DOLE Celebrates Mickey’s 90th Anniversary

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DOLE is helping to celebrate Mickey’s 90th Anniversary in a big way!

Dole Celebrate Mickey MouseIf you are a big Disney fan like me, your probably know that in 1928 Mickey Mouse made his debut in Steamboat Willie. At the same time that Mickey was being introduced to the world, 2,500 miles away in Hawaii, James Drummond Dole was overseeing a 20,000-acre pineapple plantation that would grow into the world’s largest provider of fresh fruits and vegetables. 

Dole Mickey Pineapple

Fast forward to 1976, this is when my favorite Disney treat come to be. DOLE first teamed up with Disney in 1976 to sponsor Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room at the Disneyland Resort and at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. I am so glad they did because now we all get to enjoy Dole Whips, which is my favorite treat at Disney Parks and Resorts worldwide.

Nine decades later, Dole and Disney come together to celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th Anniversary! Dole is sharing some fresh takes on some iconic recipes and new dishes honoring the True Original. Starting October 15th and continuing through January 2019, the program presents 19 new recipes from Dole inspired by Mickey Mouse and how-to recipe videos themed to different Mickey Mouse eras. Plus there is also Mickey on tens of millions of DOLE® Bananas, Pineapples, packaged salads, and vegetables in U.S. and Canadian supermarkets! 

Mickey Banana StickersIt’s the culmination of Dole’s yearlong Powering the Hero Within” (#DoleHero) initiative. Some of you might remember my post about Dole and Marvel back in April. “Powering the Hero Within” is a fantastic healthy-eating alliance that combines Dole fruits, vegetables and nutrition with the most popular Disney films and characters. I love that it helps encourage people to enjoy some healthier options.

Mickey Mouse Dole Disney Recipes. | Healthier Ideas | Disney Food | Mickey CupcakesAt the heart of the program are 19 original Dole entrée, salad, side dish, smoothie, and dessert recipes made with DOLE® fresh fruits and vegetables and themed to one of three Mickey Mouse eras – Classic, Old School, or Modern. It was hard to narrow it down, but I picked out 4 to share with you. The first is Kicked-up Curried Cream Spinach. This recipe would be perfect to make in the Mickey Mouse-themed Le Creuset that I have a giveaway for below! Click the links to get the full recipe!

Dole Mickey Mouse Spinach RecipeHow about a healthier take on an American favorite, Dole Grilled “Not” Dog! Dole Grilled Carrot Vegan Hot Dog

I love a smoothie for breakfast or afternoon snack and this one totally caught my eye. Gosh-Golly Gee Dole PB & J Smoothie RemixDole Gosh-Golly-Gee PB&J Smoothie Remix -P B & J Smoothie

And of course we can’t talk about Mickey’s 90th Anniversary without having a mouse themed treat! Check out these Coco-Nana Birthday Cupcakes! Dole Mickey Mouse Birthday Cupcakes

Excited for Mickey’s 90th Anniversary? I have a giveaway to celebrate!

Mickey Collection Set Le CreusetOne lucky reader will win a Disney Mickey Mouse Collection set from Le Creuset, with a retail value of $420. Open to U.S.residents only. Enter to win by liking/following Dole and Le Creuset on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, plus more on the Rafflecopter widget below. GOOD LUCK!

Disclosure: This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Disney. Dole and Le Creuset are the sole sponsors of these prizes, however the giveaway is solely owned, administered, solicited and operated by me. Half Crazy Mama is not responsible for prize fulfillment. In order to be eligible to win, the winner must like/follow Le Creuset on Facebook, Twitterand Instagramand Dole on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram. One winner will be randomly selected using the Rafflecopter random selector and will be notified via email. Once notified, the winner will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Google. Void where prohibited. This disclosure is made in accordance with the FTC 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements.  
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  1. Meghan Cooper | 23rd Nov 18

    The Ahi poke salad looks yummy!

  2. Cheryl | 23rd Nov 18

    We would love the “I Do” Love Bananas Cake.

  3. Kelly D | 24th Nov 18

    My family would love the banana sushi rolls with crispy rice recipe.

  4. Jillian Too | 24th Nov 18

    My family would love the pineapple downside-up cake.

  5. bn100 | 24th Nov 18

    Hawaiian style turkey sliders

  6. Tracie M. Cooper | 24th Nov 18

    I would love to make the Tropical Ambrosia Salad for my family! My email is

  7. marilynnawara | 25th Nov 18

    My family would love the SIMPLY GOOD COBBLER — it’s one of their favorites.

