I am a self-described Disney snack fiend! I wish they had a snack plan, because I’d rather eat a lot of little things than full meals, especially when it is extremely hot. Trying new snacks is like finding new friends, but I can’t forget about my good ‘ol reliables. Here are my 5 favorite snacks which are must eats for every trip. Disclaimer: I am no food critic, so please don’t go all Lion King hyena on me if your favorite didn’t make the list.
1. Butterfinger Cupcake at Starring Rolls in Disney’s Hollywood Studios
This is a big mamma jamma cupcake. I can’t eat it in one sitting. So I nibble on it while I people watch and then take the rest in a box to the hotel room. It makes an excellent breakfast the next morning. You wouldn’t think a cupcake is as good the next day, but trust me, this one is. It is chocolate cake with a mountain of white icing and chocolate ganache in the center, with a harder chocolate shell covered in crushed Butterfinger bits. I like different textures with cupcakes, and I think this is why I enjoy this one so much.
2. Kaki Gori at Kabuki Café in Japan at Epcot
Please do not call my beloved Kaki Gori a snow cone; it so much more! The texture of the ice is crunchy, but not so hard that it hurts your teeth. My favorite flavor is the rainbow which is a mix of melon, strawberry, and tangerine. More original and delicious than say, cherry (no offense cherry). I even get these in the Florida winter months, so they are even more amazing in the heat.
3. Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich at Sleepy Hollow and the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor in Magic Kingdom; Bakery in the Everything Pop Food Court at Pop Century
I like my cookies on the chewy side and loaded with Vanilla ice cream for a good ice cream sandwich. The best ones I thought were at the Main Street Bakery. The cookies were fresh and chewy. Since the refurb, they are gone. I tried one at Sleepy Hollow and the cookies seemed hard and thin and the experience wasn’t the same. When we were at Pop Century, it was much better. You can choose your ice cream flavor at Pop Century and at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor, but I stick with chocolate chip cookies and vanilla ice cream.
4. Dole Whip (float with pineapple juice) at Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom
I know the Dole Whip is sometimes overplayed, but there’s a reason! It is so refreshing! Admittedly, the first time I tried one, I didn’t see what the fuss was all about. I tried the pineapple soft serve float. It was too much pineapple for me and made it a little sour. The next time I tried one, I got a pineapple vanilla swirl soft serve float, and it was a perfect match! So if at first you don’t succeed, try another flavor!
*Note: You can also get just the soft serve at Captain Cooks at the Polynesian, but I don’t think it’s as good without the pineapple juice.
5. The American Dream at Fife and Drum Tavern in the American Adventure at Epcot
So my family has a thing for ice cream. This beauty is vanilla soft serve topped with blue raspberry and strawberry slush. So it’s like two flavors of slurpee over vanilla ice cream. I dare you not to love this.
Anything at Karamell Kuche in Germany at Epcot
Carrot Cake Cookie at The Writer’s Stop and The Scary Apothecary in Disney’s Hollywood Studios
What are your favorite snacks? Suggestions, please! There are 7 of us in my family, so taste testers are abundant and willing!