REVIEW: Grinch’s Heart on a Pillow Joins Returning Treats for Grinchmas at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Merry Grinchmas! It’s getting “Merry Merry” over in Seuss Landing, and Hop on Pop is serving up new treats for the season, including the Grinch’s Heart on a Pillow.

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Menu for 2022 Holiday Treats at Hop on Pop in Seuss Landing

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Food:

  • Grinch Green Sugar Cookies – $3.79
  • Grinch Ice Cream Sandwich – $6.49
  • 🆕 Grinch’s Heart on a Pillow – $6.49

Beverages:

  • Grinch Hot Chocolate Bomb – $8.99
  • A Holiday Punch – $4.19

Photos of Menu Items for 2022 Holiday Treats at Hop on Pop in Seuss Landing

Grinch Green Sugar Cookies – $3.79

Grinch Ice Cream Sandwich – $6.49

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Vanilla ice cream is sandwiched between two Grinch green sugar cookies. There’s also a tiny candy heart on each of the cookies.

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The cookies were incredible. They’re soft and fresh with a slightly chewy texture. The slight coating of powdered sugar adds just a touch of sweetness to these amazing sugar cookies. You can purchase the cookies on their own for $3.29 if you’re not interested in the ice cream.

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The tiny candy heart is cherry flavored, and it seems like it was held on by a bit of chocolate. It’s cute, tasty, and easy to eat. Sometimes these decorative pieces can be tough to bite into, but this was crunchy and sweet and a nice addition to the cookie.

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Each bite was fantastic, with a rich vanilla ice cream in the center. Even with the cold ice cream in the center, the cookies stayed soft. This combination is perfection, and we hope this ice cream cookie sandwich stays on the menu after the holidays.

*NEW* Grinch’s Heart on a Pillow – $6.49

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The Grinch’s Heart is a red velvet cake bite coated in white chocolate. It’s absolutely delicious and made our own hearts grow three sizes bigger.

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The pillow is a very interesting dessert. It’s a mascarpone cake that’s cool and creamy. It’s a very light and delicate vanilla flavor that isn’t too sweet. It’s almost like a cheesecake or mousse, just really fluffy and light. 

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There’s a flaky pastry crust layer at the bottom that supports the green pillow.

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The Grinch sugar cookies are still our favorite, but this cake is a good option if you’re looking for a more complex treat.

Grinch Hot Chocolate Bomb – $8.99

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We love that it’s green and heart shaped, and the tiny little cherry heart candy is a fun touch.

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Watching the bomb melt and the marshmallows pop out is the best part. It’s an extremely rich and decadent hot cocoa once the heart melts in.

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Make sure you grab a spoon to give it a good stir. Chocolate lovers must try this.

A Holiday Punch – $4.19

festive tropical sour apple punch

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This festive sour apple drink comes topped with whipped cream and a sour cherry sugar rim. The green drink looks a lot like the Grinch topped with a red Santa hat.

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This drink is very sweet and sour with a taste similar to a sour apple Jolly Rancher. The cherry sugar rim was a nice touch. The cherry and sour apple flavors are great together, but there isn’t anything to cut the sourness once you’ve finished the sugar rim. This drink is intensely sweet, so we couldn’t get all the way through it, but we gave it a good try.

Overall, the offerings here are all winners. You can’t really go wrong with any of the holiday treats at Hop on Pop.

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