Editor’s Note: As of 12/12/12, the spicy chicken and cheddar poppers are back on the menu.
Every once in a while I find another Disney junk food item that I can NOT resist. This is what happened on a chilly December day at Epcot’s Refreshment Port!
I had been wanting to try the Spicy Chicken and Cheddar Poppers here for quite some time, but I was always too full from eating other things by the time I got here (that’s the problem with a dining location in the middle of Epcot; I’ve already eaten too much from every angle by the time I get there!).
However, this time I was researching for our upcoming Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide to Epcot Snacks, and new I had more than just one reason to try these!
While the cost is a bit high on these, you do get quite a bit of food. This can easily replace a counter service meal in most cases.
So I stepped up to the counter and ordered my poppers. And while it took a little longer than I expected, it was WELL worth the wait.
Now, you guys know that I love my hoity toity food as much as the next girl, and I count the days until I can go back to Victoria & Albert’s and Napa Rose. But oh-sweet-Heaven did I love these things, which would likely be qualified as junk food by most.
I’m telling you, my ideal day at Epcot now includes BOTH the chips and queso at La Cava del Tequila and these spicy chicken and cheddar poppers. What can I say? I like my spicy freezer-to-fryer goodies! (Also, I’m on a giant diet right now, which means not-so-healthy food is looking better and better…)
Anyway, the poppers are very spicy due to relatively large chunks of jalapeno embedded in the gooey cheese. Let me qualify this by saying that I eat so much Buffalo Wing sauce on a daily basis that I’m pretty sure I have the stuff running through my veins half the time, so my taste buds are tuned to capsaicin. But the spice is definitely worth it.
I like the addition of the chicken and cheddar here as well, instead of just a standard cream cheese jalapeno popper. The structure of the snack is good, and the flavors are excellent together. The creaminess of the cheese is excellent, and look at the size of those pepper chunks!
Yep — these are certainly on the list as one of my favorite snacks in Epcot at the moment. And while I’m not sure how long they’ll last (the Refreshment Port has been through about three different menus in the past year or two), this will be one of my first stops from now on instead of one of my last.
Have you tried these hidden gems in Epcot? Are there other “junk food” items that you can’t resist? Share YOUR secrets in the comments below!