REVIEW: New Edible Straws With Slow Burn Memory Refresher From Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff at Disney California Adventure

Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff at Disney California Adventure is offering new edible straws with their Memory Refreshers. We visited the sweet shop to try out the straws, and decided to review the Slow Burn Memory Refresher, too.

Edible Straws – $1 each

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These are sturdy, edible straws that come individually wrapped and are doused in one of three flavors — strawberry, lemon, or lime. They aren’t really sugar straws, but they are crunchy and somewhat powdery. The straws themselves aren’t quite sweet and seem rather flavorless. This allows the flavor powder that the straw is coated in to mix with the slush.

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The strawberry straw is very sweet, almost overly so. It throws off the flavor balance of the slush and sends it to another level of sweet that is just unpleasant. And it is so artificial that it’s off-putting. It tastes like a cheap strawberry candy. It doesn’t add anything to the slush and, as far as the sweetness, it does detract from the enjoyment.

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The lemon and lime are both very similar in their more mild flavor and citrus notes that just taste a little bit like a cleaning product and don’t really impart that much to the drink. Whereas the strawberry smacks you in the face, these pretty much stay out of your way and you can’t really discern the flavor of these straws without taking a bite directly of the straw.

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All in all, they seem gimmicky and even though the purchase price is low, they’re kind of a waste.

Slow Burn Memory Refresher – $6.99

Cherry and lemon-lime mango slush with habanero lime syrup and mango popping pearls

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As for the slush on its own, it’s fantastic! It’s just the latest in a hot streak of enjoyable slushes we’ve had at Disneyland. So many others tend to be overly sweet but this one is moderately so, tempered with a tartness and a bright pop of fruit flavor that balances the flavor profile very well.

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The slow burn memory refresher is a layered slush of cherry on the bottom and lemon lime on the top, though we opted for mango in lieu of lemon lime as the machine was broken. Intermixed between the layers and on top is a habanero lime syrup and popping pearls.

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The cherry was fine, somewhat middle of the road and vaguely red flavored, but the mango really stole the show with its bright tropical notes. Neither of these flavors tasted like real fruit, but at least they didn’t taste so artificial that it was unpalatable. It tastes as you would want a slushie from a candy store to taste.

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It’s cool, it’s enjoyably sweet, and that habanero lime syrup provides a delicately spiced kick to mix things up. The syrup is more of a suggestion of habanero, leaving out the worst of the spice. We wouldn’t feel wrong to give this to a small child, as the spice level is very manageable.

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The popping pearls definitely get in the way of the straw, and with so much else going on in the drink, they feel a bit unnecessary. But they fit the theme of the memories here at Bing Bong’s so we will take them gladly in interest of the themed drink.

We got the slush in a souvenir Mickey ear cup, which is $10.99 total. For more details, watch our video review below.

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Walls Down Outside Rumored La Llorona House for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood

Halloween Horror Nights is less than a month away, and Universal Studios Hollywood is revealing more and more of their haunted houses, including the rumored La Llorona house.

Curious George Lot

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There haven’t been many changes to the two tents in the Curious George lot since our last update, but we could see some lights staged at the back of this tent.

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The lights on stands were lined up behind the tent.

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The front of the tent isn’t easy to see, but it resembles a white house with grey shingles.

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Leafless trees and a wood fence are around the entrance. This house may be inspired by “An American Werewolf in London.”

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As we noticed last time, a scarecrow is now visible outside this house, which is Scarecrow: The Reaping.

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A truss tower and some wood crates are near the front of the house.

WaterWorld

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Signs have been added to the walls around WaterWorld, where another haunted house will be located.

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Universal Plaza

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Trusses cross this walkway in Universal Plaza.

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There are crates on either side of the trusses.

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Parisian Courtyard

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The rumored La Llorona house façade has been revealed. Construction walls are gone, so we now have a clear view of the decrepit brick church with three bells at the top.

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A wood fence surrounds a stone well.

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For comparison, here is the façade from 2012’s La Llorona.

Backlot

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Unchanged is the tent on the backlot behind Transformers. It received a circus-style awning last week, which aligns with the rumor of “Killer Klownz From Outer Space 2.”

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Check out our latest construction update video below.

Will you be going to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood this fall? Remember, never go alone…

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EARidescent Mickey & Minnie Annual Passholder Magnet Returning Soon to EPCOT

Walt Disney World Annual Passholders who missed out on the opportunity to collect their complimentary EARidescent Mickey & Minnie magnet will soon have another chance to pick one up. What’s Happening: Yoo-hoo! Missed out on the 50th Anniversary celebration Mickey & Minnie Passholder magnet? Just visit the Creations Shop at EPCOT. Pickup will be available August 25th […]

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Complimentary EARidescent Mickey & Minnie Annual Passholder Magnet Returning to Walt Disney World

If you missed out on the 50th Anniversary EARidescent Mickey & Minnie Annual Passholder Magnet; don’t worry. You have another chance to pick up the complimentary magnet starting at the end of this month.

