DFB Video: Epcot’s Germany — Nosh or Not? Food Tour!

Hey Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today! We’re taking a Food Tour of Epcot’s Germany Pavilion and answering a VERY important question: Nosh or Not?

Gingerbread Heart from the Germany Pavilion

Gingerbread Heart from the Germany Pavilion

From Sommerfest to Biergarten to Karamell-Küche, Epcot’s Germany is PACKED with fantastic food finds. I mean, when your options revolve around beer, pretzels, and caramel, what’s not to love? Oh, and did we mention wine and cheese? Germany’s got it all… and SO much more. So check out our latest DFB Video and explore Germany with us. You may learn some treats you didn’t know about before, and find a few more things to add to your very own Nosh List! [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: May 28, 2017

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! We hope you’re enjoying a wonderful and relaxing weekend with your family! Now it’s time to sit back with a cuppa tea or java, and check out the latest in Disney food news… .

Chocolate Caramel Swirl Cross Section

Chocolate Caramel Swirl Cross Section

There are  just TWO days left to enjoy the 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival with its Outdoor Kitchens, and we have all the menus and food photos for you!

Don’t forget, the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival starts in August this year! YAY! You can check out all the details here and pre-order our DFB Guide to the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival here (and get the 2016 guide FREE!).

And if you want even MORE food news, we also have news on the updated menus for the 2017 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic! We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…

Disney Food News

Check out all the latest Disney Food News — even the stuff we don’t mention in posts on the blog! — on our Disney Food News Pin Board, including menu updates, restaurant closures, special events, and more! We’ve got all the latest for you, so check it out before you go.

New DFB Video!

Have you subscribed to the DFB YouTube Channel? We’ve got great content going up twice a week showcasing our adventures in Disney World and Disneyland! This week, we’re talking about the food you MUST EAT at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Check it out below — and subscribe here!

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Disney Food Post Round-up: November 6, 2016

Happy November! Wow October just flew by, didn’t it? And now we’re heading straight into the holiday season at the Disney Parks! Grab some of that leftover Halloween candy and check out the latest Disney food news!

Mickey Krispy with Werther's Caramel

Mickey Krispy with Werther’s Caramel

There are only a couple more weeks to visit the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival! Make sure you check out our Best of the Fest so you know what you absolutely must eat at this year’s Festival!

You can still order our DFB Guide to the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival for 30% off the cover price! Just use discount code Countdown at check-out to secure your savings!

We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…

Disney Food News

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What’s New Around Walt Disney World: October 20, 2016

HAPPY OCTOBER!!! Milder temps have returned to Walt Disney World where we’re checking out What’s New in all four parks, Disney Springs, and a few of our favorite Resorts. AND it’s still high time for Pumpkin Spice, Candy Corn, and All Things Autumn.

Candy Corn Cupcake

Candy Corn Cupcake

Sooo… what are YOU going to be for Halloween? [Read more…]

Review: Caramel and Pecan Treats at Karamell-Küche in Epcot’s Germany

What’s a walk around World Showcase these days without stopping in Germany’s Karamell-Küche?

After all, it’s the one place where every single item is built around the same awesome ingredient: caramel. Werther’s Caramel, to be specific.

In fact, you can even take a moment or two to check out the wall to your left upon entering the Caramel Kitchen (once you’re past the window, that is). It’s a mural depicting the timeline of the company, which had its start in the German village of Werther. It’s quite the history lesson.

Of course, you probably won’t.

Because if you’re anything like me, you’re going to be entirely distracted by all the choices held inside the bakery case (not to mention the buttery fragrance of caramel wafting through the air)!

Karamell-Kuche bakery case

Karamell-Kuche bakery case

That bakery case full of caramel goodness is one reason I don’t mind the typically long lines here. It gives me more time to peek over shoulders and heads in front of me to decide what I want. It takes some time! But having sampled just about everything in that case (and some more than a few times — I’m lookin’ at you, Chewy Caramel Shortbread Bar), I decided to go with something I hadn’t tried before.

Or two things, because… well, do you really need a reason why here ;)?

Anyway, one item I hadn’t chosen previously was the Caramel Cluster Milk Chocolate Pecan; which, I’m guessing, should probably be called the Milk Chocolate Pecan Caramel Cluster…but that’s just splitting hairs.

