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Friday Five: My Favorite Walt Disney World Snacks

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a Friday Five! And seeing as how early annual passholder registration for WDW Marathon Weekend begins next Tuesday, I’m thinking a great topic would be a (not so) guilty pleasure … my favorite snacks at Disney World. Why? Because I’m signing up for the Dopey Challenge and running 48.6 miles in four days means I get to eat lots of snacks!

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1. The Jalapeño Cheese Pretzel at Animal Kingdom. (Well, you can also get one at Epcot’s Fife and Drum but I think they taste better at Animal Kingdom. Maybe it’s the vibe.)

Oh, how I craved those yummy bad boys while running the marathon in January! They are DELICIOUS and if you’re a wimp about spicy food like I am, don’t be scared of the jalapeños. They add just the right amount of kick without kicking you in the rear.  Try one of these the next time you’re at Disney and you’ll love me forever.

IMG_49922. The Cappuccino Cupcake at Hollywood Studios’ Pizza Planet. Technically, these might belong to the dessert category. But oh. My. Goodness. Gracious. There were actual tears of joy in my eyes the first time I tried this heavenly creation so I must include it. *Sigh.* And once again, if you tend to shy away from overly rich desserts, don’t pass up this little gem. It might look super rich but it’s just the right amount of moist cake and fluffy frosting. Totally worth that half-inch on my thighs.

IMG_50543. The Schoolbread in Epcot’s Norway pavilion at the Kringla Bakery og Café. Now, Bob and I have a disagreement over this one. He thinks it tastes “perfume-ish” but I think it’s perfection. A sweet bread roll filled with vanilla custard and topped with icing and coconut? Yes, please! And I don’t even like coconut! If only it had a bit more custard inside, it might beat out the cappuccino cupcake for the No #2 spot.

IMG_50994. Cinnamon Roll at Magic Kingdom’s Gaston Tavern. Oh bless you, Gaston, you chauvinistic devil! Because of your delectably sweet, highly addictive cinnamon roll that’s just the right blend of fluffy and icing, my man is now more enthusiastic about going to Magic Kingdom, his least favorite of the four parks. Just don’t ever tell me how much butter is in your recipe or I might never be able to enjoy one again.

(Which is why Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars are not on this list … I made the HUGE mistake of checking the nutritional info on the wrapper.)

(And no, I’m not going to tell you how much fat is in those bad boys so you are not ruined from them forever.)

(Okay, okay, if you insist, they have … ummm … five grams of fat. Yep, just five. Honest.)

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5. Pork and vegetable egg rolls at Epcot’s Lotus Blossom Café. Sometimes you just need a little something to hold you until dinner. Are these the best tasting egg rolls in the world? Well, no, but they’re the perfect little something for when you’re craving salty instead of sweet, filling but not stuff-your-face full. Bob also tried the Chinese BBQ Pork Buns last time we were there. Also good, but I’ll stick to my rolls! 

There. My five favorite Disney World snacks.

And now I’m hungry.

What’s on my list of snacks to try in November?

  1. The Sweet Cream Cheese Pretzel in Magic Kingdom
  2. Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich
  3. Nutella and Fresh Fruit Waffle in Magic Kingdom. (Confession: I’ve never even tried Nutella.)

Have a great weekend!

QOTD: What’s your favorite Disney World Snack?

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