Last December, we were thrilled to report that Epcot had jumped on the cronut wagon!
Epcot’s Refreshment Port (if you’re walking from Canada, you’ll find the Port immediately before the paths that take you into Future World) quietly introduced them with this unassuming sign listing “Croissant Doughnut.”
Of course, “Croissant Doughnuts” is quite an apt description for these fried pastries formed out of rings of croissant dough (plus, as I mentioned in the previous post, the name “cronut” is trademarked — so legal stuffs and whatever).
We tried ‘em. We loved ‘em. But guess what!!
Not only are the cronuts still in full swing at the Refreshment Port… you can now get them A LA MODE.
You need to approach the counter to see this option: it’s on a small sign near the registers, so you can’t find it on the regular display… at least, not yet.
Just take a look!
The ice cream is a generous portion of vanilla soft serve. If you want ice cream with every bite, you’re set!
Of course, I had to get the regular (non a la mode) cronut for a side by side comparison… all in the name of proper research, of course .
Everything that we love about the cronut to begin with held true: the layers were super buttery — and not flaky — which I appreciated. I almost liked that they were a little “gummy.” (Weird, I know… but there you go!) And, of course, the butter combined with the cinnamon and sugar is that wonderful blend of slightly salty-and-sweet.
Now, add to that the cool creaminess of the soft serve, and… well, what’s not to love?! Again, there was a warm-cold combo here that makes it REALL:Y hard to resist eating the whole freaking thing.
Something to note: the regular Croissant Doughnut is $4.49 and can also be purchased using a snack credit on the Disney Dining Plan. The Croissant Doughnut a la Mode, however, cannot be purchased using a snack credit, and the price is $5.79 (as noted in the photo).
My thought? You can’t go wrong with either one.
Will you be taking your cronut with ice cream or without? Please let us know with a comment!