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May 28, 2017

Sunday Brunchies and Crunchies: 'You don't know the power of the dark chocolate!'

Originally published 3 June 2012

Rumble-rumble-grumble-I sense a disturbance in the force. It quakes, it shakes, it cries in terror. It's a Jedi. Many Jedi's. No one can mistake this sound the sound of hunger. Balance can easily return to the force by ways of the limited edition intergalactic goodie of this week's Sunday Brunch.

A few weeks ago, the Walt Disney World resort saw the return of the popular Star Wars Weekends, an annual festival of sorts at Disney's Hollywood Studios for Star Wars fans to celebrate the popular science fiction fantasy cinematic series. With exclusive character and celebrity meet and greets, special events, a Star Wars motorcade parade, and exclusive merchandise, there is plenty for Star Wars fans to immerse themselves in. This year, they had Darth's Mall, where exclusive Star Wars related merchandise could be found. Like any mall, Darth's also had a 'food court' where Jedis and padawans could purchase R2D2 snack buckets and the Darth Vader cupcake!

The Darth Vader Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake is a dark and powerful gift from the Sith. This dark treat is made of a chocolate cupcake, topped with a thick swirl of peanut butter frosting, then dipped in a chocolate coating and rolled in chocolate jimmies. If you didn't think that was enough, dark chocolate shavings, a white chocolate light saber, and a finely detailed dark chocolate Darth Vader mask finish the cupcake, making it to be not only a delicious treat, but an elegantly designed and executed cupcake.

With an event as popular as Star Wars weekend, some may fear that Disney may fall victim to the loss of quality due to mass production to keep up with demand. Though this year's cupcake actually looks like its picture in advertisements and exceptionally satisfies hungry guests as far as flavor, taste, and overall quality. Some cupcakes at Walt Disney World are a bit dry, but still good, though the Darth Vader cupcake was incredibly moist and exceptionally chocolately. The peanut butter frosting was not overly sweet nor salty, nor overwhelmingly peanut butter. Some peanut butter snacks make you so thirsty because of the salt content, but the balance was just right for this frosting.

For those of you who remember my White Chocolate Elephant Cupcake review, then you can understand my caution when biting into the Darth Vader decoration. I was actually with my constant food adventure companion Hidden Mickey Alex for both cupcake encounters, and we were both worried about the quality of this chocolate. We were delightfully surprised that this time, the chocolate decoration was actually quality chocolate.

The Darth Vader cupcake is definitely a worthy treat and is a must while celebrating Star Wars weekends. Until the weekends final run in Mid-June, the force will lead you to find the Darth cupcake at the Darth Mall's food court, ABC Commissary, Backlot Express, Studio Catering Company, Pizza Planet, and Starring Rolls. My favorite part about this cupcake was not only did it please in aesthetics and high quality, but dark chocolate for one of the darkest characters in the Star Wars series was quite an appropriate flavor to match the theme.

 

Past Sunday Brunch

Cookbooks
     - Disney Theme Park Cookbook

Recipes
     - Boardwalk's Chocolate Chip Crumbcake
     - Chef Mickey's Breakfast Pizza
     - Hamm Cupcakes
     - Honeydoodles
     - Kermit Cupcakes
     - Tonga Toast

Restaurant Reviews
     - 1900 Park Fare
     - 50's Prime Time
     - Be Our Guest Restaurant (Part 1)
     - Be Our Guest Restaurant (Part 2)

     - Be Our Guest Restaurant (Part 3)
     - Be Our Guest Restaurant (Part 4)
     - Beaches and Cream
     - Bengal Barbecue (Disneyland)
     - Boardwalk Bakery (pre Refurbishment)

     - Boardwalk Bakery Post Refurbishment (Part 1/2)
     - Boulangerie Patisserie (France Bakery)
     - Captain Cook's (Polynesian)
     - Casey's Corner
     - Club 33

     - Columbia Harbour House
     - Coral Reef
     - Cozy Cone
     - Disney's Soda Fountain and Studio Store
     - Earl of Sandwich
     - El Pirata y el Perico
     - Fiddler, Fifer, and Practical Cafe (DCA)
     - Flame Tree Barbeque (part 1)

     - Flame Tree Barbeque (part 2)
     - Friar's Nook (Magic Kingdom)
     - Golden Oak Outpost
     - Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe (Disneyland)
     - Katsura Grill

     - Kona Cafe
     - Kouzzina
     - Kringla Bakeri og Kafe
     - Kringla Bakeri og Kafe (more snacks!)
     - Kusafiri Bakery

