Zebra Domes?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by rndmr2, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. rndmr2

    rndmr2 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Messages:
    2,175
    Wondering just what exactly is a Zebra dome, I have seen reports from AKL and lots of people talk about them, just curious as to what is in them.
     
  2. MeLaNie9

    MeLaNie9 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2006
    Messages:
    1,106
    They are little half spheres of mocha mousse. I think they have alcohol in them. I did not care for them because of the coffee flavor.
     
  3. Beckypooh1972

    Beckypooh1972 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    391
    They are sort of like a lighter version of a delicious chocolate truffle. Chocolate inside is mousse like and it is dipped in chocolate coating (like a cherry cordial or truffle) and white chocolate striping is piped onto the outside to give them that zebra like look. Very delicious and worth the trip to Boma buffet restaurant at Animal Kingdom Lodge.
     
  4. Avatar

    Google AdSense Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  5. marciemouse

    marciemouse Raised on Disney

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2008
    Messages:
    1,630
    IMO, they don't live up to the hype.
     
  6. amshowers

    amshowers DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2004
    Messages:
    637
    I personally love them. You don't need to go to Boma, they sell them at Mara for less than 4.00. They also count as a snack credit on ddp.
     
  7. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala 1937, what a year that was

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2001
    Messages:
    59,202
    I have heard somewhere that they are no longer flavored with coffee liqueur, so they don't have alcohol in them any longer, but I can't recall where I heard that.

    I don't like the coffee flavor either.
     
  8. design_mom

    design_mom I am probably more like my

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2007
    Messages:
    3,310
    When we were at Boma in mid-January, they had a little sign next to them saying they contain alcohol. If they've changed, it's been since then.

    I liked them. The inside was fluffy and light, with chocolate on the outside. Yum! I'm not a coffee drinker, but the coffee flavor didn't bother me at all.
     
  9. Girlie1

    Girlie1 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    534
    I am a chocolate lover and was looking forward to trying them when we went to Boma two years ago. I was disappointed because really didn't taste very chocolatey.
     
  10. B-Ride

    B-Ride Getting My Disney Fix

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2008
    Messages:
    3,000
    IMHO, they are okay but nothing special. There are quite a few desserts at Boma that I prefer.
     
  11. Chloesmom

    Chloesmom Mother to Princess Chloe

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2003
    Messages:
    845
    I have tried them time and time again.. hoping to see what everyone raves about.. and I have yet to see it. I do not like coffee at all so maybe thats why?
    A few years ago we stayed at AKL and I got a pack at Mara and put them in my fridge and they were better super cold... but still just so so.
    I think its like the dole whip... some adore it.. some just don't get it. I am in the adore group BTW.
     
  12. RMulieri

    RMulieri DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2001
    Messages:
    21,674
    2nd this...It was the biggest disappointment next to Le Cellier for my family
     
  13. melisandes

    melisandes Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Messages:
    113
    Zebra domes rock. Hubby told me last night that even if the rest of the buffet at Bomas sucked, he did not care because he was eating his worth in Zebra Domes. When I take friends around the world for what I call my Dessert tour we always go by Mara to pick up a few boxes of the domes.
     
  14. Natasha&Matt

    Natasha&Matt <font color=royalblue>I fancy Prince Eric<br><font

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2007
    Messages:
    3,467
    Yuck i hate coffe flavoured things! But as it is disney i am willing to test these out lol x
     
  15. MissionMouse

    MissionMouse DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2004
    Messages:
    2,888
    I will be the third on the Zebra Domes and also agree Le Cellier is also over hyped by the ddp diners, since it is the only 1TS ticket steakhouse on the plan.
     
  16. MerryFlora

    MerryFlora Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Messages:
    232
    Whoa! I had no idea these were coffee flavored! I HATE coffee, but LOVED the domes. :confused3

    I liked that they were light and airy with layers of different flavors and textures. They are so visually appealing too! I love chocolate and get my fix for that in other ways.
     
  17. USAswimmer626

    USAswimmer626 I may love swimming, but I love Disney more!!!

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2008
    Messages:
    543
    In my opinion, zebra dome = one of better desserts at Boma, but definitely not the best. The Boma tiramisu was great!
     
  18. catne

    catne DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2008
    Messages:
    8,415
    I'm in the not-impressed camp...thought the coating was waxy & tasteless. Did not like the mousse, but then even though I love coffee, I'm just not a kahlua fan.

    When we ate there, which is well over a year ago, they had two versions sitting out - one side said "contains alcohol" and the other said "alcohol free". Didn't like the taste of either. We preferred the bread pudding with the vanilla sauce (which also said "contains alcohol"...but it wasn't kahlua - think it was rum.)
     
  19. floridascgirl

    floridascgirl DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2007
    Messages:
    1,643
    The first time that I had a Zebra Dome I was completely out of the loop...meaning I did not know they they had such a loyal following. All I know is that I adored them. I'm also a Tiramasu lover. Z.D. remind me of this dessert...they have a distinct coffee/alcohol flavor. :wizard:
     
  20. dacky041208

    dacky041208 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2007
    Messages:
    1,927
    We loved them. Over our week we must have gotten 4 or 5 of the packs from Mara. We'd eat them, get sick of them, then the next day want more.

    They're bite size and not too expensive, so if you stop at Mara (or eat at Boma), pick some up and try them for yourself.
     
  21. Disney_Aggie

    Disney_Aggie Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2008
    Messages:
    35
    I guess I'll have to give them a try in August.
     

Share This Page