St. Patrick’s Day Treats in Disney Springs and Disneyland’s Downtown Disney

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you and yours!

As you’re searching through the closet for your favorite green garment to don today, you may want to know about some green and Irish-themed EATS you can search for should you find yourself in Orlando’s Disney Springs or Anaheim’s Downtown Disney District on March 17th! (And heads up: a few of these treats will stick around through the rest of the month!)

We’ve already shared some of the treats you will spot around the Disney World parks earlier this week, but now let’s take a look at the Leprechaun-snacks you’ll find in Disney World’s shopping, entertainment and dining district!

Disney Springs in Disney World

Even outside of the highly recommended Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival at Raglan Road (get all the details here!), there is still plenty of Irish-themed grub to go ‘round. And the one we’re most excited about is the Irish Stout Poutine covered in corned beef, braised cabbage, beer cheese and chives at The Daily Poutine!

@DisneySprings Twitter Account

@DisneySprings Twitter

We’ve already mentioned the seasonal ganache options at The Ganachery, which include Irish Cream, Stout, and Irish Whiskey. [Read more…]

#RocktheDots Discounts in Disney World and Disneyland on January 22nd

Let’s face it… Mickey isn’t the only one who loves MINNIE MOUSE around here!

©Disney

©Disney

That’s why Sunday, January 22nd is set aside for us all to #RocktheDots in honor of Minnie on a VERY fitting occasion: National Polka Dot Day! [Read more…]

Review: Peanut Butter Pretzel Gourmet Treats in Disneyland for a Limited Time

It’s no big secret that a few classic confections like Caramel Apples, Marshmallow Wands, and Mickey Krispy Treats get some pretty stellar Gourmet makeovers on a regular basis at Disneyland.

Pooh Corner in Critter Country

Pooh Corner in Critter Country

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…]

News: New Gourmet Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Apple Coming to Disneyland in January

Gourmet Caramel and Candy Apples are legendary at Disney. And come January, guests at Disneyland (and possibly Disney World, too!) are going to have a brand new apple to add to the list!

But seriously, this is one of the most gargantuan caramel apples I’ve ever seen!

A Brand New, Over-the-Top Apple Debuts in January at Disneyland!

Since Disney hasn’t released a name, we’ll go with the [Read more…]

Dining in Disneyland: The Holiday Specialty Caramel Apple (A.K.A. the Peppermint Beast)

Walking past Marceline’s Confectionery in Downtown Disney, I noticed a new caramel apple on display in the candy kitchen window.

It’s size was enormous compared to the other two on display, and I knew I needed to do some investigating!

Holiday Caramel Apples at Marceline's

On our way out, I decided to grab one to go and conquer this beast at home.

At $12.99, this apple is way expensive, but you can basically feed a whole army with it. AND this is what you will want to do because as I was paying for it, the Cast Member announced to the entire population of Marceline’s, “1400 Calorie Apple Right Here!”

I was like, “Seriously?” And the answer? “Yep.”  A little disgusted with myself, I justified the situation knowing I was going to share it with my family.

1400 Calories Sitting on the Counter of Marceline's

The Granny Smith Apple is first dipped in caramel; it is then given a coating of peppermint (YES! PEPPERMINT) chocolate and rolled in a serious amount of red & green M&M’s. After that, it’s drizzled with white chocolate and sprinkled with sparkly sugar crystals.

The official name of this apple is literally “Specialty Holiday Caramel Apple.” A little boring right? Especially since they could call it something fun like “Peppermint Beast…”

Bringing her home.

Immediately after opening the package I had to do a public service and weigh this thing. It felt really heavy, and I was curious about the actual weight.

So, I grabbed my little scale and went for it.  Any guesses? [Read more…]

Dining in Disneyland: Halloween at Marceline’s Confectionery

Dining in Disneyland columnist Heather Sievers shares pics of Halloween decor and treats in Downtown Disney’s Marceline’s Confectionery!

I’ve been known to stop by Marceline’s in Downtown Disney on a regular basis.  OK, truth be told, I pretty much stop there every single time I visit the Disneyland Resort.  Anyhow, on my last trip, Marceline’s had transformed into a mini Halloween wonderland and I thought you might like to see my favorite shop all dressed up for the spooky season.

