It sure is spring here at Disney World! The sun is high and strong, and the spring break crowds at the parks are rising a bit. The great thing about that is there are some really fun food finds cropping up around the Parks.
Certain food locations that aren’t always operating are opening their ordering windows and doors… and – in some cases – bringing some new snacks with them. Woo!
Take, for example, the Golden Oak Outpost in Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland.
It’s not altogether unusual to find it open and offering some quick eats; in particular, a tasty Chicken Sandwich and Chicken Breast Nuggets (a six-piece version at a slightly lower price point, as opposed to the standard eight-piece… good to know!).
However, it’s also not unusual to see a sign suggesting that hungry cowpokes should stop by Pecos Bill’s because the spot is not currently serving.
So while I wasn’t super-surprised to see it operating, I was surprised to see a recent addition to the menu: Corn Nuggets Dusted with Powdered Sugar.
Nope — not Corn DOG nuggets; just corn nuggets. Upon asking one of the Cast Members about this snack, she informed me that this item isn’t exactly new – it’s returned recently after a long hiatus.
We’ve reviewed corn nuggets here on DFB before (the ones found over on the BoardWalk!); but for those who are uninitiated, Corn Nuggets are small bundles of creamed corn, deep fried and – as the sign says – these ones are dusted with powdered sugar.
Hmm. I’m game… are you ? Then here we go…
Oh! Before we move forward, here’s something I learned. Before you grab your seat to try them…
… you’re definitely going to want to grab a couple of these!
I sure couldn’t argue with this snack upon first glance. The nuggets were nicely browned, and I could tell right away that the batter was fried to a good crisp. The portion was also good for the price of $3.99.
When I bit into the first nugget, I was surprised to find that the creamed corn inside remained very true to its form — the frying didn’t change the consistency or flavor at all. Interesting!
The mild sweetness of the corn was complimented by the powdered sugar, while the saltiness of the fried batter makes this a nice sweet-and-salty blend. I’m filing this one under, “I have no idea why this works, but somehow, it actually does.”
Now, even though I enjoyed this more (a fair bit more, actually) than I anticipated, if you don’t like creamed corn, I’d still say skip it. I don’t think these will change your mind.
But if you do like creamed corn and are looking for a really unique snack, the Corn Nuggets are well done.
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for unique treats in the coming weeks all over Disney World! We’ll be doing the same .
Corn Nuggets: pass, or can’t pass up? Please let us know with a comment!