Storybook Treats at the Magic Kingdom recently released its newest frozen treat, a Tinkerbell themed soft serve cone. This dessert is a key lime soft serve in a green cotton candy wrapped cone. It’s topped with yellow candy wings and sprinkled with edible gold glitter.
This is actually the first key lime creation I’ve tried since Storybook Treats started whipping up key lime concoction this summer with the Peter Pan float. I love key lime and would have probably tried it sooner if it was served on its own. I also stalled on trying any of the other ones out of fear that it was only made to look pretty, but Disney caught my attention with this one. I love key lime. I love cotton candy, and I absolutely love Tinkerbell. I still had some apprehension that this was only made to be Instagrammable and not as magical as I hoped.
The Tink Pixie-dusted Cone IS adorable and hard to resist photographing. However, as soon as I received my cone, a bee kept trying to land on the cotton candy. It took about a minute to escape the bee and by then the soft serve started melting. It resembled the final moments of the Wicked Witch of the West rather than Tinkerbell by the time I finally took a picture of it. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to capture just how cute and sparkly this cone looked in person.
The real question for me was whether or not it would taste as good as it looked. I thought the key lime soft serve was delicious and refreshing. The cotton candy seemed a little stale. I was hoping for it to be lime flavored, but it tasted like green apple. Lime and green apple are not synonymous flavors! I could start my green Skittle rant, but I’ll spare anyone who reads this. I think the Tink Pixie-dusted Cone is good enough to get again, but I will probably order it without the cotton candy.
So, is it magical or meh?
While I was waiting in line to order, a family with a young girl (3 or 4 years old) were just picking up their cones. I watched as her mother handed her the Pixie-dusted Cone. The little girl’s eyes grew to the size of saucers. She curiously examined the treat’s glitter, wings and cone. Then, with excitement and bewilderment, asked her mother if that was cotton candy. She cautiously took her first taste trying to not ruin how pretty it looked and it clearly was magic to her. I think Disney was successful in creating a magically tasty treat!