REVIEW: New Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Valentine’s Day Cupcake Swirls Into Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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There’s a new sweetheart in town, and it’s got us blushing it’s so good. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and this sweet treat is sure to please.

valentines day cupcake animal kingdom

This soft pale pink perfection is a chocolate cupcake with strawberry icing, garnished with strawberry and chocolate crispy pearls, candy hearts, and a whole chocolate covered strawberry wrapped in animal print chocolate.

valentines day cupcake animal kingdom

We were super excited to try this cupcake, and were pleasantly surprised that the strawberry icing was very gentle, not anything like the strong fake strawberry flavor we were expecting.

valentines day cupcake animal kingdom

The animal print on the chocolate covered strawberry was so charming!

valentines day cupcake animal kingdom

Even unwrapped it was beautiful, if not a little top heavy.

valentines day cupcake animal kingdom

Once we cut it open and tried our first bite, we were hooked.  The cupcake itself was very moist and fresh, so much so that it really fell apart under the weight of the icing and the hefty chocolate covered strawberry. The icing, though plentiful, was delicate in flavor, and didn’t overpower the chocolate cake, but instead combined to make a perfect chocolate/strawberry taste. The crispy pearls were a nice texture addition, and were even flavored according to their color! Finally, the chocolate covered strawberry was perfect––a ripe, fresh strawberry covered in a not-too-sweet chocolate.

All in all, we were super impressed with this cupcake, and were only disappointed with how fast it fell apart.

valentines day cupcake animal kingdom

You can find this delectable morsel at three locations throughout Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Restaurantosaurus in Dinoland, Pizzafari, and Creature Comforts. It retails for $5.99 and is eligible for use of a snack credit on the Disney Dining Plan.

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Noelle Burk

I’m a traveler, crafter and circus girl. My favorite things to do are knit at Disney and eat tacos. If I can’t take my knitting I’m not going.

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That looks so good!


Loved the photos and the great description of the cupcake. It looks and sounds yummy. And, thanks for your honest evaluation!