As many of you know, the newest area of New Harambe opened recently, Zuri’s Sweets Shop. It’s actually across from the Harambe Market arch, and on our last visit to the park, it was still behind a construction wall, as you can see on the right. Now, we took a look at several items that would be sold a couple weeks ago, but we all know everyone is talking about the, uh, animal scat candy. Titled, “Match the Species,” you can buy samples from an elephant, giraffe, cotton-top tamarin, or hippo. We’ll get into that shortly, but first a photo tour of the new shop (click images for larger).
The Elephant Poop features Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge with Sweet Rolled Oats and Yellow Coconut Flakes. The Giraffe Poop features Rolled Chocolate Fudgy Brownie and Freshly Made Caramel. The Cotton-Top Tamarin Poop – which I opted for – features Pretzel Pearls coated in Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge with Sweet Rolled Oat Flakes. Finally, the Hippo Poop features Chocolate Fudge Caramel Brownie with Peanut Butter and Rolled Oats.
At $3.99, it’s a hefty treat that I’m still working on (but that’s because I’m not big on sweets). It’s definitely a good size to share between two people. If you have a sweet tooth, you probably won’t have trouble finishing it in one sitting.
Texturally, the fudge was fairly consistent with the normal cubes you can by at the candy shops on property. I wish the peanut butter flavor was a bit more prominent. The crunch of the pretzel along with the touch of saltiness was nice. It is a bit heavy on the oats, though.
And now for a palate cleanser for you:
In all, I like having a new food shop and am glad they sell housewares and such that aren’t what you find in every other gift shop. I’m also glad they are selling some savory items (we’ll have a review of the Harissa Popcorn soon). I’m sure kids are getting a kick out of the novelty of the scat, but for me, I’m not sure I’ll go out of my wait to try the others.
Have you visited Zuri’s Sweets Shops? Did you try any of the scat treats, or did you stick with something more traditional?