Dining in TOKYO Disneyland: Pre-Packaged Souvenir Snacks

One of my very favorite things about my visit to the Tokyo Disney Resort was browsing the shops there.  The packaged souvenir snacks were aplenty; shelves, shelves and more shelves filled with unique treats.  I was totally obsessed with the adorable packaging.  Another plus?  There were plastic displays showing you exactly what was inside of that adorable packaging.

Plastic displays of candy "purses"

Plastic displays of candy “purses”

Even with the plastic displays though, I still had no idea what some of the things were!  Below is a photo tour of some of the items I found adorable and interesting, and a few that were just plain bizarre.

Let’s start over at the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel.  There is a great little convenience store there that carries a wide variety of Disney themed food, snacks, drinks, candy, etc.  Below are some of the adorable drinks that they had. The Snow White bottle is an apple & mango drink, the Tsum Tsum bottles are tea, and the Frozen ones are bottled water.

Disney Bottled Drinks

Disney Bottled Drinks

Various ice cream cups; each featuring a scene from a Disney movie.

Individual Ice Cream Cups

Individual Ice Cream Cups

Packaged candy, including chocolate “surprise” eggs filled with a small Disney figurine.

Chocolate Surprise Eggs

Chocolate Surprise Eggs

I actually tried Mickey and Minnie “Potato” crackers below.  They are sort of a cracker/potato chip hybrid.  Each puffy piece is Mickey shaped!

Mickey & Minnie Crackers

Mickey & Minnie Potato Crackers

I love this little box of Mickey Milk.  The only reason I know this is milk is because I asked a friend!

Mickey Milk

Mickey Milk

And how about this [Read more…]

Fun Find: Macaron Merch in Epcot’s France Pavilion

We’re big fans of Macarons around here. These wonderful little pastries are so, so addictive; and recently they’ve started popping up in Disneyland and Disney World, including Patisserie Boulangerie Les Halles.

Box of Macarons from Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie

Box of Macarons from Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie

L’Artisan des Glaces Ice Cream and Sorbet Shop next door even features an Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich made with them!

Chocolate Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich

Chocolate Macaron Ice Cream
Sandwich from L’Artisan des Glaces Ice Cream and Sorbet Shop

And judging from your comments, you love them, too! So Disney’s giving guests even more opportunity to show their Macaron Fandom with Macaron Merch in the gift shop right outside of Les Halles!

Macaron-Themed Merchandise in Epcot’s France Pavilion

These are perfect for pastry lovers…

Macaron Merch Display in Epcot's France Pavilion!

Macaron Merch Display in Epcot’s France Pavilion!

Leaning Tower of Macarons T Shirt

Leaning Tower of Macarons T Shirt

The little [Read more…]

Snack Series: Coconut Bar at Disney’s Beach Club Resort Marketplace

I love discovering new-to-me treats around the Disney resorts. It’s one of my favorite pastimes! This one I came across upon a late-night foraging session at the Beach Club one day… . Since finding it, it’s become one of my favorite unique resort eats!

Coconut Bar

The Beach Club Marketplace at Disney’s Beach Club serves a couple of different important functions for this deluxe resort.

Beach Club Marketplace Entrance

It’s your go-to spot for grabbing sundries and souvenirs. But it’s also one of the only places besides Hurricane Hanna’s Pool Bar that offers counter service eats within Beach Club. You can see our latest review of their made-to-order sandwiches here. And don’t forget — this is also your Oreo Bon Bon hook up spot!

But today, we’re focusing on the baked goods you can find here, and one in particular — the Coconut Bar.

Sweets and Baked Goods at Beach Club Marketplace

First off, let me say — this thing is enormous. You can’t really tell from the close up pics, but check it out by the other cookies in the case above. It’s easily shareable, or you can eat part of it, and save the rest for later. (That’s what I usually do.)

