Sweet Disney Snacks That Won’t Blow Your Budget
Sweet Disney snacks taste better than snacks anywhere else. A rice krispy treat shaped like mouse ears is somehow just more delicious than any other shaped treat. Check out this list of our favorite sweet Disney snacks that won’t break the bank.
Dole Whip and Citrus Swirls
First up on our list of sweet Disney snacks – Dole Whip. You can find the iconic Dole Whip at several locations around Walt Disney World Resort. Magic Kingdom serves it up for $4.49 at Aloha Isle in Adventureland (alongside a few other pineapple themed treats). You can actually serve yourself at Pineapple Lanai – located at Disney’s Polynesian Resort – and this is the most bang for your Disney buck as you can pile it as high as you dare for $4.19! Want something a little different? Head to Animal Kingdom park and try one of the Dole Whip and rum floats (you can get dark or light rum). Tamu Tamu Refreshments in Africa has both rum floats ($7.00) and the original Dole Whip ($4.49).
Once you’ve mastered the Dole Whip, why not give the Citrus Swirl a try? Orange slush mixes with vanilla soft-serve to make up this refreshing treat. These are available in Adventureland at the Sunshine Tree Terrace – home of the Orange Bird (be sure to look for him!) At $3.79 you won’t feel guilty about having a few of them.
School Bread and friends
Head over to the Norway pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase for a treat that is great any time of the day! Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe’s school bread is a tasty cardamom bun stuffed with a vanilla custard and topped with toasted coconut and a sugar glaze. The buns are big enough to share but you won’t want to! These delicious snacks are $3.49 each. You can find several other budget priced snacks at this bakery as well – a toll horn goes for $3.99 or try some rice cream for $3.89. And of course you will find Frozen-themed treats – Anna’s Birthday Cupcake can be yours for $5.49.
Karamell Kuche and other caramel delights
While in the World Showcase, head over to Germany for one of our do-not-miss treats. Karamell-Kuche is a candy shop that pops up some of the tastiest popcorn in the world. Not just Walt Disney World – literally the whole world. Freshly popped popcorn is drizzled with molten Werther’s Original candies and hand-packed into small or large bags for your enjoyment. A small bag is $3.99 and a large will cost you $5.99. You’ll want the large.
Many other sweet snacks can be purchase at Karamell Kuche. Brownies, chocolate and caramel dipped strawberries and several other treats can be had for under five dollars, and don’t forget a bag of Werther’s Originals to round out your shopping.
Macarons and more
Macarons are another Disney treat that can be found in a few different locations. Our favorite macaron is the macaron ice cream sandwich that you will find in the France pavilion of the World Showcase. L’Artisan Des Glaces has many delectable dessert offerings, so you’ll want to find a friend to help you taste your way through this shop. You will usually find a chocolate macaron ice cream sandwich as well as a strawberries and cream macaron sandwich on the menu here. Each are $4.69 and best enjoyed with a glass of champs.
If ice cream and macarons don’t go together on your list, step next door to Boulangerie Patisserie and try a raspberry and lime cream macaron. Priced a bit higher than the sandwiches at $5.75, we feel the fresh, sweet berries you’ll find inside make up for it. While you are shopping for macarons, check out the selection of eclairs and Napoleans – both cost $4,25 and are big enough to share.
Though you’ll find cake pops scattered here and there around the World, perhaps the cutest ones can be found at Animal Kingdom’s Zuri’s Sweet Shop (located in Africa). There are always several different flavors and they are all decorated like animals you might find in the park! Cotton-top Tamarin, grasshopper and “sahara desert” are just a few of the pops you’ll find here. $2.29 will get you a one-or-two-bite snack.
Starbucks also carries a selection of cake pops – these being your standard cake pops you can get at any Starbucks for $1.99 (3 for $4.99). However, they taste much more magical when you are watching the fireworks in front of Cinderella’s Castle!
Carrot Cake cookie
Hollywood Studio’s Sweet Spells is home to the carrot cake cookie. This $3.99 treat is pretty filling and you can almost pretend it is healthy! The cookie is another somewhat large treat that you may be ok sharing with a friend – or not.
We like to grab a couple of these and a coffee and wait around for the Storm Troopers to march down the street. You’ll also find an assortment of gourmet fudges for $4.39 each and a few versions of caramel apples. The basic apple starts at $5.79 and gets fancier from there.
Cupcakes at Erin McKenna’s – Disney Springs
We almost feel bad suggesting this as a snack that won’t break your budget since the cupcakes start at $4.95. When you consider this is about the same price as a cupcake in the Disney parks AND that they are gluten-free, sugar-free and vegan – it seems like a pretty good deal. Choose from old reliable’s such as vanilla and chocolate or try something different like the french toastie. This bakery also has cookies, brownies, donuts, tea cakes and assorted other GF, SF, V goodies.
These are some of our favorite sweet Disney snacks when we are saving our dollars for new magic bands. Did your fave make the list?
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