REVIEW: Wookiee Cookie & Darth Vader Cupcake Return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for May the 4th

Shannen Ace

REVIEW: Wookiee Cookie & Darth Vader Cupcake Return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for May the 4th

The Wookiee Cookie and Darth Vader Cupcake have returned to Backlot Express in Disney’s Hollywood Studios for May the 4th. Both treats will be available through May 31.

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The BB-8 sipper is also available with a fountain beverage for $14.69 at Backlot Express.

Wookiee Cookie – $6.29

Two oatmeal cookies with vanilla cream filling garnished with a milk chocolate sash on top

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The Wookiee Cookie is massive and comes topped with a familiar Chewbacca-themed chocolate piece. Inside, it’s stuffed with soft, pillowy whipped marshmallow frosting.

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The cookies in the sandwich are especially doughy, with a light frosting that probably could use a hint of more sweetness. The only good bites here are with the chocolate piece, which doesn’t even stay on as you eat it.

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The cookie looks good, so we were disappointed that the flavors fell flat. With the chocolate and cream, you do get two or three s’mores-esque bites, but the whole thing is a mess. A bit of cinnamon or some other kind of spice would’ve gone a long way here, since the cookies taste of plain, uncooked oatmeal.

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If you’re looking for a large cookie to share with your ragtag crew of Resistance spies, this isn’t a terrible option, and while you should always let the Wookiee win, this cookie just doesn’t deserve a medal for its efforts.

Darth Vader Cupcake – $5.99

Chocolate cupcake with chocolate-peanut butter buttercream, dipped in dark chocolate ganache, edged in chocolate flakes, and topped with a chocolate Darth Vader

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Like the cookie, this is a big treat and we recommend sharing it with your apprentice. The Darth Vader helmet is delicious dark chocolate.

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The chocolate-peanut butter buttercream is relatively light, which is especially nice if you’re not a peanut butter person. The sprinkles around the edge add a good contrasting texture to the creaminess.

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The cake is basic, but not too dense. This is one of the better chocolate cupcakes we’ve had at Walt Disney World, but still nothing to write home about.

Will you be trying the Wookiee Cookie or Darth Vader Cupcake this month? Let us know in the comments.

May the 4th

May 4 is considered Star Wars Day because “May the 4th” sounds like “May the Force (be with you).” It’s celebrated annually by “Star Wars” fans and now Disney and Lucasfilm. At Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, it’s called Black Spire Day, honoring the founding of the Batuu outpost.

This year’s May the 4th collection was released on shopDisney in April and is now available at Disney’s Hollywood StudiosNew Black Spire Outpost tees were also released.

new Dok-Ondar action figure will be available on shopDisney, too. A new Sith wayfinder and Cal Kestis lightsaber hilt were released at Dok-Ondar’s today. A light-up acid spitter orb sipper is available at Ronto Roasters and Docking Bay 7. New Legacy Lightsaber hilts will arrive at Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge throughout the month of May.

Check out the full list of May the 4th food and beverage offerings at Walt Disney World Resort.

Carrie Fisher will receive a posthumous star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on Star Wars Day this year.

“Star Wars: Visions” volume 2 and “Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures” will premiere on Disney+ on May the 4th.

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  • Shannen Michaelsen

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