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Bucket List Worthy Snacks at Epcot

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Bucket List Worthy Snacks at Epcot

Epcot is a huge park with a lot to offer, especially some amazing foods. With so many options, it can be easy to stick with the tried and true favorites, but I’ve got some new bucket list worthy snacks at Epcot! 

As a quick disclaimer, not all items on this list may be Disney Dining Plan snack eligible. If they are they will be labeled as such. Sometimes I have put items on the list that maybe be a little pricier or larger than a snack credit because they are great to share.  

Milk Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cluster- Karamell-Küche, Germany

Ok, so I know when most people go to the Karamell-Küche in Germany, their go-to snack is the caramel corn.

I mean, it makes sense because it is awesome, but there are so many more items in that bakery case than just popcorn and we need to talk about them!

The Caramel Pecan Cluster, to me, was most certainly bucket list worthy. It starts with a thick layer of whole salted pecans and then that is topped with the amazing buttery Werther’s caramel that we all know and love and finally a layer of chocolate.

This snack is so gooey and the pecans offer the perfect amount of crunchy texture to the chewy chocolate and caramel. You are not going to want to share this, but it’s so sweet you might have to! The Milk Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cluster costs $4.49 and is Disney Dining Plan (DDP) snack eligible.

Nudel Gratin- Sommerfest, Germany

It is so easy to walk right past the Sommerfest Quick Service spot in Germany. It is tucked away in the back and most people just head straight to the Bier stand or Karamell-Küche.

We stopped in to try a few items on the menu and were very impressed! In fact, quite a few items from the Sommerfest location have landed on this list.

One item that was so good, so cheesy and filling was the Nudel Gratin. It’s basically a square of baked mac & cheese with a layer of flavorful German crispy cheese on top. This is not your basic mac & cheese that you will find everywhere on property. This is the REAL DEAL and it is Ah-mazing! 

The Nudel Gratin costs $4.49 and is DDP snack eligible.

Croque Glacé- L’Artistan des Glaces, France

Speaking for myself, I have walked by this charming and amazing ice cream parlor for years without walking inside. Most likely because Le Halles was right next door and that always won the snack battle.

This trip we ventured inside, and it knocked our socks off! I ordered the Croque Glacé, which is 1 scoop of ice cream or sorbet of your choice that is hot-pressed in between a fresh brioche bun topped with your choice of sauce.

There are a bunch of handcrafted flavors to choose from, including both ice cream and sorbet flavors.

I chose the cinnamon ice cream with glazed pecans and asked for the raspberry sauce in a cup on the side. The ice cream was amazing! It tasted like cinnamon toast crunch cereal and the raspberry sauce was the real deal! Not your fake raspberry flavoring.

The brioche bun was soft, warm and had the perfect fresh bread smell. The hot press makes the outside of the brioche bun nice and warm but didn’t melt the ice cream inside.

It was the perfect combo! You gotta add this to your bucket list worthy snack list! The Croque Glacé costs $7.50 and is not DDP snack eligible. If you are looking for an item that is a snack credit, try the Macron or a single scoop of ice cream/sorbet in a waffle bowl or cone.

Turtle Brownie- Sunshine Seasons, The Land

I know when you look at the dessert case at the Sunshine Seasons restaurant, there are so many dazzling and mouth-watering items to choose from that a brownie is probably last on your list.

I always steered away from brownies on vacation, because they are ordinary. They are often dry and there are usually better options to try. This is no ordinary brownie, however! In fact, this was the best item I have tried at the Sunshine Seasons and quite possibly in all of Disney. I don’t say that lightly either.

It is so moist and has a thick layer of caramel and decadent chocolate icing with big crunchy pecans on top. I bought this one day while visiting Epcot. I wasn’t hungry for it at the time, so I put it in a to-go container and brought it back to my room. The next morning on my way to rope drop at Animal Kingdom I pulled out this brownie, and boy did it put a spring in my step as I strolled off to the safari. The Turtle Brownie is a good size for $4.79 and it is DDP snack eligible!

Egg Rolls and Pot Stickers- Lotus Blossom Café, China

I don’t know about you, but I love egg rolls and potstickers from just about anywhere! Every time we visit Epcot, we stop in the Lotus Blossom Café and order 1 appetizer portion of egg rolls and 1 order of potstickers to share.

The appetizer portion of egg rolls comes with two rolls for $3.99.

The outside is nice and crispy and the inside holds up well. I am not a fan of egg rolls that have too much filler and cabbage, but these are a perfect balance. 

The side portion of potstickers comes with 3 dumplings and they are pan-fried to perfection. The potstickers are served with an amazing potsticker sauce, but they don’t give you nearly enough of it.

The price of the potstickers is $5.50 for three dumplings. Neither of these items are DDP snack eligible. That shouldn’t stop you from adding these to your list of bucket list worthy snacks, though!