Coconut Bar at Disney's Beach Club Resort Marketplace

The bar cookie is built on a base of gooey [Read more…]

DFB Reader Questions Answered: Have Selma’s Cookies Disappeared?

Time to answer a reader question!! :-) We believe that if one of our readers has a question about Disney dining, there are probably more folks out there wondering the same thing!

Here’s a question that we’ve received from several of you about one of our favorite Disney pre-packaged snacks — Selma’s Cookies!

Selmas Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie -- One of Our Favorites!

One reader asks:

On my last visit I was unable to find Selma’s Cookies (the large individually wrapped ones such as chocolate chip) in any of the sweet or bakery shops in The Magic Kingdom. Do you know if they are indeed still selling them?

And the answer is [Read more…]

Review: Christmas Cookies at Magic Kingdom!

Christmas cupcakes are awesome, but what are the holidays without a few cookies?

In Disney, there are dozens of types of holiday cookies to choose from, but I  always head straight to the Main Street Bakery in Magic Kingdom to find the really creative ones!

And this visit was no different. Every year I find different options, and they’re all as festive and fun and can be. Let’s take a look at the 2012 editions of the Main Street Bakery holiday cookies!

Santa Mickey Sugar Cookies

I am a sugar cookie fiend — especially when they’re iced (you’re not surprised, are you?!) — and these ones absolutely stole my heart when I saw them in the bakery case!

Santa Mickey Sugar Cookie

This simple design represents Santa himself — complete with his little belt and belt buckle! Later in the week I saw these cookies made with a much larger belt and belt buckle, so there may be a few different versions out there depending on who’s manning the icing counter at the Bakery! ;-)

But it’s not always what’s on top that counts! These soft, chewy butter cookies are always worth getting at the bakery. They’re delicious, and have a rich, sweet taste that’s [Read more…]

Snack Series: Caramel Apple Cookie from Epcot’s Germany

People have been telling me for months: “Ya gotta try the Caramel Apple Cookie from Karamell-Küche!” Seriously, I’ve been bombarded with suggestions to sample this one and get it on the blog!

But could it really be that fantastic? An oatmeal apple cookie with some caramel drizzled on top?

Caramel Apple Cookie at Karamell-Küche

Yes. Yes it is.

I can tell you that it was absolutely worth the effort and extra trip that I took to Epcot’s Germany Pavilion just to sample it.

The very moist, soft, and HUGE treat had that great, rich buttery flavor — the mark of a truly fantastic oatmeal cookie. While the apple chunks inside were obviously dried, they were plump and flavorful all the same.

Caramel Apple Cookie -- Up Close

The artful drizzle of Werther’s caramel isn’t over the top, but offers a good [Read more…]

Disney Food for Families: Bringing Home Treats to Share

When my daughters were in preschool and early elementary school, there were many situations where we were required to provide a snack for a group of kids: a class, a team, or a party. In order to break up the monotony of the crackers and orange slices routine, we started to bring back group snacks from our trips to Walt Disney World.

Suckers to Share!

While there are countless Disney snack options, not all of them are suitable for group. When buying for a crowd, my criteria to consider are:

  • Relatively low cost
  • Not messy
  • Easy to transport home
  • Able to be divided/shared
  • And if we can make them nut-free, so much the better.

Also, because these are meant to be special souvenir Disney treats, I also wanted them to be identifiably Disney – showing a character or the castle, for example. Believe it or not, there are not many food items that meet all of these criteria, but here are some of the tried and true options we came up with over the years.

Chocolate-covered, Mickey-shaped pretzels. A big hit with kids and adults:

Chocolate-covered Pretzels

Mickey-shaped suckers. Great to include in favor bags: [Read more…]

New Disney Treat Packages

According to our Dining in Disneyland columnist, Heather Sievers, Disney shops have introduced a new gift idea!

Pretzel Rods $16.95

These fun treat packs are good-looking, portable, and fun — great Christmas gifts for neighbors, teachers, co-workers, or friends back [Read more…]