Galactic Grill at Disneyland is going back to the future with two specialties for the Disney 100 Years of Wonder celebration, the Platinum Trifle, and Old-Fashioned Cream Soda! But how do these nostalgic treats stack up? Let’s find out!
Platinum Trifle – $8.49
Layers of Chocolate Cookie Crumbles, Cheesecake, Cherry Compote, Chocolate Cookie Mousse, and Crème Fraîche Chantilly with Crunch Pearls and a Chocolate Piece
The trifle is also available at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe, as well as Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe, and Pacific Wharf Café in Disney California Adventure.
There are a lot of flavors going on in this. All of them work well together, both individually and in pairs, combining into an overall very interesting and satisfying treat. It’s decadent and rich, with the cream cheese being the main through-line offset by the bright pop of fruit from the cherry compote. The chocolate and cherries work well together, the cherries and cheesecake work well together, and the chocolate and cheesecake work well together.
Altogether, this is fantastic. Because of how rich this is, this small trifle can be enough for two or even three people. Not only does it look great for Instagram, but it’s also delicious to boot. This is one of the better treats of the celebration.
Old-Fashioned Cream Soda – $7.49
Sprite, Cherry, and Blue Cotton Candy Gourmet Syrup, served frozen and topped with Whipped Cream and Purple Pixie Dust
The soda can also be found at Hollywood Lounge and Studio Catering Co. in Disney California Adventure. This one split our party. Some of us enjoyed it; others downright hated it. Sprite with cotton candy syrup is not an old-fashioned cream soda. It’s not even a cream soda at all!
The whipped cream doesn’t really mix in very well and just clumps at the top. The stringent bite of syrup at the back of the throat belies the artificial flavors, and the overly sweet Sprite makes this drink wholly unpleasant.
But for those who enjoyed the drink, it’s sweet and fruity, with enough creaminess to satisfy the title of cream soda. But even those who enjoyed it felt it to be uneven, giving a mouthful of syrup followed by a mouthful of Sprite followed by a mouth full of cream. Its consistency is lacking, and overall, it’s not even close to being one of the best drinks we’ve had.
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