The King of Whoopie Pies at Universal Orlando Mardi Gras


Universal Orlando loves to provide sugary sweet treats for their seasonal events. 2022 Mardi Gras continues this tradition.  Of course, Mardi Gras food areas sell beignets and other similar seasonal treats. Universal Orlando follows certain patterns with their seasonal treats. You can find excellent brownies and cakes modified to match the season. Whoopie Pies have become a staple for Universal Orlando seasonal events like the winter holidays for example.

Example of Whoopie Pie from Jurassic World Tribute Store (summer 2021)

The Mardi Gras King Cake Whoopie Pie provides the 2022 Mardi Gras variety. These “pies” are located within the Tribute Store and several bakery cases throughout Universal Studios Florida. One whoopie pie costs $5.

So how does this sugary food item taste? First, these treats are rated high on the sugar scale. If you want a normal level of sugar, then pick something else for your sweet tooth. One guest described being in sugar coma after three bites of this. While that makes a huge exaggeration, you should prepare for large sugar content. I would suggest having a non-sugary beverage with you when you eat this.

The cake itself provides an appealing texture. The filling provides excellent quantity for a budget friendly theme park treat. I would suggest using a fork and knife to avoid getting all the sugary goodness all over you. Despite sugar warning, the overall flavor rates high with this treat.

Photo courtesy of Universal Food Blog

The two large size vanilla cakes surround the frosting filling. The flavor of the vanilla cakes alone would make a decent treat. Of course, a sizable amount of frosting filling adds to that encounter. I expected some more flavoring from the sugar sprinkles on top. However, that criticism sounds feeble when compared to the overall sweet flavor of this treat.

My best advice involves sharing one of these for the $5 snack. The portion size is nothing special but this much sugar should be shared. Finally, this version of a whoopie may be the best one Universal Orlando has created. If looking for a sugary $5 treat, this “whoopie pie” should be on your list for 2022 Mardi Gras.

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