At her urging, I recently made a visit to one of DisneyFoodBlog guru AJ’s favorite spots, Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe in Epcot’s Norway pavilion.
While I LOVE the Maelstrom ride in Norway (“Those who seek the spirit of Norway face peril and adventure!”), I must confess that I rarely stop into Kringla when I’m at the pavilion. Depending on which way I’m traveling, my hands are usually already occupied by a margarita from Mexico or a bag of caramel popcorn from Germany.
AJ’s motivation for having me visit Kringla Bakeri was to investigate the mystery of the disappearing Cloudberry Horn. She had heard (gasp!) they were off the menu.
The Cloudberry Horn is one of those Disney cult classic items that a squadron of devotees defend with zeal. MUST HAVE CLOUDBERRIES! (Say that with a troll voice and you’ll tremble slightly.)
Indeed, when I got to the pastry counter I found that there were no “Cloudberry Horns,” but instead there were Troll Horns available. (Do trolls even have horns?)
The menu lists Troll Horns for $3.89, same price that the Cloudberry Horns had been.
And look, those cone-shaped sweets are labeled “Troll Horns” in the case.
Upon closer inspection of both a horn and the menu, the difference between a Troll Horn and a Cloudberry Horn is the flavor of the filling.
The Cloudberry Horn cream was flavored with, you guessed it, cloudberries. (Every time I write this I think it’s a made up Willie Wonka name like “snozberries.” Anybody with me?)
The Troll Horn cream appears to be flavored with lingonberries.
Maybe this has something to do with it: After some online investigation and liberal use of Google Translate, I found that there has been a real shortage of cloudberries. The Scandinavian cloudberry harvests have been troubled as of late, possibly impacting the use of cloudberries at Epcot.
Whatever the reason for the switch, I can assure you that the fruity cream currently filling the horns is indeed delish. Sweet with just the right texture and a nice, fruity tang.
I was trying to get a great photo for you, but while I was adjusting my camera, my husband couldn’t help himself and bit off a giant piece. I literally had to rip it out of his mouth. You’re welcome.
So there you have it — the latest menu escapades over at Kringla!
So what do you think of the switch from cloudberries to lingonberries? Can you tell the difference? Are you disappointed or excited to try it? Let us know in the comments below.