Pre-Season Pickings – Knott’s Berry Farm Boysenberry Pageant Preview

The annual Knott’s Boysenberry Pageant is on the high of the record of seasonal theme park meals festivals in Southern California. This yr brings a number of new dishes to attempt, merchandise, an artwork store, and even a brand new frozen yogurt that tastes like boysenberry cobbler. In the event you’re into boysenberry and like consolation meals, that is the competition for you! Let’s check out the highlights of what you possibly can look forward to finding – every day, March 29th by way of April 28.

Boysenberry Pageant Meals

This yr’s competition introduced some severe competitors for the perfect general dish. We acquired to attempt a myriad of choices, each candy and savory, and had a tough time selecting a favourite. * Every thing we tried was actually scrumptious. The standard of all of the choices are glorious this yr.

Prime Three Boysenberry Bites

We’ll begin with our high picks . . .

#1: Boysenberry Pot Roast over Boysenberry Mashed Potatoes

This was soften in your mouth goodness, no knife wanted. The pot roast is extremely tender and the Boysenberry sauce actually hits your style buds with a slight sweetness to this savory dish. The mashed potatoes are frivolously candy and ok to be an merchandise on their very own.

#2: Boysenberry Flank Steak with Boysenberry Cream Cheese

This dish actually caught our consideration with its distinctive look and the pairing of the purple cream cheese drizzle over thinly sliced beef. These are nice cuts of flank steaks, tender and flavorful, whereas the cream cheese on high is a candy reminder of what the Pageant is all about: boysenberries!

#three: Boysenberry Sausage

The sausage actually shocked us. Not solely are they an excellent sized portion, however the grilled taste can also be unimaginable. Load it up with boysenberry ketchup, boysenberry mustard, and/or boysenberry relish, and also you’ve acquired a terrific mix of juicy (barely fatty mouthfeel) with the surprising kick of boysenberry fruit. We went again and acquired a pair extra of those . . . , only for analysis functions.

Honorable Point out: Boysenberry Chili in Boysenberry Bread Bowl

This was one thing that Dusty couldn’t put it down. A candy boysenberry bread bowl with a not too spicy chili that delivers an approachable mixture of floor beef and beans that everybody can take pleasure in – no five-alarm right here.

Extra Pageant Meals!

Though the next dishes didn’t make it into our high three, they’re all scrumptious in their very own proper and positively price a style.

Boysenberry Salmon over Combined Greens

One other Dusty beneficial dish. There was one thing concerning the boysenberry glaze that makes this easy salon dish rather more approachable to those that aren’t large followers of fish.  This is without doubt one of the wholesome possibility on the record of things this yr, however you received’t consider it that means when you find yourself consuming it. Full of taste.

Boysenberry and Lemon Hummus – Vegan Pleasant

Right here’s a vegan possibility that gives a bit one thing out of the abnormal.

2-Foot Hotdog on a Boysenberry Bun

You learn that accurately . . . TWO FEET!!!

Boysenberry Pulled Pork Tostada

Boysenberry Elote

Boysenberry Jerk Hen Wings

Boysenberry Habanero Baked Mac-N-Cheese

For these questioning, this was not very spicy. Don’t let the “habanero” scare you off. The feel can also be extra like a casserole than conventional mac and cheese

Boysenberry Jambalaya with Hen and Sausage

We don’t recall ever making an attempt a jambalaya at Knott’s earlier than. Even in the event you aren’t a fan of one of these dish, normally served spicy, this model is household pleasant with out the heavy kick you’d discover in New Orleans.

The Berry Beast

This dish might sound like a novelty, and whereas it’s meant to share, it’s additionally a flavor-packed stack of fried goodness. The inspiration for this monstrous sandwich is a big deep-fried pork tenderloin. It’s topped with bacon wrapped onions, grilled onions, jalapeños, and slathered in boysenberry BBQ sauce.

This can be a giant 2-Four particular person sandwich

Boysenberry BBQ Hen Skewers with Boysenberry Aioli

Boysenberry and Basil Lemonade

Precisely what you’d anticipate. A candy and fruity drink with the delicate kick of basil (largely as a garnish).

