Most Disney fans, even casual ones, know the big snacks they have to try while they’re there: Dole whip, Mickey bar, Mickey shaped pretzel, turkey leg, zebra domes and school bread from Norway, to name a few (and if you haven’t heard of those, that might need to be its own separate blog post!). In fact, some of these snacks are so popular they now have their own merchandise! However, Disney offers a ton of great snacks, and while those famous ones are delicious, sometimes you just might want to try something new. So here are some of the “lesser known Disney treats” that you might want to consider ordering on your next visit!
Hot Fudge Cookie Sundae
I saw a friend post a picture of this on her facebook and knew I had to try it. I love ice cream, and combine that with cookies and you’ve got an unbeatable snack! I hadn’t heard much about it until I saw that picture but I would love to try it on a future visit! This is in the Magic Kingdom, at Storybook Treats. Read about it on the Disney Food Blog.
Gourmet Cake Cups
Also in Fantasyland you can find Alice in Wonderland themed Cake Cups at the Cheshire Café. They are like cupcakes, but they’re served in a cup like a parfait, so that the icing and cake is in layers. The White Rabbit is white chocolate icing with yellow cake, while the Queen of Hearts is a strawberry shortcake one – that’s what I want to try! Read about it on the Disney Food Blog.
Nutella Waffle Sandwich
They have a couple of different waffle sandwiches over at Sleepy Hollow, but my favorite (and the one that makes a good snack rather than a meal – though you could certainly have it for lunch!) is the one with nutella and fruit. It’s a big old waffle slathered in nutella and stuffed with fresh fruits like strawberries, bananas, and blueberries. Mmm. So much fruit you can almost convince yourself it’s healthy! Read about it on the Disney Food Blog.
Being in Adventureland, this one gets overshadowed by the Dole Whip. However, it very well may be my #1 favorite Disney snack. It’s a delicious blend of vanilla soft service and an orange ice. The combo of the smooth vanilla with the tart orange is just out of this world – if you’re a creamsicle fan you definitely don’t want to pass this one up! I get one every trip. Plus, it has the cutest mascot – the Orange Bird! Read about it on the Disney Food Blog.
Moroccan Ice Cream
On the side of the new Spice Road Table, Disney has also added a “juice bar” that serves drinks and ice cream! There are lots of unusual flavors here, including green tea, pistachio with orange blossom water, toasted almond with rosewater, and chocolate and cinnamon. I’ve had the chocolate cinnamon one and it’s quite good – definitely worth checking out if you’re a little adventurous with your ice cream eating! Read about it on the Disney Food Blog.
Over in Sunshine Seasons in Epcot’s Future World, they have a variety of desserts at their bakery section. But the standout is certainly the Strawberry Shortcake. It may not be the most unique of desserts, but it is very good. And for the price you get a nice sized portion! Read about it on the Disney Food Blog.
Cupcakes at Starring Rolls
It’s hard to pick just one cupcake from Hollywood Studios to feature, so I thought it was worth mentioning all of them here! If you’re craving a snack and are in the mood for a gigantic cupcake, they have some delicious ones here! These are seriously huge, so they’re good to share too. The Butterfinger Cupcake is super popular, but the Red Velvet and Chocolate Peanut Butter are very good too. And sometimes the kinds of cupcakes they have change too. Read about it on the Disney Food blog.
Paw Print Brownie
Is it a cupcake? Is it a brownie? Whatever it is, this Animal Kingdom treat is just pure deliciousness if you’re a chocolate lover. It has a brownie base, chocolate ganache on top, and vanilla frosting over that with a cute chocolate paw print on top. I have not yet tried it but I can’t wait to get my hands on it! Read about it on the Disney Food blog.
Sometimes you want a snack that’s a little more savory and not too sweet. But not something that will fill you up too much before your next great Disney meal! At that Yak and Yeti counter service location in Animal Kingdom, you can get pork egg rolls. You can get one or two, and it’s a bit of a different and interesting snack during your day! Read about it on the Disney Food blog.
What’s your favorite Disney treat?