Friday, May 31, 2013

Foodie Friday – Dole Whip: Who Does It Better?

So for this week’s Foodie Friday, I’m going to compare the Dole Whip I had while in Hawai’i at the Dole Plantation to the one I had during the Disney Princess Half Marathon weekend at the Polynesian Resort.

keep calm dole whip

We’ll start with the one I had in Hawai’i (since that’s the one I had first)


If you’ve never been to the Dole Plantation on O’ahu, be forewarned – it is a bit of a tourist trap.  The train to ride through the pineapple fields is close to $10 for a 20 minute ride.  There are tons of different pineapple flavored goodies, but it was a bit overpriced in my opinion.  Our main reason for going there was to have a Dole Whip.  Hubby got his in a waffle cone and I got mine in a bowl.  It was $5 for each I believe, which wasn’t a bad deal.

The pineapple flavor was so pungent and good, and it tasted like actual pineapple and not an artificial pineapple flavor.  You could add toppings to it but I went au natural with mine.  A perfect trip for a warm Hawaiian day.

Now..for my Walt Disney World Dole Whip -


At the Polynesian Resort, the Dole Whip is self serve, which is nice because you can fill up your cup with as much as your heart desires.  The pineapple flavor was good, but not quite as strong as the one I had in Hawai’i.  Also, it seemed a bit more firm than the Hawaiian version.  Nonetheless, I still enjoyed it.

So which one was best?  After doing some thorough research and taste tests, I have determined that the Hawaiian Dole Whip tops the Walt Disney World Dole Whip, but not by much.

And I will never….ever….turn down a Dole Whip…no matter where it comes from.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! I’m running the Possum Trot 10k with some of my favorite Georgia running friends in the morning, followed by a relaxing rest of the weekend.

Get out there and be active!

Until next time,

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  1. ABSOLUTELY LOVE DOLE WHIP! Im like you though...I dont care where it comes from as long as I get to eat it. Since I dont have any near me I buy the pineapple icecream in the store and imagine they are the same lol

    1. Haha as long as it gives you your fix until you're stateside again :)

  2. Um I have never had Dole Whip and I feel like my life is less complete now because of that after reading this. I MUST find a place that sells it. ASAP>

    Good luck at the 10k tomorrow! Kick butt!!!

    1. Definitely seek one out if you're at Disney World or Disneyland...I hear they're now spiking them with rum at Epcot!

      Thanks for the wishes on the 10k..I'll post my recap tomorrow :)

  3. You'll have to compare the Disneyland Dole Whip as well! :)

    1. So...I don't think I realized they had them at Disneyland :P I will definitely try one during Dumbo weekend!

  4. I have never had a Dole Whip, but man, that sounds GOOD!


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