Caramel Cluster Milk Chocolate Pecans

Caramel Cluster Milk Chocolate Pecan

At first glance, you think you have it pretty much figured out: a dollop of hardened milk chocolate over a layer of caramel covering the pecans. Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing…

Caramel Cluster Milk Chocolate Pecan

Caramel Cluster Milk Chocolate Pecan

And just so can have one more look at [Read more…]

What’s New Around Disney World: October 28, 2014

Happy Fall! Autumnal treats have been appearing all over Disney World for a while now, but with Halloween just days away, we thought we’d give you one last glimpse of the season’s snacks.

But that’s not the only food news ’round these parts… not by a long shot. Take a trip with us around all four Disney World parks to check out What’s New!

Hollywood Studios

October is probably my favorite time for the candy apples that hit the scene, like these at Sweet Spells.

Halloween Candy Apples

Halloween Candy Apples

"Poisoned" Candy Apple

“Poisoned” Candy Apple

Minnie Witch Candy Apple

Minnie Witch Candy Apple

Min & Bill’s Dockside Diner currently features a Caramel Apple Shake as its tribute to fall. The featured shakes here change frequently, so be sure to pop by to see what’s available on your visit!

Min and Bill's Dockside Diner

Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner

Caramel Apple Shake

Caramel Apple Shake

Joffrey’s Coffee Carts all over Disney World have changed their seasonal offerings to include a Pumpkin Pie Latte and a Pumpkin Pie Frozen Cappuccino.

Joffrey's Coffee Kiosk at Pixar Place

Joffrey’s Coffee Kiosk at Pixar Place

Seasonal Coffee beverages

Seasonal Coffee beverages

Speaking of those Joffrey’s Carts… remember the Big ‘Ol Donut? We spotted a few topped with massive amounts of cookie crumble for a change [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: October 20, 2013

Do you need another reason to stop by Karamell-Küche in Epcot?

German Chocolate Chip Cookie

Probably not. But this week, we shared FIVE new tempting menu items from this aromatic spot in the Germany pavilion. Yum!

Of course, we still have Halloween treats materializing around our favorite Disney destinations.

And don’t forget that the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival is going strong. There’s still time to grab an Orange Dole Whip, Mac & Cheese, and more!

We have a few more tidbits of Disney news… Check them out!

Disney Food News

Of course, there’s more! Check out all the latest Disney Food News — even the stuff we don’t mention in posts on the blog! — on our Disney Food News Pin Board, including breakfast scrambles at Cozy Cone Motel, and more!

DFB Reader Finds

If you find a fun new food — or other edible awesomeness — in or from Disney, share a photo with us on facebook or twitter so we can add it to our DFB Reader Finds each Sunday!

Fulton’s Crab House at Downtown Disney was recently visited by Facebook Friend Jilly. Check out the dish she ordered — Lobster Boil!

Lobster Boil at Fulton's Crab House

Reader Colin tweeted us after dining at The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: “Brown Derby Original Alfredo matches the old [Read more…]

Review: NEW Menu Items at Karamell-Küche in Epcot’s Germany Pavilion

Welcome back DFB author Wendy with another delicious review.

Today we’re going back to Epcot’s Germany Pavilion to visit Karamell-Küche!

Karamell-Küche sign

Let’s stop in and taste what’s new!

Karamell-Küche door

It’s somewhat hard to believe that this little corner of the World is just over three years old, since a stop at Karamell-Küche has already become a tradition for caramel fans…

Werther’s Selection

Caramel Case

…and chocolate fans.

Karamell-Küche chocolates

Did I mention popcorn fans?

Karamell-Küche popcorn

Popcorn samples

Oh, and any guests who might like ridiculously yummy things in general ;).

Tucked into this small space are almost more golden caramel goodies than one can fathom. It’s no wonder the nearly ever-present queue line draws to a halt fairly often. After all, it’s difficult to make a lightning-fast decision when you come upon something like this:

Case

How can they possibly fit one more piece of sweet, buttery caramel goodness inside that case?

Case side view

Well, my friends, that’s a trick question… because they haven’t added one. They’ve added FIVE! And I am SO excited to share each one with you!

We’ll start with the Caramel Cheesecake with Chocolate… mainly because that’s where I actually started. I mean, what self-respecting cheesecake fanatic could wait to try this?

Cheesecake in case

This little number is exactly what cheesecake lovers would expect and hope for: a rich, creamy vanilla cheesecake with a traditional graham cracker crust, altered only by the veritable pool of caramel in the center.

While the name obviously mentions chocolate, it is only present in the milk chocolate circle placed on top, featuring the signature Werther’s golden “W.”

