Saturday, August 9, 2014

Disney Review: Snacks Around Disney

Although you should never be hungry with the copious amounts of delicious food served up at Disney restaurants, the snacks in and outside of the parks are just too tempting to pass up. And you wouldn't want to skip any of those snack credits on the dining plan. That's just like throwing away good money. Unfortunately, I was not able to get a picture of all the best snacks at Disney. This is just a sample of some of the delicacies you can try out. :)

Our very favorite snack at Disney has always been the popcorn. Ever since I was a kid, I have regarded that stuff like gold. I can remember many a popcorn lunch in the parks between rides. Our trip to Hong Kong Disney in 2008 disappointed us with their popcorn. They just did not get it right. This trip to Disney World was quite similar. Either we kept getting old batches, or the popcorn just is not made the same anymore. We all agreed that it was one of the biggest disappointments. (Which means our trip was pretty fantastic if we had time to complain about popcorn.)

#2 on the list as a Disney must-have are the Mickey ears ice cream bars you can pick up at any of the little stands that seem to be every few feet. Kids love them,  and they are just too cute. Once Syd dropped hers and my dad ate it off the ground. (It must be good!) I don't recommend that, though. Millions of people walk through each park every year with germs from all over the place.. My dad was puking the whole ride home.

Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at the Beach Club Resort offers a gargantuan ice cream treat called the kitchen sink. Sydney got it one year for her birthday, and it took us and another family just to make a dent in it. It is scoops of Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Coffee, and Mint Chocolate Chip smothered in every topping we have and served in a giant sink. Little Sydney looks so tiny up against all that ice cream! Memories of Disney pasts....
I picked up some sushi this trip at a few different places around Disney. The best by far was at the Katsura Grill in Japan's Epcot pavilion.
One new feature is the kids packs that you can get at various quick service locations. Most feature yogurt, carrot sticks, grapes or apple slices, gold fish, a granola bar and a small drink. It's like a treasure box of treats.
german pretzel
I wanted to try the pretzel's in Germany to see how they measured up to real German pretzels. They look different than the other pretzels around Disney (which look like Mickey Mouse). I wasn't impressed, but Harper and Carson loved it.
german cookie
Germany's Karamell-Küche had a tantalizing array of caramel covered goodies. This is the caramel cookie stuffed with oozing hot caramel and topped with a caramel drizzle. Good thing you're on vacation. Having this available every day could be dangerous.
french cafe
Syd had this tartine with some type of chocolate mousse thing at Les Halles Boulangerie & Pâtisserie in Epcot's French pavilion for lunch one day. The tartine had three types of cheeses atop a crusty French bread. The dessert was a chocolate mousse covered in a chocolate shell. She loved it. I definitely recommend checking out the Les Halles Boulangerie & Pâtisserie for a quick lunch or snack. They have authentic French breads, desserts, and sandwiches that give you a nice feel of the Parisian café life.
crepe in frnach
Outside the France pavilion is a little crepe stand selling hot crepes with your choice of filling and sauce. This one was double chocolate, of course.
carrot cake cookie
My mom's friend told us about the carrot cake cookies in Hollywood Studios' Sweet Spells treat shop. Cream cheese frosting is sandwiched between two massive carrot cake cookies to make a decadent treat.

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