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Disneyland’s Newest Summer Treat Is A Dole Whip Pineapple Split

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Disneyland’s punniest ride, Jungle Cruise, just got a major revamp and is now reopened. To celebrate, the theme park is going big on one of their most iconic tropical treats and making a Dole Whip Pineapple Split.

Sold at the Tropical Hideaway just next to the Jungle Cruise ride entrance, this spin on the banana split swaps in slices of fresh pineapple. Generous dollops of Dole Whip are served on top, along with mandarins, strawberries, blueberries, coconut caramel sauce, dried hibiscus, crushed plantains, and toasted coconut.

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While supplies last, these will be served in souvenir containers designed to look like one of the boats from Jungle Cruise. It’s available starting July 16th, so if you’re in the park and love the ride, you may want to go for one of these souvenir boats first.

Disneyland’s reopening is clearly in full swing with the new rides reopening and treats that come with those occasions. With the Halloween season at the theme park just around the corner (September 3rd is the starting date), we’re excited to see what else the theme park has to offer after a year-long hiatus.

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Taco Bell Launches A Creamy Pineapple Whip Freeze

As the summer heat begins to lay a sweltering blanket over a spring spent inside doing home activities, Taco Bell is looking to inject some cool air and color into our lives with the release of the Pineapple Whip Freeze.

The newest flavor of their iconic freeze, releasing nationwide on May 21, blends the flavors of tropical pineapple and a vanilla cream to create a smooth, sweet whipped treat that lives up to the delicious reputation of their freezes.

But, if choosing just one flavor isn’t in the cards, Taco Bell is letting fans combine the flavors for a limited time with their secret menu item: the Tie Dye Freeze. For now, you can get a freeze with a blended swirl of the newest flavor and one of their two standby freeze flavors, Baja Blast and Wild Strawberry.

The Pineapple Whip Freeze will be available in two sizes, as per any Taco bell freeze: a regular runs for $2.39, and a large for $2.59. But (and this is the key caveat here, deal-seeking reader) during their Happier Hour, which runs daily from 2-5 PM, a regular can be acquired on the low for just $1.

I don’t know about you, but the prospect of getting anything for a single dollar nowadays is more than enough to reel me in.

Now, a Taco Bell freeze for a dollar, though? I’ll be first in line.

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The Most Colorful Foods To Try At This Year’s LA County Fair

County fairs are widely known for fun and decadence, whether it be through the rides, attractions, or the food. And speaking of the food, in recent years its become the main attraction for many looking for some prime time indulgence. Usually deep fried, a sweet treat, or both, fair food scratches cravings that you didn’t know you had, like a sudden hankering for deep fried butter. However, most of these foods are noticeably missing some pops of vibrant color. That’s why the LA County Fair is going POP this year for their theme and rolling out a special discount POP Menu, where select foods are full of color and only $6.50. Check out some of our favorite picks below:

Tajin Dole Whip

Nitro Treats is taking Dole whip from Disneyland and bringing it right to your favorite mangonada stand. In a varied take on the treat, they’re topping a smooth pineapple Dole whip with Chamoy and Tajin to give it that sweet chili flavor with a little bit of spicy zest.

Deep Fried Uncrustables

Chicken Charlie is a Southern California fair staple that’s serves up a constantly rotating menu of off the wall fried foods. This time they’re using a familiar after school snack: the Smuckers Uncrustable. By dipping it in a colored batter, they’re turning the Uncrustable into a red nugget of deep fried deliciousness. Topped with a strawberry drizzle, powdered sugar, and fruity pebbles, this treat is bursting at the seams with vibrancy and flavor.

Rainbow Pop Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese sandwiches might be the most comforting of comfort foods, but they’re not much fun to look at. The Dog House is addressing this by giving the cheese some POP. By using four different colors of cheese, once this sandwich has been grilled, it becomes a gooey, yummy rainbow.

Unicorn Elote

Though delicious, all elote is usually similarly colored. Crazy Corn is here to fix that. They’re covering their corn with the usual mayo and butter combo, and then smothering the whole thing in different colored cheese to give it a full rainbow spectrum of colors.

Poprock Texas Donut

Everything is bigger in Texas, even the donuts. Aptly named Texas Donuts, this donut shop is covering a massive donut with a classic glaze, and then pop rocks. This gives the donut some color pop and a literal pop once you bite in.

32Oz Root Beer Float

How could you make a root beer float better? It’s already sweet, creamy, and delectable. Well, you could super-size it, shooing the disappointment of finishing off until later. And that’s exactly what MacPherson’s Ice Cream is doing. This root beer float comes with a leaning tower of soft serve surrounded by a 32 oz. moat of root beer.

Chocolate Dipped Jerky

This sweet meat just got even sweeter. Timbo’s Beef Jerky will have giant sticks of their chewy, savory jerky covered in luscious chocolate and sprinkles, to give it some color.

Which of these items sounds best to you? Luckily, it doesn’t matter, as each item on the POP Menu only costs $6.50, so it’s entirely possible to try all of them. And you can do this all at the LA County Fair in Pomona, CA, until September 22nd.

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The DIY Pineapple Float Recipe You NEED This Summer

With the summer heat starting to really beat down, we’ve all got our favorite treats to turn to when we need to cool off. One of those is the pineapple whip float, where juice from the tropical fruit is topped with a pineapple ice cream that makes for the perfect refreshing dessert. We made our own version for the summer, but with a couple of epic FOODBEAST twists.

Instead of just serving these in a traditional cup, we hollowed out pineapples to create the floats in. We also opted for Blue Sky Soda’s Zero Sugar Ginger Ale, which mixed with the flavors of pineapple, add some zing and fizz to the treat.

