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Review: New Limited Time Menu Items at Earl of Sandwich

I have to say, I LOVE my Earl of Sandwich email updates.  And when I got this one, my family and I headed over for dinner that very night!

New Earl ItemsFor a limited time (I’m not sure how limited) Earl of Sandwich is offering 4 new menu items: The BBQ Chicken Sandwich, a Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich, Bacon Mac n’ Cheese, and Brownie Bark.

These items are currently available in Disney World AND Disneyland, and I’m happy to say that I was able to try out all 4 items and I’m here to report back!

Eats

I ordered the BBQ Chicken Sandwich on white bread and thought it was delicious. I almost never ever stray from my favorite, the Holiday Turkey.  While this is on the menu though, I might just have to switch back and forth on alternating visits.

Earl of Sandwich BBQ Chicken

BBQ Chicken Sandwich

The sandwich is full of chicken smothered in sweet BBQ sauce.  It also has red onions, which were not at all overpowering. I normally ask for no or “easy” onions, but I totally forgot when I ordered, and the amount on the sandwich didn’t bother me at all.

Topped with cheddar cheese and a sprinkle of cilantro, I’d love it if this sandwich made its way permanently to the menu.

BBQ Chicken Sandwich Close Up

BBQ Chicken Sandwich Close Up

My husband went with the Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich.  After trying mine, we both realized that the BBQ Chicken was the best choice.  The Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich featured thinly sliced steak pieces, green bell peppers, and provolone. It wasn’t in any way bad, but neither of us were wowed by the flavors here.

Philly Cheesesteak

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

My husband likes his Philly served with Wiz, so I suggested a quick fix. Top that sucker with some mac n’ cheese! That’s what he did, and well, it spruced it up quite a bit.

No Wiz? No problem!

No Wiz? No problem!

Next up, the Bacon Mac n’ Cheese. This was a real crowd pleaser.  We all enjoyed it, the macaroni was cooked perfectly and the cheese was not too greasy the way some artisan mac n’ cheese dishes are. I also loved that it’s finished off in the oven so that the top layer is browned.

The only problem? NOT ENOUGH BACON. We thought it should be called Man n’ Cheese topped with Bacon.  Although delicious, it really was just a sprinkle. The bacon was cooked to crispy perfection, but had there been more to mix in, it would have been totally outstanding.

Bacon Mac n' Cheese or Mac n' Cheese Topped with Bacon? You decide.

Bacon Mac n’ Cheese or Mac n’ Cheese Topped with Bacon? You decide.

When I saw the baggies of Brownie Brittle, I immediately thought, “Hey, I’ve had that before!” (Don’t worry, I’ll tell you where in a second!)

Packaged Brownie Brittle

Packaged Brownie Brittle

With the texture of a crispy cookie and the taste of a chocolatey brownie, Brownie Brittle is WAY too easy to eat.  Because it’s crunchy and thin, a whole pack can be devoured like you’ve just eaten a small bag of chips. Yep. It’s that good.

Brownie Brittle Close Up

Brownie Brittle Close Up

If you don’t have an Earl of Sandwich nearby, guess what? You can still have Brownie Brittle!!! Yep! I bought a bag at Costco a while back (I also saw it in the store today); and for $6.99, you get a ton.  Well, really it’s just a pound, but hey it’s a lot of brittle for your buck!  Sheila G’s is just as good as Earl’s.

Shelia G's Brownie Brittle

Shelia G’s Brownie Brittle

Overall

I think that all of these menu items are a great addition to the Earl family.  I’m also thinking that even after the Bacon Mac n’ Cheese is gone, it might be a good idea to order a side of bacon with your mac n’ cheese and keep this tasty dish going.  I’d also LOVE for the BBQ Chicken Sandwich to be added to the menu permanently.  It’s really fantastic!

Have you tried any of the new limited time menu items at Earl of Sandwich yet? Do you have a new favorite???

Heather Sievers is the Disney Food Blog’s Dining in Disneyland columnist. See more of her columns here!

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13 Comments

  1. Kristina says:

    Brownie brittle is one of the best inventions in the past 10 years….low cal but super tasty. I’m addicted to the sea-salt caramel variation (they sell it in A&P supermarkets around me).

  2. I’m sorry, but I simply cannot get behind crunchy cookies OR brownies – soft-baked is the way to go! Actually, no-bake is the way to go. I think a Disney establishment should begin offering egg-free batters…

  3. Jen says:

    I don’t know if I will be able to stray from the Holiday Sandwich. We have an EoS near me in South Jersey and whenever I need a Disney fix I head over there and pretend I am people watching in DTD (it works for about 5 minutes).

    Also, we sell the brownie brittle in Shoprite stores around here. Love it!

  4. Mandy says:

    We also sell Brownie Brittle at Publix!

  5. Sandra G says:

    Jen, head over to Babycakes inside the Pollo Campero at DTD for vegan, egg-free and gluten-free baked goods. We also found some in the bakery case at the Art of Animation food court. $6.95 for four min-desserts, which our GF-eating friend really appreciated.

  6. Sandra G says:

    Oh, yes, regarding the Philly steak and cheese: those of us who grew up in the Philly area definitely have preferences on the cheese question. Wiz seems to be more popular with those who live in South Philly area, while mine, served in south Jersey and Bucks County, PA, always came with provolone, or possibly American cheese (although I prefer the provolone). Lots of fried onions are essential!

  7. Tim says:

    The beef on the Philly Steak Sandwich doesn’t look right. It looks more like they used roast beef instead of ribeye or sirloin steak. Roast beef when cooked will turn a lighter shade of brown. Ribeye/sirloin steak will cook up a darker brown. The type of meat used makes a HUGE difference.

  8. Essie says:

    I agree with you guys. A real Philly cheese steak has American or Wiz on it and it usually has fried onions. The meat should be finely chopped up and dark brown; when they’re made right, they are delicious! Since I can get them here at home, I’d def get my fave when in WDW’s DTD, The American. I’d sure like to try that Brownie Bark though.

  9. Heather Sievers says:

    @Kristina – I saw the other flavors online! I want to try that sea salt caramel one!

    @Jenn – I’ve never tried no bake! Will have to some time.

    @Jen – The Holiday Sandwich is VERY hard to stray from!!!!

    @Mandy – But we don’t have Publix in CA! ; )

    @Sandra G – I LOVE WIZ!

    @Tim – My husband agrees with you!

    @Essie – I’ll trade you a real Philly Cheese Steak for some Brownie Bark!

  10. Lisa Z. says:

    Hmmm…..my Dad must have been ahead of his time. Back in the early 70′s he made a batch of homemade brownies for my brother and I, he forgot an ingredient and the brownies came out like hard candy. We broke off pieces in the pan and ate them that way.

  11. Deneice says:

    If they still have the BBQ Chicken in March I may have to set aside the Holiday Turkey. Huge sacrifice, but that looked great! Considering March may be my last trip down for awhile…I may have to go to EoS a couple times!

  12. Heather Sievers says:

    @Lisa Z. – Awesome!!!

    @Deneice – It’s hard to stray, but it’s worth a try!

  13. Lottie says:

    Ooh I wonder if they are selling these at the London and Disneyland Paris branches!? BBQ chicken looks amazing :)

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