Welcome back new Disney Food Blog author Wendy Pugh-Hummel with a peek at a brand new addition to the Epcot France Pavilion!
Finding new treats at Walt Disney World is one of my favorite pastimes. Today, I can’t wait to share a new ice cream sandwich with you!!
I love walking up to L’Artisan des Glaces in Epcot’s France Pavilion, especially at twilight. The lights glow like a glittering beacon drawing you towards pure ice cream goodness.
Perhaps you’ve sampled one of their sixteen flavors of homemade ice cream and sorbets.
Well, there is already something new to love. And that’s LOVE with a capital L-O-V-E.
It’s the Chocolate Macaron Sandwich.
The chocolate macaron is made in the same kitchen where all of the deliciousness at Boulangerie Patisserie Les Halles is created. The chocolate ice cream, of course, is crafted right there at L’Artisan des Glaces.
I adore the French “newspaper” wrapping the sandwich. It’s so cute!
At first I was disappointed that I’d forgotten to grab a knife from Les Halles so I could cut the sandwich in half to show you the cross section. It was a warm evening, and I knew I risked the ice cream melting if I took time to grab one.
I mean it — this had nothing to do with losing all willpower and not being able to wait for that first bite any longer. Absolutely nothing.
However, I hope you can learn a lot about the sandwich from the picture that I managed to get.
Can you see the way the macaron is the slightest bit crumbly from that first bite on the outside, yet completely soft inside? It’s just perfect. This, combined with the rich creaminess and the chill of the chocolate ice cream… well, let’s just say sweet lovers may have a new snack to rotate among their Epcot favorites. (Now, this doesn’t mean we love you any less, School Bread. Please try to understand… )
The Macaron Sandwiches are premade then chilled, so currently it only comes in chocolate. I don’t know if there are any plans to add any other flavor options. I also don’t know that I would change my selection if other flavors were offered. This is double chocolate perfection exactly the way it is.
Since this treat is so new, it isn’t listed on the price menu yet. But the sandwich costs the same as one scoop of ice cream ($3.99, coming to $4.25 with tax). Totally worth it.
Just when we thought that France couldn’t possibly add one more tasty and decadent treat to its already overflowing list (Crème Brulée! Éclairs! Apple Tarts! Chocolate Domes! Croissants! Napoleons!), they bring us this.
Well played, France! Well played.
What’s your favorite treat in the France pavilion? Have you sampled the ice cream at L’Artisan des Glaces? Tell us your preferred flavor!