One of my favorite activities at Walt Disney World is discovering delicious treats.  I love food.  Disney does take their food very seriously.  So if you are under the impression that Disney is just hot dogs, hamburgers and cotton candy, you will be pleasantly surprised at the delicious food offerings available.  Below is a list of my top 5 favorite treats at Walt Disney World:

5.  Carmel Corn at Sleepy Hollow: Not so long ago, there was a big copper bowl where they made this delicious confection right in front of you. It was warm and luscious. The wafting smell of caramelized sugar was all the invitation I needed to partake in this delectable treat.  However, Disney thought it would be a good idea to remove the copper pot from Sleepy Hollow and take it to the Main Street Confectionery.  Since the move, I have yet to get warm carmel corn, but I do love their recipe and it still rates among my favorite treats at the Magic Kingdom warm or not.  (Disney, if you are reading this, please serve it freshly made again.)

4. Margarita: In Epcot there is the most wonderful margarita stand that offers a variety of options.  On my last trip I was able to sample several offerings:  Midnight Blue “Patron” Margarita – Premium “Patron Silver” tequila, Blue Curacao, and lime mix rimmed with cactus/lemon grass salt $12.50. Delicious! Since I was in the vacation frame of mind, I was willing to pay $12.50.  I have to say that I loved the Lime Margarita $8.99 just as much.  I wouldn’t want you to think I am a lush.  I partook in one margarita per night so that I could evaluate each concoction fairly.  Bottom Line – Lime is my favorite. They are all worth a try.  These flavors are also available for $8.99: Strawberry, Mango, & Fiesta Margarita – combination of lime, strawberry, mango & kiwi.

3. Yogurt Parfait at the Beach Club Marketplace: Have I lost credibility with you?  Let me tell you what I love about this.  First, it’s made to order.  You can get any combination of fresh berries that suits your fancy and as much of their delicious yogurt that you like.  The real reason that I love this so much is the granola.  It is, hands down, the best granola that I have ever had in my life.  The combination of nuts, oats, seeds, and sugar is mouth watering.  I promise you this is not a health food.  It may be masquerading as one, but it is dessert in a cup available from 7 a.m. – 11a.m. Try, try, try it – you’ll be hooked too.

2. No Way Jose at Beaches & Cream – A Peanut Butter and Hot Fudge Delight with Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Morsels, Whipped Cream and a Cherry $7.99.  Need I say more?  This is large enough for 2-4 people to share.  “No Way Jose” represents everything that is wonderful about a Reese’s Peanut Butter cup and takes it to a new level.

1. Pineapple Dole Whip & Dole Whip Float at Aloha Isle: If you are new to Disney World, this is a must try snack.  This smooth and creamy frozen treat is like none other.  The combination of sweet and slightly tart along with the coolness makes Dole Whip a refreshing treat.  Because I love pineapple juice, the float is my favorite.  Either way you can’t go wrong.  Dole Whip is also available at Capt. Cook’s at the Polynesian at a self serve machine.

I would love to hear about your favorite treats at Walt Disney World.

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  1. I just had to read this right before lunch, didn’t I. Now I’m even more hungry. Must… eat… now…

    My two favorites are the Mickey Ice Cream Sandwich, and the pretzel from Germany (soft, nummy goodness).

    • Hey Todd,
      I think we’ll have to have a pretzel and mickey icecream meet on the next trip. I might be down in July. We can do it then. Len will be so happy. 🙂

  2. I love the pretzel too! I feel a meet coming on… They are especially good when you are drinking around the world. The cream cheese pretzel that you can find in a few different places is also really, really yummy.

  3. I love the fudge candy apples from The Candy Cauldron. Awesomeness!! Close runner ups are the Mickey bars and Dole Whips. Can’t say I’m a fan of the pretzels… must have had a bad one that day. But will be willing to try it again – and the cream cheese pretzel sounds great! Where can you find them? Going to the World in 13 days and would be happy to “research” anything.. : )

  4. my top two sit down restaurant dessers: banana white toffe tower @ brown derby and maple creme brulee @ le cellier

    my favorite quick serve treats: chocholate chip ice cream sandwhich and crepes from france

    • Thank you for letting me know. I wish I had known when I was there a few weeks ago. 🙂

  5. I love the Mickey Mouse Ears Ice Cream–I always have to have one whenever I go to DW. The kids’ Mickey Mouse sundae at Beaches N Cream is a favorite too. I still have a picture of one on my phone from a few years back.

  6. Caroline, I am so going to go over and get the yogurt parfait. I love good granola and am dying to check this out. I used to work at a yogurt shop when in High School that sold Dole Whip…always a fave of mine.

    • Hey Jeff,
      We can have a granola party. I promise it is delish!! I know it’s a strange treat to point out at WDW, but it’s awesome. 🙂

  7. Great article! I just want to let you know that Dole Whips are available in places other than WDW and Hawaii. They may not be common, but they can be found elsewhere. For example, my friends had a Dole Whip machine at their theater in Jackson Hole, WY.

  8. If you like the margaritas outside Mexico, you really need to check out the new Tequileria *inside* Mexico (to the far right as you enter the night scene, BEFORE the restaurant.)

    Their Margaritas are better, and they have a very extensive menu – including Cucumber-Jalapeno, Avocado (!) and margaritas topped with Orange Foam and hibiscus salt. They are freaking amazing.

  9. My favorites would have to be the ice cream cookie sandwich at Main Street Bakery.It is so enormous that you can’t eat it by yourself.And the Cupcakes at Starring Rolls @ Hollywood Studios!!
    So yummy!!!

  10. the Grand mariner slush in france!! So yummy! At a cart by the lake right outside France. Worth looking for!

  11. All these sound yummy!
    I’m new to your web site and loving it. We are HUGE Disney fans but haven’t been in awhile.
    We LOVE the Kitchen Sink from the Beaches and Creame and I LOVE the Ice Cream Cookie sandwiches they make on Main Street at the MK.

  12. Caroline — Just got back from Disney last week. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that Yougurt Parfait from the Beach Club. Do you by chance know what kind of yogurt or granola they use? I’m having withdrawls and would love to try to duplicate it here at home. Thanks.

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