Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse!
Our beloved Mickey Mouse turns 90 this year. His official “birthday” is November 18, 1928. That day is the 90-year anniversary of Mickey’s first appearance in the animated short film called Steamboat Willie. Since then this funny looking little mouse has become the mascot of Disney and one of the world’s most recognizable characters.
“I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.”
— Walt Disney, Disneyland; October 27, 1954
There are plenty of ways to celebrate the 90th birthday of a fictitious and insanely rich mouse that hasn’t aged a day. But a Snackateer’s favorite way to party is with SNACKS, of course!
Here are 5 awesome Mickey Mouse-themed treats perfect for the celebration.
CELEBRATE MICKEY OREOS – Limited Edition Birthday Cake Flavored Cookies
Oreo arrived to the party with birthday cake flavored cookies! The cookie itself is the classic, chocolate flavor, but are made extra special with 3 fun Mickey designs. The creme filling is a delicious birthday cake flavor with bits of colorful confetti.
These cookies are very similar to the Birthday Cake Oreos that are available year round. I’m actually pretty sure they are the same recipe, just with the fun celebratory designs added to the Mickey cookies.
Upon opening the package, you are immediately hit with a sweet, delicious and STRONG blast of what can best be described as the perfume a cotton candy cupcake would wear on a first date. It’s pretty intoxicating. I dare you to smell that smell and not eat one (or six)!
And speaking of taste, it’s actually milder than the initial smell may lead you to believe. The creme is sweet and very similar to a regular Oreo, but somehow birthday cakier. I have no idea what the secret ingredient is, but there is definitely something different. The colorful confetti in the creme adds to the overall festive vibe, but doesn’t bring anything extra to the party.
I’m a sucker for birthday cake anything and everything, so these are a home run for me. But fair warning for any junk food purists – the smell and flavor is definitely man made (i.e. totally artificial). Even so, I highly recommend we remember what we’re celebrating here. Let’s just stuff our faces with these – no regrets!
The Celebrate Mickey Mouse Oreos are being spotted at many local grocery stores and large department stores like Walmart and Target. They are also available online here at Target. And just for giggles you can find them ridiculously overpriced here on Amazon.
These are limited edition, so make sure to grab a few packs before they are gone. Our favorite mouse only turns 90 once. Love ya, MICKEY!
AMPLE HILLS ICE CREAM – Limited Edition Birthday Cake Inspired Ice Cream Flavors
Ample Hills is celebrating by collaborating with Disney on three new birthday cake inspired ice cream flavors that are “chock-full of Disney magic”.
The flavors are:
– Triple Chocolate Surprise: Chocolate malted ice cream with chocolate fudge cake, ribbons of dark chocolate buttercream frosting and Mickey-shaped white chocolate pieces filled with fudge
– Confetti Celebration: Sweet cream ice cream with confetti cake, ribbons of yellow buttercream frosting and yellow Mickey-shaped white chocolate pieces filled with lemon cream
– Peanut Butter Jamboree: Vanilla bean ice cream with strawberry cake, ribbons of peanut butter frosting and Mickey-shaped peanut butter pieces filled with strawberry jam
Visit the Ample Hills website for ordering information.
PEPPERIDGE FARM GOLDFISH – Special Edition Disney Mickey Mouse Cheddar Crackers
Pepperidge Farm brought a savory snack to the party! They have introduced a special edition Disney mix of Goldfish and red Mickey Mouse shaped crackers. There are 3 special edition packages (shown below).
CAMPBELL’S SOUP – Limited Edition Mickey-themed Soup Cans
It seems pretty convenient that a warm bowl of tomato soup from a Mickey-themed can is the perfect place to sprinkle those Mickey Mouse goldfish crackers! Maybe Campbell’s and Pepperidge Farm planned this? Or maybe they didn’t. Either way, it’s awesome. These Campbell’s soup cans are exclusively available at Target stores this fall.
SUGARFINA – Limited Edition Mickey Mouse Candy Collection
Adults love Mickey too (sometimes more than kids do)! Sugarfina, the ultimate candy store for adults, has also introduced a new limited edition Mickey Mouse collection with several fun and delicious options.
– 2- and 3-piece Candy Bento Boxes: Collector kits filled with limited edition candy
– Candy Cubes: Mickey Mouse ears (strawberry-flavored gummies), buttons (berry-flavored gummies) and gloves (birthday cake flavored gummies)
– Chocolate Bars: Milk, dark and white chocolate bars topped with Mickey-shaped sprinkles