REVIEW: Gingerbread Cupcake, Frozen Hot Cocoa, Eggnog Panna Cotta & More Flurry of Fun Treats from Hollywood Studios

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The Flurry of Fun began early at Disney’s Hollywood Studios today with at the arrival of decorations, as well as a number of specialty food items for the season. Below, we cover everything you’ll find at Rosie’s All-American Cafe and Catalina Eddie’s in the Sunset Ranch Market on Sunset Boulevard.

Rosie’s has 4 items as part of the Flurry of Fun. They’re marked with a snowflake.

Winterberry Margarita ($12.75)

Silver Patrón Tequila, Triple Sec, Sweet-and-Sour, Cranberry Juice and Wildberry Syrup

While we had an uncharacteristic winning streak with all of the treats we review below, the alcohol options continue to be pre-made garbage. Overly sweet and totally unenjoyable, the Winterberry Margaraita should be on no-one’s agenda during Flurry of Fun. It was so sweet that I couldn’t really even distinguish any special flavor, so I don’t really know what else to say.

Spiced Cold Chocolate ($4.99)

Chocolate Verrine with a Homemade Cinnamon Marshmallow and Chocolate Cake

Luckily, it’s all uphill from here. For those unaware, A verrine is a small, thick-walled glass container with no base, whose purpose is to hold a solid or liquid dish (starter, main course or dessert) rather than a drink. Inside we’ll find a spiced chocolate mousse of sorts, accompanied by cinnamon marshmallows and chocolate cake. This is quite good and a must for the choco-holics out there. It’s also pretty big, certainly enough to share.

Prep and Landing Cupcake ($5.99)

Gingerbread Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting

You may be asking what makes this a Prep and Landing cupcake. Well, typically, it would be a white chocolate topper, but they were not quite ready for any of the snacks we had today. Anyway, this is a nice diversion from the usual, a gingerbread cupcake with a super-sweet cream cheese interior that counter each other well. I will say watch out for the red frosting, because it will turn your hands and mouth quite red.

Frozen Hot Cocoa Slushy ($4.49)

Chill out with a Frosted Marshmallow Frozen Chocolate Slushy

This has been offered at Blizzard Beach for many years, and sometimes I think about heading to the water park just to grab one of these. I’m happy to report that it is just as good here and perfect for a hot November day like today was. It’s effectively a frozen hot chocolate with a hint of marshmallow flavor in every sip. It is absolutely the one Flurry of Fun item you CAN NOT leave Hollywood Studios without getting. Thankfully, it is at a handful of other locations throughout the park as well.

Catalina Eddie’s features an Eggnog Panna Cotta for the Flurry of Fun.

Eggnog Panna Cotta ($4.99)

Eggnog Panna Cotta with Raspberry and Chocolate Crème

This is one of my favorite counter service desserts I’ve had in a long time. The eggnog panna cotta is perfect if you like eggnog (imagine an eggnog-flavored, thick cream), impeccably complimented with fresh raspberries that counter the dairy well. I’m not sure where the chocolate creme was, but this certainly didn’t need it. It’s a sizable portion and a must-get for any eggnog fans.

About the author

Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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