REVIEW: New Hot Cocoa Churro Joins Red Velvet Wreath Doughnut for the 2023 Holiday Season at Magic Kingdom

Katie Francis

REVIEW: New Hot Cocoa Churro Joins Red Velvet Wreath Doughnut for the 2023 Holiday Season at Magic Kingdom

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.

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*NEW* Hot Cocoa Churro – $7

Churro rolled in hot cocoa powder and topped with marshmallows and peppermint candy pieces

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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.

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The chocolate flavor was barely detectable under the peppermint.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  • Katie Francis

    Katie is a lover of all theme parks and an avid reader. Her favorite rides are Spaceship Earth and The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man. You can find her daydreaming of the Florida sun, and you can reach her at katie@wdwnt.com.