I am so excited about our latest Disney Food Blog project — the NEW Disney Food Blog YouTube Channel! If you love being in the theme parks and eating ALL the food, then you aren’t going to want to miss it.
::Gasp!:: OK, I know that’s a LONG title…but I HAD to let you know what we’re in for!
I stopped by the new Sprinkles in Disney Springs on my recent trip to Walt Disney World. And I seriously could not. Stop. Trying new things.
You already know about their fantastic Cupcakes. And we’ve also shared our impressions of their Sundae — homemade Ice Cream craftily layered with your choice of Cupcake, so you get a lil bit of everything in every bite. HEAVEN.
But guess what? There’s even more!
I just shared those incredible Seasonal Cupcakes with you. (If the Lemon Meringue and the German Chocolate Cupcakes are gone when you’re there, look for the Caramel Apple and S’mores versions for Fall!)
But I’ve gotta come clean. That’s not all I tried while I was in town.
Because they also offer one of my most favorite things ever: Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches.
You know I’m a big fan of Disney’s version of these. But wait, just wait, until you see the outrageousness that awaited us at Sprinkles.
Salted Oatmeal Cornflake Cookie and Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich with Cap’n Crunch Ice Cream(!!!!!)
So the amazing thing about the Sprinkles Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich is that it’s totally customizable. Name your cookies. Name your ice cream. Mix and match to your heart’s content.
I’ve already offered you a little foreshadowing of what awaits. But let’s back up a little, because I want to show you how your Cookies come to you if you just order one solo. [Read more…]
We’re celebrating the grand launch of the 2017 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining! This valuable resource is fully updated for 2017 Disney vacations, and is now available for purchase and download to help you make the most of your dining plans while in Disney World. To celebrate releasing this guide a full four months earlier than usual (because SO MUCH IS HAPPENING IN DISNEY WORLD RIGHT NOW!!), and to say thank you to all of our loyal DFB readers, we’re offering you a discount code before prices go up in the new year.
Just use code SAVE2017 at checkout!
Why Publish Early, You Ask?
Because it’s crazy, but true — EVERYTHING is different at Disney World this year. So many new restaurants, kiosks, bars and lounges, menu items have come online. We were go go go just trying to cover it all for our Disney World food lovers out there!
So I decided we couldn’t wait, and we HAD to release our DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining, 2017 Edition earlier than ever before. So we’ve been working our tails off all summer to get this awesome 600-page guide ready for YOU!
(Pssst — These are 100% backed by a MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE for any reason at all! So you’re safe to buy!)
The 2017 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining is chock full of tons of great features to ensure you have your best Disney trip, every time. These include:
Main Street Bakery
At the time of the transition from the original Main Street Bakery, it was a pretty major, high-profile change. These days, though, it’s no longer unusual to spot the signature Starbucks green Siren logo around both Disney World AND Disneyland, and guests have become rather accustomed to getting their favorite Frappucino or Pumpkin Spice Latte on their Disney vacation.
As far as food goes, primarily you’ll find similar (if not the exact same) options that you’ll be familiar with if you tend to frequent Starbucks in your hometown — pastries and treats like the popular Iced Lemon Loaf, or small meals like Breakfast Sandwiches.
But you’ll still find a few unique-to-Disney items in the case at Main Street Bakery. The same is true of the other in-park Starbucks locations: Epcot’s Fountain View, Animal Kingdom’s Creature Comforts, and The Trolley Car Cafe in Hollywood Studios.
Today we’re going to look at a mix of both at the Main Street Bakery — one Starbucks item, and two unique-to-Disney items. In fact, we’ll mix it up even further by making one of those Disney items a seasonal offering. After all, ’tis the season for creepies and crawlies…
… like the current Spider Cupcake! [Read more…]
I was in Walt Disney World recently for a quick visit.
And even though it was a super short visit, mostly due to the opening of the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, I HAD to head over to Disney Springs. But — and I know you totally saw this coming! — my first stop was Sprinkles!
I’ve made no secret that I’m a HUGE fan of Sprinkles. So it’s only natural that Sprinkles + Disney equals Dream Come True territory for me.
But today, I’m checking out their Seasonal Cupcake Flavors. And if they look good to you, hightail it over to Sprinkles and get ‘em before they’re gone!
(Also, I apologize in advance for all the upcoming Sprinkles posts here on DFB.)
Lemon Meringue Cupcake
Let’s kick off the party with the Lemon Meringue Cupcake.
This one has it all, kids: Marshmallow Icing and Lemon Cake on the outside… [Read more…]
Let’s take a quick look at the Year So Far in Contempo Cafe Cupcakes, shall we?
Over the past several months, this Contemporary Resort Counter Service spot has brought us a rotating cast of cupcakes including — among many others — the Churro Cupcake, the Cherry Cupcake, the Banana Flip Cupcake, the Watermelon Cupcake, and — most recently — the Turtle Cupcake.
Well, now we’ve got one more to add to the list: the Candy Apple Cupcake.
Actually, make that two… Contempo Cafe currently has a Candy Bar Cupcake along with the Candy Apple Cupcake on offer. You’ll find them in the Cupcake Fridge (one of the self-serve refrigerators was recently dedicated entirely to cupcakes!) along with some of the more regularly available cupcakes like the Dirt & Worms Cupcake and a Frozen-themed Cupcake.
They’re all in grab-and-go packaging these days since they’re no longer in the usual bakery case, but they’re still made in-house. They each run about $5.59 and are snack credit eligible on the Disney Dining Plan.
The Candy Apple Cupcake is vanilla cake topped with candy apple flavored buttercream, which is then covered in sugar and finished with a fondant-like leaf and a pretzel stick for the cute details. [Read more…]
But if you EVER happen to time your trip during the return of the Peanut Butter Pretzel Gourmet Treats, then run — seriously, tout suite — to your nearest Candy Kitchen (Candy Palace and Pooh Corner in Disneyland, Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure, and Marceline’s Confectionery in Downtown Disney). Do not pause — not even to thank me for pointing you in their direction. Just get there and grab one! [Read more…]
It’s here! I can hardly believe it, but the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival is finally underway!
The fun officially kicked off on September 14 and runs until November 14. That’s more than eight weeks of savoring all that this special event has to offer! And we had so much fun eating and drinking along the Promenade to discover our Best of the Fest dishes and drinks to recommend!
But of course, you can’t forget the tons of events that take place during the Festival. From Low Cost Events like Culinary Demonstrations and Beverage Seminars to high end Special Events like Party for the Senses, there’s so much to do at every turn. But here’s the catch — nearly all of it comes with a pricetag.
So that, of course, begs the question: how in the World do you plan for the Food Lover Trip of the Year?
We get it! So we’re here for you with some great tips for Budgeting for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. And if you like what you see, be sure to check out our 2016 DFB Guide to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, completely updated with everything you can expect to enjoy at this year’s event!
How Much Money Should I Budget For a Day at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival?
Well, the answer to that is…it totally depends! [Read more…]