It’s hard to resist the mouth-watering scents wafting out of the Karamell Küche shop. Located near the front of the Germany pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase, this charming shop offers visitors a variety of delicious treats, like cookies, popcorn, fruit, pretzels, brownies, and fudge, all topped with their famous caramel. The name of the shop means “caramel kitchen” in German, but that doesn’t adequately describe the decadence waiting for you inside. Desserts at the Karamell Küche are slightly pricey, especially if you can’t make up your mind and buy several treats, but some of the offerings are covered on the Disney Dining Plan as a snack credit.
Here are my top six reasons why everyone needs to visit the Karamell Küche.
6. Sensory overload
Not only does this delightful spot make your nose happy with the buttery caramel smell floating around, it’s a visual treat as well. The décor inside reflects Old-World charm, and the cast members are fun to watch as they create an assortment of fresh treats, all generously drizzled with their famous caramel.
5. Sweet treats
It’s almost impossible to make a selection when you walk up to the display cases, because the Karamell Küche offers an incredible amount of goodies. Fresh caramel desserts include brownies, tarts, popcorn, cookies, and individual pieces of caramel. If that isn’t enough right there, you can also try to choose between sweet fruit like strawberries, pineapple spears, and apples drenched in caramel and/or chocolate. Other selections include pretzels, cupcakes, rice krispie treats, and marshmallows drizzled in their signature caramel.
4. New creations
While the shop always offers favorite treats for sale, new desserts are being created all the time. The display cases are never the same as new confections of cheesecake, tarts, cookies, and brownies are displayed to entice both new and frequent customers alike.
3. A favorite spot for dessert
After enjoying a good meal in one of the restaurants in the Germany pavilion, or any of the World Showcase eateries, Karamell Küche is a great spot to visit for dessert. Many of the choices can be enjoyed as you’re walking around the World Showcase promenade. Tables are available in the courtyard area if you’d rather have a seat and enjoy your treat. The cast members will happily cut your dessert choice in half if you let them know you’ll be sharing it.
2. A famous name
The Karamell Küche shop is sponsored by the makers of Werther’s Original Caramels, Storck USA. Epcot’s World Showcase can boast that the shop is the only freestanding Werther’s retail shop in the world.
1. Treats to take home
Since the shop is sponsored by Werther’s, many of the goodies are prepackaged for you to take with you on your adventures in Epcot, or as a souvenir for family and friends back home. Some of the items for sale include pretty tins, sampler boxes of candy and caramels, packs of the hard candy, and bags of caramel popcorn. A few of these prepackaged items are available in sugar-free varieties.
On your next stroll through the Germany pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase, give in to your sweet tooth and see why this shop is happily a must-do for so many guests.