REVIEW: Adorable New Souvenir Dinnerware and Desserts for Duffy’s Heartwarming Days at Tokyo DisneySea’s Cape Cod Cook-Off
Ah, Duffy the Disney Bear. You either love him and his friends or… well, that’s really it. Tokyo DisneySea is the home of Duffy and his four friends ShellieMay, Gelatoni, StellaLou and CookieAnn. And who better to celebrate the season of love with than with Duffy and his friends?
For Duffy’s Heartwarming Days 2020, Duffy and his friends are serving up some sweet desserts and adorable souvenir serveware at Cape Cod Cook-Off at Tokyo DisneySea. There’s no time to waste, so let’s take a look at them all! Before we begin, though, we should note that Tokyo Disney Resort provided these to us for review purposes.
Souvenir Lunch Case – +¥1200 ($10.96)
The theme behind Duffy’s Heartwarming Days this year is baking (appropriate since CookieAnn just joined the team from Hong Kong). As such, Duffy and his friends are immortalized on cookies on this adorable lunch case! I’d dine at that bakery.
Pictured above is the First Prize Set, with which you can order this lunch case. We previously reviewed this burger set when it came along in November. It’s not the best, but it’s better than other options you’ll find at the resort. But seeing My Friend Duffyand picking up this lunch case definitely sweetens the deal!
Souvenir Tumbler – +¥1600 ($14.61)
I bet you were wondering about that metal cup in the picture of the lunch set. Also featuring the cookie motif, this souvenir tumbler is available as an addition to any soft drink order for an extra ¥1600. It’s decently sized, but $14.61 may be a bit of a stretch nonetheless. The tumbler is stainless steel and holds around 370 ml (12 oz) of liquid. That’s roughly a Tall-size at Starbucks, for an easy comparison.
The stainless steel construction does make it convenient for holding drinks, but it doesn’t come with a lid for coffee on-the-go or the like. If you’re a really Duffy person, I can wholeheartedly recommend this to you. But if you’re less than a super-fan, your money may be best spent elsewhere. If it came with a lid, I think this would be worth the upcharge.
Vanilla and Peach Mousse with Souvenir Cup – ¥900 ($8.22)
Layered mousse desserts with souvenir mugs are an event tradition at Tokyo Disney Resort. It seems this event cycle, we’ve moved from mousse and jelly to just layers of mousse. And frankly, I’m all for it. This particular one comes with three flavors: grape, vanilla, and peach. Plus that adorable Duffy-shaped chocolate on top!
The whole thing is quite fluffy, and like the Very Very Minnie pudding, this one errs on the “very sweet” side of flavor. Let’s start with the vanilla layer first: the grape icing on top makes it even more sweetening, but this isn’t your typical American vanilla. This vanilla is far more pronounced, since milk is the go-to generic flavor in Japan. When combined with the peach, the two create a delicious complimentary sensation! And let’s not forget the sweet grape syrup on top, which adds more to the vanilla but clashes if you get all three layers together.
Full of heart is right, I think! It’s so cute!
Waffle with Souvenir Plate – ¥900 ($8.22)
Waffles are kind of CookieAnn’s thing, so it makes sense that the souvenir dessert would feature them. These particular waffles come with some whipped cream, heart sprinkles and strawberry sauce. But before you waffle lovers get too excited, there’s a couple of things to note. They aren’t really caveats, but there’s some things you might not expect.
First, the waffles are cold. Not soggy or stale cold, but just fridge cold. Because of that, the waffle is a bit dense. And again, not stale or crunchy. It’s still soft once you get it apart. Like the CookieAnn waffle sandwich at Dockside Diner, the waffle itself is a bit sweet. Almost as if there’s sugar in the batter. When mixed with the strawberry sauce and whipped cream, however, it really shines as a delicious dessert to finish your meal! I really did enjoy this one, but American visitors may have different expectations compared to what they’re served.
And that’s all of the cuteness for today at Cape Cod Cook-Off! The souvenir serveware and desserts will be available through March 22 or while supplies last. Hopefully you can make it out before then, because these are just precious!
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