There are so many good food options when it comes to visiting Disneyland that counting calories is basically a nonstarter. You go with the understanding that not only is this a vacation for the attractions and the ambience, but a food vacation. It almost hard to choose which foods to sink your teeth into because there are some many great options.
I’m going to focus on the Mint Julep and Mickey Beignets for today’s purpose. Nestled in New Orleans and across from the Haunted Mansion, the Mint Julep Bar, boasts both a Mint Julep and Mickey Beignets along with other options including other fountain beverages.
When you order the Mickey Beignets, you get a bag of fried dough creatively shaped into Mickey’s iconic head smothered in powdered sugar. You shake the bag to let all the powdered sugar make its way onto the beignets. Once you’ve taken your first bite, you’re hooked, and wanting more.
The powdered sugar will be everywhere, so fair warning. It’s on your shirt, on your fingers, mouth, and maybe even in your hair. But, it’s worth it.
You can buy a bag of 3 or 6 beignets to enjoy when you are there. You can also buy a bag of 6 assorted with the seasonal and regular beignet flavors.
Along with the beignets, the Mint Julep Bar offers a step back in time with a delicious and refreshing Mint Julep drink. If you are not a fan of mint, this may not be the drink for you. However, if you like mint, this drink is a delicious dance in your mouth. It hits flavor notes that delight the taste buds. Seasonally, they are offering a Strawberry Mint Julep for those who want an extra explosion of flavor.
As for the Seasonal Offering right now, they are listed as Butter Cookie flavor with a shortbread powdered sugar. You can purchase a side of Cookie Butter dip. I didn’t purchase the Cookie Butter dip, so I don’t think that I got the whole flavor effect for the Butter Cookie Flavor. I found the Butter Cookie Flavor to taste quite similar to regular beignet flavor. Overly, I wasn’t impressed with the seasonal flavor, but as always, to each’s own.
If you’re ever in New Orleans Square in Disneyland with a hankering for something sweet, grab a bag of Mickey beignets, shake the bag up to add all the powdered sugar goodness, and enjoy. Sorry about your clothes, you’ll have to dust them off later.
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