New Caramel Snacks at Epcot’s Karamell-Küche

You waited all year for pumpkin spice, and Karamell-Küche in Epcot’s Germany Pavilion does not want you to be disappointed!

Several new seasonal treats await at this tiny sweets shop in the World Showcase. Karamell-Küche is one of the best places to satisfy your sweet tooth, which makes sense considering the name translates to “caramel kitchen” in English!

And who doesn’t think a caramel kitchen is a good idea?

When you walk in, you’ll see the treats in all of their sugary glory behind the glass and probably some cast members working on a new batch, too. They have caramel-dipped everything: apples, strawberries, cupcakes, cookies, and a DFB favorite, the caramel-covered popcorn.

It’s Werther’s caramel central.

Karamell-Küche sign

Karamell-Küche sign

Let’s check out the new treats! There’s a mixture of seasonal and regular flavors, so we’ll start with the most festive…

Pumpkin Spice Caramel Square

The name says it all. The pumpkin flavor is mixed in with the caramel and topped with three adorable pumpkin seeds.

Pumpkin Spice Caramel Square

Pumpkin Spice Caramel Square

Unlike a the famous latte and other pumpkin spice treats, this one is actually less spice flavor and more pumpkin. It’s also super sweet!

Cute little pumpkin seeds

Cute little pumpkin seeds

The texture was perfectly smooth and chewy. Although not the pumpkin spicy-ness I expected, I really liked this new treat!

Cross-section of caramel

Cross-section of caramel

This one is $4.49 and Disney Dining Plan snack credit eligible. If you like your pumpkin on the sweet side, I think you’ll enjoy this one!

Caramel Gingersnap

However, if you want a little bite with your snack, you might want to choose this guy—the Caramel Gingersnap.

Caramel Gingersnap

Caramel Gingersnap

As you can see, it’s a gorgeous color. That deep reddish brown is thanks to the ginger spice mixed into the caramel. It smells JUST like a gingersnap, and it is yummy!

Close-up of Caramel Gingersnap

Close-up of Caramel Gingersnap

To add to the spicy ginger flavor, the top is dusted with ground ginger and a dot of cream. At first I worried that it would be TOO much ginger for my taste, but I thought the flavors were balanced very well. I think I tasted a hint of cinnamon in there, too!

Cross-section of Caramel Gingersnap

Cross-section of Caramel Gingersnap

It seemed like this one was a bit thicker than the pumpkin caramel. This one is also $4.49 and DDP snack credit eligible. If you love gingerbread, I think you’ll be happy with this choice!

Eggnog Caramel Square

I have to admit, I wasn’t quite sure what to think about eggnog and caramel. But hang with me…

Eggnog Caramel Square

Eggnog Caramel Square

So, it’s not quite as pretty as the other holiday caramels, but it is tasty!! I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Again, the eggnog flavor is mixed into the chewy caramel.

Eggnog Caramel close-up

Eggnog Caramel close-up

The top is dusted with nutmeg and a bit of cream. The eggnog flavor is very strong, which is a good thing! This one was less sweet than the pumpkin option and has a great texture.

Eggnog Caramel cross-section

Eggnog Caramel cross-section

We only get to enjoy eggnog once a year, so I think that in itself is a good excuse to try this caramel. It’s $4.49 and snack credit eligible. I’d start the holidays early and go get one ASAP ;)

Salted Caramel Cupcake

Now for the less seasonal but just as delicious snacks! I’m SUPER jazzed to see this, since this location used to have cupcakes years ago and then got rid of them. So it’s so great to see them back!

Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Salted Caramel Cupcake

Salted Caramel Cupcake

The Salted Caramel Cupcake is a dark chocolate cake and caramel buttercream icing with caramel drizzled over top, and it is just as rich as it sounds!

Salted Caramel cross-section

Salted Caramel Cupcake close-up

If you can tell from the picture, the salt is actually mixed into the icing! I love that because instead of getting just a couple bites of salty flavor, it stays with you for the whole cupcake. It’s a good balance for the sweetness of the icing.

