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REVIEW: Twisted Taters Get a Cajun Twist for Mardi Gras 2022 at Universal Studios Florida

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Twisted Taters used to only be available during Halloween Horror Nights, but they have worked their way into becoming a staple of Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida also. We stopped by to check out the Cajun twist on the twisted tater.

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Menu for the Twisted Taters Booth at Mardi Gras 2022 at Universal Studios Florida

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Food:

  • 🆕 Cajun Twisted Frank with Chorizo Queso: Flash fried ribbon potato thinly sliced, skewered, and stuffed with a Nathan’s Famous foot long hot dog – $14.99
  • 🆕 Cajun Twisted Frank: Flash fried ribbon potato thinly sliced, skewered, and stuffed with a Nathan’s Famous foot long hot dog – $12.49
  • Cajun Twisted Tater – $8.49

Beverages:

  • 🆕 A New Twist on Taters: Old Forester Bourbon, Gran Gala Orange Liqueur, brown sugar sweet potato syrup, Mexican Chocolate Bitters, lemon juice – $6.00 for 9 oz., $13 for 12 oz. souvenir cup
  • 🆕 North Coast Brewing Co. Pranqster: Belgian Style Golden Ale (7.6% ABV) – $6.50 for 9 oz., $11.50 for 12 oz. souvenir cup

Photos of Menu Items for the Twisted Taters Booth at the Mardi Gras 2022 at Universal Studios Florida

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*NEW* Cajun Twisted Frank with Chorizo Queso – $14.99

Flash fried ribbon potato thinly sliced, skewered, and stuffed with a Nathan’s Famous foot long hot dog, served with Chorizo Queso

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This is a great Mardi Gras version of the Twisted Tater. There’s a foot long hot dog on the stick and wrapped in a twisted tater. It is sprinkled generously with Cajun seasoning and topped with an andouille cheese sauce.

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This is the spiciest dish at Mardi Gras, with a strong flavor of Tabasco. The hot dog is well cooked, and the potato is nice and crispy. We really liked this and would get it again.

Cajun Twisted Frank – $12.49

Flash fried ribbon potato thinly sliced, skewered, and stuffed with a Nathan’s Famous foot long hot dog

Cajun Twisted Tater – $8.49

Flash fried ribbon potato thinly sliced and skewered

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The regular twisted tater is super undercooked, limp, and soggy. And it has nothing to even slightly balance that out.

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It was a big disappointment and almost inedible.

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It was basically just wet potato with some Cajun seasoning.

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Plus, there was a wet puddle in the tray under the twisted tater. Don’t waste your money.

*NEW* A New Twist on Taters – $6.00 for 9 oz., $13 for 12 oz. souvenir cup

Old Forester Bourbon, Gran Gala Orange Liqueur, brown sugar sweet potato syrup, Mexican Chocolate Bitters, lemon juice

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This is an interesting take on an old fashioned. You can definitely taste the bourbon and a nice citrus flavor with orange and lemon.

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The chocolate bitters and sweet potato syrup aren’t very discernible. This is a decent drink but not our favorite.

*NEW* North Coast Brewing Co. Pranqster Belgian Style Golden Ale (7.6% ABV) – $6.50 for 9 oz., $11.50 for 12 oz. souvenir cup

From North Coast Brewing Co.: “Belgian Ales represent the height of the brewers’ art. Sophisticated brewing techniques, yeast blends, and unique flavoring elements have elevated the beers of Belgium to the status enjoyed by wine in other countries. PranQster follows in this tradition using a mixed culture of antique yeast strains that produce a floral nose, a full fruity flavor, and a clean finish.”

Location of the Twisted Taters Booth at Mardi Gras 2022 at Universal Studios Florida

The Twisted Taters booth is located in the French Quarter (Gramercy Park), as indicated by the letter “K” on the map below.

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Mardi Gras will be celebrated at Universal Studios Florida from February 5 to April 24, and we highly recommend checking out this booth if you come for the event!

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