One of the Disney Theme Parks’ main goals is to make you feel like a kid again when you’re visiting, and a great way to do that is to offer you some favorite candies from your childhood! Let’s take a look at a few of the sugary sweets you can find in the parks that will surely bring back memories…
Lollipops and Taffy
Two seashore sweets that you can surely remember begging your parents to splurge on for you during the summers as a kid, the Disney lollipops (which we covered in detail in our previous post, “Sucker Punch“) and taffy in Disney Parks remain as bright and alluring as they were when you were six-and-a-half.
While you probably still couldn’t finish a whole lollipop, there’s nothin’ sayin’ you can’t try! And with three kinds of taffy to choose from, there’s bound to be something everyone will love.
Ribbon Candy and Button Candy
I fondly remember these from my childhood, and they’re tough to find these days! As relatively new offerings in Disney Parks, I’m hoping the ribbon candy outlasts the holidays and the button candy sticks around for at least a little while — I love that it’s flavored and doesn’t have just a plain sugar taste.
Now…about button candy…raise your hand if you just the tiny bit of paper that comes off with the button…come on…be honest!
M&Ms, Jelly Beans, and Giant Oreos
That’s right! You can find authentic M&Ms, jelly belly jelly beans, and oreos (albeit GIANT ones) at Disney Parks! You’ll find the former two in bulk, and the giant oreos are sold plain as well as enrobed in chocolate and decorated with various candies. Definitely a treat to share.
Plastic Box Treasures
These may not be nostalgic for many folks, but for those of us who loved buying the tiny plastic souvenir boxes of candies back in EPCOT Center in the 80’s, this is a fun revival!
Finally, the most nostalgic of all the state fair candies — Cotton Candy continues to reign supreme at Disney Theme Parks. You can find it at every candy shop on every “corner,” and at Disney World’s Main Street Confectionery, you can actually see it being made!
What are your favorite candies from your Disney visits as a kid? Let us know in the comments section below!