Animal Kingdom is alive with activity lately, and the hits just keep on coming!
Last year we were celebrating the grand opening of Tiffins and Nomad Lounge (hello, deliciousness amidst some of the most pristine decor we’ve ever seen!), and still 2017 is shaping up to be even more incredible.
But we’re always on the lookout for new dishes at our old favorites, so on a recent visit, we stopped at Trilo-Bites.
You know Trilo-Bites as a seasonal (e.g. hardly ever open) counter service stop in Dinoland, land of the giant cartoon dinos and carnival-style games. Trilo-Bites’ previous menu goodie was the Pulled Buffalo Chicken Waffle Sandwich, which was truly awesome. This time, we discovered another Buffalo chicken incarnation: Buffalo Chicken Chips.
So…let’s see. We love Buffalo chicken. We really love Disney house-made chips. So putting them all together sounds just about perfect!
Anyone who’s had these chips knows that the portions are healthy. Not heart healthy, mind you. Taste-bud healthy (which happens to be our favorite kind). They are seasoned, so they have a nice flavor unto themselves. Not that you’ll necessarily notice it once you see what else is on here.
With tasty toppings, this plate of chips approaches full-meal size status!
Keeping the seasoned house-made chips company are pulled Buffalo chicken, arugula, crunchy diced celery, diced tomatoes, and both crumbled bleu cheese and bleu cheese dressing.
That’s a lot of yum on one plate, y’all. And it all works! The arugula and tomatoes are a fresh foil to the hefty chips. Plus the celery is Buffalo chicken’s culinary BFF, so that’s a no-brainer. What we especially loved, though, was two versions of bleu cheese.
The crumbles are super creamy and super potent. You’ll definitely notice them dancing circles around the other ingredients. The dressing is generously drizzled — and manages to stretch that bleu cheese flavor to every bite of the chips.
At $7.99, we think these are a decent value — especially if they act as a meal or if you share them.
As excited as we are about these babies, we are a little bummed to report that the Buffalo Chicken Waffle Slider and the Waffle Sundae are off the menu. Still, we prefer the chips to the slider, so it’s a win if you ask us.
And in case you need something cool to accompany the Buffalo Chicken Chips, you can now snag a Chocolate, Vanilla, or Strawberry Milkshake here.
Do you seek out seasonal treats in the Parks? Let us know in the comments!