Our Favorite Snacks at Disney World!
We love eating new foods on vacation! Disney World has some amazing food, so we went on our last trip armed with a list of snacks we were dying to try. Some of these treats can even be found on our Disney World Bucket List!
So, if you’re wondering what to eat while visiting your favorite mouse, here is our list of the best snacks at Disney World! (Keep in mind that we have a rule: Calories eaten while on vacation don’t count.)
|Just looking at this photo makes me drool!|
This bread is so amazingly yummy! I had read great things about it online, but only tried it for myself on our most recent trip to Disney (May, 2014).
The bread is super light and fluffy and has a hint of flavor that I thought was almost cinnamon-y, but after researching, I have found that it’s cardamom.
The coconut on top has a great texture, but is not overwhelming. I’m not a huge fan of coconut, and this doesn’t bother me at all. The vanilla custard on top is also on the inside.
The whole thing is served not so much COLD, but a little chilled and it is perfect. Just perfect. I think I could eat 2 or 3 a day for the rest of my life and love every bite.
*UPDATE*: On recent trips, we have found that they are no longer substituting the pineapple ice cream for vanilla. Still good, and we still order Dole Whip Floats, but I do wish they’d let me have my vanilla ice cream again! Let us know if this changes!
|A childhood treat!|
I can remember eating these bars when I was really little. They were a huge treat for me because I rarely got one. I think we could get them at a local gas station or somewhere… It definitely wasn’t at Disney because my first WDW trip wasn’t until I was 14.Finding these sweets again when I was older was AWESOME. I hadn’t had one in probably 10 years or more.
Each bite of that shell of chocolate brought back memories of my childhood and just made me feel all warm and fuzzy. It quickly became mandatory to eat AT LEAST one on every Disney trip! I feel like this treat is a Disney staple, and you can never go wrong with Mickey!
|So much goodness, it has to be contained with a wrapper!|
(Can anyone confirm seeing it anywhere else?)
This might be the best brownie I’ve ever had in my life. I discovered this treat on our most recent Disney trip when the bakery ran out of King Cupcakes, and what a wonderful discovery it was!This moist, perfectly sweet brownie was topped with nuts, mini M&Ms, tiny marshmallows, and drizzled with chocolate.
I’m pretty sure each bite was followed with a noise (“MMMM…”, “Oh my gooosshhh…”). The paper around it is just to hold all the goodies together I’m pretty sure.
We ended up scraping the poor paper to death trying to get every last bite of brownie goodness. Two thumbs up!
|Mr. Presley would be proud of this one.|
In case you didn’t know, banana pudding is my number one favorite food, so trying this cupcake was a MUST. I had to try a few times to get one because the bakery was always sold out. Popular little rascal.
Eating a cupcake made for “The King” was also pretty cool because we live VERY close to the birthplace of Elvis, and not too terribly far from his home, Graceland. He loved peanut butter and banana sandwiches, which I assume is where this cupcake got its blend of flavors.
And, yes, I broke the Pop Century part right before I took the picture. Graceful.
|The masterpiece known as the Mickey Kitchen Sink|
The Mickey Kitchen Sink
Where to Find It: Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at Disney’s Beach Club Resort
We have been wanting to try Beaches & Cream’s original Kitchen Sink Sundae, but have always been a little intimidated. So, we were super thrilled to hear about the “mini” version that comes in a sink that looks like Mickey’s pants!
I know that it is now available in more places in the parks, but at the time of our visit, it was only found in one spot in Magic Kingdom and at Beaches & Cream. We decided we had to eat it at the home of the original. More special that way.
The sundae had scoops of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream covered in pineapple, peanut butter, and hot fudge, 2 full brownies, 2 Oreo cookies, tons of whipped cream, and sprinkles.
According to the photos I’ve seen, this sundae has WAY more goodies at Beaches & Cream than at the other locations. Eating this masterpiece was actually a piece of cake (HA!).
We were scraping the bottom of the bowl. That just tells me that we are totally ready for the ORIGINAL Kitchen Sink in all of its glory! NEXT TIME!
Also note that you get to keep the bowl! Super cute souvenir!
|Gourmet Cake Cup called the Cheshire Cupcake|
The Cheshire Cupcake
Where to Find It: Cheshire Cafe in Magic Kingdom
I read about the new gourmet cake cups offered at the Cheshire Cafe online right after their debut. I absolutely could not wait for our next trip to try one for myself.
We had already looked at our options and decided we needed this particular cupcake because it is birthday cake flavored. The cake is stacked between layers and layers of white frosting.
You must love frosting to appreciate this little delicacy. To top off all of the sugary, frosting-y goodness is a picture of the Cheshire Cat…which is also edible!
The cupcake was big enough to share, but I would have eaten the whole thing if we ordered one each. Just too good to leave any crumb uneaten!
|Eating Chicken Fried Rice in the warm December sun at the Yak & Yeti|
Chicken Fried Rice
Where to Find It: Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes in Animal Kingdom
After seeing the portion size of this “side order” of Chicken Fried Rice, I knew we had found a snack that could serve as a meal. The flavor is great. The rice, chicken, and vegetables are super filling, and we have never gotten any that was too greasy.
One order is definitely a full meal for one person. The price is about $4, so you can feed two people lunch for under ten bucks!
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|Jenni’s beautiful plate of Poppin’ Nachos|
Poppin’ Nachos Supreme
Where to Find It: Everything Pop Shopping and Dining in Pop Century Resort
We love the food at Pop Century (and we do love the resort itself!), so we often eat meals from the food court. On our May 2014 trip, the Pop Century nachos seemed to be homemade and had a weird taste and texture. We shared an order, and they were okay…but not the best.
On our most recent trip, we noticed the choice of chips had changed! You can now order restaurant style tortilla chips OR Fritos style corn chips with your choice of toppings! Yes! Perfect!
We were super excited to try this new offering of nachos because we had eaten too many burgers and sandwiches (trying to eat cheap) while traveling to Orlando.
To the best of my memory, the options included: Tortilla chips OR corn chips, chili OR pork, nacho cheese, shredded cheese, lettuce, broccoli, pico de gallo, salsa, sour cream, black olives, jalepeno peppers, mushrooms, bacon bits, and guacamole.
We ended up eating these nachos more than once and scraping our plates each time. For about $7 a plate, the value is really good for the amount of food they pile on!
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