Harvest Cafe on Mill Street has created a new donut to celebrate the Disney film Flora and Ulysses, which was filmed in part at the Chilliwack eatery. (Submitted photo)

Harvest Cafe on Mill Street has created a new donut to celebrate the Disney film Flora and Ulysses, which was filmed in part at the Chilliwack eatery. (Submitted photo)

Nutty doughnut at Chilliwack cafe celebrates release of Disney film

Harvest Cafe was used for a set in recently released family film, Flora & Ulysses

It’s getting a little nutty at a downtown Chilliwack eatery.

Harvest Cafe on Mill Street has created a celebratory doughnut to mark the release of a Disney film they are featured in, Flora & Ulysses. The doughnut is made up of all of Ulysses’ favourite things. And to understand the doughnut, it’s important to keep in mind that Ulysses is a CGI squirrel.

The Ulysses has a white chocolate and peanut butter ganache base, topped with peanuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, peanut M&Ms, regular M&Ms, and Harvest’s candied version of cheese balls.

Cafe owner Ron Romeyn says they are hoping “families will come pick up the donuts as a special treat to enjoy while they watch the movie at home.”

Flora & Ulysses is a 2021 American family superhero comedy film directed by Lena Khan from a screenplay by Brad Copeland and based on the children’s novel of the same name by Kate DiCamillo. Ulysses has super powers, and communicates with Flora via an old-fashioned typewriter.

It was partly shot in Chilliwack in 2019, when Harvest Cafe was overhauled to be a doughnut shop in Flora’s town.

The movie production drew plenty of attention from locals, as the set design included an oversized doughnut being dipped into a coffee cup, affixed to the outside of the cafe. At one point, Ulysses smashes through the front window of the cafe.

Flora & Ulysses was released by Disney on Feb. 19, 2021, on their streaming service.

Chilliwack isn’t just featured in the film. It’s featured in the full-length trailer, too. About one minute in, the scenes at Harvest are shown for about 20 seconds.

READ MORE: Movie shoot prep in Chilliwack starts with massive trucks and an oversized doughnut


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Harvest Cafe on Mill Street has created a new donut to celebrate the Disney film Flora and Ulysses, which was filmed in part at the Chilliwack eatery. (Submitted photo)

Harvest Cafe on Mill Street has created a new donut to celebrate the Disney film Flora and Ulysses, which was filmed in part at the Chilliwack eatery. (Submitted photo)

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