Tasty Treat Tuesday – Citrus Swirl
Welcome back to Tasty Treat Tuesday here at MickeyBlog.com!
We all know that Walt Disney World is known for its iconic eats – popcorn, pretzels, ice cream and even Mickey waffles. HOWEVER – did you know that the theme parks are about SO much more than those classic well-loved treats? Each week, I’m ready to show you a unique tasty treat and where to find it on your next Disney vacation!
So, come join me on this weekly journey to find your new favorites! It’s time to create a new tradition!
Tasty Treat: Citrus Swirl
Dole Whip, Dole Whip, Dole Whip! When it comes to Disney food, this delicious non-dairy treat has been elevated to rock star status. Millions of first-time guests dream of trying this popular non-dairy soft serve and find spots in the theme parks to post social media photos of themselves enjoying this delightful treat.
Today, I am going to try to tempt you AWAY from the Dole Whip to try a similar frozen snack that I actually love MORE! Treason, I know. But it’s true! The Tasty Treat I am featuring today is the Donald Duck to our beloved Mickey Mouse! Wonderful and fun, but often overshadowed by its more popular buddy! It’s Tasty Treat Tuesday, folks, and we’re going to feature the Citrus Swirl.
What is it?
Classic frozen orange juice slushy swirled with vanilla soft-serve ice cream.
Why try it?
There is something very satisfying about eating an orange when you need an instant energy boost. This wonderful citrus fruit is synonymous with Florida, where oranges reign supreme. The citrus swirl takes the orange groves and melds them into a portable theme park treat that can be enjoyed on-the-go. And after a day of touring the theme parks, the citrus swirl can be the perfect afternoon pick-me-up of sweetness to finish the day strong.
The bright citrus orange juice tastes as if Elsa squeezed an orange and instantly blasted it with her frozen fractal powers. The juice-based slush has a soft fine texture that melts in your mouth with each bite. Not too sweet, the orange juice slushy has some tartness that could make your mouth pucker if enjoyed separately from the vanilla soft serve. The vanilla soft serve is super creamy and sweet. Swirled with the citrus, it balances the tart and makes for a delightful creamsicle bite. Cold and refreshing, this is the perfect treat to enjoy on a hot Florida day!
Where can I find it?
In 1970, Disney created the Citrus Swirl and the little Orange Bird as a treat and mascot in collaboration with the Florida Citrus Commission. This treat has been delighting guests at Sunshine Tree Terrace now located near Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room in Adventureland for almost 50 years! And the mascot is beloved by millions of guests who fall in love with its joyful character. So, while the lines may be longer at the nearby Aloha Aisle as guests seek out a Dole Whip treat, pop over to Sunshine Tree Terrace to try my pick – Florida’s original citrus swirl! You won’t be disappointed!
Citrus Swirl or Dole Whip? Let me know in the comments below!
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