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…]

What Are Your Favorite Disneyland Snacks?

Disneyland is a treasure trove of amazing snacks and goodies, and I think it would take us list after list to mention all of my favorites. But I received a reader request for my top 5, so I knew I had to take a shot at choosing! :-)


SO, let me add a disclaimer…I have SO MANY MORE than 5 favorite snacks at Disneyland. But if you want to get a good overview of some incredible classics, head for these. (I’m sensing a “Next Top 5 Snacks” post coming soon. ;-D)

And I want to hear YOUR favorites, too! What Disneyland goodies are your must-have eats? Share with us in the comments below so others going to Disneyland can benefit from your experience! :-)

Favorite Disneyland Snacks

Corn Dog

Along Paradise Pier sits the unassuming, Corn Dog Castle. Behind this modest kiosk awaits a snack that Disneyland guests know is a true gem — the Corn Dog!

Hand-dipped and made fresh to order, these corn dogs are an indulgence, but a worthy one! Get them in Disneyland at the Little Red Wagon, too.

Disneyland Hand-Dipped Corn Dog

Of course, if you want to go vegetarian, the Cheese Stick is [Read more…]

Dining in Disneyland: The Chocolate Caramel Cashew Pretzel Rod

Although I’ve seen them around for quite some time, I had never actually purchased a Pretzel Rod from any of the Disneyland Resort shops.  They come in a variety of “styles;” all are dipped in chocolate, but some have a coating of M & M’s, some have seasonal sprinkles, and I’ve even seen them coated with Conversation Hearts around Valentine’s Day… .  But there was one that caught my eye on my last trip to Pooh Corner, nestled back in Critter Country.

Cashew Pretzel Rods

Available in both dark and milk chocolate, the Cashew Pretzel Rod is hand dipped with love in the candy kitchens of the Disneyland Resort.  At $4.50 a pop, they aren’t cheap; but they are big enough to share with a friend, which is exactly what I did!  After purchasing, my snack buddy and I headed to the waterside seating over at The Hungry Bear to enjoy our tasty treat.

Milk Chocolate Cashew Pretzel Rod

Although it was extremely delicious [Read more…]

Battle of the Disney Chocolate-Covered Sandwiches

It was over a year ago that I first shared my chocolate-covered peanut butter sandwich experience here on the Disney Food Blog.

And since enjoying that one-of-a-kind snack, I’ve found that it’s rarely available in Walt Disney World anymore — even though you can find it regularly in Disneyland (when it’s not selling out in the span of a few hours) at Pooh Corner in Critter Country and at the Candy Palace on Main Street. It’s also at the Candy Shop in Disney California Adventure.

What you can still find regularly in Walt Disney World (and in Disneyland) are the the chocolate-covered s’mores, the sister candy to the peanut butter sandwich. They look exactly the same, but inside they’re oh-so-different!

I figured we should highlight both of these and see which one you guys prefer (be sure to vote in the poll at the end of the post!).

Chocolate-Covered S’more

Major points to this option since it’s so regularly available on both coasts! The s’more is made up of [Read more…]

Specialty Confections From Pooh To You

One of my favorite spots in Disneyland is Pooh’s Corner in Critter Country! And, luckily, Disneyland has chosen to create a few specialty items that bring the stories of Winnie the Pooh to life.

The next time you’re in Pooh Country, don’t miss:

Hunny Pot Apples
Check out the adorable little bees “stuck” in the “honey!”

Hunny Pot Apples

Pooh’s Hunny Pot Rice Krispie Treats
These adorable little krispies are decorated as Pooh’s favorite [Read more…]

Tigger Tails vs. Tiger Tails

This is one of the fun posts I promised in my last Newsletter, and I’m pretty excited to explore the intricate differences between these two Disney favorites!

Disney World and Disneyland both have some great signature food items — Dole Whips, Mickey Premium Bars, popcorn, pretzels… but only Disneyland has Tiger Tails AND Tigger Tails! Now, the names can get confusing, so let’s check out how to tell them apart ;-):

Tigger Tails

If you like marshmallows, caramel, and chocolate — this is the treat for you. Named after everyone’s favorite bounceriffic tiger, Tigger, these treats are homemade in Disneyland’s Pooh Corner!

Pooh Corner in Critter Country

Tigger Tail

Now, I’ll be honest and say that I’m not a HUGE marshmallow fan. I like them best when they’re toasted and smushed between chocolate and graham crackers or spread between bread with some gooey peanut butter in a fluffernutter, so I wasn’t really expecting to like the Tigger Tail all that much. After all, it’s [Read more…]

Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Sandwich

Now, you know I don’t post on Saturdays if I can help it, but I was much too much craving this little sandwich to not tell you all about it.

Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Sandwich

Graham crackers. Peanut Butter. Chocolate.

That’s really all you need to know, but I’ll expound.

This particular little sandwich was found at Pooh Corner in Disneyland, which really is the heart of all things sweet and wonderful in Critter Country. You can find them all over Disneyland, though; so pop into any candy shop. Sadly these have been discontinued in Disney World, where you can only find the s’mores version now.

Pooh Corner in Critter Country

Basically, you start with a graham cracker, pile half an inch of peanut butter on top (the good, sugary, stand-up-on-its-own kind of peanut butter, too — not that creamy stuff you put on toast and celery), then smother the whole thing in a ton of milk chocolate. Wondering why it’s called a sandwich when there isn’t a second graham cracker? Me, too. But I didn’t see one in the photo. Do you?

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cross Section

Anyway, I think we can all agree that We Love Pooh for this one, right?

Have a great weekend! See you tomorrow for the Disney Food Post Round-Up!