When my daughters were in preschool and early elementary school, there were many situations where we were required to provide a snack for a group of kids: a class, a team, or a party. In order to break up the monotony of the crackers and orange slices routine, we started to bring back group snacks from our trips to Walt Disney World.
While there are countless Disney snack options, not all of them are suitable for group. When buying for a crowd, my criteria to consider are:
- Relatively low cost
- Not messy
- Easy to transport home
- Able to be divided/shared
- And if we can make them nut-free, so much the better.
Also, because these are meant to be special souvenir Disney treats, I also wanted them to be identifiably Disney – showing a character or the castle, for example. Believe it or not, there are not many food items that meet all of these criteria, but here are some of the tried and true options we came up with over the years.
Chocolate-covered, Mickey-shaped pretzels. A big hit with kids and adults:
Mickey-shaped suckers. Great to include in favor bags:
Suckers for Winnie the Pooh fans:
The Disney version of Teddy Grahams featuring Mickey, Minnie, Pluto and Donald:
Can you call them animal crackers if they picture anthropomorphic characters?
Individually wrapped chocolates are good for sharing:
Don’t get this one if you think your crowd will squabble over who gets which character…
These chocolate coins are even labeled as “Treats to Share!”
Here are some multi-character chocolate coins:
We found these hard candies at the Polynesian resort:
And two of my favorites — short bread rounds and Chip and Dale pretzels:
You can see that there are loads of “class sharing” options at Disney World, and if some of these aren’t available on your trip, ask a cast member if they have any good ideas!
Have you found any other shareable foods to bring home? Let me know in the comments below!