REVIEW: Spaceship Earth Cookie, Mouse Crunch, and More Sweet Treats Arrive at Holiday Hearth Desserts for the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Alicia

REVIEW: Spaceship Earth Cookie, Mouse Crunch, and More Sweet Treats Arrive at Holiday Hearth Desserts for the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

The iconic Spaceship Earth cookie has returned to the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays! Along with the cookie, Holiday Hearth Dessets has a huge lineup of sweet treats, both new and returning, along with several different types of hot chocolate and beer.

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Menu for Holiday Hearth Desserts at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

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Food:

  • Red Velvet Mini Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Icing – $4.75
  • Salted Caramel Spaceship Earth Cookie – $5.50
  • Mouse Crunch made with M&M’s Chocolate Candies – $6.50
  • 🆕 Mint Chocolate Mousse Wreath – $5.00
  • 🆕 Apple Caramel Crumb Cake – $4.75
  • 🆕 Chocolate-Covered Toffee Brittle – $4.25
  • Peppermint Pinwheel Cookie – $3.00

Beverage:

  • Hot Cocoa by Joffrey’s Coffee (Non-Alcoholic) – $4.00
  • 🆕 Frozen Caramel Hot Chocolate with TWIX® Cookie Bar Pieces and Whipped Cream (Non-Alcoholic) – $5.25
  • 🆕 Wicked Weed Brewing Jack Frost IPA, Asheville, NC (8.0% ABV) – $5.75 for 6 oz., $9.75 for 12 oz.
  • 🆕 BrewDog It’s a Beaut Stout, Columbus, OH (7.5% ABV) – $5.75 for 6 oz., $9.75 for 12 oz.
  • Wicked Weed Brewing Milk & Cookies Imperial Milk Stout, Asheville, NC (8.7% ABV) – $5.75 for 6 oz., $9.75 for 12 oz.
  • Peppermint Cocoa: Hot Cocoa by Joffrey’s Coffee with Peppermint Schnapps – $12.50
  • Beer Flight – $10.25

The Peppermint Pinwheel Cookie is a blast from the past, having last appeared at Yukon Holiday Kitchen in 2020.

Photos of Menu Items for Holiday Hearth Desserts at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

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Red Velvet Mini Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Icing – $4.75

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This was very tasty and moist. It wasn’t too heavy on the red velvet and had plenty of sweet cream cheese icing. The Christmas sprinkles add a nice crunch that complements the texture well.

Salted Caramel Spaceship Earth Cookie – $5.50

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For the price, this isn’t bad, but you would buy it more for the novelty of eating a Spaceship Earth-shaped cookie more than anything else. The salted caramel filling was good, but the cookie itself was kind of dry. The glitter sprinkles got everywhere, and the caramel will stick in your teeth.

Mouse Crunch made with M&M’s Chocolate Candies – $6.50

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This was not worth it. It’s just a mix of caramel popcorn and chocolate-covered pretzels. The popcorn reminds us of the one served at Appleseed Orchard in 2020.

*NEW* Mint Chocolate Mousse – $5.00

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This dessert is a little on the smaller side, but affordable at $5. The outside of the cake has a thick shell, and the inside is a mint mousse.

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While the dessert is cute, we found the mint to be completely overpowering and similar to a toothpaste flavor rather than actual peppermint.

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Sprinkled throughout the mousse are chocolate chips that help break up the texture, which we liked.

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*NEW* Apple Caramel Crumb Cake – $4.75

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This has to be one of the best deals at the festival. Coming in at just under $5, this cake is huge AND it comes in a themed box!

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Along with the dessert being cost-effective, we found it to be completely delicious.

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It’s moist and sweet. The apple isn’t overpowering. Absolutely get this.

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*NEW* Chocolate-Covered Toffee Brittle – $4.25

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While this may look like a cookie, it’s not. As the name suggests, this is toffee covered completely in chocolate, with some festive sprinkles on top.

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The closest thing we can compare it to is a HEATH Bar.

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Toffee fans will love this, but if toffee isn’t your thing, this may be an item to skip.

Peppermint Pinwheel Cookie – $3.00

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This is a very thick cookie and is incredibly bland.

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We didn’t get any flavor of Peppermint — we didn’t really get any flavor of anything!

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It’s basically just a tasteless sugar cookie. It’s pretty but not worth the money.

Hot Cocoa by Joffrey’s Coffee (Non-Alcoholic) – $4.00

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The hot cocoa is pretty watery and did not have a strong chocolate flavor. It was overall a bit weak.

*NEW* Frozen Caramel Hot Chocolate with TWIX® Cookie Bar Pieces and Whipped Cream (Non-Alcoholic) – $5.25

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While this is advertised as having caramel in it, we couldn’t find any. That said, we liked this drink.

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For fans of (frozen) hot chocolate, this is exactly what you would imagine it tastes like, and we liked it!

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The crushed pieces of Twix were a nice addition to break up the hot chocolate flavor.

*NEW* Wicked Weed Brewing Jack Frost IPA, Asheville, NC (8.0% ABV) – $5.75 for 6 oz. $9.75 for 12 oz.

From Wicked Weed Brewing: “Jack Frost is an immense West Coast IPA that will keep you warm on the coolest winter nights. It boasts immense aromas of citrusy orange and dank pine all while being supported by delicate malt notes of biscuit and honey to create a more festive take on this classic style. Reminiscent of orange marmalade on fresh baked bread, this winterized IPA will invoke cozy memories of years past.”

*NEW* BrewDog It’s a Beaut Stout, Columbus, OH (7.5% ABV) – $5.75 for 6 oz. $9.75 for 12 oz.

From BrewDog: “We’ve teamed up with National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation to bring you It’s a Beaut Pecan & Toffee Stout. Ringing in at a 7.5% ABV, this rich and decadent stout combines sweet toffee flavors, roasted cacao and hints of vanilla. Dare we say it; we’ve captured Christmas in a can.”

Wicked Weed Brewing Milk & Cookies Imperial Milk Stout, Asheville, NC (8.7% ABV) – $5.75 for 6 oz. $9.75 for 12 oz.

Wicked Weed Brewing describes this beer as an “imperial stout with golden raisins, cinnamon, & vanilla.”

Peppermint Cocoa: Hot Cocoa by Joffrey’s Coffee with Peppermint Schnapps – $12.50

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This had a generous amount of alcohol. But like we said above, the hot cocoa was weak. It was just an average alcoholic hot cocoa with some peppermint added.

Location of Holiday Hearth Desserts at the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Holiday Hearth Desserts can be found at the dining area inside the Odyssey, between Test Track and the Mexico Pavilion.

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

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  • Alicia

    Growing up a native Floridian, I've been visiting the parks since I was three months old. I love all things Winnie the Pooh, Hidden Mickey hunting, and dole whips. Questions or comments? Email me at alicia@wdwnt.com or find me on Instagram @aliciaj_13