The combination of the Blue Sky Soda Ginger Ale and the pineapple made for the ultimate refreshing treat that’s part pineapple float, part soda float, and 100 percent delicious.

If you’re interested in making your own pineapple creations, peep the recipe below for the full details. All of the ingredients can be found at Sprouts Farmers Market, if you’re looking for a one-stop shop to get everything you need.

1 pineapple
4 cups frozen pineapple chunks
1 cup softened Sprouts Vanilla Gelato
1 frozen banana
1 pinch salt
1-2 cans Blue Sky Zero Ginger Ale


Step 1
Using pineapple corer, remove pineapple meat from pineapple.In a food processor, add frozen pineapple, gelato, banana, and salt.

Step 2
Once combined, put mixture in a gallon sized Ziploc bag or and cut off a large slit in the corner to make a makeshift piping bag (or use a regular piping bag).

Step 3
Pour Blue Sky Zero Ginger Ale into pineapple.

Step 4
Pipe pineapple whip mixture into the pineapple. Add a cherry on top and enjoy!

Photos by Pete Pham

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Disneyland Quietly Brought Back The Viral Dole Whip Donut

Disneyland has a habit of sneaking in buzzworthy, photogenic desserts without anyone anticipating it. Case in point, they just brought back their Dole Whip Donuts following a viral launch earlier this year.


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Officially known as “Pineapple Meringue Donuts,” these treats have been coined by Instagrammers with the above moniker, thanks to their pineapple interior, pineapple glaze, and whipped marshmallow topping that looks like a soft serve swirl. There may not be any actual Dole Whip inside, but that hasn’t stopped the sweet from becoming a park favorite FAST.

The Dole Whip Donuts left the menu at the Disneyland Donut Cart just prior to Pixar Fest opening. However, Disneyland Instagrammers have talked to cast members who’ve said the treat will be back for about a month or so. Multiple batches are made throughout the day, so make sure to check back if they’re sold out on your first visit. The Disneyland Donut Cart is located right next to the massive Sleeping Beauty Castle, so you can’t miss it.

Disneyland’s dessert shakeup doesn’t just involve the donut, however. They’ve also snuck in a unicorn-themed “Iridescent Cupcake” that is tailored to Instagram feeds. From the golden unicorn horn on top, to the tri-colored white chocolate champagne mousse “frosting,” everything about this cupcake screams “photogenic.” Oh, and it’s got a passion fruit and mango filling on the inside for a little surprise as well.

There’s no timetable on how long the cupcake will be around, but photos of it and the Dole Whip Donut together are already going nuts on Instagram, and you’ll have a month to grab one of them.

Featured image by Peter Pham // Foodbeast.
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Disneyland Just Turned Their Famous Dole Whip Into DONUTS

Dole Whip has become as integral to Disneyland as long lines and Mickey Mouse have, and the titular theme park is giving the dessert a due tribute with their newest sweet treat: Dole Whip Donuts.

Officially called the Pineapple Donut with Meringue, the term “Dole Whip Donut” spread like wildfire when these desserts first came out. Found at the Disneyland Donut Cart next to the big castle, the sweet treat has pineapple on both the inside and out while retaining the visual swirl of the OG dessert. According to Disney Food Blog, this involves a toasted marshmallow-like meringue and pineapple icing on top, as well as a somewhat chunky pineapple filling inside.

The Dole Whip Donuts sound like a fire addition to Disney’s dessert menu, but there’s limited quantities made every day for those hoping to get their hands on one. I tried getting one a couple of hours after the park opened, and they had already sold out. Makes sense, given how popular Dole Whip and anything related to it is.

Fortunately, there appear to be two batches of these donuts made daily: once for when the park opens, and once around 5 pm. So even if you come to the park for a quick after-work stay, you still have a chance to track one of these down.

For those who do snag one of these elusive Dole Whip Donuts, here’s a pro tip: Get some actual Dole Whip on the side. That combo of hot, fluffy donuts with the cold, pineapple dessert will take your tastebuds on worthwhile a journey.

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Disney California Adventure Now Has Dole Whip Cotton Candy

Dole Whip ice cream has become an integral go-to dessert at Disney theme parks, as it’s one of the only places outside the Dole Plantation in Hawaii to offer it.

Now Disney converted the pineapple-flavored treat into cotton candy form and fans are sure to go just as crazy for it as they have with the Whip itself.

The Disney Food Blog posted a photo of the cotton candy, confirming that it is available at Disney’s California Adventure park. Unfortunately, it’s only going to be available for a limited time, according to Pop Sugar.

Pineapple Dole Whip Cotton Candy! 🍍🍍🍍 #disneyland #disneyside #disney #dolewhip #cottoncandy

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Debbie Wilson, who posted the photo above and is an avid Disney-goer, said that the cotton candy tastes like, “a sugary pineapple,” that “melts in your mouth.”

I’m sold. I’m not a big “Disney person” but I’m down to let a sweet pineapple melt in my mouth.


These Candles Smell Exactly Like Your Favorite Disneyland Foods, Churros And Dole Whips Included


Ever wanted your house to smell like a Disney theme park? Now it can.

According to Nerdist, there’s a place that makes candles that smell exclusively like Disneyland. Candle retailer spot Anthology Candles  has created a line of Disney-smelling candles to keep you in the Disney spirit.

Some of the notable Disney food scents include Churros and the park’s famous pineapple ice cream Dole Whip and even the entire Main Street Bakery. None-food flavors include one that smells like Disney California Adventure’s attraction “Soarin’ Over California” as well as the “Haunted Mansion” located in New Orleans Square.

Unfortunately Anthology Candles seems to be out of stock thanks to overwhelming demand for their product. You can, however, check in with them from time to time to see when the candles will be available again. It’s looking like they’ll be back around March 1.