So, I’ve got some serious Disney Popcorn for you today. And I. Mean. Serious. Like, so serious that if you don’t have any room left on your Disney World snack list for your next trip, you have to bump something else.
We’ve heard for years about all of the awesome Flavored Popcorns that guests enjoy at the Parks of Tokyo Disneyland. (Dining in Disneyland columnist Heather Sievers got to try many and shared them with us in this recent post.) And of course, we’ve seen a little dabbling in the Flavored Popcorn genre in Disneyland, with the intro of fun flavors at Sally’s Cozy Cone Motel.
But at Walt Disney World, we’ve been kind of stuck with the Butter Flavored or Caramel. There are pre-packaged flavors and some fun movie popcorn options. But as for fresh, flavored popcorn? Pretty much nada.
But not anymore!
Gourmet Flavored Popcorn at Epcot
There it is! Looks like just another Disney Popcorn cart, right? This one is right outside Journey into Imagination in Epcot. And it’s the ONLY one that we know of that furnishes these beautiful little snacks.
And there’s that fresh Disney Popcorn…
But then, you spy this — flavors!!!!! (And colors too!)
The menu tells all — you have your choice of popcorn here. You can go with the Gourmet Flavors, or you can stick with the plain Disney Popcorn. Both options are also available in a Souvenir Bucket too, of course.
This was too good to pass up — so of course, I had to try all three! The savory flavor choices include Cheddar Cheese, Buffalo Bleu Cheese, and Sour Cream and Chive.
You know I automatically gravitate toward any food that involves Buffalo — since I’m FROM there and I pretty much eat a gallon of Buffalo Wing sauce per week. (Whatever, don’t judge. There are no calories in that stuff.)
The Buffalo Bleu Cheese Popcorn was the most striking visually, and the flavor profile was complex — spicy and vinegary, with a rich bleu cheese undertone. It was deeeeeelicious!
The Cheddar Cheese Popcorn was incredible — better than any cheese popcorn you get in those weird tins at Christmas time. FULL of flavor!
But THEN you get to the creamy, mildly onion-y flavor of the Sour Cream and Chive Popcorn. Blammo! It was off the charts.
Oddly, I liked each one better than the previous…and then when I tried them all again in a different order, I felt the same. I’m not sure how to even put this, but the flavors were so concentrated that the popcorn was literally weighty with flavor.
But the BEST part? MIXING THEM!!! If you go get these popcornz — and you MUST GET THESE POPCORNZ — I need you to combine the sour cream and chive with the buffalo…and then combine the cheddar cheese with the sour cream and chive — and then the buffalo with the cheddar cheese…and on and on and on!
This is one of those treats that I would never think to try if I didn’t write this blog. After all — flavored popcorn is always sort of meh, right? Not this stuffs. Hightail it to that popcorn cart outside Journey into Imagination. Do it NOWWW.
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Will you be trying Gourmet Flavored Popcorn at Epcot in the near future? Leave us a comment and tell us which one you’ll try first!