Many of us absolutely adore Disney fudge. But something that many fudge devotees do not know is that Disney World and Disneyland have some new fudge on the block! Yep — from what I’ve heard, they seem to have a new fudge provider altogether.
These days, little if any of the fudge sold at Disney locations is made in-house any longer; and the fudge slabs sold in the candy shops has gone from the old familiar square shape to a smaller, rectangular shape.
new snacks come and go, and some even wheedle their way into our hearts (insert almost anything from Karamell-Küche here.) But Disney fudge has been something that many guests look forward to on each and every trip.
I knew I owed it to all of us to take a few bites and figure out if it’s still worth shelling out the cash or the DDP snack credits for one of our favorite rich, creamy Disney snacks!
For this experiment, I went with a combo of a classic and a “new-to-me” flavor. I give you Peanut Butter Fudge and Turtle Fudge.
Disney’s Turtle Fudge
Buying the Turtle Fudge as part of this endeavor was pretty much a no-brainer. Look at it! Covered in ooey-gooey caramel swirled with chocolate, it’s probably one of the more attractive pieces of Disney fudge I’ve seen in a while!
And it tasted exceptional as well. At times, Disney fudge can be stale or plasticky, but that wasn’t the case here. While this is still obviously mass-produced fudge and doesn’t have a homemade flavor, the caramel on top goes a long way toward making this treat extremely decadent.
Small chunks of nuts and more caramel swirls rounded out the snack, and, though small, it is very rich. It might be tough to eat this all in one sitting!
Disney’s Peanut Butter Fudge
Peanut Butter fudge is one of my absolute favorite treats, so I was excited to sample this one. Though slightly boring-looking next to that (hubba, hubba!) Turtle slab, we all know that the potential for an explosion of Peanut Butter flavor means we shouldn’t judge the book by its cover.
And this was very good as well. With what seemed like a confectioner’s sugar sweetness and a powerful (if not necessarily salty) peanut butter punch, I would certainly buy it again.
Both pieces tasted great, and I would venture to say that I find this fudge version slightly creamier that Disney’s previous fudge incarnations. But that could just be based on fuzzy fudge memories.
If you’re a Disney fudge devotee, you might be able to tell that things have changed with your favorite vacation snack. But, overall, the flavors and feel of the fudge is very similar to what you’ve gotten on your past trips to Disney World and Disneyland.
If you’d like to sample some Disney Fudge on your next trip, you can find it at Main Street Confectionery and Prairie Outpost and Supply at Magic Kingdom; the Scary Apothecary candy shop at Hollywood Studios; Bayview Gifts at the Contemporary Resort; and Goofy’s Candy Company at Downtown Disney.
And keep in mind: while a lot of the classics are available year ’round, some seasonal flavors only show up at certain times on the calendar.
I’m very eager to hear about your experiences with the new fudge. Have you tried new flavors that you loved? Do you miss your old treat? Let me know!
And if scoping out all the best snack in Magic Kingdom is your favorite vacation pastime, be sure to check out the DFB Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks!