REVIEW: Raspberry Dole Whip and Peanut Stew Bring Sweet and Savory Flavors to Refreshment Outpost for the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

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REVIEW: Raspberry Dole Whip and Peanut Stew Bring Sweet and Savory Flavors to Refreshment Outpost for the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

If you’re looking for a sweet take on the traditional Dole Whip, head over to the Refreshment Outpost during the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. A raspberry Dole Whip can be found on the menu, along with a plant-based Peanut Stew, and four new hard ciders!

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Menu for Refreshment Outpost at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

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Food:

  • DOLE Whip® Raspberry – $6.50
  • Peanut Stew with Sweet Potatoes, Mustard Greens and Roasted Peanuts (Plant-Based) – $5.25

Beverage:

*Price per bottle is an average price of the spirit at your local liquor store.

Photos of Menu Items for Refreshment Outpost at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

DOLE Whip® Raspberry – $6.50

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This is a standard raspberry Dole Whip. We’ve enjoyed this at the Magic Kingdom many times, but this is the first time we’ve seen it offered at EPCOT on its own. It’s sweet, slightly tart, and great for refreshment. We love Dole Whip, but the tangerine flavor will always have our hearts.

Peanut Stew with Sweet Potatoes, Mustard Greens and Roasted Peanuts – $5.25

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We were really impressed with this dish. It’s good and hearty, perfect as the days get colder. As the name suggests, you definitely get a lot of peanuts. Stewed greens and spices make this a really wonderful option. This will definitely fill you up in one go. There are a lot of flavors happening here, but you still get the taste of each layer. It’s great! We loved this and would highly recommend trying it for yourself.

*NEW* Ciderboys Caramel Apple Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI (5.0% ABV) – $12

From Ciderboys: “The seasonal sensation of picking up a freshly dipped caramel apple from the farmers market and taking that first delightful bite. Ciderboys Caramel Apple balances caramelized sweetness with tart, juicy apples. It’s satisfying and refreshing in equal measure. Take another dip.”

*NEW* 81Bay Brewing Co. Cinnamon Orange Cranberry Wheat Ale, Tampa, FL (5.8% ABV) – $12

BeerAdvocate describes this as a “wheat ale with coriander, orange peel, cranberry and cinnamon.”

*NEW* Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. Gingerbread White Stout, Orlando, FL (6.0% ABV) – $12

From Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co.: “This holiday creation is a ‘white stout,’ a unique and delightful style that plays with expectations. A stout is traditionally known for its dark, rich flavors, but we’ve turned that on its head. [This] is a pale, creamy concoction that delivers the comforting taste of gingerbread cookies. With each pour, you’ll encounter a burst of holiday flavors. [This beer] offers the sweetness of molasses, the warmth of ginger, and a hint of vanilla. These elements blend together seamlessly, creating a taste that mimics the joy of biting into a freshly baked gingerbread cookie.”

*NEW* Chai Ginger Mule featuring Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka ($33/bottle) – $12

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We appreciated that it’s served in a cute plastic mule mug. The charm didn’t end there, as from the moment you put it near your nose, this smells like the holidays!

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The ginger is very profound, as well as the cinnamon (since there’s a huge stick of it in there.)

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The spices and liquor are strong in this drink, but we aren’t complaining. It’s a bit sweet on the front end, while you get the pumpkin spice on the back end. This cuts the sweetness with some bitterness, so it ends up balancing nicely.

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We recommend this!

Location of Refreshment Outpost at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Refreshment Outpost is located on World Showcase Promenade, just over the drawbridge from the China Pavilion.

The 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays will be running from November 24 to December 30, 2023.

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