Have you realized that you have an “every-trip” food? Something you eat every time you’re in your favorite Disney park or resort?
I figured my “every-trip” food would be something very “Disney-esque,” like an ice cream cookie sandwich or a Mickey rice krispie treat. But, it’s not. I realized that the thing I eat on every single trip, without fail, is candy, made by Nestle, and imported to Florida from the UK. Sad, but true.
It’s no secret that I’m addicted to Rowntree’s Fruit Gums and Fruit Pastilles. I have been since I first found them in a Tesco in London a million years ago; I used to keep rolls of them in my tiny dorm-room refrigerator and eat ‘em while I was studying.
They’re ten times better than any Ju Ju Be or Dot ever could be, and they have a serious history. You can even buy this cool print on the interwebs these days! From the 1950s!
Speaking of taste, it’s tangy and prickly. Nothing as pedestrian as a Ju Ju Be. The texture could easily pull out every filling you have. And, sadly, I haven’t found a store in my town that sells them.
But as I was walking through the Epcot UK pavilion one day — years ago — I saw that little yellow box and started to get excited. I’m pretty sure the cast member thought I was completely off my rocker!
These days, I high tail it to Twining’s Tea Shop in Epcot on every visit. Sometimes it’s the first stop I make! And even though I’ve found them (for a significantly cheaper price) on Amazon.com, I still get a box or two (or six) in Epcot on every trip — it makes me feel like I’m coming home!
Those green ones are my favorite. Just as an FYI. In case you’re eating some fruit gums someday and you see me walking by.
So, do you have a similar “pilgrimage” for any of your favorite foods sold in Disney parks or resorts? What’s your “every-trip” food in your favorite Disney park?