If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that the combination of salty hot dog and savory corn meal batter is a winning one… most of the time. At Casey’s Corner in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, the Corn Dog Nugget has been a favorite snack (and more recently a favorite entree — see it here!) for years, but recently we learned that things inside the nugget just aren’t the same.
That’s right: something is amiss, and we made a special trip to Casey’s to investigate. What we discovered (according to Cast Members) is that the tasty dog that was previously used in the corn dog nuggets has been swapped out for chicken. The change occurred about a week ago, and already it’s stirred up a lot of chatter (and complaints).
This might not seem like a big deal. Lots of people find that chicken and turkey are interchangeable. But in this instance, the change is obvious once you cut (or bite) into a nugget. The dog is anemic in appearance — unexpectedly and unappealingly pale.
We didn’t think these were a terrible option in terms of flavor. But the color of the dog is a little off-putting, and there is something in the flavor that — while okay — is not as compelling as the original version. In fact, with the exception of adding some saltiness to the nuggets, the chicken dog is overpowered by the corn meal, leaving each bite out of balance.
Cast members at Casey’s indicated that they’ve received a lot of feedback on the new Corn Dog Nuggets and even offered to replace the order with something else from the menu if we didn’t like them.
And don’t forget: foot-long hot dogs recently left Casey’s (you can find them over at Cosmic Ray’s now — see more here!), so perhaps the changes aren’t finished at Casey’s Corner. We’ll keep watch and let you know!
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Would you be into this new formula for the Casey’s Corner Corn Dog Nuggets? Let us know what you think in the comments!