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Today has been QUITE the day for snacks and sips in EPCOT! We’ve seen new eats pop up on the menus at the Waffles booth and Wine and Dine Featuring Festival Favorites for the Food and Wine Festival. Buuut, there’s always room for dessert, in our opinion! 😉
Whenever you’re walking around the World Showcase, it’s practically a crime not to visit Karamell-Küche. The Germany Pavilion’s resident caramel shop is home to some of the best Caramel Corn we’ve ever had, as well as seasonal treats that are baked up throughout the year.
Just over a year ago we first discovered our sweet, gooey, beloved Werther’s Original Caramel made fresh daily at Karamell-Küche in EPCOT’s German had gotten an adult twist. Boozy caramels were born.
We laughed. We cried. We ate a lot of caramel that day. It was a glorious day. Well, friends, the caramel-scented angels over there have worked their magic once again and given us a REMIX of the boozy caramel flight. Now we can chew our booze in four all NEW flavors! 😉
Sure, we’ve seen our share pumpkin cupcakes before, but this isn’t ANY old pumpkin cupcake. It’s a pumpkin cupcake that comes with a taste of creamy salted caramel delight. It’s a pumpkin cupcake we’ve been dreaming about since last fall. One Pumpkin Cupcake to Rule Them All. We’ve stalled long enough. Come look at the beauty, the glory, the grace of the salted caramel pumpkin cupcake from EPCOT.
‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin and Disney World always brings its A-game.
We’ve tried pumpkin shakes, pumpkin beignets, and just about every other pumpkin-y offering Disney has thrown at us. But just when we thought we had tasted every bit of this Fall flavor we could handle (haha…j/k we love us some pumpkin!) we found a new Pumpkin Caramel Cupcake over in Epcot.
What? You’ve recovered from the DFB Grilled Cheese Crawl, and you’re ready for another one? We are right there with ya!
So today, we’re heading to the Mecca of Diverse Disney food options, Epcot!
There are literally hundreds of delicious dishes and tempting snacks to be savored throughout the park. And that makes sense, since World Showcase immerses you into the cultures of eleven different countries.
But then, there’s Future World, too. Home to great little kiosks featuring flavored popcorns as well as one of our favorite counter service spots, Sunshine Seasons, there’s plenty to enjoy there as well.
We all have our favorites, but it’s also fun to check out the NEW stuff! And so today, that’s what we’re doing. Let’s head into Epcot and arrange the day around trying brand new (or in some cases, returning items) in our DFB “Just the New Stuff” Crawl, Epcot Edition!
I hope you came hungry. Let’s go!
Cinnamon French Toast Bread Pudding, Sunshine Seasons
To kick our day off right, we should start with a good breakfast. Sure, you could grab a bowl of cereal at the resort or head to Starbucks for a muffin, but I say let’s check out Sunshine Seasons in The Land Pavilion for their Cinnamon French Toast Bread Pudding.
Is it breakfast, or is it dessert? Who cares? Because this is vacation, and you NEED to have this rich, delicious dish to jump start your day. (Oh, and to answer the question, clearly, this is breakfast. I mean, who eats bacon with dessert? 😉 ) [Read more…]
Welp — it’s finally happened. The Epcot Food and Wine Festival is pretty much happening year around now!
No — not really. But with this is exciting news, it kinda sorta seems like it!
I’ve loved the holiday eats, drinks, and treats that you can get during a cozy winter visit to Epcot during Holidays Around the World. In addition to enchanting stories of winter time celebrations from all over the globe, guests have also indulged in holiday specialties, like Buche de Noel in France and Sweet Tamales in Mexico. And it’s not Christmas without at least one serving of Glühwein in Germany! [Read more…]
If the visions of sugarplums that dance in your head around this time of year are accompanied by any of the caramel treats served at Karamell-Küche in Epcot’s Germany Pavilion, then you’ve gotta check out the Hot Salted Caramel — this year dubbed the Caramel Kiss — that we’re featuring on a special holiday edition of #OnTheList this week!
As you stroll around World Showcase enjoying the music and stories by the Holiday Storytellers, you can also experience the holiday culinary traditions of the countries represented in the Showcase Pavilions.
Before or after you enjoy listening to Helga share her country’s traditions in the Germany Pavilion (with a little help from her favorite Nutcracker), you should really stop by the Prost! kiosk-stand-Christkindlmarkt-thingy to check out the festive beverages.
The traditional German drink of warm, spiced Glühwein can be found here. It’s often the star beverage. And while I’m certainly in favor of that, my recommendation is that you consider the other Specialty Beverages, like this year’s Caramel Kiss!
Perhaps you’ve heard of Drinking Chocolate… but how about Drinking Caramel? Because THAT’S essentially what the Caramel Kiss is: warm, rich, buttery, melted caramel, custom made for sipping. And while that may sound a little off, I’m asking you to trust me on this one.
I don’t think you’ll regret it.
Now, it’s BEYOND rare that I recommend passing by Karamell-Küche, but listen: like Christmas itself, Hot Salted Caramel only comes ‘round once a year at Epcot. Plus, it’s all in the name of celebrating Werther’s Caramel, so I think we’re in the clear 😉 .
As they say in Germany… Prost!
Don’t Miss Out on Any Disney Holiday Fun!
We’ve been hard at work updating the DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays, 2015 e-Book with all the latest holiday tips and brand new info you NEED to know before you hit the parks this November, December, and January!
With 330 pages of detailed information and multiple bonus extras, it WILL save you time and money during the busiest season in Walt Disney World! And it’s here just in time!
And since we want you to save some cash right NOW, we have a special discount for DFB readers (as always!).
Get the brand new guide today for 20% off the regular purchase price for a limited time! How? Use code PEPPERMINT at the check-out!
The DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2015 e-Book features 330 pages of all the info you need to know (and not JUST food!) before you head to Walt Disney World for the holiday season, including NEW events and holiday happenings, plus over 300 photos.
Don’t forget to pick up your copy for a 20% off using code PEPPERMINT at the check-out! Happy holidays from all of us here at DFB.
Which Disney holiday treat is on your Disney Food Bucket List? Please let us know with a comment!