Welcome back, friends, to one of the great hidden gems of Walt Disney World dining! Sleepy Hollow Refreshments in the Magic Kingdom offers so many unique and classic Disney treats that the entire menu likely worth ordering these days!
However, it’s the Waffle Sandwiches that are truly putting Sleepy Hollow on the map! Included in the list are a breakfast sandwich; a ham, proscuitto, and swiss sandwich, a spicy chicken sandwich, and this outstanding Fruit and Nutella sandwich!
I couldn’t wait to get my first taste of this sweet waffle sandwich. Pairing trendy Nutella — a chocolate hazelnut spread that I became addicted to when I was working overseas (try it with peanut butter!!) — with gorgeous berries bananas and smooshing it all into a giant Belgian waffle is clearly a genius idea!
The first thing you notice when you get any of these waffle sandwiches is that They. Are. HUGE. Seriously, these sandwiches could easily feed two or three people, especially if you’re just getting them as a snack and not a meal.
And since they’re HUGE, that means they’re very difficult to eat. I mean…I just kind of stared at the thing for a while, there on the table. So much so that the gentleman next to me asked if I was going to eat it or just look at it.
Alas, I was making a spectacle of myself, so I had to figure out how to consume this thing. First, I tried to pick it up and take a bite out of it like it was a regular sandwich. No go. The thing was so stuffed with fruit that it was falling apart (can’t ding Disney for small portions, that’s for sure).
After an ill-fated attempt that ended with me getting chocolate all over my face (of which some still remained when I got back to my hotel room about 8 hours later that evening…yep — classy AJ, that’s what they call me), I decided to fork-and-knife it.
This worked much better, but in order to make this method work, I had to consume a lot of the fruit before I could really dig into the waffle. No worries — the fruit was delicious (and I’m a very picky fruit eater).
Once I got down to the waffle, you can see what a generous portion of Nutella there was smeared onto the sandwich!
And even though it definitely took a while to consume (and I couldn’t finish all of it, as expected), the flavors and textures worked perfectly together — the spongy malt of the waffle, the tart and juicy berries, the smooth banana, and that incredible sweetness of the chocolate-hazelnut Nutella.
This is a truly unique and recommended treat if you happen to have 20 minutes to kill in the Magic Kingdom. While I tackled it alone (and you certainly can, too), it never hurts to have a few friends with you! Get a couple of the waffle sandwiches and enjoy!
Have you tried one of Sleepy Hollow’s waffle sandwiches? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!