Universal Orlando has announced that a brand new chocolate factory will be joining CityWalk later in 2016 where the old NBA City was.
Toothsome Chocolate Factory & Savory Feast Emporium Overview
Universal Orlando describe the Toothsome Chocolate Factory as:
The most spectacularly delicious example yet of what happens when the Universal Creative team that designs theme park attractions comes together with a culinary team that creates blockbuster food and beverage experiences.
As you can see from the image above, the building will be themed as a 19th century inspired Steampunk-era chocolate factory, with its own set of towering smokestacks, tanks and piping.
Inside the restaurant there will be a mix of brass, wood and gadgetry alongside staff who will act as if they have come from the era. Although not confirmed by Universal (perhaps due to licensing issues) this very much reminds me of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Toothsome Chocolate Factory & Savory Feast Emporium Menu
While the full menu is a long way off being confirmed at this stage, Universal Orlando have confirmed the following items that will be on the final menu:
- all day brunch crepes
Onto the main event though, the sweet offerings:
- Chocolate x5 – which will be mixed with chocolate spirals, chocolate chunks, chocolate ice cream and whipped cream
- Bacon brittle – bacon ice cream, bacon brittle, chocolate covered bacon and bacon caramel
- Espresso Buzzzz – Coffee ice cream and chocolate covered beans
- Red velvet – Milkshake topped with a red velvet cupcake
- Key Lime Pie – Key lime pie flavoured milkshake with a lie of pie thrown in on top for good measure
Words don’t do the above justice, check out the images below, I can’t wait to try the Key Lime Pie and Espresso Buzzzz milkshakes!
Oh and let’s not forget that Toothsome will feature ice-cream sundaes like the one pictured below!
Toothsome Chocolate Factory & Savory Feast Emporium Shop
Universal Orlando have also confirmed that alongside the restaurant a retail experience will exist that will allow visitors to see treats being created right in front of their eyes (think Disney bakeries) as well as offering some of the sweet treats to buy and take home to enjoy.
While I do find it a bit odd to see that a chocolate factory is going to be serving full meals that include seafood and quiches, I am really looking forward to seeing this location open later in the year. This for me could be the breath of fresh air that CityWalk needed and I very much look forward to sampling as many of those milkshakes as I can (including the bacon one).
What are your thoughts on the new location that is due to open later in 2016 at Universal Orlando?