There’s a weird ice cream chain coming to Disneyland.
It’s not going to every Disneyland, mind you--just Disneyland Resorts Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California. Which is kind of a weird place already, what with being smack dab in the suburban sprawl that is Los Angeles, so maybe adding to that weird with a little bit of Portland flavor will just add to the resort’s charm.
That’s clearly what Disneyland execs were thinking when they gave the green light to Salt & Straw to bring one of their ice cream shops to their shopping district. The Portland-based ice cream chain is known for the bizarrely named flavors like "Tacocat", "The Butterfly Yum," and "The Great British Rhubarb Ginger Crumble."
In case you were wondering just what’s inside the “Tacocat” flavor, here’s the Salt & Straw official description: “A delicious mexican vannila ice cream, with stirred in crumbled mexican chocolate covered torrtia shell, queso fresco, and a sprinkle of mild chilli powder plus a pinch of cinnimon."
We can’t tell if the spelling mistakes are deliberate, but it does make it sound more like the flavor was invented by a cat rather than a person.
Salt & Straw is a family-owned business with locations in Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Los Angeles. Each location has its own unique spread of flavors that rotate between the stores, although there’s always a few favorites that stick around such as Double Fold Vanilla, Chocolate Gooey Brownie and Salted, and Malted Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
There’s no word yet on what a Disney-centric flavor might turn out to be, but with the recent release of A Wrinkle In Time, we’re thinking there’s going to be something a little Oprah-centric. Butter pecan is apparently a fav, and we’re sure Salt & Straw can come up with something.
Downtown Disney is getting quite a few new food-related locations. Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer will set up shop later this year, while San Diego-based Ballast Point is opening a brewery just outside the resort walls. Neither of them is quite as incredible as ice cream, but its good news nonetheless.