REVIEW: New Pineapple Coconut Mermaid Tail Swims Into Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

Gasparilla Island Grill at the Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa has had a few new pastries arrive in the case. We recently tried the Frozen 2 Enchanted Forest Cookie, but today a new treat caught our eye. After the last few lackluster desserts, this was a much needed win. We flipped over the new pineapple and coconut Mermaid Tail.

This coconut pineapple filled pastry is $5.99 and really unique looking.

This beautifully decorated mermaid tail has two white chocolate pieces for fins and a purple sugar sea star on top. The pastry is coated in a sugar crystals and green coloring. The opening of the cone is covered with sprinkles, which makes eating half a mermaid a little less morbid.

It really looks like a lobster tail. The white chocolate fins were a little much, but add a nice additional snack if you like white chocolate.

The cream inside has a heavy consistency, but a very light flavor. Even though it’s described as pineapple coconut, we really couldn’t taste the coconut. The cream isn’t very sweet, making this a nice treat that won’t give you a sugar rush. Part of me thinks this should have been themed to Dole Whip, but I guess we’re at the wrong resort for all of that. The sugar on the pastry gives it a nice crunchy texture, but doesn’t add too much sweetness, surprisingly.

After the awful Arendelle Aqua Eclair and the mediocre Enchanted Forest cookie, it’s refreshing to find a good snack here at the Grand Floridian. Will you be swimming over to Gasparilla Island Grill for the new Mermaid Tail?

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  1. The bottom half of the mermaid? What happened to the top half? Does GIG have a new sushi offering as well?

    1. My dear boy, the top half is human and therefore would not be made into sushi. They gave it to me to have with favs beans and a nice Chianti tss tss tss tss.

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