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Disneyland’s Newest Macaron Comes With A Hidden ‘Bleeding Sprinkle’ Surprise

Have your smartphones on the ready when buying Disneyland’s newest macaron, because whoever bites into it is gonna be in for a bit of a surprise.

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When you break into the new Birthday Hat Macaron at Disney California Adventure’s Cozy Cone Motel, you’re going to unleash a flurry of sprinkles that are hiding in the middle of the treat. It’s akin to the viral “bleeding sprinkles” cakes that have cracked off on Instagram, but in a smaller, more jolting form.

Foodbeast’s own Elie Ayrouth got an early sneak peek at the new treat, which drops in January to coincide with the new “Get Your Ears On” Mickey and Minnie Mouse celebration. Peep the video below to check out his full experience with the macaron, including the color it changed his tongue at the end.

It’s not all flash and flair with the Birthday Hat Macaron, however. Ayrouth noted that the macaron and filling inside tasted like cotton candy, making this treat a unique fusion of multiple modern theme park favorites.

The macaron will be available at the Cozy Cone Motel during the Get Your Ears On celebration, which lasts through the whole of 2019.

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How Disneyland Leverages Social Media To Make Dessert Ideas Go Viral

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Disneyland is no slouch when it comes to making news headlines with their food and desserts. Just this week, we broke news about them turning their iconic Dole Whip into an Instagram-friendly Dole Whip Donut. How does the park continue to whip out successful desserts on the regular? Turns out they’re keeping their eyes glued to social media to figure out what’s next to bake.

Foodbeast CEO Geoff Kutnick and Editor-in-Chief Elie Ayrouth sat down to discuss the Disneyland treat creation process with pastry chef Christina Orejel on The Katchup podcast. Orejel is responsible for all of the desserts within the primary park, including the Dole Whip Donut, Rose Gold Macarons, and the Maleficent Dragon Dessert (a personal favorite for Orejel). On the podcast, she broke down how Disney has their eyes glued to Instagram to see what park visitors are loving and taking pictures of to help determine what else they can make treats around.

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According to Orejel, the social media scouring has led to the creation of several of their treats, including anything related to Rose Gold, which took off for Disney following the launch of Mickey Ears of the same hue. For her, though, the visually stunning aspect is just one of the key factors that plays into creating confections. They have to taste just as good as they look, something that Orejel takes as much pride in as she does seeing a creation of hers go viral.