02 May 2011

ADD: Top 5 Sweet Treats at WDW!

By Aljon Go of JediMouseketeer

Average Disney Dude: Top 5 Sweet Treats at Walt Disney World

For those of you with a sweet tooth this list is for you. Here are some of my favorite sweet snacks from Walt Disney World. In order to be on this list they have to be able to be eaten while walking or standing. You could call them "portable". I'll save the plated deserts for another time. So without further a due let's start the countdown!

#5 Fudge Bars - Found at most Disney Park candy stores
On every trip to Walt Disney World or Disneyland we always pick up a few boxes of fudge. It's so rich and tasty! With so many flavors it's hard to pick just one kind. So fill up a box and take some back to your resort and fill up another box to have at home to keep the magic of your trip alive!
#4 Candy Apples - Various
One of my absolute favorite treats since I was a kid was a candy (or candied) apple. At Disney they are EXTRA special due to the hands on approach of decorating these treats. They are almost like works of art. One of my favorite places to get a candy apple would be at Goofy's Candy Company in Downtown Disney. There you can fill out a form and customize your apple with different toppings! My personal favorite is caramel, chocolate, M&M's, peanuts with white and milk chocolate drizzle! For $5.50 you get a coating and your choice of toppings. To start, you can have your treat dipped in Caramel, Milk Chocolate or Dark Chocolate. The list of toppings include: Assorted Sprinkles, Mini M&M's, Peanut Butter Chips, Chopped Peanuts, Chopped Pecans, Chopped Walnuts, Sliced Almonds, Cinnamon and Sugar, Dark and White Chocolate Chips, Crushed Oreo Cookie Crumbs, Crushed Butterfingers, Reese's Pieces, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Trail Mix, Coconut. In recent years Goofy's has limited you to one toppings for $5.50 (one topping included, additional toppings are $1.00 each) but it's worth picking up, especially if you have left over snack credits! Something to snack on for your trip back home - if you can wait that long!

Disney Parks put this wonderful video up on YouTube of the making of the Minnie Apple. A great hand-made treat! Worth EVERY penny!

#3 Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwich - Writer's Stop/Disney's Hollywood Studios
This next delectable little ditty will, in one bite, make you bounce off the walls like you've had two shots of 5 Hour Energy! Rich and smooth cream cheese frosting sandwiched in-between two pieces of moist carrot cake... YOWZA!!! This cookie sandwich is amazingly sinful and for my money, the biggest sugar rush you may ever have! Find it at Disney's Hollywood Studios by the Sci-fi Dine In.

#2 Mickey's Premium Ice Cream Bar
*Image from Main Street Gazette
It may not be the tastiest, or the sweetest but it is the most iconic. What's not to love about this mouse-eared treat on a stick. Instead of going on and on about the bar I found a video from the Food Network show Unwrapped where host Marc Summers explains how this frozen delight is made! There's also a tidbit about Goofy's Candy Company there as well!

#1 Dole Whip Float - Aloha Isle/Magic Kingdom
If you took a Family Feud style poll of 100 die hard Disney park fans the Dole Whip Soft Serve Pineapple Float (a.k.a. The Dole Whip) will most likely be the number one answer on the board. You can choose between pineapple, vanilla, orange or swirl soft serve mixed with the sweet nectar of Dole pineapple juice! I love the vanilla soft serve with the pineapple combo. If you feel gutsy try the pineapple soft serve with coke for a very interesting float!

"Mission Accomplished"
There you have it! Another Top 5 list from me, the non-Disney foodie. Do you have a favorite sweet treat found at the Disney Parks? How about the Disney Cruise Line? Please leave me some feedback so I can research your favorite! Until next time stay sweet and keep it real!

Thanks for reading!

Aljon Go is a musician and blogger that loves Disney and food! He is also a co-host of the "WDW Tiki Room" variety show and "WDW After Dark" adult Disney vidcast on Sorcerer Radio where he is also the station manager. Follow him on Twitter @WDWTikiRoom and @JediMouseketeer!

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  1. YUMMMM!! This post is totally up my alley! :) thanks Aljon!

  2. I share a lot of your favorites, but our family favorite is the Kitchen Sink at Beaches and Cream. My kids are six months away from their next trip, but they are already talking about the "big sundae."

    For our next trip, I really want to make sure I try the carrot cake cookie sandwich. It's the only one on your list I haven tried yet. It looks delicious!

  3. Good deal Beth. The Kitchen Sink I'm saving for another list... perhaps next month. All this talk about sweet snacks is killing me. I've been on a strict diet now for a month and have lost 16 lbs. After doing this article I'm craving all of these sugary delights!

  4. LOL! Beth, you missed one thing... the sweet treat had to be portable. However, I'd love to see a phot of you walking around outside the Beach Club with that... now that would be a priceless photo. The entire family carrying around the Kitchen Sink. Can we arrange that?

  5. I love love love all the fancy desserts but one thing I always get on our trips is a frozen coke and a churro. I know right.. I can get those at our local costco! BUT its like a tradition for me I have done it since I was little. :)

  6. I am such a flake! But, if they let my kids walk around with that thing, they would! :-) They'd all look like Santa Claus with their whipped cream beards (who could carry spoons with that thing?).

    Congratulations on the weight loss, Aljon! I am starting mine today. Enough calling my extra pounds baby weight, since my baby is three! :-) I will say I did Weight Watchers (before kids and right before a Disney vacation) and I was able to really find a lot of great food options in WDW without all the calories. Plus, I was in such good shape at that point, I could drag Pierre around the parks for a much longer time period than on previous trips!

  7. I saw the dole whip here http://www.disneyonwheelsblog.com/2011/04/parade-viewing-from-wheelchair.html#more this morning! It seems to be popular! :P

  8. My 12 year old daughter says, without a doubt, the chocolate cake at Boulangerie Patisserie in EPCOT is the single best food in all of The World!

  9. Alright, that does it... I'm putting some school bread from Norway in front of Aljon and time him to see how long it takes for temptation to kick in.


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