We are checking out some new finds — and taking a look at an old favorite! — at Kringla Bakeri og Kafe.
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This quaint (read: tiny) spot in Epcot’s Norway Pavilion has a big cult following for interesting pastries and sandwiches. And it’s a great spot to try something a little out of the ordinary on your Drink Around the World stroll — Aquavit!
But today, we’re a sampling a few sweet treats that are new to us, plus one snack that we absolutely can’t visit Kringla without getting! Three guesses? 😉
Let’s take a closer look.
Frozen Bundt Cake
Our first item is another entry into the wildly popular Frozen food team! It’s a Frozen-themed Bundt Cake.
You’d have to imagine that Elsa and Anna had a hand in putting this one together, since they both love chocolate. (Smart women that they are.)
It doesn’t look all that spectacular, does it? Just rich, Dark Chocolate Cake, Blue Icing, Coarse Sugar for a little crunch, and a Frozen Souvenir Ring in the shape of a snowflake.
But it’s ah-MA-zing! I was shocked. I left it to eat until last as I thought it would be forgettable. But it super wasn’t. In fact, I still haven’t forgotten about it, and hope it’s there when I go back to Disney World next!
Just look at the dense, decadent cake! You actually don’t need frosting. (Whaaaa? Did I just say that??) It’s almost like a cross between a cake and fudge. So good!
Brown Goat Cheese Waffle
The next new treat I tried was the Brown Goat Cheese Waffle. I love Cheese, and I love the Waffles here at Kringla. So hey, why not?
The waffle is filled and topped with a traditional Norwegian Cheese called Ekte Geitost. It’s a type of Brunost, or “Brown Cheese” made from goat’s milk. The cheese is produced by boiling together milk, cream, and whey, until the sugars caramelize, giving the cheese its distinctive brown color and sweet flavor. See? You learned something today!
Here’s my Brown Goat Cheese Waffle, freshly made. You can see the Goat Cheese on top and between the layers of warm, just-from-the-iron Waffle.
And, you know…kudos to Kringla for bringing another traditional dish to the bakery. These kinds of authentic experiences are what keep us noshing our way around the World!
But, well, I didn’t love this. It’s just not a flavor profile I enjoy. I get the (somewhat) sweetness of the cheese, but I was overwhelmed by the strong flavor.
I think that I’ll stick with ordering the Waffle with Jam. I really love that version.
Next up was a dessert simply called S’more. It was sort of like a Parfait made with Mousse. It looked pretty good, and all the flavors of Milk Chocolate, Marshmallow, and Graham Crackers were there…
But I found the texture to be a little strange. The middle was more liquid than mousse, which somehow just didn’t really compute with me.
It was fine once, but I don’t think it will become a favorite for me.
And of Course…School Bread!
Because — this! Nothing that I’ve tried here has come close to knocking School Bread out of its number one spot! (Well, except that weird Frozen bundt cake. That was just awesome.)
The slightly sweet Yeast Bun, flavored with Cardamom, is filled and topped with a simple Vanilla Custard. Toasted Coconut sprinkled on top of the Icing Garnish completes the picture.
It’s just a classic.
It’s a completely unique treat, and it still takes the prize as my favorite snack here! Want to try it at home? Here’s a handy recipe to replicate it!
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Which Kringla Bakeri og Kafe Snack looks best to you? Leave a comment and let us know!