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Old 03-06-2013, 07:30 PM   #1
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Dole Whip With Spiced Rum

I tried it today at the Epcot F&G Festival and my opinion is

I had hoped they would do something such as add the rum into the mix and get a combined flavor. Apparently what they did was run the Dole Whip into a glass and then add the rum over the top, so that it pooled near the bottom.

It really did not enhance any of the flavor. And when I tried stirring near the end it was just yucky.

It was definitely not worth the $6.25 that was charged.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:41 PM   #2
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I'm not a fan of spiced rum. but maybe Malibu rum (coconut flavored) or a light rum would of been better. Sorry they ruined the Dole Whip for you...
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:18 PM   #3
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It sounds like a good idea in theory, but it would really depend on the spiced rum used. I think most of the popular ones are swill.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:50 PM   #4
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As a nondrinker, I'm glad to know I'm not missing out on anything! I will happily enjoy a regular Dole Whip on Saturday
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:22 AM   #5
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Thanks for taking one for the team, Cheshire! I can use that money somewhere else now.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:58 AM   #6
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That sounds gross! Man, I was excited too - I thought they had figured out how to add the rum to the dole whip mix.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:03 AM   #7
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CF is correct - they do not actually add rum to the dole whip - they pour it over as a "floater" and apparently they don't use much.

Regular, no-rum-added Dole Whips are also sold at the same place.
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Regular, no-rum-added Dole Whips are also sold at the same place.
Yup, it's identical to the one at Alpha Isles, but a much smaller portion. While it was fun to have Dole Whip at Epcot, you get more for your money at MK.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:39 PM   #9
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Ooohhh, I think it sounds so good!
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:03 AM   #10
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I tried it today at the Epcot F&G Festival and my opinion is

I had hoped they would do something such as add the rum into the mix and get a combined flavor. Apparently what they did was run the Dole Whip into a glass and then add the rum over the top, so that it pooled near the bottom.

It really did not enhance any of the flavor. And when I tried stirring near the end it was just yucky.

It was definitely not worth the $6.25 that was charged.
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Yup, it's identical to the one at Alpha Isles, but a much smaller portion. While it was fun to have Dole Whip at Epcot, you get more for your money at MK.
Ah, such a shame! I was really looking forward to trying this in May. Oh, well thanks for letting us know. I guess I'll be getting a regular Dole Whip float at MK.

Cheshire, since you were there, do you mind if I ask what else you've tried. Any other things particularly tasty (or particularly bad, good value, bad value)?
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:09 AM   #11
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Ah, such a shame! I was really looking forward to trying this in May. Oh, well thanks for letting us know. I guess I'll be getting a regular Dole Whip float at MK.

Cheshire, since you were there, do you mind if I ask what else you've tried. Any other things particularly tasty (or particularly bad, good value, bad value)?
I had the Frushi at Hanami, definitely worth having again.
The Pulled Pork Slider at the Smokehouse and it was quite good.
The Panna Cotta at Primavera was nothing to write home about and was extremely overpriced for the portion size.
The German Meatloaf Sandwich at Bauernmart was not as good as expected.
The Spring Pancake at Lotus House was very good and a good value.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:19 PM   #12
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I had the Frushi at Hanami, definitely worth having again.
The Pulled Pork Slider at the Smokehouse and it was quite good.
The Panna Cotta at Primavera was nothing to write home about and was extremely overpriced for the portion size.
The German Meatloaf Sandwich at Bauernmart was not as good as expected.
The Spring Pancake at Lotus House was very good and a good value.
Thanks! Gotta put those on my list.
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:44 PM   #13
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Agreed about the sliders, frushi and spring pancake, really good. I think the food quality might beat food &wine. We went last night and it was so much fun. Low crowds and no lines for food. Also recommend the crab tostada in Mexico.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:20 AM   #14
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I agree! I was so upset it wasn't as great as I expected. There was just a shot of rum at the bottom. I'll stick to the cucumber margarita at la cava from now on.
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I also thought that they were mixing spiced rum right into the dole whip. Sorry to hear it's just a shot of rum and doesn't live up to expectations. I guess I won't be missing it as much as I thought I would.
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