Snacking with a special diet or allergy can be tricky at Walt Disney World, but Disney has released something that might make life a little easier!
Pure Growth Organic Snacks are, at a minimum, organic and all natural. While these grab-and-go snacks aren’t hearty meals, families can stash them in a backpack and eat on the go or in line. And, as a bonus, they come with Disney characters on the packaging to make them feel like a more magical snack!
A few variations of the snacks are found in parks merchandise shops and in most resorts. Many of the snacks are Disney Dining Plan snack credit eligible, but some have multiple servings in the package and are not.
Let’s have a look at each of the new snacks!
I know, I know, you might be wondering why we’re talking about popcorn when we rave about popcorn across the World. (Here’s a sampling of said popcorn — and popcorn from popcorn carts at Disney parks is vegan and gluten free.) But this popcorn is different…
Pure Growth Organic Snacks popcorn is pretty darn healthy as far as popped corn goes. It’s organic, kosher, gluten free, cholesterol free, and doesn’t contain MSGm trans fat, artificial colors or flavors. BAM!!!
For $9.99, you get six snack-size popcorn bags – three white cheddar flavored and three sea salt flavored.
Both flavors are tasty, but the white cheddar is obviously the more flavorful option. The great thing about the white cheddar is how you get all the cheddar flavor but none of the sticky fingers that come with most flavored popcorns!
Each bag is about .6 ounces, and as you can see above, it’s a nice, light snack. That can hold you over until lunch and/or keep a hangry tantrum at bay.
I think this is a great snack option, especially for families looking for gluten-free options!
Mickey Shaped Animal Crackers
It’s not hard to find a cute animal cracker, but make it Mickey-shaped, and it’s even more cute!
There are two flavors: original and chocolate. I only tried the chocolate flavor, which is surprisingly chocolate-y!
Mickey is on the packaging that contains 7 ounces of animal crackers (FYI — according to the Pure Growth Organic, a 7-ounce package contains about 70 individual crackers, which seems like a pretty filling snack to me)!
For $7.49, I think this is a bag that would be good for snacking throughout the day — especially for little ones!
Unlike the popcorn, the animal crackers are not gluten free, but they are organic, baked, free of MSG, artificial colors, flavors and trans fats.
Cinnamon Brown Sugar Breakfast Bars
One of my favorite ways to save time and money at Disney is by bringing breakfast items and eating them on the way to the parks, and the BB-8 packaging on these cinnamon brown sugar bars makes it even more appealing!
For $7.49, you get a box of five individually wrapped breakfast bars. Each bar is 150 calories, which isn’t very much, but it’s enough to hold you over until your next meal, or as a quick breakfast. The individual packaging on these makes it an easy snack to carry in the parks with a small bag, too!
I was really pleased with how flavorful this was. You can definitely taste the cinnamon! The bar is super soft and chewy.
Sadly, these breakfast bars are not gluten free either. But they are organic, low fat, kosher, and baked. They do not contain any artificial color or flavors, MSG, preservatives or trans fats.
I think this is a convenient, tasty snack to pick up in the park — plus, BB-8 is just about the cutest robot ever, right?
I’m glad to see some options available in the parks for those with special diets and allergies. It’s refreshing to recognize all of the ingredients on the nutrition label. And it’s super convenient to be able to carry packaged snacks around instead of waiting in line at a restaurant — not to mention the money you will save and the tantrums you could prevent when “hanger” strikes!
Have you tried these snacks yet? What did you think? Let us know in the comments!