Snack Series: The Macarons Collection from Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie in Epcot’s France

We’re headed back for more macarons! Ready?

We’re on our way to that lovely spot where you can get house-made ice cream, mimosas at 9AM, frangipane, and more — Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie in the France Pavilion of Disney World’s Epcot.

This spot underwent an enormous expansion a while back. And while there are things that we miss about the old bakery, on the whole it’s been a terrific success!

Not only do we have the amazing new L’Artisan des Glaces to tempt us, but the expanded bakery and pastry outlet means that you can enjoy a full meal.

Or you can continue to stop by for a treat between meals. :-)

Box -- Up Close

Box of Deliciousness

And that’s what we’re doing today as I finally get to sample a treat that’s part pastry and part art.

The Macarons Collection

On my recent visit to Walt Disney World, I knew I had to carve out some time to visit Les Halles for one reason: I had to try The Macarons Collection for myself.

They come packaged in this awesome little box — perfect for taking and enjoying one or two while strolling around World Showcase, and saving the rest for later. The packaging also makes for a great take home treat for you or a loved one — if you can stay out of them on the plane ride/car trip home. (Good luck with that.)

Box of Macarons from Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie

The Macarons Collection from Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie

Open the lid, and you see the assortment of beautiful colors that make up your gift box of goodies.

Under the Lid

Under the Lid

And I’m not kidding about these sweet little treats being as much fine art as culinary art. Just look at them!

Now, here’s where we need to talk. Because some of you out there may be tempted to dismiss macarons as frivolous, tasteless, silly little things.

All the Pretty Flavors!

All the Pretty Flavors!

That would be a mistake. Yes, several of them are beautifully dyed to suggest the flavors that hide inside. But they’re still delicious.

Let’s take a closer look at the [Read more…]

Spotted! NEW Candy Boxes at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts

They’re baaaaaack! And they’re even better!

We first told you about the clever candy boxes a while back, but on a recent trip to Walt Disney World, I came across some new additions to the collection. This time they’re ALL CHOCOLATE. No gummies or lemon drops to be found.

I mean, I love Coconut Patties and Chocolate Covered Pretzels as much as the next girl, but these are some truly fun souvenirs.

Fun NEW Disney Chocolate!

Get ready for the clever-ness…

New Chocolate Boxes on Display

The Disney Parks “Authentic, Original” logo on the boxes means you should find them at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

Disney Parks Logo Means You Should Find Them on Both Coasts

Nutritional information is located on each box. You know. Just in case you need to know this.

Nutritional Information

And the numbers do vary a bit, since each of the boxes have a different candy inside.

Nutritional Information for All

Ingredients are listed for your consideration as well.


So let’s dive in and see what these little treasures have to offer!

Mood Chocolate

This one’s been around for a while, but I love it! Chocolate will turn any Grumpy into a Happy! (I had to. Come on.)

These Milk Chocolate Caramels pay homage to at least four of the Seven Dwarfs. And I’m pretty sure you could work the rest of them in if you really tried.

Mood Chocolate Milk Chocolate Caramel

Cheshire Cat Chocolate Mint

I totally know how this guy feels. I’m just mad about chocolate, too! And if you love the rich-cool combo of [Read more…]

Disney Food Pics of the Week: Chocolate Desserts On the Go!

I’ve been looking through all of the incredible pics that readers are sharing on our Disney Food Blog Photo Extravaganza Flickr page and they’re AWESOME! Thank you for sharing your memories with us!

Today, all the chocolate love caught my eye — and there’s a lot to share. I thought we could focus on some truly mouth watering On the Go Chocolate Treats. Yum!

Chocolate Mickey Tart

The very first time I had the Chocolate Mickey Tart at Jolly Holiday Bakery in Disneyland, it was love at first bite. The shortbread crust and creamy ganache filling is out of this world!

Photographer: V No Privacy

Chocolate Mickey Tart from Jolly Holiday Bakery

And now, I’m craving another one. And so are you! :-)

Triple Chocolate Cake

In need of a Disney chocolate cake fix? Don’t shy away from the Triple Chocolate Cake that you’ll find at counter service spots all over Disney World! Fudgy icing covers a rich cake below, and the Mickey sprinkles are a perfect topping!

Photographer: Daniel Staten

Disney Counter Service Chocolate Cake

I had it at Tortuga Tavern, but you’ll [Read more…]

Snack Series: The Chocolate Raspberry Mickey Tart at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

OK, I’ve got a special treat for you today!!!

I first saw this little guy at The Mara at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge on a trip to the World in February, and I couldn’t wait to try it!

This counter service spot is a great place to grab really interesting and healthier-for-you quick options, like the Chicken Pita or African Stew.

But they offer some pretty amazing sweet treats as well! The legendary Zebra Domes are well documented, but I’m pretty sure this one will catch some serious fans as well. I thought it was my beloved Mickey Ganache Tart, but I was in for a surprise…

The Chocolate Raspberry Mickey Tart

I was seriously over the moon about the Mickey Ganache Tart the first time I had it while visiting Jolly Holiday Bakery in Disneyland. It quickly became one of my all time favorite Disney sweet treats!

So I was super excited when I started seeing similar tarts pop up in Disney World bakery cases as well — including here at The Mara.

Cute Mickey Tarts at The Mara!

This seemed to be a slight variation on the original. To begin, there was no adorable little white chocolate Mickey face, but that wasn’t a deal breaker. And the star-shaped sprinkles provided a whimsical touch.

Chocolate Raspberry Mickey Tart

The most striking difference at first glance, however, is the crust. While Jolly Holiday’s version is [Read more…]

Snack Series: German Chocolate Caramel

We’re headed back to Epcot’s Karamell-Küche this afternoon for another bite of yummy, chocolate-y caramel goodness. This time, I find it imperative that I introduce you to the German Chocolate Caramel.

Karamell-Küche German Chocolate Caramel

This awesome snack consists of chewy Werther’s caramel infused with toasted coconut and covered in [Read more…]