Caramel Cheesecake with chocolate

I really wanted to get a cross-section picture for you, so you could see for yourself the depth of the caramel within the cheesecake. However, the minute I sliced the cheesecake, the caramel started to ooze in such a way that the best I could capture was this:

Inside of cheesecake

It is a sight to behold :). The only thing that trumped the sight was the taste: the cheesecake and caramel could have stood well enough on its own, but the chocolate was a delicious little accompaniment. I recommend eating it right along with the cheesecake, instead of snatching it off first thing and chomping it whole, no matter how tempted you may be!

Next, we’ll sample the [Read more…]

Disney Popcorn Gallery

We always love adding to our Disney food galleries!

From Margaritas to Ice Cream to Creme Brulee and more, we’re always collecting options and photos to share with you. And we quickly realized that there was one salty snack missing from our gallery list! What’s a trip to Disney without at least one bucket of Popcorn?

I think Disney popcorn is some of the best popcorn anywhere, and while newfangled snacks and treats will come and go, the classics will never go away.

You’ll find carts selling popcorn all over Walt Disney World and Disneyland, as well as in some of the resorts that also draw visitors, like Disney’s BoardWalk Inn. But there’s even more variety to it than that, so we’ve put together this handy gallery to showcase all the great popcorny options available!

You Never Get Tired of Disney Popcorn!

We’re going to share with you some of our favorite popcorn and popcorn-related goodness, but be sure to let us know your favorites or anything we don’t mention in comments below! Also, please keep in mind, especially in regard to menu items that include popcorn, that menus are constantly changing, so you may not always see these items when you visit a restaurant.

Disney Popcorn: A Classic

In need of some popcorn at Disney? You never have far to look. In fact, if your first stop is Magic Kingdom, you encounter a popcorn stand as soon as you set foot onto Main Street USA! Some of our readers say that Disney popcorn is the best-tasting in the world — and who am I to disagree?

Disney Popcorn!

And another great bit of news — Disney popcorn is vegan and gluten-free! Popcorn is naturally devoid of gluten. But the kernels are popped in a combination of coconut, corn, and canola oil, and are seasoned with kosher salt, so there are no animal products used. (Disney cautions that because the popcorn is prepared in outdoor locations, there is potential for cross-contamination. When in doubt of a food’s ingredients, be sure to ask for an ingredient list.)

Souvenir Buckets

If you think the fun stops with the snack, well…then let me show you something completely awesome. In addition to the crunchy goodness, you can also amass a completely fabulous collection of souvenir buckets should you be so inclined.

Collect different ones from each Disney park! Here’s one from Animal Kingdom, [Read more…]

Snack Series: Hot Salted Caramel and More at Prost! Kiosk in Epcot’s Germany Pavilion

It’s baaaack!! As expected, and for third year in a row, the Epcot Germany kiosk selling warm, spicy glühwein for the 2012 holiday season. But this year it’s bigger and better than ever!

In the past, it’s been a great little place to grab a glühwein (mulled red wine) or Radeburger Pilsner. This year, the offerings have been expanded and the kiosk has a brand new name: Prost!

Atmosphere

Situated on the edge of the Germany Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase, you’ll find Prost across the walkway from the World Showcase Lagoon, set back in the same area where the German Marketplace was located this year for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

Prost! Holiday Kiosk in Epcot's Germany Pavilion

To the left of the kiosk is a seating area, and to the left of that is the Glaskugel selling hand-made glass ornaments!

This seating area (over by the giant nutcracker) is also where the Germany storyteller shares fun and historical holiday tales throughout the season.

Prost! Seating Area

Glaskugel -- German Glass Christmas Ornaments For Sale Next Door

But I was really interested to see what Prost was offering this year besides mulled wine and beer! Just walking up to the kiosk I knew it was going to be good!

Eats and Sips

Turns out, there was a much expanded offering here this year. With a wine bar menu as well a nice assortment of sweets from Karamelle-Küche, there are also a couple of new drink treats that I had never seen before. More about that in a minute. ;-)

We sampled three of the brand new offerings on the menu!

Prost! Menu -- Click to Enlarge

And here’s the awesome news: if you like any of the spirits offered here — Nürnberger Markt Glühwein, Schonauer Apfel Schnapps, or William’s Punch — you can take a bottle home!

Bottles of Holiday Drinks For Sale

Fans of the stand’s original offering [Read more…]