Chicken Fried Rice- Lotus Blossom Café, China

This item is a full-size lunch entree offering at the Lotus Blossom Café, but it is a fantastic snack to share among 2-3 people too! We stopped in one afternoon and grabbed this item because it had been on our bucket list to try for a while.

I thought it was a really good portion of fried rice for the cost. We shared it three ways and there was plenty to go around. The rice had a decent amount of chicken pieces that weren’t microscopic in size either. There was some kind of spicy radish cabbage on the side of the rice, which I mistook for chicken. Boy was I surprised, and not a fan of the taste either! I have learned my lesson though, and would just eat around that next time.

The entree of fried rice comes with an egg roll and costs $10.49. This is not DDP snack eligible but can be used as one Counter Service credit.

Bratwurst Sandwich and Beer Flight- Sommerfest, Germany

Heading back over to Germany, we have to talk about the Bratwurst sandwich and of course beer! The bratwurst was a little small for the size of the bun in my opinion, but the quality of meat was good. Normally this sandwich comes with sauerkraut, but we ordered it without.

The roll, on the other hand, was a bit dry, which caused us to tear a lot of it away. What stood out in this dish, besides the bratwurst, was the house-made paprika chips. They were so amazing! Super crisp and very flavorful.

This sandwich with the chips cost $10.29 and was not DDP snack eligible.

We also ordered the beer flight to share. It came with three different beers, (Schöfferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen, Beck’s Pilsner, and Warsteiner Dunkel), all of which could be ordered individually if desired.

I thought the amount of each beer was a good portion for the $10 price tag – especially since each beer individually cost $9.50. This way, you got a tasting of all three.

As a disclaimer, I am not a beer drinker. I never acquired the taste and find it too bitter. That being said, I loved the Schöfferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen. It was sweeter and had a citrusy flavor to it that made it really refreshing. I did not care for the other two flavors, but that was to be expected.

So go ahead and add the bratwurst and beer flight to your list of bucket list worthy snacks at Epcot!

Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce- Sommerfest, Germany

Finishing up our tour of the Germany pavilion, we tried out the Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce dessert. They often serve something very similar at the Food and Wine kiosks and I always miss it, which is why I had to try this out.

The strudel was really big and was easily shared among three of us. It was served warm which did make the vanilla sauce melt a little but the flavor of the apples and the size of the chunks were quite impressive.

The apples tasted tart, like a Granny Smith, which was just fine by us. It balanced out the sweetness from the sauce just perfectly. The strudel pastry was nice and flaky too. Sommerfest has a lot of great offerings, so be sure to put this location on your bucket list next trip! The strudel is DDP snack eligible and costs $4.79 out of pocket.

Frozen Margaritas-Choza de Margarita, Mexico

There will be those that say you can’t call a margarita a snack, and to that, I say: “you don’t need that kind of negativity in your life.” I know many people when asked if they begin their tour around the world in Canada or Mexico, they respond “Mexico- because margaritas.” I can’t argue with that logic.

Choza de Margarita has the best frozen margaritas I have ever had. On a hot day, what could be better than sucking down a nice cold cocktail. Beware: They are SUPER strong! I recommend grabbing some to munch on before drinking, or they will knock you down pretty fast.

Luckily that isn’t too hard because La Cantina de San Angel is right across the way, offering some awesome Mexican lunch options.

Fish & Chips- Yorkshire Country Fish Shop, United Kingdom

I pretty much measure the quality of all fish and chips next to the ones at Yorkshire Country Fish Shop. I have never found another that can top these. They are always perfectly battered and fried to a golden brown.

I love my fish and chips with malt vinegar and I love that they have that available at this location, along with many other condiments. The entree comes with two pieces of fish for $11.49.

You can eat this as a meal or share it for a mid-day snack. However, you choose to indulge, be sure to put these on your bucket list for Epcot!

Lobster Bisque (Bisque de Homard), Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie, France

A trip snacking around the world would be incomplete without visiting Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie. Just about anything here will knock your socks off. They have ah-mazing desserts and fresh sandwiches, not to mention the baguettes.

My favorite item here for a quick lunch or snack is the Lobster Bisque. You can get the same Lobster Bisque that is served at Chefs de France for only $5.25! Pair that will a freshly baked French Baguette, and it is the perfect snack! Baguettes are sold by the whole or half size. For the price difference of $1.10, go for the full size!

You can always wrap up the rest for later and break it out when you or your kids need a snack. Instead of selecting just one dessert to feature, I will simply say that any of the choices served at Les Halles is a great choice. You really can’t go wrong with whatever you choose.

The next time you plan a visit to Epcot, be sure to try some of these amazing bucket list worthy snacks.

What is your favorite snack in Epcot? Have you tried any of the items on this list? Comment below or share your thoughts with us on facebook!

-Christina




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2 COMMENTS

  1. One of my favorite snack articles ever. Variety between sweet, savory and drinks! Though don’t overlook the Violet Sake in Japan!

    • Thanks Kim! I appreciate your kind words! I will have to check out the Violet Sake, I didn’t even know it was there!

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