Greetings from Epcot! It’s time to see what we can find in some of the shops the World Showcase!
While you can bet on always finding some favorites, like Pocky in Japan, other spots like to change things up regularly.
I always love to check out the little bank of shops in Canada. In the past, we’ve discovered some awesome chip varieties. And last year, I was thrilled to tell you (and AJ’s Dad!) about the different Tim Horton beverages they’re now featuring.
Today, let’s check out some grab and go sweets from North of the Border!
Grab and Go Snacks from the Canada Pavilion in Epcot
If you’re in need of a chocolate fix, consider the Rochef Chocolate Bars. From Quebec, they were available in a couple of different varieties the day I visited. I skipped this one due to the melt factor that day!
Next, I found two different sweet popcorn snacks. First, I spied Jakeman’s Maple Popcorn. You’ll often find Maple-flavored snacks in the Canada pavilion, but this was new to me.
True, you’re getting a pre-packaged snack that’s been in that bag for an undisclosed amount of time. So if you value something made fresh and on the spot, high tail it over to Karamell-Küche for their version of caramel popcorn.
But if maple is your thing, give this fluffy popcorn a try. The subtle maple flavor makes this variety stand out from the sea of “just sweet tasting” caramel popcorn that’s out there.
If you prefer your popcorn alongside other stuff, then you’ll want to check out Moose Munch. Or should I say Moose Munches — because you have choices! Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate varieties are on offer.
Okay, okay, so let’s cover the obvious first. Moose Munch is the brain child of gourmet food company Harry & David. And so, it is not technically (not even a little bit) Canadian.
So why’s it here? I’m guessing 1) there’s a moose on the package; and 2) it’s delicious. That’s all I can come up with. So we’ll have to suspend our attachment to authenticity with this one.
I decided I had to try some Moose Munch for myself, and I opted for the Milk Chocolate version.
If the picture on the front doesn’t tell you everything you need to know, check out this “moostastic” description on the back.
Do not mistake the desiccate packet for seasoning. I don’t think it brings much flavor to the party. 😉 It’s just there to keep everything from clumping together, of course. Seems obvious, but this is a warning to not let your kiddos just stick their hands into the bag and take a big mouthful. KIDS! ALWAYS REMOVE THE NOT REALLY FOOD PARTS OF YOUR SNACK BEFORE EATING.
And out of the bag, it looks pretty much like what I expected — an assortment of
Caramel Corn, Nuts, and Chocolate drizzles. The popcorn isn’t as fluffy as the Jakeman’s popcorn, but since it’s a component here and not the star of the show, I was fine with that. I think I give it a slight edge over the Jakeman’s Maple Popcorn based on the sheer fact that there’s more variety here.
Next, I spied several kinds of Montreal Fudge. There were some intriguing choices; while you had the classic Chocolate and Peanut Butter versions, there were also two others that sounded interesting — Creamy Butter and Coffee Creamy Butter.
I decided the Creamy Butter Fudge needed to make the trip back to the hotel room with me. Butter — as the flavor of something? I’m in. 🙂
And again, I’m going to anticipate something you’re thinking…am I really going to eat pre-packaged fudge when Disney has fresh stuff at candy counters all over the Resort?
Well, that might have swayed me before a few years back, when they stopped making fudge from scratch on the premises. These days, fudge is made by an outside vendor, so it’s technically “pre-packaged,” too.
Also, back in my student days in London I used to get a similarly colored and “nondescript” flavored fudge from a bulk sweets vendor at Waterloo Station all the time. I’ve never found anything like it, so I was hoping this might come close.
But back to the fudge at hand! While the package is around a third of a pound total weight, the candy comes in individually wrapped portions, ensuring freshness.
Out of its package, you can see that the color resembles peanut butter fudge. The square has sort of a “cut at home” look.
As I bit into it, I didn’t get any true “butter” flavor. The overwhelming flavor was…SWEET. Which I guess is what you’re going for with fudge?
The texture wasn’t exactly creamy (that’s very hard to do with pre-packaged fudge that’s been sitting on a store shelf for anyone-knows-how-long), but it honestly wasn’t as hard and crystallized as I thought it would be. And, honestly, that’s high praise considering what I was expecting here.
While I’m not sure I can recommend buying this, it’s not the worst take-home-treat I’ve found in the parks. So if you’re up for some fudge (the pre-wrapped bites make it more appealing when it comes to portion control) and happen to be in Canada…and your plane is leaving in, like, three hours, so you have to leave the parks NOW to catch it…yeah — that’s when I’d buy it again.
Finally, those magical words “sour” and “lemonade” beckoned to me, and I had to answer. Big Foot Sour Berry Lemon Candies looked too good to pass up. Well…maybe “good” isn’t the right adjective here. Intriguing. They looked too intriguing to pass up. Since I love me some sour lemon stuffs.
These are pretty much sour gummy…….feet.
Covered in that sweet and sour sugar, I could taste the berry flavor. They reminded me a bit of Sour Patch Kids, but without all the variety. But with Berry and Lemonade flavors, I was perfectly content.
Your kids will love this one. And they’ll love eating feet. So there you go.
Don’t Miss Out on the Best Snacks in Epcot…and Don’t Waste Your Money, Either!
Epcot is a snack lovers dream! Where else can you find delicious dishes from all four corners of the world, all gathered in one spot for your snacking pleasure?
But with so many choices, deciding what to spend your dollars, calories, and snack credits on can become challenging.
And that is precisely why we came up with The DFB Guide to Epcot Snacks e-Book!
With over 290 pages of information and advice on over 200 delicious snacks, you can see at a glance all the best that Epcot has to offer. And with our convenient PDF format, there’s no waiting — download your copy right now and start planning!
We’ve updated our detailed snack guide to help you find the best eats (and treats!) in Walt Disney World’s Epcot. You’ll see some of your old favorites as well as some snacks that you might have missed. We’ve kept most of the snacks in the $1-5 range, but there are a few big spenders in there. (Yep, that turkey leg or frozen mojito is gonna cost you!)
Don’t forget — for easy access in the parks, put the guide on your smartphone or iPad!
Will you be trying any of these fun Canada (and Canada-inspired) snacks the next time you stroll through World Showcase? Let us know your thoughts by posting a comment below!