A new Hot Cocoa Churro has joined the Red Velvet Wreath Doughnut at Magic Kingdom for the holiday season. You can find them at snack carts on Main Street, U.S.A.
*NEW* Hot Cocoa Churro – $7
Churro rolled in hot cocoa powder and topped with marshmallows and peppermint candy pieces
This might have been a good churro, but ours was so stale it was almost as hard as the peppermint pieces. The marshmallows were the only soft parts of this treat.
The chocolate flavor was barely detectable under the peppermint.
We’d only recommend this if you’re sure the churros are fresh and soft.
Red Velvet Wreath Doughnut – $5.75
Doughnut topped with buttercream and holiday sprinkles
This is a red velvet cake doughnut — meaning it gets its lift or rise from chemical leaveners (baking powder and/or baking soda) and baked as opposed to a yeast doughnut that gets its lift from, well, yeast and is fried.
The doughnut is a burgundy color, so it is more than likely a chocolate-based batter with red food coloring, as is typical for red velvet. It is topped with green buttercream piped to resemble the branches of a wreath and decorated with bright red, green, and white holiday sprinkles.
On the first bite, the red velvet donut is very soft, fresh, and tender. The buttercream was smooth with a vanilla flavor. It had promise. However, subsequent bites proved otherwise.
It wasn’t the doughnut itself that was the disappointment, but the buttercream. It developed a very chemical flavor that was off-putting and unpleasant.
We recommend saving your money and trying one of the better holiday treats around the park.
Would you be trying these treats? If so, let us know in the comments below.