REVIEW: Assorted Snacks (Baumkuchen, Purple Potato Mochi, and Strawberry Cheesecake) for Disney Halloween at Tokyo Disney Resort
It’s time for Disney Halloween at Tokyo Disney Resort! And one of my favorite parts of any Tokyo Disney Resort event is the array of snacks and food items available! In this series of reviews, I’ll be detailing every single new snack and counter-service item. Normally, Tokyo Disney Resort releases a full line of adorable snacks and drinks for new seasonal events. However, I’ve never seen them release a sampler set like this before! In the Assorted Snacks set, there are three delicious treats to sample: baumkuchen, strawberry cheesecake, and a purple potato mochi ball. So, let’s take a look at this delicious sampler!
Assorted Snacks – ¥430 ($4.00)
One of my biggest complaints about the snacks this year have been the relation of portion size to price. In my review of the Chicken & Vegetable Bun, I said ¥600 was a bit too much for a snack. Here, I think ¥430 is too much for such a small item. These are literally bite-size treats.
The presentation is nice, I will say. Let’s take a look at each snack individually
I was actually disappointed that I ate this first. But not for the reason you’d think! Baumkuchen, for those of you that don’t know, is a circular German cake that is popular here as omiyage, or gifts to be brought home to family or friends. This particular one was very fluffy, as it is meant to be. The icing was very light, almost flavorless. I would’ve rather has this second between two of the more flavorful treats as a palate cleanser, but that’s on me rather than Disney. I think this was excellent!
Purple Sweet Potato Mochi
Oh my gosh how cute is this!!! It’s a ghost Mickey mochi ball! And it’s very well made, too. The mochi tasted just right, and it was the perfect amount of sticky. Definitely well-crafted, in those terms. As for flavor, the purple sweet potato doesn’t shine here as much as in the Tipo Torta. It’s much more sweet and almost sugary compared to the other purple sweet potato items I tasted, but the flavor profile is still essentially the same. I definitely would consider this my favorite of the three snacks offered.
I’m not entirely sure “strawberry” should be in the name, as it only tasted like plain cheesecake. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, per se, as I love cheesecake. But, I found this to be the most disappointing of the three for that reason. There was no strawberry filling or flavor anywhere to be found, seemingly other than the red coloring of the sample. It’s still fine, but my least favorite of the three items offered.
Overall, I was fairly satisfied with this assortment. The snacks are good enough, although maybe a stretch for ¥430. As for the flavors, it was a nice variety to get you in to the autumn spirit. Some pumpkin was probably missing, but there’s plenty of that to be had across Tokyo Disney Resort. The Assorted Snacks are available at Tokyo Disneyland’s Cleo’s and Food Booth vendors, and at Tokyo DisneySea’s Gondolier Snacks and Hudson River Harvest through October 31.
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