REVIEW: Strawberry Patch Festival Marketplace at the 2018 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

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Strawberry Patch is one of the new booths at this year’s festival, however, not all of the offerings are new. How does that work, you ask? The float was at the LA Style booth last year, and now has appropriately moved to the new Strawberry Patch, since strawberry flavoring is present in it.

 

Strawberry & Coconut Rice “Frushi” with Sweet Oikos® Greek Nonfat Yogurt Wasabi Sauce, $4.50

This was a great, not-too-sweet dessert dish, with a fun presentation. The flavor reminds us of the Rice Cream at Epcot’s Norway pavilion, but we’d still take that over this at $4.50.

Watsonville Strawberry Pie, $5.00

I don’t know what a Watsonville strawberry is, but judging from the pie we had, it’s a slightly-overripe and somewhat mushy strawberry made into a pie. This was a total waste, don’t even bother.

Strawberry Frosé, $13.00

An alcoholic slushy strawberry drink. Rather good if you want a one note, very sweet frozen strawberry flavor.

Strawberry Pineapple Float with Strawberry Popping Pearls (non-alcoholic), $6.00

This came over from the LA Style booth. What we said last year:

I’m not sure whether this is a beverage or a dessert; it’s basically a cross between them.  Two scoops of ice cream in a full-size cup, with pineapple-strawberry juice and the requisite boba balls.  This was excellent, and a great deal at $7.00 as it could be shared at this size (or not, if you don’t want to…).

We actually had this twice this year. The first time I think they didn’t have the right juice mix, as there was no pineapple flavor and the strawberry overpowered the entire drink. The second time, the pineapple-strawberry juice was definitely in there, and it was much improved. At a price point less than last year, this is a great option, and the kids (and adults) in our party loved it. The vanilla ice cream mixed with the fruity flavors is just the right amount of sweet and the portion size is respectable for the price.

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Jason Diffendal

Jason has been a lifelong fan of the Disney parks since his first visit at age 2. His biennial pilgrimages during his childhood accelerated into semi-annual visits by the year 2000, when he also Joined the Disney Vacation Club. Luckily, Jason’s bride-to-be was also a Disney fan, which allowed his infatuation with the Disney parks to continue, and ultimately culminated in their wedding at Disney's Wedding Pavilion in September 2003. Early in 2007, Jason began his involvement with the planning for what became Celebration 25, the unofficial fan gathering to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Epcot®. Soon thereafter, Jason met Tom Corless at a pin trading meet in New Jersey, and became part of the WDW News Today podcast starting with Episode 17. Jason has been involved with the WDWNT Network ever since, and can't seem to escape no matter how hard he tries.
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