Category Archives: Snacks & Treats
Like a fine wine that improves with age, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival celebrates 15 years Oct. 1-Nov. 14 with an unrivaled global tasting experience.
Where on the planet can foodies sample the cuisine, culture and entertainment of more than two dozen countries during a 1.3-mile stroll around a picturesque 40-acre lagoon? Only at Walt Disney World Resort, where more than 25 international marketplaces around the World Showcase promenade at Epcot invite guests to taste tapas-sized portions and sip wines, beers and spirits from six continents.
This year, Disney and celebrity chefs are teaming with winemakers and brew masters from around the world to commemorate 15 years of Delicious Discoveries. During the six-week festival, guests will discover:
- Three new tasting marketplaces – Belgium, South Korea and Singapore – plus new menu offerings at popular returning marketplaces including Argentina, Chile, Poland, South Africa, Puerto Rico, Australia, U.S.A., Spain and others.
- Celebrity chef appearances starring top culinarians like Warren Brown, Cat Cora, Todd English, Gale Gand, Robert Irvine, Art Smith, Andrew Zimmern and more.
- A complimentary Marketplace Discovery Passport to be stamped at each international marketplace visited for the perfect scrapbook souvenir.
- Daily wine seminars, bottle signings, author events and culinary demonstrations at the Festival Welcome Center.
- Eat to the Beat! concerts three times nightly at America Gardens Theatre.
- Two Epcot restaurants grand opening just in time for the festival: Via Napoli authentic pizzeria at the Italy pavilion and La Hacienda de San Angel at the Mexico pavilion.
The only thing better than strolling down Main Street USA is strolling down Main Street USA with a chocolate snack in your hand. All the chocoholics out there will appreciate this well-known fact. At Disney, everything looks, sounds, smells and tastes better. There are so many wonderful snack options on the Disney Dining Plan that I thought I would try to make the choices a little easier for my fellow chocoholics. Here are the selections for my top 3 chocolate snacks included in the dining plan broken down by park. See if you agree:
As you can see from the picture, a Double Chocolate Mint Cone from the Main Street Ice Cream Shop is my first choice and favorite traditional chocolate treat. I get one every time I am at the Magic Kingdom. Nothing says Disney like sitting down to enjoy a delicious ice cream cone while staring at Cinderella’s Castle, especially during Castle Dreamlights.
My second and third favorites at the Magic Kingdom can both be found at the Main Street Bakery. The Chocolate Brownies are so gooey and delicious they are sure to put a smile on your face and a tickle in your belly. The Ice Cream Sandwich is a great Disney snack as well; creamy and chocolaty, a perfect combination.
There is a treat at the Dino Bite that you will not believe costs only 1 snack credit. It is the Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich – 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two huge 6” chocolate chip cookies. It is big enough for two or three people to share, but why?
My second favorite chocolate treat at the Animal Kingdom can be found at the Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery. The Paw Print Brownie is a moist, rich brownie topped with chocolate ganache and then covered with a sinfully thick layer of vanilla buttercream icing. This delectable treat will wake up your tastebuds before you have even taken a bite.
My third choice is the Chocolate Cake at the Flame Tree. Being a Texan I love barbecue. When on vacation all the rules are out the window and I get to splurge by enjoying dessert first. This is a very moist chocolate cake that can be enjoyed in a great hidden landscape.
Starring Rolls is the home of both my first and second choices for best chocolate treat at the Hollywood Studios. The Butterfinger Cupcake and the White Chocolate Chip Brownie are two treats that are so good you will want to slap your momma! The Butterfinger Cupcake is chocolate cake with fudge and a whipped-cream frosting layer inside, covered with a chocolate shell and then dusted with Butterfinger shavings. Ooh la la! The White Chocolate Chip Brownie is a decadent pure chocolate masterpiece. This moist and fudgy treat topped with oodles of chocolate chips is to die for.
My third choice, which is always my very first choice when enjoying The Osbourne Spectacle of Dancing Lights, is Mickey’s Hot Chocolate from the Writer’s Stop. This is hot, rich and creamy and is the perfect holiday treat. Catching a whiff as you sip makes all your senses stand up and take notice!
