Tasty Treat Tuesday – Warm Stuffed Pretzels
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We all know that Walt Disney World is known for its iconic eats – popcorn, pretzels, ice cream and even Mickey waffles. HOWEVER – did you know that the theme parks are about SO much more than those classic well-loved treats? Each week, I’m ready to show you a unique tasty treat and where to find it on your next Disney vacation!
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Tasty Treat: Warm Stuffed Pretzels
When guests visit the Disney Parks, enjoying a Mickey Shaped pretzel is almost a right of passage. This iconic snack is served in various locations throughout the theme parks (Disneyland and Disney World) and is worthy of your Instagram account. But what do you do when you want to kick it up a notch? This is where the stuffed pretzel comes in. Don’t judge a book by its cover – it may not be Mickey-shaped, but it is certainly Mickey approved!
Where can I find it?
Today, we’re going to start by telling you where to find these wonderful and Tasty Treats called stuffed pretzels. First – Disneyland guests are not left empty handed this time! Warm stuffed pretzels have been on the menus at various locations throughout both theme parks on the West Coast (currently Bayside Brews and Refreshment Corner) for years!
So, where are they in Disney World? Well, it’s not in the Germany Pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase (although their pretzels are quite tasty). Instead, we head over to Tomorrowland in Magic Kingdom to a small little quick service spot located directly under the Astro Orbiter attraction – The Lunching Pad. Entirely outdoors, but shaded, this small spot is not often on the radar of most guests. From the exterior, the menu is rather limited and typically offers a hot dog or sandwich option and fairly standard Coca-Cola drink offerings. But the real gem of this spot are the pretzels. First – yes – the iconic Mickey shaped pretzel is regularly featured on the menu. So, for those looking for the classic snack, you don’t have to order from two different spots. However, the rotating selection of stuffed pretzels is what really makes The Lunching Pad stand out from its competition. The current offerings of stuffed pretzels is the reason we are featuring The Lunching Pad on Tasty Treat Tuesday. There are two – yes TWO – stuffed pretzel options that are SO GOOD, I couldn’t pick just one to feature this week! Let me introduce you to the Pepper Jack Warm Stuffed Pretzel AND the Salted Caramel Warm Stuffed Pretzel!
What is it?
A classic Disney pretzel stuffed with either Pepper Jack Cheese or Salted Caramel.
Why try it?
First, the dough on both stuffed pretzels is served warm. Slightly chewy on the outside with a soft interior, the flavor has the classic salty brine dough that distinguishes it as a pretzel. Although not as Instagram pretty as the Mickey shaped pretzel, the inside is what makes this a true stand-out when it comes to Disney snacks. First up – the Pepper Jack Warm Stuffed Pretzel. Upon first bite, the soft jack cheese has a delightfully soft melt-in-your mouth texture that blends perfectly with the pretzel dough. Not overly spicy, the peppers in the cheese provide a touch of heat that is noticeable but not overpowering. The outer crust of the golden pretzel is dusted with a light seasoning and tiny bits of toasted cheese that adds bits of buttery, salty flavor to each bite. The Salted Caramel pretzel is for food fans (like me) who love the combination of salty and sweet. Take an already warm, salty pretzel and stuff it with rich, buttery caramel. In one bite, you have both a savory and a sweet snack in one – making it completely addictive and oh so satisfying! It may be hard to pass up the Mickey-shaped pretzel for your trip! But why not try all three? It is after all, a vacation, right?
Which one would you rather try – Salted Caramel or Pepper Jack Cheese? Let me know in the comments below!
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