REVIEW: Boozy Hot Cocoa Flight, Peppermint Sundae, and More from Holiday Sweets & Treats at the 2019 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays
“Rock around the Christmas tree with goodies sure to top the ‘nice’ list—at Promenade Refreshments,” is how Disney is promoting the Holiday Sweets & Treats booth at the 2019 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. Personally, I love sweets and treats, so let’s get snacking!
Menu for Holiday Sweets & Treats at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays
Photos of Menu Items for Holiday Sweets & Treats at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays
All-Beef Hot Dog – $9.50
This was added in as a last-minute menu item and while it’s your basic hot dog and chips, it’s a good option if you’re with picky eaters or kids that wouldn’t try anything else on the Festival of the Holidays booth lineup.
Made with standard chocolate soft serve, this isn’t the peppermint ice cream the name might lead you to believe. The peppermint flakes do add enough holiday flavor amongst the chocolate and whipped cream, but, overall, this is a rather conventional sundae.
*NEW* Santa Mickey Sugar Cookie – $3.00
This cookie is pretty good. It’s a thin shortbread sugar cookie with chocolate icing on top, adorned with red and green sprinkles and a little Santa hat. It’s the reward for finishing the cookie trail, but you can get it on its own if you don’t wish to participate in the trail.
Hot Cocoa – $3.50
This is your standard Disney hot cocoa, similar to what you’d get at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and the like. Good for a chilly night, but there are far more interesting options on the festival food and beverage lineup.
Head brewer Robert Baker provided us with this information: Also known as Straight to the ‘Noggin Eggnog Malt Beverage (due to state regulator requirements), Shipyard Eggnog White Porter “is loaded with flavor. It is full-bodied and has a wonderful silky, creamy texture. The aroma of nutmeg, mild spices, and sweet malts go Straight to the ‘Noggin. The perfect beer for any holiday party.”
All three of these alcoholic hot chocolates are delicious. The hot chocolate is thick and not watery, and has a good amount of alcohol in each cup. However, you could easily replicate these at home for probably a cheaper price.
These peppermint shakes are good, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. The non-alcoholic option of this beverage comes in the larger cup and with a striped paper straw. The caffeine-free tea that is added gives it somewhat of a minty aftertaste, but it blends well with the rest of the drink. The whipped cream vodka really elevates it from a standard hot chocolate that you can get around the park.
Location of Holiday Sweets & Treats at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays
Holiday Sweets & Treats is located at Promenade Refreshments, along Showcase Plaza. Holiday Sweets & Treats is number 3 on the map below.
Did you treat yourself to any Holiday Sweets & Treats or have you been snacking at the other holiday kitchens?