Disney World – Beaches and Cream – New Signature Chocolate Brownie Shake

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I just left Beaches and Cream with one of their new Chocolate Brownie shakes.

This shake is so good, definitely worth stopping by, AND despite what has been said elsewhere online, I was just told by four different employees there that they will absolutely make this for you at the To Go window. I had a reservation, I mentioned I just wanted the shake, and they brought me in the To Go door and made it for me there. Just be aware that you do not receive a passholder discount on the To Go side, and it does take a few minutes to make.

Disney – Hollywood Studios – Woody’s Lunchbox

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There were two items I wanted to try here: The Chocolate-Hazelnut Lunch Box Tart, and the S’mores French Toast Sandwich.

Both were very good, and I think the Chocolate-Hazelnut Tart was my favorite of the two tarts (the other one is Raspberry).

The French Toast was good, though like most things S’mores flavored, did not taste like S’mores…only this time it had the chocolate and lacked the marshmallow. A good marshmallow flavored whipped cream type topping would really have completed this one.

Disney – Epcot – Food and Wine Festival – Flavors from Fire: Chocolate Picante

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This won the Festival for me last year, and looks like it has again this year. Though the presentation is very different from last year, the cast members confirmed it was the same. The chocolate has a nice, back of the throat heat, and is simply delicious. I asked for the recipe, I hope they send it.

Disney – Epcot – Chcolate Experience: Ghirardelli Drinking Chocolate

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I am surprised I did not try this last year, it is a rich hot chocolate like drink, the flavor similar to the type of hot chocolate you might find in Italy, but no where near as dense. It was tasty, but non-chocolate lovers may not be able to finish the small cup.

Disney – Epcot – Food and Wine Festival – The Chocolate Studio

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I tried both of these last year, but I could not remember which I preferred. Now I know.

The first photo is the Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tarte. This was not the favorite. This tarte was pretty dry and tasteless.

The second photo is the Liquid Nitro Chocolate-Almond Truffle. The consistancy is somewhat pudding like, and it had a rich, pleasant flavor. This was the winner if the Chocolate Studio booth, but not the festival.

Disney Epcot – Food and Wine Festival – Active Eats: Energy Bar Bites

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I always knew these would be hit or miss, and unfortunately they were a massive miss. I could not even finish one.

Disney Magic Kingdom Brownie Temptation

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I am here! First item up is the Brownie Temptation from Main Street Bakery (one of the Starbucks locations) in Magic Kingdom.

Personally, too much peanut butter, not enough chocolate.

Chocolate Photo Dump from Phone

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Despite not posting for long stretches of time, I am always taking photos of chocolate things I try.  So, here is a photo dump from my phone.  This spans several trips to Disney, trips to Wisconsin, and much, much more.  If there is anything you are curious about, just ask.

Starbucks Secret Menu – S’Mores Frappaccino and Bonus

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I have been meaning to try some of the Secret Menu items for a long time now, but I just finally created them on the app for easy future ordering.  So far I have only tried two, one chocolate, one not.  I just realized that I did not take pictures of either of these, but they did not look too different from the base drinks, so not a huge deal (just not as visually pretty).

Recipe as listed online:
–Java Chip Frappuccino (or double chocolate chip if preferred)
–1 pump of Cinnamon Dolce syrup
–1 pump of Toffee Nut syrup
–Whipped cream blended in
–Top with whipped cream and Cinnamon Dolce sprinkles

I ordered this on my phone, so I was not able to have the whipped cream blended in, and I went with the Double Chocolatey Chip Frap (especially since I feel like S’mores flavored items never taste enough like chocolate).

I felt like the taste was more toffee almost a gingerbread flavor, much more so than s’mores, but very good.  I might order this again during the holiday season once I move out West to a warmer climate.

BONUS

BUTTERBEER FRAPPUCCINO

So this is not chocolate in any way, shape, or form, but it is still a fun secret menu item.

Recipe as listed online:
–Optional: Line cup with caramel drizzle
–Ask for a Creme Frappuccino base. Don’t skimp on the fat by asking for skim or 2% milk as whole milk is required for the right consistency
–Add 3 pumps of caramel syrup
–Add 3 pumps of toffee nut syrup
–Top with caramel drizzle

Again, this was ordered on the app, so I did not have them line the cup, and I did go with Soy Milk due to an allergy (I am allergic to rBGH, so not knowing what brand milk any particular Starbucks uses, I go for the safe option).  Also, as I could not just ask for a creme base on the app, I created this with the Vanilla Bean Frapp, and modified the vanilla down to one scoop.  I think the Vanilla may have helped balance this drink though.  This was tasty, and definitely reminiscent of Butterbeer, but it has been over a year since I last had it at Wizarding World of Harry Potter, so I am not sure how close.  I might dial back the caramel a little next time, but otherwise, very tasty.

Posting is Hard and EPCOT Planning

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My phone is full of pictures I have taken of chocolate items I have eaten that have never made it onto this blog. I always intend to post them, but life happens and I forget. All I can ever do is apologize and promise to try in the future. And so…I am sorry, I will try to do better in the future.

Last week, Disney released the menus for this years EPCOT Food and Wine Festival. I was there last year (and for Flower and Garden this year and last), and of course I took pictures that never were posted, and by now I have forgotten most of what things tasted like. I should really take notes.

I will be at Food and Wine for a few days in October (I am going for my birthday weekend), so I thought I would share what chocolate items I am most excited for, and hopefully that will give me incentive to post them once I have had them.

The Chocolate Studio
Liquid Nitro Chocolate-Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey-Caramel
Sweet Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tar with Whipped Cream

I had both of these last year, and I remember thinking I liked one more than the other, but for the life of me I cannot remember which. For punishment, I must try them both again. Poor me.

Flavors from Fire
Chocolate Picante

Another one I tried last year, and while I cannot remember all of the items I tried, but this one was unforgettable. I am hoping to acquire the recipe for this one, it is amazing.

Ireland
Warm Chocolate Pudding with Irish Cream Liqueur

Again, I had this one last year, but I cannot remember it. Time to try it again.

The Chocolate Experience hosted by Ghirardelli
Ghirardelli Drinking Chocolate

I think this may have been there before, but I did not know. In Italy, when you order hot chocolate at a cafe, you basically receive a cup of hot melted chocolate and a packet of sugar. It was amazing. I am hoping this will be similar, but I have no idea what to expect.

Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar
Chocolate Croissant

The item itself does not sound earth shattering, but the Pavilion is new, so I am keeping an eye on this one, at least until photos surface so that I can see what it looks like.

Taste Track
Croissant Donut with Chocolate and Marshmallows

I believe this item is new as well, that or it was not so advertised last yar. There is a Chocolate Hazelnut one as well, I might change my decision once I see pictures.

Here are a few items I am not so excited about.

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Belgium
Belgian Waffle with Warm Chocolate Ganache and Whipped Cream

I really want to be wowed by Belgium, but I remember this one just falling short. Too much waffle, not enough chocolate. I would really like to see Belgium do more with chocolate in the future, as the country is already so known for it.

 

 

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Morocco
Chocolate Baklava

Much like Belgium, too much baklava, not enough chocolate, but at least I do not think chocolate when I think of Morocco, so the offense is less here.

 

There are other non-Food and Wine items I am excited to try as well, on this trip or the next (I am going again in November) but perhaps I will make another post with those.