Knott’s Berry Farm’s annual Boysenberry Festival returns to the park on March 29, 2019, and we have all the details about this year’s delicious new lineup!
Calling all foodies! Knott’s Boysenberry Festival is just around the corner, and we have the inside scoop on some of the scrumptious food offerings at this year’s event. In preparation for the event, we’re creating a Foodie Guide to let you all know about some of the food offerings along with exclusive merchandise. This was my first time experiencing the Boysenberry Festival treats, and I regret having waited this long to try them!
To start off, let’s talk savory. Knott’s Berry Farm provides a vast array of delicious food offerings for the Boysenberry Festival 2019. Some of our personal favorites include the Boysenberry Pot Roast over Boysenberry Mashed Potatoes, the Boysenberry Flank Steak with Boysenberry Cream Cheese, and the Boysenberry Elote. These treats combine the tart of the berry with the sizzle of a freshly grilled meat to create a taste like no other! The Pot Roast is caramelized with a sweet boysenberry sauce while the potatoes and boysenberry combine to give a light pink mashed potatoes color that is as delicious at it looks. The flank steak, similar to the pot roast, is caramelized with a boysenberry sauce, then coated with a boysenberry cream cheese that contrasts the caramelized flank steak perfectly.
While the name Boysenberry Elote may give an impression of sweet boysenberry sauce on an already sweet vegetable, the boysenberry flavor is subtle in comparison to the cream cheese coating. These savory treats will lead your tongue on an adventure of new taste experiences.
For this year’s Boysenberry Festival, there are a total of eight sweet food offerings for guests to indulge in. The items (picture above) include the Boysenberry Tart, the Boysenberry Sugar Cookie, Sugar Cookie with Boysenberry Frosting, Boysenberry Lime Tart, and Boysenberry Macaroon. The Boysenberry Sugar Cookies had sugar crystal coating on a boysenberry cookie dough, creating a sweet and tart sensation. The cookie with boysenberry frosting did not have as strong of a boysenberry taste, but was equally satisfying.
The Boysenberry Cinnamon Sugar-Chips with Boysenberry Ice Cream is the definition of sweet treats at the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival. I was unable to try this treat at the preview event, but I look forward to devouring this treat on opening day of the event.
New to the event this year is the Knott’s Boysenberry Pie Frozen Yogurt, brought to you by Yogurtland. Yogurtland has partnered with Knott’s Berry Farm for this exclusive sweet treat at their west coast stores. For a limited time, guests can get up to $30 off their admissions ticket to the park when purchasing a soft serve. Guests can also get a discount on the frozen yogurt when purchasing through the official Knott’s Berry Farm app!
Now let’s talk about everyone’s favorite part of any limited-time event: exclusive merchandising! There are in total 15 new merchandise items coming to the park for the Boysenberry Festival. Among these items are four quick treats made exclusively for the event: Three Berry Soda, Boysenberry Fudge, Boysenberry Caramel, and the Boysenberry Jelly Bean jar from Jelly Belly.
Apparel this year debuts the “Official Taste Tester” unisex t-shirt. This limited-edition shirt depicts Charlie Brown and Snoopy from PEANUTS comic strips indulging on some fresh boysenberries (made apparent by their purple juice-covered lips). Charlie Brown has also traded his classic yellow shirt for a purple print. Returning this year is the fan favorite baseball cap with the exclusive logo for the event!
The centerpiece of the festival merchandise is the official Knott’s Berry Farm Cobbler mix and canned Boysenberries. Guests can purchase both items to create a delicious cobbler at home. It’ll be like having the theme park festival experience right in your kitchen!
The 2019 edition of the annual Boysenberry Festival is shaping up to be the greatest one yet! For a more in-depth review on some of the food offerings at this year’s event, check out our video on the official TLEV YouTube Channel:
Which food offering are you going to try first? Let us know! Head on over to Knott’s Berry Farm to experience the Boysenberry Festival March 29 – April 28, 2019.