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REVIEW: Disney Halloween 2021 Fried Chicken & Apple Sandwich Set is Salvaged Only by Adorable Attraction Lunch Case

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Sweetheart Cafe is usually home to a themed sandwich when seasonal events roll around, and this year’s scaled-back Disney Halloween 2021 is no exception. This year, fried chicken and apple is the tune to sing, but we were less impressed by it than by the pun-derful lunch box themed to the Spooky “Boo!” Parade that can be added to your set.

Fried Chicken & Apple Sandwich Special Set – ¥1070 ($9.44)

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The special set, as always, comes with a fruit jelly (grape this season) and either tea or coffee.

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The sandwich is highly Instagrammable from on top, with a baked-on ghostly Mickey hovering atop the orange pumpkin-like bun.

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Inside is a massive piece of lettuce (always a weakness with these sandwiches), a cold piece of boneless fried chicken, and two rather thin apple slices.

Unfortunately, these components alone do not make a good sandwich. Cold fried chicken is always a bummer, doubly so when it has virtually no seasoning. And the apples have zero impact on taste considering their razor-thin size. You can skip the sandwich; get your Instagram picture, and then get out.

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Grape jelly has been a staple of the autumn and winter months at Sweetheart Cafe for many years, and for good reason. The jelly balances a line between actual grape flavor and eating jiggly Smucker’s jam, and the whip on top is light and not overly sweet. Add in two pieces of grape on top that are always juicy and a nice garnish, and you have a solid dessert option. We’ll likely never complain about this one.

Spooky “Boo!” Parade Lunch Case – +¥1100 ($9.71)

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Costing more than the meal itself, the lunchbox has a black base with purple lining around the edges, a polka dot background, and is filled with imagery from the Spooky “Boo!” Parade, which is taking a vacation this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Both sides are filled with logos making fun of attractions at Tokyo Disneyland and the appropriate character who occupies those floats in the actual parade.

While the sandwich may not have been worth our time, you can find the lunchbox at quick-service eateries around Tokyo Disneyland with better meals. We suggest spending your lunchtime at Refreshment Corner or Captain Hook’s Galley instead.

How did you like the lunchbox? Do you disagree with our opinion? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

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