Favorite Snack Credit Splurges from a Disney Chocoholic
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!