Mickey & Minnie Annual Passholder Magnet

From August 25 – September 21, guests with valid park admission and park pass reservations for EPCOT can stop into the Creations Shop to pick up their magnet. Unlike last time, there will not be a virtual line. Guests will be required to present their valid Annual Pass credentials and a photo I.D.

Guests who received a magnet in March for its initial release are not eligible for a magnet.

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NEWS: 25th Anniversary Special for Brandy’s Cinderella Coming Soon!

Grab your little chairs and pull them into your own little corners because some huge Cinderella news is coming in HOT.

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Back in 2021, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (a.k.a. Brandy’s Cinderella) FINALLY came to the Disney+ streaming service (and the world rejoiced!). Then we cried our eyes out watching the Cinderella cast reunite. Now it seems like it’s time to grab those tissues again because an anniversary special for this fabulous movie is coming soon!

The ABC Network Twitter account posted a HUGE announcement! The cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella will be reuniting for a 25th Anniversary special called Cinderella: The Reunion, a Special Edition of 20/20(COLLECTIVE SCREAM 😱 !!)

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The special will air on ABC on Tuesday, August 23rd at 8PM ET (7PM CT) and will be followed by an airing of the film on TV. Watch the video announcement below and get ready for all the feels.

Alright, folks, it looks like it is time to plan a full-on princess-inspired watch party. We don’t make the rules! 😂

You could start off by making some Princess-inspired truffles (and design them all to look like Cinderella characters, of course), or you could pick up a Princess Cookbook with over 70 Princess-inspired recipes.

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For more entertainment news, click here to see the price increase announced for the ad-free version of Disney+, and click here to see just how much the ad-supported Disney+ service will cost!

Stay tuned for more Disney news.

If you sleep on these Disney+ shows, do we even know you anymore?!

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Joffrey’s Pumpkin Coffee Flavors Arrive in Disney World TOMORROW!

Halloween is one of our favorite times of year in Disney World.

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Yes, Halloween starts in Disney World in August when it’s still VERY hot and humid outside. But that doesn’t mean we won’t still be enjoying pumpkin-flavored treats, Halloween snacks, and those pumpkin-flavored drinks (pumpkin spice lattes anyone?). Speaking of which, some pumpkin-flavored drinks are coming to Disney World sooner than you may think.

As of TOMORROW, you’ll be able to get three of Joffrey’s signature drinks at all Joffrey’s locations in Disney World. This includes the Pumpkin Pie Latte, Pumpkin Game Changer, and Caramel Apple Chai Tea Latte. Yes, fall flavors are here!

This is all in time for the first Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, so it totally makes sense to be sipping on some fall drinks while we enjoy all the party’s festivities! Thanks, Joffrey’s!

Iced Pumpkin Pie Latte in Hollywood Studios

If you’re headed to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this Halloween season, be sure to follow along as we attend the first party tomorrow! We’ll be eating and drinking all the special snacks at the party and getting you reviews! We’ll also let you know more about all the NEW things the party is offering this year!

If you’d just like to look at some spooky photos of Halloween decor in Magic Kingdom, we’ve got photos here and here! We’ll be posting more, too, so check back with us often!

Here Are All Of the Rides That Will Be Open During Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in Disney World!


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Will you be visiting Disney World this Halloween season? Let us know in the comments!

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A Celebrity Chef Will Be Meeting Guests in Disney Springs Soon!

If meeting a celebrity chef is on your bucket list, then listen up — we’ve got some BIG news!

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Celebrity Chefs have created many restaurants in and near Disney World, especially over at Disney Springs. There’s Homcomin’ from Chef Art Smith, Morimoto Asia from Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Jaleo from Chef Jose Andres, and even Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill from Chef Wolfgang Puck. Sometimes the famous chefs behind these oh-so-delicious spots grace guests with their presence in these restaurants, and soon one will be doing just that!

Mark your calendars — Chef Masaharu Morimoto will soon be visiting Morimoto Asia in Disney Springs! Chef Morimoto will be making appearances at the restaurant on Sunday, August 14th, and Monday, August 15th, during service.

Chef Morimoto will be mingling with the guests at the restaurant, helping out at the sushi bar and kitchen, and he’ll even be available for meet-and-greets!

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto

Why is Chef Morimoto in town, you ask? Good question! Well, Chef Morimoto is actually visiting the restaurant for a specific reason. He’s celebrating 2 promotions that have been made within the Morimoto Asia culinary team.

First, Chef Yuhi Fujinaga has been promoted to Culinary Director for all of the Orlando concepts for the Patina Restaurant Group (The Patina Restaurant Group is behind quite a few restaurants in Disney World including Space 220, Maria & Enzo’s, Via Napoli, and more).

Additionally, Chef Takeshi Ikeuchi has been promoted from Executive Sous Chef to Executive Chef of Morimoto Asia.

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto

So if you want to meet Chef Morimoto, be sure to head over to Disney Springs on those 2 days in August to see him.

Wondering what food to eat if you do make a stop at Morimoto Asia? Click here to read one of our full reviews of this spot, or click here to see our page full of details about the restaurant.

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While at Disney Springs, you can also check out some NEW Halloween shakes, or grab vegetable ice cream?! It’s true! Stay tuned for more Disney news.

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