REVIEW! How Did Universal’s Christmas Funnel Cake Stack Up to Its Predecessors?

We’ve had a blast back in Universal Orlando recently, snacking our way through the parks and even attending the Holiday VIP Tour!

Universal Decorations

And, we just can’t resist visiting for more Christmas goodies, since we’re taking you with us to try even MORE treats in Universal!

If you’re heading to a theme park, it almost seems like a necessity to get a funnel cake. And, since Universal Orlando has brought back its Holiday Food Trucks for Christmas, we hopped over to get all that fried dough and powdered sugar goodness!

Funnel Cake Food Truck

While there are a few different options on the funnel cake menu, we went with the Fried Chicken and Funnel Cake option that was topped with strawberry sauce, maple mayo, and powdered sugar.

Funnel Cake Food Truck Menu

While we saw a similar version of this treat during Halloween with the Franken Fried Chicken and Funnel Brains, the Christmas funnel cake had a bigger helping of fried chicken and switched out the maple aioli for maple mayo. Of course, the extra chicken meant that there was a price increase to $10.99.

Fried Chicken and Funnel Cake

While maple mayo paired with strawberry sauce might sound like a strange combination, it actually worked together really well! The maple came out a lot more than we expected with a slight tanginess from the mayo that balanced the sweetness from the strawberry sauce and powdered sugar. The chicken and funnel cakes were both hot and crispy, but the ingredients on top didn’t melt!

Fried Chicken and Funnel Cake

Universal’s funnel cakes tend to be a hit, so we’re excited to try the rest of the options at the food truck near the Simpsons and ET section of Universal Studios Florida throughout the holiday season. As we keep heading back to the parks, we’ll be sure to give you a look at the other Christmas experiences you can find soon!

Both of Universal Orlando’s parks hit capacity today during a weekday!

What’s your favorite holiday treat in Universal right now? Let us know in the comments below!

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Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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