     - Landscape of Flavors (Art of Animation)
     - L'Artisan Des Glaces (France Pavilion)
     - Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie (France Pavilion)
     - Liberty Tree Tavern
     - Lotus Blossom
     - Main Street Bakery Starbucks
     - Main Street Bakery Starbucks (Part 2)

     - Min and Bill's Dockside Diner
     - Min and Bill's Dockside Diner Cones
     - 'Ohana
     - 'Ohana Revisted
     - Pepper Market (Coronado Springs)
     - Pinocchio's Village Haus

     - Pizza PlaNOT
     - Port Orleans Riverside Food Court
     - Prince Eric's Village Market
     - Rose and Crown
     - Sanaa
     - Sci-Fi Dine In

     - Tangaroa Terrace
     - Tangierene Cafe
     - Tokyo Dining
     - Trail's End
     - Tusker House
     - Tutto Gusto
     - Via Napoli
     - The Wave (Breakfast)

Tasty Treats
     - 4th of July Cupcake
     - Beignets (Port Orleans French Quarter)
     - Big Thunder Ranch dessert
     - Boardwalk Bakery Boxed Lunch
     - Caramel Apples (Karamell-Kuche)
     - Chicken and Waffles (Sleepy Hollow)
     - Chicken and Waffles (Trail's End)

     - Wolfgang Puck's Chinois Chicken Salad
     - Cinnamon Rolls (Main Street Bakery)
     - Crispy Cornflake French Toast (Wolfgang Puck)
     - Darth Vadar Cupcake
     - Disney Cruise Line Chocolate
     - Dole Whip
     - Dole Whips inside the Enchanted Tiki Room

     - Fish and Chips (United Kingdom)
     - Grilled Chicken Flatbread (Mama Melrose)
     - Guava Cupcake
     - Holiday Cupcakes
     - Holiday Sandwich at Earl
     - Japanese Disney Snack
     - LeFou's Brew

     - Mac and Cheese Hot Dog
     - Maurice's Amazing Popping Machine
     - Mexico Pavilion Tacos
     - Mickey's Magix
     - Mickey Fun Bar

     - Mickey Mouse Ice Cream Bar
     - Mickey Mouse Ice Cream Bar: Time for Seconds
     - Mickey Mouse Peanut Butter Cup
     - Mickey Mouse Pretzel
     - Milkshake (Whispering Canyon)
     - Mini Corn Dogs (Casey's Corner)
     - Peanut Butter Cupcake
     - Peanut Butter, Bacon, and Banana Pie (Boardwalk Bakery)
     - Pina Colada Bread Pudding (Disney Cruise Line)

     - Pineapple Cupcake (Sunshine Seasons)
     - Quiche of the Day (Boardwalk Bakery)
     - S'mores Brownie
     - S'mores Cupcake
     - Sacristain from France
     - Sunshine Tree Terrace Cup
     - Disney Parks Shortbread Rounds

     - Summer Delight cupcake (Hollywood Studios)
     - Sweet Cream Cheese Pretzel
     - Teriyaki Chicken Handroll (2013 Food and Wine)
     - Marshmallow Kabob
     - Waffles around Walt Disney World
     - Yule Log (Sunshine Seasons)
     - Zebra Cupcakes and Zebra Domes

Forgotten Favorites
     - Mickey's Kitchen
     - Odyssey
     - The Odyssey of the Odyssey

Disney Food History
     - Cheshire Cafe
     - Village Fry Shoppe

Interesting Interviews
     - The World's Biggest Earl Fan?

On DVD
     - Ratatouille Bonus Feature

Random
     - Art of Animation Food Cart
     - Battle Gingerbread
     - Celebration, FL's Main Street Cafe
     - Culinary Adventures
     - Disney Mothers
     - Disney "Flower" Arrangements
     - Disneyland Popcorn Cart Avatars
     - Egg-celent adventure at Grand Floridian

     - Five Disney Restaurants
     - Pizza Planet's Easter Pineapple Coconut Cupcake
     - First French Toast ever served at Art of Animation
     - First Tonga Toast Experience
     - Food and Wine 2013
     - Food and Wine Part 1
     - Food and Wine Part 2
     - Food and Wine Part 3

     - Food and Wine Part 4
     - Grand Floridian Gingerbread House
     - Halloween Snacks around Disney
     - Holiday Homes Good Enough to Eat
     - Mama Melrose's Back Story
     - My Time at the Confectionary
     - Ode to Club Cool's Beverly

     - Sleepy Hollow Story
     - Snow White's Wishing Apple
     - Super Foods
     - Tales of a Magic Kingdom Nut Wagon Cast Member

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