Great news for Disney Dole Whip lovers...the delicious, BELOVED theme park treat will soon be headed to your nearest GROCERY STORE!! Dole just announced that their tropical frozen, dairy-free dessert will soon be available at stores in three flavors: pineapple, mango and strawberry. While they didn't announced an actual 'launch date' yet...the company says they'll be offering a first taste of the new lineup of innovations during the Natural Products Expo West convention taking place until March 11.
According to Fox LA, the Dole Whip, originally conceived by food scientist Kathy Westphal, was created at the Dole Technical Center in San Jose in 1983. Westphal was tasked with creating a version of a treat the park had been serving as Dole was a sponsor at Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland Park. Going off of the original offering, a vanilla soft-serve ice cream with pineapples on top, that couldn’t stand up to the heat, the food scientist created a nondairy, dry-mix version that has since achieved cult status, with recipe blogs touting copycats and even surely-unauthorized Dole Whip fan products on Etsy.
Will you try the grocery store version or just stick to getting it AT Disneyland?