Is The Ganachery at Disney Springs really “The Cure for the Common Chocolate”? I bought a box of nine pieces to find out. Read my review!
My Review of The Ganachery at Disney Springs
I, like many people, have a weakness for chocolate. Not just any chocolate, mind you.
Fine chocolate. Gourmet chocolate. Which, sadly, tends to be expensive chocolate.
Since I have a limited budget, I have to choose my chocolate carefully. Heaven forbid that I should waste my dollars upon subpar chocolate!
Not too long ago, I reviewed every piece in a box of chocolate from La Maison du Chocolat, one of the premier chocolate makers. Their standards are high, but so are mine—and I pulled no punches.
As a frequent visitor to Walt Disney World, it was only a matter of time until I sampled the chocolate from the new shop at Disney Springs, The Ganachery.
I bought a box of nine pieces and took notes on each piece.
The Chocolate at The Ganachery
Each chocolate piece is filled with ganache, a filling traditionally made of chocolate and cream. I typically enjoy ganache fillings. However, the consistency of the ganache at The Ganachery was a little unusual. It was a bit waxy on the palate, which is not my favorite texture.
In some pieces, the flavor successfully distracted from the texture. In others, it did not.
Here’s the rundown from my box of chocolate.
The light and fruity flavor of the passion fruit piece was pleasant and balanced well with the milk chocolate exterior.
This dark chocolate piece tasted like Hershey’s Special Dark with too much salt on top. I love salt with chocolate, but this was overwhelming.
With more ganache than coconut, this was less like a Mounds and more like a coconut cream. I liked the flavor balance between the coconut and the dark chocolate.
I’ll be honest; I spit this one out. The weirdly pasty filling was bland and unappetizing.
A fun piece that tasted like pistachio chocolate chip ice cream.
Very sweet, very smooth, very mild. I prefer a little nuttier kick, or a little crunch, from my hazelnut flavored chocolates.
Again, the slight waxiness of the ganache threw me off. This might have been better with some crunch.
This piece was sufficiently spicy to maintain interest, but not too spicy.
This mild milk chocolate ganache was pleasingly simple.
Was The Ganachery “The Cure for the Common Chocolate”?
The store itself is adorably decorated like an old-fashioned pharmacy crossed with a Harry Potter candy emporium. There’s not much space to move around in, and they could use some sort of queue to prevent a scrum at the chocolate case, but it’s a lovely little space.
As for the chocolate, I was disappointed. I’ve had better from other Orlando area chocolatiers at similar prices. The Ganachery isn’t my cure for the common chocolate, but I’m glad that I visited and got to sample a box.
If you go, let me know which pieces you try, and what you think of them. Be sure to check out my review of La Maison du Chocolate!
robin masshole mommy
We stopped in there when we were in Disney over the summer and YUM. I can’t wait to get back next year so we can get more treats.
How disappointing that it wasn’t all amazing! They were packaged adorably though!
Now I know which pieces to avoid. I don’t like a waxy feel in my mouth either.
So sad it did not live up to expectations. I am honestly not shocked. I think the two you did like the best would be the two I would have selected for myself. Passion fruit sounds yummy and chipotle pepper would have been a go to for me as well. Those are two I would have picked – and you seemed to have liked them both. I too am a cream filling fan as well.
Chocolate and Disney you really can’t go wrong with the combination! These chocolates sound amazing, perfect for any sweet tooth.
I love how you took notes on all the nine pieces of different chocolate. Since it can be pricey you have to enjoy every piece. Plus its disney the happy place.
I sampled the chipotle pepper and another one (can’t remember which) when we were there last month. It is fun trying new things, but some of them are just too out there! I totally would sample all of those though.
Yeah, you had me at chocolate… LOL. Looking through the choices, I’d love the Egyptian chocolate, Hazelnut and Milk :). This sounds like an amazing place!
Too bad they didn’t taste as good as they look! Those are beautiful chocolates, they don’t look like they’d be waxy inside. Sorry you didn’t have a great experience.
They look amazing! I didn’t get a chance to try them when we were there. Sorry you didn’t have a good experience with them. Hopefully, they are not like that all the time.
Oh my gosh, those chocolates look so good. I would love to try a piece or two.
Oh I can’t wait to get back to Disney. This would be a great place to try as my teenager is a chocoholic. They do look tasty, and I’m glad I could see what you thought of each flavor.
Anne Marie @ CCHC
Oh no!! This is so sad…but also makes me feel better about passing them up last time I was at WDW! Thank you for taking one for the team and trying all of those chocolates 🙂
I live to serve! 🙂 David Ramirez makes really good chocolates locally, so if you’re looking for an alternative, you might try that. They used to sell them in Le Macaron over in Lake Mary as well as at the David Ramirez store.
So gutted the Chocy wasn’t what you thought it would be! As soon as I read the part where you mention “waxy” I clinched on to my chair! No!!
I love chocolate and every now and then like to treat myself to fine chocolate, I don’t know where it’s my palette but I can’t seem to get round it.