REVIEW: Monsters Inc. Mike Wazowski Themed-Snacks From Disneyland’s PIXAR Fest

The Mike Wazowski-themed Monster Mallow Donut, created for the Disneyland Resort's PIXAR Fest and sold at Disney California Adventure's Shmoozies
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PIXAR Fest is in full swing at the Disneyland Resort and new snacks abound! Let’s take a look at all the treats themed to Mike Wazowski, the one-eyed monster from Monsters Inc. and Monsters University!

Mike Wazowski Bread – $8.99

The Mike Wazowski-shaped sourdough bread created for Disneyland Resort's PIXAR Fest and sold at Disney California Adventure's Pacific Wharf Café

It is proper to start off a meal with bread service, right? The Mike Wazowski Bread sold at the Pacific Wharf Café in Disney California Adventure is a flavorful, freshly-made, sourdough bread shaped in the one-eyed monster’s likeness. They even bake a single black olive into his “eye!” The bread is made by the Boudin Bakery, a famous San Francisco-based bakery known for their sourdough. I can’t recommend it enough.

This bread is sold both at the Pacific Wharf Café proper, as well as the bread cart located to the side of the entrance queue.

Mike Wazowski Monster Mallow Donut – $5.49

The Mike Wazowski-themed Monster Mallow Donut, created for Disneyland Resort's PIXAR Fest and sold at Disney California Adventure's Shmoozies

The Mike Wazowski Monster Mallow Donut can be found at Schmoozies in Hollywoodland at Disney California Adventure. While it is billed as a standard donut, this pastry is really a cronut (a croissant-donut hybrid). The Monster Mallow Donut puts a heavy focus on marshmallows as an ingredient. Not only are Mike’s “horns” and “eye” cut from marshmallow pieces, but the center is filled with marshmallow fluff. That is some serious sugar!

A cross-section of the Mike Wazowski-themed Monster Mallow donut, created for the Disneyland Resort's PIXAR Fest and sold at Disney California Adventure's Shmoozies

Unfortunately, the dish is way too sweet. I actually love sweets, especially in pastry form, but all it was just too much. Not only were there the multiple versions of sugary marshmallows that I previously mentioned, but the pastry portion tasted like it had been saturated in some kind of syrup. The combination made me a bit queasy after eating about a third of it. It’s a shame because I was looking forward to this one.

Mike Wazowski Krispy – $5.99

A Mike Wazowski-themed Krispy, created for the Disneyland Resort's PIXAR Fest and sold at the parks' candy kitchens

If Rice Krispie treats are your jam, the Mike Wazowski Krispy is a good option. It can be purchased at candy kitchens throughout the Disneyland Resort. I bought mine at Trolley Treats on Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure. I think the green “skin” layer is a hard icing. It may have been a dyed white chocolate, but it mostly just tasted like sugar, which is why I think icing is more likely. The rice portion was delicious and had bits of mini marshmallows interspersed within. It tasted like it was freshly made. Fun fact: Mike’s “horns” have tootsie roll-like candy inside. They are covered with a layer of white icing, so it was quite a surprise when I bit down into one.

The one downside for the Mike Wazowski Krispy is the price. For $5.99, the treat should have been bigger. Aside from the sourdough bread, this is the most expensive of the four snacks I reviewed and it was, unfortunately, the least filling.

Mike Wazowski Whoop-eye Pie – $4.49

A side view of the Mike Wazowski-themed Whoop-eye Pie, created for the Disneyland Resort's PIXAR Fest and sold at Disney California Adventure's Shmoozies

My favorite of the Mike Wazowski-flavored snacks was Whoop-eye Pie (a monstrous variation of the “whoopee pie”). Sandwiched between green-tinted cake layers is a generous scoop of birthday cake ice cream. The cake has a mild vanilla flavor which worked great with the ice cream. I honestly anticipated the ice cream to not be of great quality, but I was pleasantly surprised. It was creamy, thick, and not icy at all. The cake-ice cream combination was delightful.

While the cake’s flavor was fine, the texture was a little tough. It helped to let the ice cream melt into it a little bit. But in the end, I still needed to cut most of the cake up with my spoon (admittedly not the best utensil for the job) before eating it with the ice cream.

Like the Mike Wazowski Monster Mallow Donut, the Whoop-eye Pie is available at Schmoozies in Hollywoodland at Disney California Adventure.

There are tons of fun PIXAR Fest snacks throughout the Disneyland Resort. Keep an eye on WDW News Today for more PIXAR Fest news in the days to come!

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Natalie Kipper

A native to Southern California, Natalie's first visit to Disneyland was on her second birthday and she has been going regularly ever since. If you are in the Parks, you will most likely find Natalie in line for the Haunted Mansion or scouring the Emporium for the latest Disney merchandise.
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