I love that Marceline’s changes out their decor seasonally.  Here you see some fun jars filled with decorative colored glass “candies.”  I did ask, none of the display candies are real…

Halloween "Garland"

I love the attention to detail here, even the garland has pumpkins in it!

Giant Sparkly Pumpkin with its Skeleton & Witch Buddies

Pumpkins, Cats & Spiders, Oh My!

Every top shelf in Marceline's is Decorated Seasonally

Now, on to some special Halloween treats & merchandise that Marceline’s is offering this year! A couple of things that we haven’t seen much before are these candy-corn filled Mickey heads and candy corn-flavored jelly bellies.

Candy Corn Filled Mickey Heads

Seasonal Candy Corn Flavored Jelly Belly Jelly Beans

And a few of our Halloween favorites return this year, like the [Read more…]

Dining in Disneyland: New Belle Caramel Apples

A brand new caramel apple has debuted in Disneyland, and our Dining in Disneyland columnist, Heather Sievers, has the details!

Went on a little dinner/movie outing to Downtown Disney last night and had to stop by Marceline’s for a quick inventory check and a caramel apple to go. We went for the standard “Minnie” apple, but upon check-out I noticed these adorable new “Belle” caramel apples.

$14.95 Each, Wow.

At $14.95 a pop, I was not willing to take one for the team. I did however ask the cast member to take an up close shot to share here on the blog. The cast member also told me that yesterday was the very first day they were being offered. So ladies and gentlemen, I give you the brand new [Read more…]

Dining in Disneyland: The Patented Chocolate Easter Egg

Our Dining in Disneyland columnist, Heather Sievers, shares some Easter-time treats!

Spring Break is in full swing & The Disneyland Resort has sprung some amazing Easter treats on us.  On a recent trip to my favorite candy kitchen on Main Street, I noticed something I had never ever seen before. Chocolate Easter Eggs!

Disneyland Chocolate Easter Eggs are Made Just Once a Week

Unfortunately they weren’t being made right at that moment, but I did take the time to ask the Cast Member working at the Candy Palace’s register a few questions.

With over 50 years of combined experience, I wasn’t surprised to learn that the creators of this confection are the “Disneyland Candy Gods” Chris Thompson & Rob McHargue.  You know, the same guys who have been making candy canes forever and a day?

The Chocolate Easter Eggs are made only once a week during the Spring Break season, and they are made and sold only at the Candy Palace on Disneyland’s Main Street USA.  Each egg is 8 oz and there are two flavors: Chocolate Nut Fudge & Vanilla Nut Fudge.  The recipes were created by Rob, and these, like all of his other recipes, are actually patented by Disney.  I got to thinking, just because the recipes are documented and protected doesn’t mean any ol’ candy maker can create the same amazing treats as these two pros.  Who will take over when [Read more…]

Dining in Disneyland: St. Patrick’s Day Treats

Dining in Disneyland columnist Heather Sievers is scouting the parks and Downtown Disney for some St. Patrick’s Day treats!

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and Disneyland has a few treats to help you get into the spirit o’ the green.  Check out this yummy fun from Marceline’s & The Blue Ribbon Bakery.

Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows from Marceline's

St. Patrick's Day "Mickey" Caramel Apples from Marceline's

St. Patrick's Day "Mickey" Caramel Apple Close Up

And over at the Blue Ribbon Bakery, check out these yummy, green [Read more…]

St. Patrick’s Day Events and Menus in Disney World and Disneyland

We certainly don’t need a reason to celebrate (with beer!) while visiting a Disney park, however we’re really excited about the extra Irish-inspired fun that Disney is dishing up for St. Patrick’s Day. Below, we detail events and special menu items throughout Disney World and Disneyland!

Raglan Road, WDW Downtown Disney
Raglan Road opens their doors at 11:00AM on St. Paddy’s Day for a full day of festivities! The fun begins at Noon with musicians, dancers and face painting. While savoring the traditional Shepherd’s Pie, look for the house band, Creel! In the evening, toast your Irish friends and watch eLevation as they perform your favorite U2 songs. There is a $10 cover charge.

Raglan Road

Earlier in the week, Raglan Road is celebrating with a few more events! This Sunday, attend their first ever traditional Irish Ceili (pronounced kay-lee) and join in the Irish dancing! As Lorraine from Raglan Road says, “We’re pushing the furniture back and letting everyone join in!” Sounds like fun! Click the image for [Read more…]