We spent the WHOLE DAY exploring EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival yesterday!
We’ve tried EVERY. SINGLE. ITEM. at the festival, and sure enough, we came away with some favorites. But, we gotta say, some of the festival eats made us feel a liiiiittle more guilty than others. Here are 6 guilty pleasures at EPCOT Food and Wine Festival!
1. Candy Jar Donut at The Donut Box
Look, Disney, if you’re going to name something after a guilty pleasure as PROLIFIC as a candy jar, you HAVE to know that it’s going to be one of our favorite guilty bites of the whole fest. Yep, the Candy Jar Donut made with M&M’S, SNICKERS, and TWIX at The Donut Box DEFINITELY makes this list. Just look at it!
It pretty much only takes a glance to notice that this treat is LOADED with sweets. Donuts on their own would typically be a guilty pleasure, but load one up with that much chocolate and we suuuure feel like kids again. Try it yourself for $5.
2. Mezzelune Croccanti at Italy
Our next guilty pleasure is a savory one, but that certainly doesn’t make it any less guilt-inducing. The Mezzelune Croccanti is Crispy Half-moon Breaded Mozzarella-filled Ravioli with Pomodoro Sauce from the Italy booth. And, well, it’s a lot.
Look, if you put fried ravioli in front of us, we’re going to eat it and we’re going to feel guilty. Honestly, it’s more about the PRICE ($12!) of this eat than anything but hey, sometimes it’s worth it.
3. Braised Beef Poutine at Refreshment Port
Refreshment Port has a habit of bringing us amazing, delicious poutine options and Food and Wine was no exception this year. The big difference? We think this might be one of the guiltiest poutine pleasures we’ve seen in a while!
The $9.50 Braised Beef Poutine is made with French Fries, Boursin Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce, Cheese Curds, and Gherkin Relish. Every ingredient in this dish is made to make us feel guilty, but all together they are DEFINITELY a pleasure. Have you ever known us to regret a cheese sauce?
4. Canadian Cheddar and Bacon Soup at Canada
Speaking of cheese, we gotta give a shoutout to what might be the OG Food and Wine guilty pleasure — the Canadian Cheddar and Bacon Soup served with a Pretzel Roll from the Canada booth.
For a VERY reasonable $5.75, you could fall in love with this soup as much as we have. Although to be fair, you don’t want to end up buying three servings at a time because you can’t get enough. Not that we’ve done that…Moving on!
5. Mini Candied Bacon S’mores Funnel Cake at Funnel Cake Stand
Back onto the sweet side of things, we’re giving a nod to another NEW guilty pleasure. Head over to the Funnel Cake Stand, and join us in the regret that’s sure to come from scarfing down a Mini Candied Bacon S’mores Funnel Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream.
Want to know something that makes us feel even MORE guilty than this treat? We actually wish it had MORE bacon and ice cream. Look, if it’s gonna be a guilty pleasure let’s make it a TRUE pleasure. Give it a try for $9.50!
6. Swine Brine at Flavors From Fire
And finally, we actually had a DRINK make the list. We gotta say, there’s something that makes us feel a little guilty and a lot happy when we tak a sip of the Swine Brine featuring Jim Beam Bourbon from Flavors From Fire for $11.
You know, we think it might be the on-the-bone hunk of meat that sits IN this cocktail that makes us feel so guilty after we drink it. But does that indulgent and meaty topping stop us from LOVING this cocktail? No, no it doesn’t.
So, are you with us? Are some of these guilty pleasures yours too? We sure hope so.
We’ll be bringing you alllll the coverage from Food and Wine for its whole duration, so keep up with us here at DFB!
Do you share our guilty pleasures? Tell us in the comments!