Although Universal Studios Hollywood was not ready to hit the start button initially, a new dish added to the menu of Toadstool Cafe inside the brand-new Super Nintendo World has proven to be just as potent as the famous Power Flower. After eating it, Bowser’s Fireball Challenge might just have you breathing fireballs, too!
EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was updated 8/13/23 to reflect updated pricing.
During the opening weekend festivities, we had the chance to feast our eyes on the upcoming dish that will be added to an already impressive roster of mouth-watering options. Now, the spicy menu offering is available for everyone to enjoy.
Bowser’s Fireball Challenge costs $24.99 (you can pay an extra $10 to keep the plate) and features a 1-POUND meatball covered in mozzarella cheese sitting on a bed of mushroom marinara sauce and sprinkled with parsley. The face of Bowser stares back from a puff pastry and its served with a side of hot sauce. The price is steep but you DO get to keep the bowl which features the logomark of it’s namesake challenger.
Bowser’s Fireball Challenge is a tasty dish but the steep price might make most people think twice. The meatall is well seasoned and despite it’s large size is well cooked throughout and not dry. The mushroom marinara is zesty and fairy spicy — you’ll break little bit of a sweat with this one. The bright red hot sauce on the side was not particularly good, not because of the heat level but just the general flavor was not particularly good nor did it pair well with the rest of the dish.
Is the dish spicy? Yes. Inedibly spicy? No — those who enjoy spicy foods will find this perfectly tolerable. Is it worth the cost? Probably not unless you really want the collectible bowl. If the pastry was replaced by some pasta it could definitely warrant a revisit.
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Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood officially opened February 17, 2023.
The new Super Nintendo World expansion is located inside of Universal Studios Hollywood park and access is included with regular park admission. Super Nintendo World is not a separate theme park.
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