Taste of Terror event makes a great way to get a preview of some of the new food items that will be available at Halloween Horror Nights this year. It also makes a great way to get your appetite ready for a night of scares. If you're looking for a fun and delicious way to get into the Halloween spirit, then be sure to check out Taste of Terror.
The Taste of Terror event occurs at Soundstage #33 in Universal Studios Florida. It will be held on select dates from August 10th to 26th. Check-in for the event begins at 6:00 pm, and the event runs from approximately 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
The price is a bit steep. Taste of Terror started at $170 with tax per person, which is more than some people are willing to spend on a pre-event dining experience. On August 10, the price dropped to $135.99. Certain dates offer an annual passholder discount. Universal Orlando also added a non-alcoholic version of the Taste of Terror event for an even lower price
However, the opening night of Taste of Terror sold out. Still, we were fortunate enough to have already purchased tickets to this event. We enjoyed every food item there. Most of those menu items will be sold during Halloween Horror Nights evenings/ However, it is likely the preparation or components may change by September 1 when Halloween Horror Nights starts. Also, a few additional items may appear at individual Taste of Terror nights that do not appear on the main menu at the event. For example, Bloody Snowball, a chocolate cake with marshmallow buttercream and desiccated coconut, was available on opening night but did not appear on the main menu.
Taste of Terror participants will have the opportunity to sample all of the following food items at the event:
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Desserts at Taste of Terror
- Pumpkin Dulce De Leche Puff: Pumpkin and Dulce de Leche filled puff topped with whipped ganache, pumpkin seeds, and gold accents.
- Chicharrones De Harina: Fried flour crisps seasoned with cinnamon and sugar.
- Trick or Treat Bucket: Chocolate creme brulee topped with peanut butter buttercream, caramel popcorn, candy corn, M&M’s Reese’s, and licorice strip.
- Lost Explorer Coconut Cupcake: Vanilla cupcake with a coconut filling and graham cracker dirt
- Hellfire Mini Cake: Layer chocolate cake with mango cayenne filling topped with chocolate guitar
- Graveyard Mini Cake: Layered Oreo cake with double chocolate cream cheese filling, topped with a chocolate tombstone.
The Taste of Terror Event presents two exclusive items not being sold during Halloween Horror Nights. One of them is The Fall Harvest Salad. It contains arugula, frisee, roasted sweet potato, roasted corn, golden apple, heirloom cherry tomatoes, candied walnuts, and toasted pumpkin seeds with apple pumpkin vinaigrette. Also, a Mutilated Pork Loin made up of slow-smoked applewood bacon wrapped pork loin. This pork loin came with roasted root hash with fig, pear, and red wine demi with assorted rolls.
- Arrive early. The event is popular, and lines can get long, especially on weekends.
- Be prepared to try new things. The food at Taste of Terror is all about being creative and having fun. Don't be afraid to try something new.
- Pace yourself. There is a lot of food to sample at Taste of Terror. Don't try to eat it all in one sitting.
- Have fun! Taste of Terror is a great way to get excited for Halloween Horror Nights. So relax, enjoy the food, and have some fun.
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