Easter in my house growing up always meant colored eggs and baskets full of plastic grass topped with candy and sweets. And, as we know, Disney’s big on the whole candy and sweets thing, so I wanted to share with you some of my favorite Disney sweets. These would definitely be in my personal Easter basket:
So, why these particular goodies? Let’s take a look at my Easter basket contents — and a few items that just didn’t fit! — and hopefully you’ll find a few new treats to try!
Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles
Easily my all-time favorite candy, Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles can be found in Epcot’s UK pavilion. For those of you who haven’t tried them, think: fruity jujubes coated with sugar. Then make them about 100 times better than fruity jujubes coated with sugar, and you have Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles.
When these come in rolls, the candy is circular, but the boxed version, as you see here, has actual fruit-shaped candy.
Daim Candy Bars
For those of you who are Ikea devotees, you probably know Daim pretty well. These Swedish toffee bars (kind of like a Heath bar) are full of buttery, chocolaty goodness, and provide the perfect sugary treat after a ride on Maelstrom in Epcot’s Norway pavilion.
One of my favorite items to purchase in Japan’s Mitsukoshi store is a box of Pocky. The long, thin cookies are dipped in chocolate, and packaged in bunches for maximum deliciousness. I always try to eat one at a time, but by the time I’m in the middle of the box, that goal goes out the window.
Relaxing by the World Showcase Lagoon chomping on some Pocky is a great way to pass the time before Illuminations starts!
Jose Cuervo Especial Truffles
Um. Yeah! Those are goin’ in the basket.
Eating cotton candy at Disney World is a must. What’s a carnival, fair, or theme park without a bite of that light-as-air spun sugar? You can call it candy floss if you’d like, but we all know that a Disney trip with no cotton candy is pretty much anathema.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Meltaways
This is for all of you Reese’s lovers out there! Disney’s version of mass-produced chocolate-coated peanut butter is just as good, if not better, than your favorite brand name peanut butter cup. These things are decadent and rich, and if you can finish more than four in a sitting, I want to shake your hand!
Another British-y treat (what can I say, I lived in England for a while and got hooked on these things), Hobnobs are like your favorite oatmeal cookie slathered in chocolate. I mean, with a tagline like “nobbly, oaty biscuits,” how can you go wrong? You get a whole tube of these hefty biscuits, and they are really delicious.
PLUS, they come with a handy-dandy cover so that you can have the canister sitting in your hotel room all week and they won’t go bad! (AJ nods, pretending that the canister even makes it back into her hotel room after a trip to Epcot…)
Jelly Belly Jelly Beans
You can’t mess with the perfect Jelly Belly mixture:
2 parts Very Cherry
1 part lemon
1 part lime
1 part tangerine.
Why are they selling real Disneyland taffy in Walt Disney World? I have no idea, but it’s goin’ in my Easter basket! I found this stuff at MouseGears in February and it is DEEE-lish! I wonder if they’ll have real Walt Disney World taffy on my trip to Disneyland in April…
Chocolate Covered Mickey Rice Krispie Treat
Why would this NOT be on anybody’s list? It’s become synonymous with Disney in the way that Mickey Premium Bars and Dole Whips prevail. Plus, if you add M&Ms or Reese’s Pieces, it’s all over.
A quick trip to Epcot’s Germany will often end up in a Toblerone Bar for me…after the pretzel and the bratwurst, of course… . These “alps” shaped chocolate bars capitalize on delicious Swiss chocolate like none other.
Candy Art From Miyuki
Every Easter basket deserves a special treat or gift to top it off, so I think my special candy would be an original piece of sugar art from Miyuki, who performs in Epcot several days per week.
What Would Be in YOUR Disney Easter Basket?
Would love to hear from you what favorites you’d be sure to include in your Disney Easter basket! Any treats, cookies, candies, or baked goods you KNOW you’d include in your “top five” list? Let me know in the comments section below! I wish all of you a Happy Easter and a Blessed Passover! Who’s ready for Spring?!
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