Snacking around the World

Thursday, March 6, 2014
As I was going back through the million pictures I took on my phone while we were in Disney last week, making sure I hadn't missed anything earth shattering. I found a set of pictures that had not made the blog...of some of our favorite quick snacks of the trip. In preparation for the trip I made a list of some of the best snacks on WDW property. New things, "cult" favorites that I had not had the chance to try yet, and some old faithfuls that you just can't miss on a trip to the mouse house. I made a list of things to try and then would grab one if we happened to be in the neighborhood when we were hungry (or at least not totally stuffed).

Norweigan School Bread at Kringla Bakeri og Cafe in the Norway Pavilion of Epcot
This was really high on my must-try list. I had read so much about it. It is a sweet bread, with some kind of amazing vanilla pudding or custard inside, covered in toasted coconut. It is also enormous and really inexpensive. Four of us shared one while standing in line to ride the Norway ride, Maelstrom. I could have never eaten all of it on my own. It was a perfect group line-waiting snack.

Mickey Ice Cream Bar
Not terribly exotic because you can find them everywhere in Disney World, but I love them. I love them even more when they are free via room service on a Disney Cruise. Not free in the parks, I had to ration them a little more. I'm not sure what it is I love so much about a chocolate covered ice cream bar in the shape of a mouse head. I blame it on nostalgia.

Carrot Cake Cookie at Writer's Stop in Hollywood Studios
This was another "cult" favorite I wanted to try given the chance. We were in the mood for some coffee and pastries after riding the headliners on Hollywood Studios day, so we went in search for Writer's Stop. The carrot cake cookie is actually more like two thin slices of carrot cake with cream cheese frosting in between. It is also gigantic and best shared with friends, or solo if your goal is inducing a sugar coma. It was really good though. I also thought Writer's Stop had some good coffee and flavored syrups.

White Chocolate Elephant Cupcake at Kusafiri in Animal Kingdom
Tucked way back in the African village of Hirambe, near the safari, is a little hole in the wall (literally) coffee shop and bakery. I have walked right by it several times and never knew it had some amazing cupcakes to offer. We decided on the white chocolate elephant cupcake. Chocolate cake, buttercream frosting, then some german chocolate cake frosting, caramel and coconut to top it off. And sticking out of the top? An elephant made of white chocolate. Again, it was enormous and so we all shared one around a nearby hightop table. I can't imagine trying to eat that thing without a table, fork and most importantly a napkin.

Dole Whip at Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom
One of the most quintessential Disney snacks, the pineapple flavored soft serve. I love that stuff, especially when it is hot outside. We had an interesting altercation with a lady in line there who took special offense to the fact that they had just opened up the other half of the counter when we walked up and thought that we needed to get in line behind the 30 people waiting on the other side. She got a little ugly (and not very magical). But the girl behind the counter was sweet, gave us our dole whips and we were on our way. And we forgot to take a picture until they were half eaten.

Mickey Pretzel
Even soft pretzels taste better when they are in the shape of a mouse head

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