REVIEW: New Seasonal Holiday Turkey Burger and Peppermint Cookies ‘n Cream Gelato Shake at D-Luxe Burger in Disney Springs

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Everyone is getting in the holiday spirit here at Disney Springs, even D-Luxe Burger. We decided to swing by and try the new holiday-inspired menu items.

The Holiday Turkey Burger is $13.49 and the Peppermint Cookies ‘n Cream Shake is $7.50.

The Peppermint Cookies ‘n Cream Gelato Shake was underwhelming in presentation. Its appearance was generic, with no added aesthetic flair to establish it as a seasonal holiday offering.

The cookies ‘n cream gelato base was yummy. No surprise there. Because it’s made with gelato, it’s creamier and has a smoother texture than a regular milkshake. The peppermint notes comes through via flavored syrup. It was mixed well throughout the shake, but the flavoring was on the weak side. It was more like a cookies ‘n cream shake with an aftertaste of peppermint.

The menu states that this shake comes “garnished with peppermint pieces on top.” Clearly, ours didn’t have them. Overall, this shake is a decent addition to a meal if you’re already at D-Luxe Burger and craving something sweet to accompany your meal. It’s slightly overpriced for what you get, though.

The Holiday Turkey Burger had its high and low points. As you can see, this burger was served a bit disheveled, but that wasn’t too off-putting. We can love a messy burger too.

The turkey patty was well cooked, juicy, and delicious. It was definitely the strongest aspect of the sandwich. The inclusion of a hash brown on the burger seemed odd. Maybe the goal was to represent the mashed potato portion of a Thanksgiving meal? The hashbrown was unnecessary. If anything, it was a bland ingredient that dulled down the other flavors.

We felt that the cranberry sauce on our burger was heavy-handed. It’s not sweetened, creating an almost bitter taste when combined with the rest of the burger. The amount of cranberry sauce also made it challenging to keep the patty and its toppings inside the buns. Everything was slipping and sliding all over the place.

Both of these holiday offerings are okay enough to eat at D-Luxe Burger if you’re in that general area of Disney Springs, but not good enough to make a trip to specifically try them. What do you think about D-Luxe Burger’s holiday offerings?

About the author

Kelly Morgan-Brown

Kelly lives in Central Florida with her Kiwi husband and bossy rat terrier. When not at a Disney Park, she can be found in the dance studio, listening to Broadway soundtracks, or planning her next travel adventure. Contact her at [email protected]

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