. And, as of today, that includes the Holiday Whoopie Pie in Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
Look who we found! Mickey Mouse is the center of attention right now, even more so than usual, for his 90th birthday year. And everything seems to be taking the form of the main mouse these days!
Over at Pop Century’s Everything Pop, we spotted him (and his bae, Minnie) as a whoopie pie!
The chocolate Mickey whoopie pie has two chocolate cakes shaped like Mickey and dusted with sparkly edible glitter. Inside you’ll find sprinkle-decorated frosting!
If you have a sweet tooth this is the Halloween Time stop for you. Schmoozies is serving up a Croissant Donut, Caramel Apple Smoothie, and Whoopie Pie. And yes, we got all three of them!
Hollywood Studios is kind of the forgotten park right now in Disney World. So much construction. So many shuttered restaurants. So is it still even worth it to go? YEP! And when you DO go, we’ve got the list of what you need to be eating! Check out today’s DFB Video for the things you MUST eat when you visit Hollywood Studios!
There’s a lot to eat in the studios still, but some of it is just not worth the cost or the calories. Stick with our tips and you can rest assured you’ll be eating the best of the best.
Editor’s Update: Sweet Spells in Hollywood Studios closed in April 2018.
They seem to be popping up a lot these days, folks… and now they’ve made their way to Sweet Spells at Hollywood Studios.
We’re talking about Whoopie Pies!
It used to be the only place you could typically find a Whoopie Pie in Disney World was at Epcot’s Sunshine Seasons in the form of the Red Velvet Whoopie Pie (and at Writer’s Stop, where the carrot cake cookie is, technically, a whoopie pie). A few months ago, though, they started showing up in other spots: first at the Art of Animation Resort’s Landscape of Flavors featuring mini versions like Chocolate and Carrot Cake. And then Everything Pop followed suit with their own unique version, the King Whoopie Pie.
If you’re from the northeast region of the United Sates, then you are likely already quite familiar with Whoopie Pies. But if they’re new to you, Whoopie Pies are cake sandwiches surrounding a filling of frosting or whipped cream. They’re most often made to be handheld snack, but you’re about to see that the Whoopie Pies at Sweet Spells are not exactly made for strolling…
So, grab a fork and knife and join us for a Whoopie Pie feast at Sweet Spells!
Four different varieties of Whoopie Pies have just about taken over a whole shelf of the bakery case. [Read more…]
Goodbye, King Cupcake… Hello, King Whoopie Pie!
Yep, you read that correctly. You’d better believe that when we started hearing rumors that our beloved King Cupcake was no longer available at one of our favorite counter service spots, Everything Pop, we buzzed over to Disney’s Pop Century Resort ASAP to scope out the situation.
Much as it breaks my heart to say it… the rumors are true!
It was love at first bite for me with the King Cupcake. What first struck me as an odd flavor combo of peanut butter, banana, and candied bacon (a twist on Elvis Presley’s favorite sandwich ingredients, hence the name) quickly became one of my go-to favorites upon trying it. In fact, it was one of the first items I placed on my Disney Food Bucket List.
Everything Pop has not left us entirely without a tribute to Elvis, though. Allow me to introduce you to the King Cupcake’s official replacement (as it stands for now, anyway): the King Whoopie Pie.
Now, you may recall that we were JUST at Everything Pop, checking out the new selection of Mini Tarts. Well, on my recon mission to find out what happen to the King Cupcake, I saw that they had also added the same Whoopie Pies that recently debuted at the Art of Animation’s Landscape of Flavors. [Read more…]
We are back at Landscape of Flavors in Disney World’s Art of Animation Resort!
Landscape of Flavors remains relatively unique by Disney Counter Service standards. Sure, it offers quick service eats served up food court-style in keeping with the dining set-up at the all Disney World Value Resorts. But with a Tandoori/Mongolian Station serving sides like Naan Bread with dipping sauces (and don’t get me started on the uber-tasty Cheesy Pesto Bread) alongside favorites like burgers and sandwiches, the best-of-both worlds approach to international flavors and American fare have earned this spot high marks since the resort first opened in 2012.
That said, while its reputation for entrees has been deservedly high, Landscape of Flavors hasn’t been a huge destination for desserts (Gelato Bar notwithstanding, of course!). So when I noticed a little something — or somethings — new in the bakery case, it definitely piqued my interest.
They’ve added Mini Whoopie Pies to the options, my friends! And my fellow Carrot Cake Connoisseurs will definitely want to read on…
Just like Everything Pop at the neighboring Pop Century Resort, Landscape of Flavors is located directly past the resorts’s merchandise spot, the Ink and Paint Shop.
Oh, and be sure to check out the Storyboard Chandelier above you right before you enter! Several of the panels have been signed by Disney artists and actors involved with the films that the Art of Animation celebrates: The Lion King, Cars, Finding Nemo and The Little Mermaid. Among several others, you can search for Jodi Benson’s signature (she’s the voice of Ariel) as well as Pixar CCO John Lasseter’s. Newly signed panels feature the signatures of Pete Doctor, Jay Ward, and Jerome Ranft who worked on Cars, and also the latest Pixar hit, Inside Out. Pretty cool, right?!
After you’re done with your signature scavenger hunt, just continue through the merchandise shop to find Landscape of Flavors. [Read more…]
The Disney Holiday season is in full effect at the Disneyland Resort! I love that the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe is always introducing us to new seasonal items.
In fact, because I never know what I’ll find, I’ve make it a point to check in on nearly every visit to Disneyland!
On my last trip there were a handful of new items that are special for the Disney holiday season. Also in the bakery cases were some returning favorites.
The popular Santa Mickey Candy Cane Cupcake is back.
The cupcake is chocolate, topped with a mound of red & green “sure to stain your teeth” frosting, and finished off with a candy cane.
I’ve actually never tried one of these because 1) I’m not a huge chocolate fan and 2) it looks way too messy for me to deal with in public!
There are also Snowman shaped [Read more…]
You know we like to follow the Disney food trends here on Disney Food Blog, and one that we’re noticing more and more are the “dessert sandwiches” that keep popping up.
Of course, Disney has seemingly always offered the beloved Carrot Cake Cookie and Mickey Ice Cream Sandwich, and now there are a few more options. Let’s take a look at some old and new favorites!
Whoopie pies (cake-like cookie sandwiches with frosting or whipped cream in the middle — borne out of the Northeastern United States) are a huge trend nationwide; and over at Sunshine Seasons in The Land, they’ve introduced a red velvet whoopie pie with your favorite mouse right on top!
The frosting inside is buttercream, not cream cheese, but we’re pretty happy with it either way!
Decked out in chocolate chips, this is a great one to try while you’re waiting for your Soarin’ fastpass to open up!
The pound cake “fries” have strawberry “ketchup” to add to the look-alike whoopie pie “burger”. It’s an innovative boardwalk dessert…and delicious!
Carrot Cake Cookie
in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to the Carrot Cake Cookie, another whoopie-pie like menu item featuring two soft, cake-like cookies with delectable cream cheese frosting sandwiched in between. These days, you can also find these goodies at [Read more…]