A Few Things We’re Thankful For…

Everyone’s favorite snack: The Dole Whip Float

Dole Whip Floats

Dole Whip Floats

Hot, plastic-y cheese on french fries

Cheese Fries

Cheese Fries

A homemade ice cream sandwich from the Main Street Bakery

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwich

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwich

Park Popcorn

Popcorn

Popcorn

Chef Mickey’s Cheesey Potatoes

Cheesey Potatoes from Chef Mickeys

Cheesey Potatoes from Chef Mickeys

Cheese Soup at Le Cellier

Le Cellier Cheese Soup

Le Cellier Cheese Soup

Yummy dinner at California Grill

Pork and Gratin Polenta from California Grill

Pork and Gratin Polenta from California Grill

And, of course, Walt Disney, his incredible vision, and those who have executed it so well

Walt and His Vision

Walt and His Vision

Finally, we’re thankful for YOU, the incredible friends and readers who have made it so much fun to write the Disney Food Blog every day!

Happy Thanksgiving!



Note: Obviously these are a few of our favorite foods; to see some of Walt’s favorite foods, visit the “Recent News” section of the Friends of the Walt Disney Family Museum‘s Facebook Page.

Thanks to George Taylor at Imaginerding for showing me that great link.

Tried and True (and Some Very New!) Disney Character Foods

I recently realized that you’re nobody in Toon Town if you don’t have your own food product line. Used to be only Mickey had his own ice cream bars…maybe a bag of pasta or two. But these days, you’re simply not A-list Toon material if you’re not selling your personalized line at the Main Street Emporium.

Let’s take a look at a few of the brands you can now purchase — endorsed by your favorite characters, of course! Some of them are actually pretty new on the scene…

Minnie’s Bake Shop
You can tell from our tour through Minnie’s kitchen that she’s a baker; luckily, we now get a chance to sample her recipes (and NOT the diet ones!):

True, this looks a bit like a re-brand of Mickey’s old cookie company, but, alas, who are we to judge?

Minnie's Bake Shop Cookies

Minnie's Bake Shop Cookies

These, I think, are entirely new. Love the spoons attached!

Minnie's Bake Shop Mixes

Minnie's Bake Shop Mixes

And here’s a quick sampling of other Bake Shop items:

More Minnie's Bake Shop Items

More Minnie's Bake Shop Items

Wonderland Tea
One of my favorite New York City haunts is called Alice’s Teacup, and I wonder if they’ll start carrying Wonderland’s newest tea line there! This line of teas, tea china, and tea accessories — straight from the Mad Hatter’s tea party — should please any Alice fan.

Be sure to read the Wonderland Decree on the box,

Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrarywise — what it is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would.

Alice's Teapot and Tea Display at MouseGears

Alice's Teapot and Tea Display at MouseGears

Alice's Tea

Alice's Tea

Alice's Tea Accessories

Alice's Tea Accessories

And here’s a great display at the Writer’s Stop at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Alice's Tea Display

Alice's Tea Display

Disney Princess Pasta
Even the princesses have gotten into the Food Product Line groove at Disney. What little princess wouldn’t love some noodle soup or homemade mac and cheese showcasing pasta shaped like her favorite female idols?

Disney Princess Pasta

Disney Princess Pasta

Goofy’s Candy Company
Of course, you all remember the sensationally successful Goofy’s Candy Company — well known throughout Disney to be the primary supplier of Halloween candy, gummies, and sour pucker powder!

Goofy's Candy Company

A Sampling of Goofy's Candy Company Items

A Sampling of Goofy's Candy Company Items

Chip and Dale Snack Company
For those of you who want to preserve your diet — or at least have a semi-healthy snack — while on vacation, head straight to the Chip and Dale product line (do NOT pass go…). These are the healthiest pre-packaged snacks you’ll find on property (besides the packaged fresh fruit, of course), and the line includes dried fruit mixes, trail mix, pretzels, many different kinds of natural nuts, etc.

Chip and Dale Food Products

Chip and Dale Food Products

Mickey’s Many Product Lines
I’m sure I haven’t captured all of Mickey’s product lines here, but I’ve at least snapped photos of some of the newest items on the scene. We’re all familiar with Mickey’s “Really Swell” Coffee Brand, and, of course, Mickeyroni and Cheese! But have you sampled his Resort Delights island-inspired products, or his Chocolatears-brand gourmet chocolate bark?

Mickey's Really Swell Coffee Brand Treats

Mickey's Really Swell Coffee Brand Treats

Mickey's Really Swell Flavored Coffee Collection

Mickey's Really Swell Flavored Coffee Collection

Mickeyroni and Cheese

Mickeyroni and Cheese

Mickey's Resort Delights Taffy

Mickey's Resort Delights Taffy

Mickey's Resort Delights Punch and Iced Tea Flavors

Mickey's Resort Delights Punch and Iced Tea Flavors

Mickey's Resort Delights Coconut Patties

Mickey's Resort Delights Coconut Patties

Mickey's Chocolatears Gourmet Chocolate Bark

Mickey's Chocolatears Gourmet Chocolate Bark

What’s YOUR Favorite?
While you may be partial to the old school classic Mickeyroni and Cheese, I can’t wait to sample some of that gourmet chocolate bark! Would love to hear from some of you who have tried the Resort Delights line as well — any good?