We have another cool find to show you today from Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom!
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Well, today, we’re heading to the other side of the Carousel to sample a brand new slush at Pinocchio Village Haus. Big thanks to our friend Joey Beyer for letting us know about this one!
Jiminy Cricket’s Slush
Yesterday, we braved the plummeting Florida temperatures and headed to Old Fantasyland (Classic Fantasyland?) to try a new addition to the Disney Slush Family — Jiminy Cricket’s Slush! (Don’t worry about the cold…we hear it will be perfect slush-enjoying weather again by the weekend!)
But back to the beverage at hand. It appears on the menu placards at each ordering station. And this is the perfect place for this particular slush. After all, Jiminy Cricket is Pinnochio’s trusty sidekick. 🙂
The description sounded…well…interesting. The Mango-Blue Raspberry Slush is served with a topping of Whipped Cream and “Fruit Syrup.” Not sure what the “fruit” is, but we were intrigued.
I apologize for the weird lighting and flash-iness going on in these pics — it gets dark fast in January! But we just had to try this one for you guys.
As you can see, the vibrant, dark green slush is topped with a generous mound of whipped cream — even more than the menu pic, actually! Score!
And the fruit syrup topping, which gave this treat a decidedly festive, holiday feel, was liberally applied as well.
The flavors here are sort of nondescript-fruity. I could definitely detect hints of raspberry in the sweet-sour taste, but didn’t really taste the mango flavors too much. It’s clear this particular slushy is meant to refresh on a hot day, and delight with its cool character themeing. Because it’s very, very green. Did I mention that?
But what I really enjoyed was the mixture of the slush and the whipped cream together! It sort of reminded me of a Cool Whip/Jello flavor, like every dessert from childhood summer cookouts.
I thought that was really fun! I wasn’t really expecting flavors to remind me of childhood. But then, what better place to have a drink transport you back across the years? Pretty cool for one of Magic Kingdom’s original eateries to inspire such a memory.
So if you like Jiminy, you don’t mind ingesting a color that probably didn’t come from nature, and you’re in need of a refreshing drink, give it a try!
Will you be sampling Jiminy Cricket’s Slush at Pinocchio Village Haus? Tell us what you think in comments!