It’s also not surprising that our favorite Minnie Ears, in both Disney World and Disneyland, happen to be food-related. We are Disney FOOD Blog, after all!
Between Disney World, Disneyland, and online releases, Disney is CONSTANTLY giving us a new pair of Minnie Ears to gawk at and obsess over!
Of course, the sheer amount of Minnie Ears means that some new pairs are, umm, less amazing than others, but we applaud the ingenuity anyway, Disney! For definitive proof that Minnie is as much of a foodie as we are, here is a tasty lil recap of the MANY food-related Minnie Ears we’ve seen!
How convenient that so many foods come in perfectly round Minnie Ear shape! Case in point: DONUTS.
Some of the sweetest ears we’ve ever seen in Disney World were Donut Minnie Ears in Disney’s Hollywood Studios — covered in white frosting and colorful sprinkles! With a pretty-in-pink sequined bow, as an added bonus! You may still be able to find these ears at a few merchandise locations in the parks.
Apple Orchard Ears
Channeling a Johnny Appleseed vibe, the Apple Orchard Ears featured a wooden design on the ears and a sequined bow with little green polka dots and red apples! Reminds us a lot of Appleseed Orchard in the Canada Pavilion!
Trend alert: Disney is REALLY getting into scented souvenirs! In addition to brand new merch, like a chocolate-scented Easter Mickey, we’ve also spotted some aromatic Minnie Ears and spirit jerseys too, like this POPCORN SCENTED pair!
These were a pair of translucent red ears filled with little popcorn bits, which actually SMELL like popcorn! It was all capped off with a leather bow clad with lil popcorn buckets! These are another pair that you may still be able to purchase in the parks. You may just need to ask a Cast Member where you can find them!
Mickey Waffle Ears
Another pair of delicious potent ears we found was one inspired by none other than those iconic Mickey Waffles!
As part of a new waffle merch collection, syrup-scented Minnie Ears came covered in little Mickey Waffles, along with a pat of butter on the maple-colored bow!
Holiday Cookie Ears
It’s no secret that Disney really rides hard for the holidays, rolling out all sorts of themed snacks and merch! And this is certainly true of its new Minnie Ears, like a sugar cookie pair we spotted last year!
Cookie-themed Christmas ears tend to pop up often, so fingers crossed a new fun themed foodie pair is released this year. With red icing (and tiny Santa hats!) on the ears, topped with green and white sprinkles, over a peppermint headband, this was one SWEET accessory for the Christmas season!
Macarons are on of the cutest Disney World snacks, so it makes sense that Macaron Minnie Ears would be the cutest pair in the parks!
Inspired by the France Pavilion in EPCOT, these beauties were made to resemble pink macarons, along with a striped bow, clear sequins, and a tiny Eiffel Tower in the middle! Tres chic! This is another pair of ears that tend to go in and out of stock but haven’t completely disappeared from the parks.
Fish & Chips Ears
On the opposite end of the cuteness scale, Fish & Chips Ears rank as one of the strangest pairs we’ve ever seen…yet they’re still surprisingly adorable?!
Inspired by the U.K. Pavilion in EPCOT, we were oddly obsessed with this version that featured a cartoon fish on one side and a cartoon ship (aka fry) on the other, both set against the British flag and connected by a newspaper-style bow!
Taste of EPCOT Food & Wine Festival Ears
Digging deeper into the Food & Wine canon, we still can’t stop thinking about the wine-themed ears from the 2020 festival…
…while these are ranked as one of your least favorites, we still kinda love the rich red wine color and sparkly Malbec-tinted sequins. Plus, the cork pattern bow (with grapes!) was a clever idea!
Peppermint is a recurring flavor for Disney’s holiday-themed snacks and merch, and we’ve seen it inspire some Minnie Ears in the past, including this most recent pair.
The 2021 ears were stylin’ with blinged-out red sequins and faux fur, along with a puffy green bow and a shiny peppermint candy in the middle!
Another one of our FAVORITE holiday-themed Minnie Ears was the gingerbread pair from 2020!
This cutie featured a small gingerbread Mickey and Minnie head on each ear, with peppermint candies all over it, including in the middle of the candy cane-striped bow!
Another round-shaped comfort food that makes perfect sense as ears is PIZZA! Although not as inherently CUTE as, say, donuts, we’re still fully on board with Minnie Ears that come with tomato sauce and pepperoni.
Indeed, when we saw this yummy pair in 2020, it came loaded with pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers, and olives. So, basically a supreme pizza. The headband matched the gingham ribbon, with the words “Buon Appetito” along the side. Serious points for originality on this one!
Let’s see, we’ve covered Mickey Waffle Ears already, so it only makes sense that Disney would feature that OTHER iconic Mickey-shaped snack for a new pair of Minnie Ears! That’s right, we’re talking about Mickey Pretzel Ears!
Released around the same time as the Mickey Waffle Ears, this salty set was pastel yellow with Mickey-shaped pretzels and “sprinkles of salt” all over the ears, along with a mustard yellow bow and a Mickey pretzel in the middle! These ears are making us HUNGRY! Look out for these the next time you are in the parks because you might be able to snag a pair!
Although limoncello is a seemingly random choice, it actually makes for a gorgeous pair of ears, made with blue velvet fabric on the headband, bright yellow sequins on the ears, and a blue and yellow bow with a shiny lemon in the middle! Cheers to that! Be on the lookout for these when shopping in EPCOT!
Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Ears
Now it’s time for some of the NEWEST ears we’ve seen in the parks! Over at Disneyland Resort, there’s a funky new pair inspired by Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival!
With a whisk and a wooden spoon in the middle of a maroon bow, along with bright blue ears adorned with various icons from Disney California Adventure Park, they’re giving us serious The Great British Bake Off vibes, and we’re here for it.
Clearly, whether sweet or savory, strange or silly, Disney LOVES a food-themed pair of Minnie Ears as much as we do! The only problem is, of course, that wearing any one of these will likely make you hungry… .
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Which food do you think should be on the next pair of Minnie Ears? Let us know in the comments!