Tokyo Disney really steps the game up for seasonal events. They always pretty the food up and come up with goods that are unparalleled in the world of Disney. The design team for it's seasonal offerings is always on point when it comes to making everyone go "Kawaii" crazy. Tokyo Disney knows that if they drug their guests with enough "Kawaiiness", guests are gonna throw their money at the Mouse. Pure genius!
The Strawberry Mousse Cake with Souvenir Casserole can be found in multiple dining establishments, in Tokyo Disneyland, but I got this one in Grandma Sara's Kitchen. It certainly got that "Kawaii" factor in which Tokyo Disney has mastered. Those bunny ears, pink and white colors and that Souvenir Casserole will make any Japanese lady, regardless of their age, overuse the word "Kawaii", much like how I'm overusing it in this blog post. I can assure you that even though I'm overusing the word "Kawaii", which I love so so soooo much, your Honorable Rat refuses to be blinded by the "Kawaii" factor of Tokyo Disney's food. At the end of the day, this prettied up dessert is food that I'm paying hard earned money for. It has to be tasty enough to be worth the money that I slog for at work. Beauty is only skin deep to this rat!
If I use the word "Kawaii" again after this, please shoot me. Enough with the looks of this Strawberry Mousse Cake. It's time to talk about the most important aspect of food... it's taste. The base of the Strawberry Mousse cake is a sponge cake and on it is a half dome of strawberry mousse which was sour and sweet. This part of the cake had a tinge of berry flavor to it. In the mousse, you will find a small piece of berry flavored jelly. The additional sourness from the jelly created this burst of berry flavor in my mouth. This was definitely the highlight of this cake, but it was only for a short moment because the jelly was way too small. For the outermost layer of this cake, there's a coating of strawberry flavored chocolate which added a crackle to it whenever I took a bite, but the addition of this coating was bittersweet. It added some texture to it, but it also added to it's sweetness. At times, it didn't feel like I was eating a berry flavored dessert. For parts of it, the sweetness was overpowering and it masked the flavor of berries which I was looking forward to since this was supposed to be a Strawberry Mousse Cake! Make the jelly bigger Tokyo Disney! At the end of the day, the "Kawaiiness" from the pair of bunny ears (White Chocolate) in the whipped cream couldn't save the day. Damn it! I used that word again! Bang!
In my dying voice,"Only get this if you want the Souvenir Casserole! Ka-wa-iiiiiiii...."
Honorable Rating: Only in "Shouganai" Situations (2/5)