The Chocolate Studio is located to the right of the Wine & Dine Studio on the path that connects Future World to World Showcase on the Canada side. That is the Imagination Pavilion behind both Marketplaces.
The Liquid Nitro Chocolate Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey Caramel returns from last year while the other two desserts are new. Rosa Regale has been served at the Festival Center in the past, but not at the Marketplaces as far as I can remember.
Liquid Nitro Chocolate Almond Truffle with Warm Whiskey Caramel – $4.50
While not particularly photogenic, this is my favorite overall dish at the Festival. It’s served cold which makes it particularly refreshing in what is still the summer heat of the afternoon. Impossibly creamy, rich, chocolate-y, and satisfying. There aren’t a lot of items that I would pick up every visit but this tops the list. It’s a must try.
Ghirardelli Chocolate Raspberry Torte – $4
This is a rich chocolate dessert that reminded me a lot of the luscious ganache I had picked up at The Ganachery at Disney Springs for Christmas last year, only much larger. The chocolate is sturdy enough to encase a thick layer of slightly tart raspberry filling that adds a bright fruitiness to each bite and helps cut some of the sweetness of the chocolate. The dollop of whipped cream and piece of Ghirardelli chocolate on top add a fun element. Altogether, this is a worthy pickup and being so rich, is best shared.
Red Wine Chocolate Truffle – $2.25
That’s it at the top right and while it might look small, it’s about the size of your standard truffle at a price that isn’t any higher than you’d pay for a high end chocolate elsewhere. It’s incredibly rich and smells subtly of red wine, a flavor of which is just slightly present at the end of each bite.
I wish these desserts were spread out better over World Showcase because they’re all stellar.
While the website is vehemently against it, the $8 glass of Rosa Regale, a sweet sparkling wine, stands out here and would pair nicely with each of the desserts. At $20/bottle at the store and at 7% ABV, it’s not going to take you very far, but it remains a popular choice.