Review: Sausage and Cheddar-Stuffed Pretzel at Magic Kingdom’s Sleepy Hollow Refreshments

Anybody remember the Ham and Cheese-Stuffed Pretzel that debuted in the Magic Kingdom in January?

It’s had a few homes there, including its original location of The Lunching Pad in Tomorrowland, and it was also spotted at Gaston’s Tavern in New Fantasyland.

Most recently, it popped up again in Hollywood Studios at a relatively new snack cart right near Toy Story Midway Mania.

Well, on our last trip to Magic Kingdom, we found a new version of the stuffed pretzel at Sleepy Hollow Refreshments: the Sausage and Cheddar-stuffed Pretzel.

We thought we’d grab one to see how it differs from its Ham and Cheese counterpart.

Sausage and Cheddar-stuffed Pretzel

Sausage and Cheddar-stuffed Pretzel

Let’s start with the obvious difference: this one features sausage instead of ham ;) . (I know. Who would have guessed?!) And, of course, cheddar cheese instead of Swiss. Sesame seeds are the main topper with this one, and just like the ham version, it’s served warm. The general setup makes me think of the ol’ Frankfurter in a Pretzel Roll at Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner.

Sausage and Cheddar-stuffed Pretzel

Sausage and Cheddar-stuffed Pretzel

Now, less obvious ;) — and actually kind of surprising — is how the cheddar cheese factors into everything. Rather than ooze out of the pretzel the way the Swiss does in the ham version, there are cheddar pieces stuffed into the actual sausage instead.

Sausage and Cheddar-stuffed Pretzel cross-section

Sausage and Cheddar-stuffed Pretzel cross-section

Despite appearances in the photos, there was a lot of it tucked in there! And the consistency was nice and creamy, pairing well with the hearty, smokey sausage.

Sausage and Cheddar-stuffed Pretzel cross-section

Sausage and Cheddar-stuffed Pretzel cross-section

Like the ham pretzel, this version has also got some substance to it, so it’s pretty filling along with being tasty. In fact, the only thing that made me raise an eyebrow was the $9.29 price tag. For something that’s not quite a meal but more than a typical snack, I thought the $7.49 for the Ham and Cheese-stuffed Pretzel was more appropriate.

This one may be showing up in other spots, just like the Ham and Cheese version. Or, who knows, another twist may even be on the way soon. If you spot one during your next Magic Kingdom jaunt, let us know!

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Comments

  1. Mark says

    Had one of these with a bratwurst at SeaWorld recently. It was fun and very filling. We’ll keep our eyes out for these at Disney.

  2. Rachel says

    I shared one of these (we were calling it a ‘meatzel’) with my daughter and sister a couple weeks ago. We wanted a savoury snack – so I asked the cast member at the cash register at Sleepy Hollow how they were. She was reluctant to recommend it! I got it anyways – and we split it into thirds – so only had a small bite each. I thought it was tasty enough – nice and cheesy sausage, warm and not too salty because of the sesame seeds on the top. I don’t think I’d eat a whole one alone and it is a bit pricey, but it did the trick for a mid-meal snack. I made a point of telling the cast member that we enjoyed it!

  3. says

    We stopped for this item last Friday evening for a small dinner. We had to return the first try because they were hard as a rock. The CM said they had some baking and they would bring out in five or so minutes. I think they are cooking too high of heat because the newly baked ones were only nominally better. Agreed that they should be 7.29 as well. I’d give this a 6/10

  4. LaiAli says

    Make us all happy and bring back the chicken waffle sandwich, tried the sausage pretzel wouldn’t recommend it definitely doesn’t live up to waffle sandwiches they got rid of

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