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