Salted Caramel Cupcake cross-section

Salted Caramel Cupcake cross-section

And as you can see, there’s a lot of it! Not only is it tall, it sinks down into the cupcake. *swoon*

Salted Caramel Cupcake close-up

Salted Caramel Cupcake close-up

I have to tell you about the cake part, too. This cupcake is DENSE! It’s a fudgy texture—almost brownie like—and so good! It’s very very chocolaty, so get ready!

Overall, I did love this one, but I think you have to love sweetness to enjoy it! It’s $5.59 and DDP snack credit eligible, but I really think you could share with as hefty and rich it is!

Mickey Krispie Treat with Werther’s Caramel

I saved the most adorable for last! The caramel-drizzled Mickey Rice Krispie Treat!

Mickey Krispy with Werther's Caramel

Mickey Krispy with Werther’s Caramel

Not only is this treat adorable, it is so good and so different from a classic Mickey Krispy.

Mickey Krispy Treat with Werther's Caramel

Mickey Krispy Treat with Werther’s Caramel

I thought it would taste the same plus chocolate and caramel, but no! The chocolate ears and Werther’s Caramel really does something to a Mickey Krispy.

Mickey Krispy with Werther’s Caramel ears

The milk chocolate covering the ears is pretty thick and the caramel drizzle is even thicker! (I think the caramel being Werther’s makes it even more delicious though I have no scientific proof.)

Mickey Krispy with Werther’s Caramel close-up

As you can tell, this is a new favorite of mine. Between nostalgia and delicious, creamy caramel, this is definitely one of my top Disney treats. It’s $5.49 and DDP snack credit eligible, and I think you should go get one now!

Overall

It’s really hard to say something negative about any of these new treats. Karamell-Küche knocked it out of the park again, and I hope you love them as much as I did! As far as we know, and judging by past holiday seasons, we expect the seasonal items to stick around for a couple months. Whether you’re looking for something simple or seasonal, they have great options.

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Have you tried any of the new items yet? What are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments!

Comments

  1. JennyGirlMSU says

    I just love the Karamell-Küche! Although, I have a complaint about the Rice Krispy treats. A few years ago, I would get a Rice Krispy treat in the form of a block shape that had a nice, thick layer of chocolate on top from the Confectionery. Then, (as with all products/items that I enjoy) they stopped selling those block shaped treats at the Confectionery! All they had was the prepackaged ones and the Mickey head sticks in the case. The next year, I found them at Karamell-Küche! The only difference was that it had a caramel drizzle over the entire thing (not a problem-at all!) My life was complete again! <3 Then, during my trip this September, I was really looking forward to my trip to Karamell-Küche to get said block shaped treat and…
    they were gone! :( They had been replaced with the Mickey head sticks! Boo! Now, they are half the size and cost more. I swear they tasted different too! Haha :)

    P.S. Thanks AJ for the review! Everything in the case always looks SO good! I always look at that cupcake but I never get it! Any updates on putting the date back on your posts?

  2. Kristen says

    I agree. My daughter and I looked forward to the square shaped Krispy treat as well. We always bought one to bring home. She went in October and was very disappointed to find out it was gone. She indicated this new one is not the same. :(

  3. says

    JennyGirlMSU — You can always tell the dates of our posts by viewing the URL. Thanks so much for your kind words! I’m so sorry that one of your favorite treats has gone by the wayside. I hate when that happens. :-/

  4. Essie says

    This is absolutely one of my favorite shops in the entire world! My only problem is that I always have such a hard time choosing my treats and my take- homes! I, too, miss those krispy blocks and I miss the dates on the blogs. When you go to the other blogs of interest,unless everything is dated, you don’t know if it’s something to look forward to or something outdated.

  5. says

    I love the salted caramel chocolate squares – but now they have cupcakes? I think I’ll spend my day eating at Karamell-Küche!!

  6. Joni says

    Omg, just got back and I was so disappointed that the rice crispy blocks were gone and replaced with the Mickey head. I agree, it tastes different. I used to loathe for the blocks and take one home. What a let down….

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