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.
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.
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.
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.
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.