REVIEW: Halloween Time Spicy Pepper Jack “Dog” at Corn Dog Castle in Disney California Adventure

Spicy Pepper Jack Dog at Corn Dog Castle sign
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Corn Dog Castle in Paradise Gardens Park at Disney California Adventure is getting into the Halloween Time spirit with a Spicy Pepper Jack “Dog” on a stick. I put “dog” in quotes because this isn’t a hot dog at all. It’s just pepper jack cheese inside the batter.

Spicy Pepper Jack Dog at Corn Dog Castle sign

The stick of cheese is dipped in Corn Batter, drizzled with Blackberry Sauce and topped with Sweet Pineapple Salsa, Pickled Serranos and crushed Cheese Puffs, according to the menu description.

Spicy Pepper Jack Dog Corn Dog Castle California Adventure

What’s interesting is that they do have a cheddar cheese stick on the menu, which is exactly what you’d think – a stick of cheese dipped in corn batter. So why they decided to call this pepper jack cheese stick a “dog” is beyond me. Apparently there have been complaints though, because the Cast Member at the register warned me that it’s not a hot dog, just cheese.

Spicy Pepper Jack Dog Corn Dog Castle California Adventure

Overall, this is one of the more mediocre Halloween Time offerings. It was nowhere near as spicy as pepper jack cheese should be. The blackberry sauce and pineapple salsa are good, and make a nice accompaniment to the fried cheese, but at $9.49, I think your money could be better spent elsewhere. There’s simply not enough here to make this worthwhile.

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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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