If you’re looking for a sweet and savory snack to celebrate the holidays at Magic Kingdom, Casey’s Corner is stepping up to the plate. The new Holiday Dinner Dog is available during regular park hours from November 8 through December 31 and during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
Casey’s Corner Holiday Dinner Dog – $12.99 / Foot-long – $14.29
All-beef hot dog with cranberry mustard, savory stuffing funnel cake, and cheese curds
As you start to read all the components of this holiday hot dog, now available at Casey’s Corner in the Magic Kingdom, nothing stands out as unusual. All-beef hot dog. Check. Cranberry mustard. Check. Cheese Curds. Check. Savory stuffing funnel cake. Uhhh … what?
Funnel cake as a savory stuffing? Well, it certainly is an interesting take on a hot dog and to be honest, it doesn’t taste as strange as the ingredients suggest.
With that being said, the all-beef hot dog tastes like a typical Casey’s Corner hotdog. The hot dog itself was tender and the bun was soft and fresh.
Cheese curds are a bit of a head-scratcher — yes, even more so than the savory stuffing funnel cake. The cheese curds are somewhat salty, young cheddar cheese. By their very nature, they are mild in flavor. Fresh curds will squeak under your teeth when bitten into.
Although these curds were firm and had a bit of chew to them, unfortunately, they did not add anything to the hot dog.
The funnel cake stuffing was fresh and soft, but again, it was pretty flavorless. We didn’t really get the taste of funnel cake. Even though it may sound strange — ironic as it is from a review of a hot dog with funnel cake stuffing on it – perhaps a little bit of powdered sugar sprinkled over the funnel cake before garnishing the hot dog would have helped.
Finally, the cranberry mustard. Cranberries are typically tart but sweeter with the addition of sugar and mustard is typically a crisp, tart-and-tangy flavor. When combined together, you’d expect a bit of a sweet, tart, tangy addition. Here, only the sweetness came through. We’re not saying that’s a bad thing, but that’s the flavor that rounds out this hot dog.
Are you up for a Holiday Hot Dog from Casey’s Corner? Let us know what you think of it in the comments below.