By Aljon Go of JediMouseketeer
Average Disney Dude: Top 5 Sweet Treats at Walt Disney World
#5 Fudge Bars - Found at most Disney Park candy storesOn 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!
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!
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!
Cooking With Mickey