I have long been jealous of Disneyland’s churros. Their delicious, fancy, and intriguing churro flavors have had me green with envy for quite some time. I know it’s a good thing that the different Disney parks have different snacks, but man, those churros look so good.
I was quite happy when it was announced that Sunshine Churros would be coming to Disney Springs, and even happier when Steve Porter and I recently had the chance to try some of the flavors that were currently being offered.
Steve and I chose three of Sunshine Churros’ classic churros (Fruity Pebbles, Cherry Limeade, and Apple Cinnamon), and one of their gourmet churros (Strawberry Cheesecake). The classic churro flavors cost $5.25 each, and the gourmet churros cost $6.25 each. You can add chocolate or caramel dipping sauce or cream cheese frosting to a classic churro for $1.
The Fruity Pebbles churro was the first one that I tried, and, unfortunately, a lot of the crushed Fruity Pebbles topping ended up in my lap. Be warned that the topping falls off of the churro with every bite. The flavor was good, but did not truly pack the punch that we were hoping for. It did taste like Fruity Pebbles cereal (a personal favorite of mine), but the taste was not as powerful as it could have been. As I was eating this churro, I couldn’t help but wonder how Disneyland would approach a Fruity Pebbles churro. They would likely dip it in something sweet and fantastic and roll it in whole Fruity Pebbles cereal pieces. Yum. A girl can dream, can’t she?
Our next churro to try was inspired by my great love of Sonic’s Cherry Limeade. I couldn’t go to Sunshine Churros and not order the Cherry Limeade churro, and I was so glad that I did. This is one of the two churros that really packed the flavor punch that we were looking for. The lime flavoring was stronger than the cherry flavoring, but it was truly delicious. It was both tart and sweet at the same time.
Our next churro to dig into was the Strawberry Cheesecake churro, one of Sunshine Churros’ gourmet offerings. The Strawberry Cheesecake churro cost a dollar more than the classics, and came with cream cheese frosting. This was the best tasting churro of the bunch. The strawberry flavoring was incredibly strong, and the overall taste was bright and sweet and perfect. The icing was creamy and cold and paired well with the churro. This churro was a homerun, and worth the extra dollar that it cost. Something to keep in mind when ordering the Strawberry Cheesecake churro is that it takes 7 minutes to prepare. Be sure to have a few extra minutes if you stop by and order it. Your waiting won’t be in vain, trust me.
The last churro that we tried was the Apple Cinnamon churro. Unfortunately, we didn’t really detect the apple flavoring in this offering as much as we had hoped that we would. It was akin to the churros that you’ll find in the Walt Disney World parks. It was good, and the cinnamon and sugar that it was coated in was delicious, but it’s not a stand out when compared to what is readily available in the parks.
Something that the Sunshine Churros team member, Patrick, explained to us is that Sunshine Churros is a Working to Give business. Through Working to Give, Sunshine Churros donates half of its profits to charity. After Patrick told us that, I wanted to buy more churros. It’s a win-win.
It appears that in the time since our review, the Cherry Limeade churro has been replaced by a Rose Gold churro. Sounds like it’s time to go back and review a new flavor. If you’ve stopped by Sunshine Churros, please leave your thoughts and favorite flavors in the comment section below.
You can watch the vlog of our Sunshine Churro review below: