Dining in Disneyland: Making English Toffee at the Candy Palace

The candy kitchen windows are one of my favorite places to hang out. On every single Disney trip, whether it be to Disney California Adventure, Disneyland, or even just a stroll through Downtown Disney passing by Marceline’s I HAVE to peek in the window and see what the candy makers are up to.

Candy Palace in Disneyland

On a recent trip to Disneyland, I passed by Candy Palace on Main Street and noticed some adorable candy makers having way too much fun making English Toffee.

English Toffee Making at Candy Palace

Making English Toffee

The process is a three person job. It all starts with a little rectangular piece of toffee.

English Toffee Grab

Next, it’s dipped in to a bath of melted milk chocolate.

Chocolate Bath

After it has a perfect coating of milk chocolate, the toffee is rolled in chopped almonds.

Almond Time!

And for the grand finale, 12 ounces of English Toffee are

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Dining in Disneyland: The New and Improved Candy Palace

After months of being boarded up earlier this year, the walls came down around Disneyland’s iconic candy shop in May. Let’s take a look at the newly remodeled Candy Palace!

Candy Palace

The new Candy Palace was carefully designed so that everything looks “edible.” From the gorgeous chandeliers to the tiled floors and even the Exit sign, the interior does look yummy!

Gorgeous Chandelier

Stained Glass and Light Fixtures

Tiled Floor

Candy Exit Sign

From the front, the store looks very much the same. The Candy Kitchen window remains to the right of the main entrance with the Penny Arcade to the [Read more…]

Top Five Must-Eat Chocolate Covered Disney Snacks

If you’re of the opinion that dunking something in chocolate makes everything better, I’ve got a few snacks that you really need to sample!

Here are my top five chocolate-covered snacks in Disney World and Disneyland (not necessarily in order of beloved-ness ;-)). And I can’t wait to hear yours (mostly because then I get to go find them and chomp them)!

Chocolate-Covered Sea Salt Caramel

I found this treat on one of my many Karamell-Küche visits in Epcot’s Germany! One of several chocolate-y and caramel-y treats, it’s got the benefit of three distinct tastes and textures.

Chocolate-Covered Sea Salt Caramel

The chewy, super-sweet caramel is the central feature and taste, and it’s complemented by that creamy milk or dark chocolate (the dark chocolate will give a slight bitterness to the taste, which gives even more depth to the flavor!). The sea salt on the top gives a slight crunch and a solid kapow to your taste buds, making the sweet even sweeter! If you’ve been avoiding the salty-sweet trend that’s become so popular, this might be the best way to take your first step into that taste juxtaposition! You can always brush some of the salt off if you don’t like it. :-)

Peanut Butter Sandwich

This gorgeous confection, which I simply refer to as the peanut butter sandwich, used to be sold at Disney Parks on both coasts, but lately we’ve only found it in Disneyland. (It IS in Disneyland, though…I promise!)

Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Sandwich

With peanut butter piled high on a graham cracker then enrobed in [Read more…]

Homemade Treats From Disneyland’s Candy Palace

Have you ever realized how many similar dining opportunities exist in Disneyland and Disney World? That’s what my colleague and friend, Ryan from Main Street Gazette, and I were discussing a couple of months ago when we came up with a fun idea. We knew we were both headed to Disney parks — he to Disney World, and I to Disneyland — and thought it would be an intriguing series of posts to compare our experiences at “mirror image” locations in Disney World and Disneyland!

For the next month of Wednesdays, you’ll see us reviewing back-to-back, mirror image foodie havens in the Florida and California parks! Whether you’re headed to the East coast or the West, we’ve got your Disney Food needs covered — please join us for the ride!

Disneyland's Candy Palace

Making Magic

Today, we’re discussing the homemade goodies from the Main Street candy stores at Disney World and Disneyland, which means I get to talk about Disneyland’s Candy Palace! And let me say right up front — this place is all about the homemade! You know they’re famous for their homemade candy canes during the holiday season, but they’re making homemade candy — front-and-center — every single day of the year here.

Making Peanut Clusters at the Candy Palace

From fudge and pecan rolls to molasses sponge and rocky road, there’s always something brewing at the Candy Palace — and you can buy freshly made packages of your nostalgic [Read more…]