My first choice for a chocolate treat at Epcot is the Chocolate Mousse from the Boulangerie Patisserie in France. Some say this is too rich but I don’t understand that slang. This mousse is by far the richest, creamiest I have had anywhere at Disney or at home. My second favorite snack treat is also found at the Boulangerie Patisserie and that is the Chocolate Croissant. A great breakfast food with a latte or espresso, or enjoyed at any time of the day, this croissant is a wonderful representation of Paris life.
My third favorite treat at Epcot is Crepes au Chocolat at Crepes des Chefs de France. These super light crepes filled with chocolate are truly something to enjoy. Just the aroma can make you gain weight but I say starve before the trip and give yourself some growing room.
One more favorite chocolate treat which I felt I had to mention cannot be found at any of the parks. It is available at only one location – The Animal Kingdom Lodge. Zebra Domes, served in the Boma, or sold in packs of 5 at the Mara food court are a family favorite. They are very light chocolate mousse desserts with Kahlua. They are a new comfort food that will make you happy you’re alive.
I hope you have had the opportunity to enjoy at least some of these snack treats. As one would imagine, they taste even better when consumed as part of the free dining plan. There are many more chocolate snacks I have yet to try. I will be happy to update this article after my next trip. If you haven’t tried some of these favorites, consider ordering them during your next visit. I promise that no chocoholic will be disappointed. Happy eating!
This article comes to us from our newest Disney Blogger Brenda. Stay tuned to more articles from this Disney Nut. You get it chocolate…nut..oh nevermind…
Disneyworld has some of the best snacks on the planet! If you have ever been there then you know what I mean. If you haven’t you don’t know what you are missing.
While everybody has their own favorite snack at the parks, I wonder if we matched the top Disney World Snacks Face to Face who would win the Disneyworld Snack Off?
This is where you come in. Let us know what you think is the best Disneyworld Snack. While I might not have every snack, I am going by the more popular ones.
There is one rule these are all foods you can get with a snack credit not something you get at mealtime.
Let the snack off begin!
If I am missing something make a comment below and I will add it.
Great news from by Sarah Tully on Around Disney at the OC Register.
Downtown Disney visitors now have a new option for a to-go meal or sweet treat: crepes.
A new stand, called Café Renee, opened July 2 near the World of Disney store and the theme park entrances, said Betsy Sanchez, a Disneyland Resort spokeswoman. The location sells “sweet” and “savory” crepes, as well as funnel cake sticks.
Café Renee originally was supposed to open around Christmastime, but it was delayed because modifications needed to be made to the kiosk, Sanchez said.
The stand offers five varieties of sweet crepes, including fruit and nutella, and three savory types, including pulled pork and ham and cheese. The price ranges from $5.50 to $9.50. A scoop of vanilla ice cream can be added for $1.
A clerk said that the biggest seller is the nutella crepe, which comes with the chocolate-nutty spread, powdered sugar and whipped cream. The funnel cake sticks, which can come with fruit, ice cream or dips, also are popular.
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Photo credit Sarah Tully, Orange County Register
Upon walking into Adventureland you see the familiar Disney sign above. Aloha Isle Refreshments by Dole. For as long as I remember going to Walt Disney World I loved stopping off here to have a refreshing Dole Whip or Dole Whip Float.
Most people consider this as one of the top eats for their Disney Vacation. No matter how many lists you see from Disney Fans in the boards, or on sites like Disney Food Blog the Dole Whip is always on top for snacks.
What makes this tiny little Ice Cream Counter so popular?
Is it because other than Disney Parks or attempting to make it at home this is the only place you can sample their delicious, delectable, and delightful goodies?
It can’t be, because AJ at Disney Food Blog shared with us Hidden Places in the US that you can sample this treat.
Or maybe its the amount of ice cream choices that is available?
Any Baskin Robbins would dispel that myth.
How bout the location?
While it is close to the center of the park and is a perfect spot to grab a snack for a parade or fireworks, I can think of other places on Main Street USA with better locations.
I am unsure why this little spot in Walt Disney is so popular among the natives. I will tell you one thing I am certain of people love Aloha Isle! No Disneyworld trip would be complete without at least a few snack credits being used at this wonderful Disneyworld shop.
Let us know what you think makes Aloha Isle so popular in the comment section below.