Boysenberry Boba

Boba drinks are standard lately and this one satisfies with chewy boba bites suspended in creamy boysenberry milk-tea.

White Chocolate Boysenberry Cheesecake

That is cheesecake with layers of boysenberry frosting. It was a satisfying dessert that ought to in all probability be supplied on the bakery year-round.

Boysenberry Tart

We had been capable of attempt the cookies, tart, and macaroon. The cookies should not overly candy; about what you’d anticipate from a terrific Knott’s cookie.

Boysenberry Sugar Cookie

Boysenberry Frosted Sugar Cookie

Boysenberry Lime Tart

This one has a candy and bitter taste that’s fairly fascinating.

Boysenberry Macaroon

I don’t even like coconut that a lot, however this macaroon is unbelievable. The boysenberry on the within is so moist and it pairs with candy coconut superbly.

Boysenberry Cinnamon-Sugar Chips with Boysenberry Ice Cream

This one is instagrammable. Purple, blue and prepared for its closeup!

Boysenberry Pie

Yogurtland

Beginning March 18th, Yogurtland soft-serve yogurt shops will likely be rolling out Knott’s Boysenberry Pie Frozen Yogurt nationwide. It’s like having a bit style of the Boysenberry Pageant in your hometown. Better of all, it actually does style like boysenberry pie.

They’ll have coupons in-store to avoid wasting on Knott’s tickets to come back to the Boysenberry Pageant.

We had been capable of pattern it and, oh boy, it was nice. They even have Knott’s Boysenberry Shortbread Cookies you should utilize as a topping.

This creamy deal with was so good that considered one of our employees members downed two earlier than I completed my first cup.

Boysenberry Merchandise

As typical, Knott’s has accomplished a terrific job increasing their line of Boysenberry merchandise you possibly can take residence with you. In extra to jams, sauces, candies and sodas, there are all kinds of goodies, attire, and a line of housewares.

Subsequent time I’m down at Knott’s I’ll be choosing up considered one of every of those 5 soda flavors…

There’s loads of boysenberry sweet. The caramels are unbelievable!

Take a look at this lovable sweet pieBoysenberry brisket beef jerky

Feeling the baking bug? Knott’s has a brand new cobbler combine and it comes with the boysenberry filling to go inside. We didn’t get to do that one, however spoke with the group who developed it by way of quite a lot of trial and error earlier than arising with one thing they’re actually happy with.

We took some cobbler combine ham and plan to attempt it out for ourselves. We hope so as to add it to our assessment when the competition opens on the finish of the month.

Additionally they had some cinnamon churro boysenberry fudge this yr …I want a minimum of a pound of the stuff to take residence. Completely unbelievable.

Present your boysenberry aptitude within the kitchen. Knott’s has an array of housewares with boysenberries and Peanuts characters.

The retro-style tea mug is fairly neat wanting. It even comes factory-distressed

 

You’ll scent ok to eat with Knott’s new boysenberry bathtub line.

They’ve conventional and new bitter boysenberry lip balms.

Boysenberry Artwork

Knott’s has enlisted a number of unimaginable artists to create Boysenberry Pageant-themed art work. The gallery wall within the Wilderness Dance Corridor is stuffed with intelligent works impressed by Knott’s Berry Farm historical past.

There’s even a bit assortment of artist bios in the event you’re curious who created the piece you want.

There are many nice artists on right here that we acknowledged, together with considered one of my favorites, Richard Wallace.

His piece is arguably top-of-the-line one within the gallery, this lovable cartoon-style collage of various residents of Calico.

The small print are nice, every citizen has its personal distinct persona. In the event you look carefully, you would possibly even discover somebody that kinda seems to be like Richard (he’s certainly a citizen of Calico, you possibly can typically discover him on the park).

One other artist I’m following on Instagram is Jeff Delgado who created this unbelievable piece based mostly on the traditional Knott’s trip, Kingdom of the Dinosaurs.

There are a number of various mediums as effectively, like this wood-cut Timber Mountain Log Journey piece.

That is just a bit preview tease people. We’ll be again on the Farm March 29th to cowl the general public debut of the Pageant. What dish do you need to attempt first?

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