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A Disappointing Dish at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

A Disappointing Dish at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Credit: Jordyn


Calling all Festival foodies! Read this before you spend your snack money!

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Credit: Jordyn

From now until July 4, 2022, guests traveling to Walt Disney World can enjoy Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. It is a Springtime festival popular with park goers. You can check out the KtP complete guide to the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival 2022 HERE.

At this festival, guests can step into brilliant gardens, enjoy themed topiaries, take in a rock concert series, and so much more. But, one of my favorite parts of Flower & Garden is sampling the dishes at the festival. I (Katie) went on a whirlwind tour with Jordyn to taste as many things as possible to help you make your wishlist!

Cider House Outdoor Kitchen

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Cider House in the UK Pavilion was one stop on the tour of Outdoor Kitchens. Actually, it was technically two stops.

When we first went by and ordered, the Cast Member told us that they were all out of scones. We would have to come back later in the day if we wanted to try one. We found this to be a common theme around the festival. Foods either weren’t quite ready or they just weren’t available!

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So, I returned later that evening. Before getting in line, I asked a Cast Member if the scones were back. She said they were.

I almost decided that I didn’t want to wait to try one, but the Cast Member started telling me about the special apple jam that they had created to go with the scones. This was not advertised on the menu or in any festival literature. And the way she described it made it sound so good, so I decided to try one after all.

BLT Scone Review

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I was excited to try this scone. I like scones and I like BLT’s. I like surprise apple anything, so it sounded like a win-win.

However, when I tasted it, it was honestly one of the most disappointing dishes I have had at any festival. The scone was extremely dry and lacked flavor. It reminded me a lot of sawdust.

The surprise apple accompaniment was a combination of apple, caramelized onion, bacon, and then some ingredients that made it acidic like vinegar. It was at least flavorful, but I did not like it enough to finish.

Sadly, a good bit of the scone went to waste because I did not want to waste valuable room in my stomach for things I just do not like, especially when so many delicious offerings are to be had. It made me wish Epcot had the compost cans like the ones popping up at Animal Kingdom.

It is always possible that I got a bad batch or that the staff was having a tough day. After all, even the best of the best can have a bad day once in a while. However, my recommendation is to approach the BLT scone with caution or to avoid it altogether.

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  1. I really liked the aco e but would not have called it a BLT scone. Maybe a tomato basil scone. Some had more bacon than others. The jam I had was fantastic and helped the scone out as MI e had bacon in it. Fyi- traditional scones are really dry and meant to be eaten with jam or clotted cream.

  2. I find that most of the food lately seem rushed or not very thought out, or as you stated they’ve run out. Especially for a flower festival. I would think it would be more plant base options but it isn’t. . But we enjoy all of topiaries…I havent tried the scone, but I am not a big scone person. And thanks to this review, I most likely will not.

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