Oh, Disney snacks! Disney food just seems to be the best. It is always so rich and delicious and you associate Disney food with all of the magic and fun that is going on around you. We have such strong emotional connections to Disney characters and parks that is no surprise that we could build the same connections to Disney snacks and other food items! Here are 5 reasons we absolutely love Walt Disney World snacks:
5. Rich, decadent, high-quality ingredients
Disney snacks aren’t your run-of-the-mill pre-packaged snacks and candy bars. They are custom-made with lots of magic, creative and effort by the culinary staff that specializes in this area. They spend time decorating and planning these treats using high quality ingredients, so that you are sure to get that rich, decadent taste that you expect from snacks that look absolutely amazing! Don’t get me wrong, you are still able to get many of the pre-packaged options that we know and love, as well as fresh fruit options, but the custom-prepared options are amazing and the Disney fans can’t seem to get enough of them. There are many treats that I always share because they are so rich and delicious that I can’t finish the whole thing myself, even if I may want to!
4. Unique options exclusive to Disney
Since many of the snacks, especially the sweet snacks, are custom made by Disney chefs, they are completely unique to Disney. You can watch many of these treats being made at multiple locations in each park. You can see the care and prep that go into creating these masterpieces that are almost like works of art when they are complete, and know that you are getting a fresh, treat that you can’t get anywhere else outside of Disney. This alone has us loading up on snacks to experience our favorites and still try something new, because we know we won’t get another chance to do so once we are back home. It’s OK if you smuggle some home with you, I might be guilty of doing the very same thing!
3. Appearances from favorite characters
Are you a big time Disney fan? Do you love an Olaf or Darth Vader cupcake? Do you enjoy cookies shaped like your favorite character? Do you enjoy Disney sprinkles and Mickey colors? Well that is just another reason to be so in love with Disney snacks! Nowhere else can you find the attention to detail along with the nod to our favorite characters in perfectly themed snacks! Some of these creations may be too pretty to eat (first world problems, eh?), but we love them because they have the extra touch of magic that a plain old brownie, cake or cookie just wouldn’t give us.
2. Everything tastes better when it’s shaped like Mickey
This really is true! I don’t know if it is the love that goes into creating the treats, the high-quality ingredients or the Mickey ears (probably all 3), but snacks do seem like they taste better when they are shaped like Mickey. You are taken back to being a child and enjoying various shaped treats and foods and get a feeling of comfort and joy that can sometimes be hard to find when we are busy in our day lives “adulting” all the time. It’s a nice change of pace, and it’s just plain fun to eat Mickey’s ears! Fortunately, many of the snacks at Disney are shaped like Mickey or have Mickey components, so it’s really easy to sit back and enjoy!
1. Calories don’t count at Disney
OK, well they may still count, but during a Disney stay, we are doing so much walking and moving that we are burning more calories. That tends to make us feel like it is OK to indulge a little more in the temptations of the Disney snacks than we may allow ourselves when we are back in the “real world”. We don’t feel as guilty having that delicious fudge or the custom candy apple when we know we have put in a lot of extra walking that day. It makes the snacks even more delicious and satisfying, which we then associate that happy feeling with Disney snacks! (Which means that we crave them when are aren’t at Disney and make sure they are on the “To Do” list for our next trip!)