  8. tat2gurlzrock | 25th Nov 18

    Low-fat Lemon Blueberry Dressing looks delicious!

  9. Natalie | 25th Nov 18

    My family would love the fresh fish tacos recipe and the chickpea burgers with pineapple sauce!

  10. Erin Ellis | 25th Nov 18

    My family would love the Banana Breakfast Pudding! Thank you for the fabulous giveaway!

  11. M.Weber | 25th Nov 18

    The Polynesian Chicken and Rice would be a hit with my family!

  12. Kelly Short | 25th Nov 18

    I would love to make that Polynesian Chicken!

  13. Stacy has | 25th Nov 18

    The ahi poke salad looks super yummy

  14. Enza Ketcham | 25th Nov 18

    I would try the Italian Egg Drop Soup and have it for the Holidays!

  15. Lynn | 25th Nov 18

    The PB and J smoothies look yummy and the cupcakes are adorable!

  16. Anati Zubia | 25th Nov 18

    The gosh-golly-gee pineapple and carrot smoothie is amazing!!!

  17. Kristen Hoover | 25th Nov 18

    Italian Egg Drop Soup sounds yummy

  18. Susy | 25th Nov 18

    The turkey stuffed pepper sounds uh-mah-zing. But gotta day, cilantro and bananas has definitely piqued my taste buds!

  19. Carlee McDot | 25th Nov 18

    I’m pretty sure I need to try the GOSH-GOLLY GEE DOLE PB&J SMOOTHIE REMIX.

  20. Kim Allmon | 25th Nov 18

    The Hawaiian-Style Turkey Sliders sounds like a perfect fit for my family.

  21. Mindy | 26th Nov 18

    The Coco Nana Cupcakes are adorable!

  22. Laurajj | 26th Nov 18

    Oh we would love their Dole’s New Chicken-A-La King! Look so yummy and easy to make!

  23. Amy Simonds | 26th Nov 18

    Definitely the Wake Up Oats – it has everything I love in it and since I am always running around like crazy in the morning it is ready to go since the prep happened the night prior! 🙂

  24. Lesly Figueroa | 26th Nov 18

    Thr tropical ambrosia salad looks delicious.

  25. Lesly Figueroa | 26th Nov 18

    The ambrosia salad looks delicious?

  26. Michele Carroll | 26th Nov 18

    They all look good but I’d like to try the ahi poke salad first!

  27. Christy | 26th Nov 18

    Banana Apple Pudding

  28. flagler2 | 26th Nov 18

    White Deviled Bites sounds yummy.

  29. Kellie | 27th Nov 18

    Whole Roasted Cauliflower and Spicy Sambal Dipping Sauce. Maybe even dip the cauliflower in the sauce. 🙂

  30. Kellie | 27th Nov 18

    Whole Roasted Cauliflower and Spicy Sambal Dipping Sauce.

  31. Ali Celestino | 27th Nov 18

    Angel food cake with strawberry glaze sounds like something my family and I would love!

  32. shelly dixon | 28th Nov 18

    I think my family would like pineapple jackolantern fruit salad

  33. Brenda Haines | 28th Nov 18

    The sweet and savory potato salad looks great.

  34. Nora Hamlin | 29th Nov 18

    The Wake Up Oats would be my go to.

  35. debbie wilson | 29th Nov 18

    Pineapple Up Side Down Cake !!!

  36. Brittanyhartz awsome | 29th Nov 18

    The Coco Nana cupcakes sound like something our family would love. Thanks for the awesome blog post with some great yummy ideas. – Virginia H

  37. Tiffany Schantzenbach | 29th Nov 18

    I think we would love the Plantain Crusted Salmon Fillets.

  38. Ae Minx | 29th Nov 18

    Oh wow so many yummy options.. maybe the banana breakfast.. or the banana sushi rolls

  39. Stephanie O'Day | 29th Nov 18

    My family would love the FRESH PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE! It looks delicious!

  40. Laura Bradley | 29th Nov 18

    strawberry salsa and homemade chips!

  41. ncjeepster | 29th Nov 18

    We would love the Chickpea Burgers with Pineapple Sauce.

  42. Cassandra D | 29th Nov 18

    The Carrot Ginger soup.

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