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Holiday Hearth Desserts – EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

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Holiday Hearth Desserts makes its second appearance at the 2021 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. “Discover the hearth you’ll call home, with holly jolly desserts, hot cocoa and so much more.” The 2021 EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays runs November 26th – December 30th, 2021.

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

Food:

  • Red Velvet Mini Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Icing – $4.50
  • Salted Caramel Spaceship Earth Cookie – $5.50
  • Snowball Cookies – $4.00
  • Peppermint Bark (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) – $6.50
  • Mouse Crunch – $6.50
  • 🆕 Gingerbread Cookie – $2.50

Beverage:

  • Hot Cocoa (Non-Alcoholic) – $3.50
  • 🆕 Cinnamon Apple Cider (Non-Alcoholic) – $3.75
  • Cocoa Candy Cane: Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Schnapps – $12.00

Both new items come from previous EPCOT festivals. The Gingerbread Cookie was last seen at Festival Favorites in 2020, while the Cinnamon Apple Cider was part of the menu at Appleseed Orchard during the 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival.

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

Red Velvet Mini Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Icing – $4.50

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Red Velvet Mini Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Icing – $4.50 (Photo from 2020)

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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Salted Caramel Spaceship Earth Cookie – $5.50 (Photo from 2020)

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.

Snowball Cookies – $4.00

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Snowball Cookies – $4.00 (Photo from 2020)
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Snowball Cookies – $4.00 (Photo from 2020)

This is a light cookie with a decent crunch to it. Like all snowball cookies, they are covered in powdered sugar. We could definitely taste the almonds, which makes us think the batter didn’t get it all mashed up and there may have been chunks. We weren’t big fans, and feel you could get something similar at the grocery store.

Peppermint Bark – $6.50

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Peppermint Bark – $6.50 (Photo from 2020)
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Peppermint Bark – $6.50 (Photo from 2020)

This was very chewy, and the bark fell apart as we ate it. The peppermint stuck to our teeth. The white chocolate flavor was good, and the peppermint taste was strong… but overall, this was just okay.

Mouse Crunch – $6.50

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Mouse Crunch – $6.50 (Photo from 2020)
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Mouse Crunch – $6.50 (Photo from 2020)

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* Gingerbread Cookie – $2.50

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Gingebread Cookie – $2.50 (Photo from 2020)

This little gingerbread cookie is very soft, with a lot of gingerbread flavoring. However, the icing was a bit crunchy and hard, which was not a good combination when combined with such a soft cookie, and there’s hardly any icing on the cookie to begin with. Although the cookie is super soft, that’s about all it has going for it. You can find many variations of a generic gingerbread man cookie all across Walt Disney World Resorts, so we recommend maybe getting your gingerbread fix elsewhere. If you do decide to indulge here, make sure to grab a drink with the cookie, because you’ll want one after eating it.

Hot Cocoa (Non-Alcoholic) – $3.50

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Hot Cocoa – $3.50 (Photo from 2020)

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

*NEW* Cinnamon Apple Cider (Non-Alcoholic) – $3.75

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Cinnamon Apple Cider – $3.75 (Photo from the 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival)

This tastes almost exactly like apple juice. If you like your cider sweet, this is okay, but this is too sweet for our personal tastes. This doesn’t really taste much cinnamon, either.

Cocoa Candy Cane: Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Schnapps – $12.00

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Cocoa Candy Cane: Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Schnapps – $12.00 (Photo from 2020)

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 is located on World Showcase Plaza, near Port of Entry. You can find it at number 17 on the map below.

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