When visiting the theme parks of the Walt Disney World Resort, food can be an attraction! And nowhere is this more true than around Epcot's World Showcase. With 10 different countries to visit, this is the best place to sample all types of foods, treats and drinks from around the world, (without hopping in an airplane!) Here are our top 5 international treats to satisfy your sweet tooth at Epcot.
Caramel Popcorn in Germany
Right at the entrance to the Germany pavilion is the shop named Karamell-Küche (or Caramel Kitchen in English.) You can't miss the sweet scent of freshly-made caramel wafting from its entrance. The shop is presented by Werther’s Original, and you can purchase a variety of delightful treats here like creamy caramel-filled candy and delicious soft caramels made with real butter and fresh cream. Their specialty is the caramel popcorn which is made fresh daily in house. Pick up a freshly made batch to enjoy while you stroll around the park. They also offer prepackaged bags of caramel popcorn mixed with different types of nuts, pretzels and even chocolate. You can try different flavor each time you visit!
Fresh Macarons from France
Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie in the back of the France Pavilion is one of those places where you could visit dozens of times and still never try all of the scrumptious treats they have to offer. From freshly baked baguettes and pastries to tasty sandwiches and salads, this is more than your usual theme park bakery. For the ultimate French treat, try one of their freshly prepared macarons. They offer a large macaroon filled with fresh raspberries and a delicate lime cream that is out of this world. You can also order the Macarons Collection which includes six different flavors in a convenient to-go box (perfect for saving some to snack on later back at the hotel room!)
School Bread from Norway
This Norwegian specialty has become somewhat of a must-do for returning guests of Epcot. It can usually be found at the Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe in Norway, (as well as the Midnattsol Bakeri snack stand when Kringla is not available.) School bread is a sweet cardamom bun filled with vanilla cream custard and topped with toasted coconut. It's kind of like a big cream puff, but with an interesting Scandinavian flare. Enjoy your treat with a hot cup of Viking Coffee or hot cocoa to help prepare you for your Frozen journey through Arendelle next door.
Cannoli Cupcake from Italy
One of the newest treats around World Showcase is the Cannoli Cupcake found at the gelato stand in front of the Italy pavilion. It's made of layers of cake and cream inside of a plastic cup. You can hold the cup and eat it with a spoon, making it the perfect portable snack for walking around the park! It consists of a traditional vanilla bean cupcake on top of a bottom layer of sweet ricotta cream with chocolate chips. On the very top is a dollop of swirled white icing covered in candied fruit pieces and then a whole mini cannoli drizzled with chocolate syrup. If you're a fan of classic cannolis, you're going to absolutely love this unique twist on the Italian dessert.
Funnel Cakes at The American Adventure
A very American snack indeed, these soft, savory and sweet treats are as big as a dinner plate, so you know you'll need to share. The most unique aspect of the Funnel Cake window at Epcot's American Adventure is the toppings. In addition to the usual powdered sugar and chocolate syrup options, you can have it topped with ice cream! They always offer vanilla ice cream, but there's usually a specialty flavor you can try as well. Right now it's the Cookies and Cream Funnel Cake: That's a funnel cake topped with sugar, vanilla ice cream, crushed cookies and chocolate sauce – and it is amazing!
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