Disneyland has as many tasty snacks and treats as it does rides! There is something good for every palate. Here are five of my favorites.
Everyone knows that churros are good, and they are plentiful in Disneyland. You can even purchase themed ones in Cars Land and Tomorrow Land. But, have you ever had churro-flavored popcorn? It is delicious and can be found in most all of the major Disneyland gift shops. What also makes this snack good is that it is great for sharing. You can treat anywhere from two to four people with the price of one popcorn snack bag!
Cream Cheese-filled Pretzel
I discovered something wonderful just outside of the Hyperion Theater in Disney California Adventure – the Cream Cheese-filled Pretzel! It was the perfect show-time snack. The cream cheese adds a bit of gooey sweetness to the salty pretzel taste. If you like spicier options, the pretzel stand also serves Jalapeno Cheese-filled Pretzels. The only thing that could have made my Cream Cheese-filled Pretzel better was if it would have been Mickey shaped like the regular pretzels. You can also find the Cream Cheese-filled Pretzel in Disneyland at the pretzel stands near “it’s a small world” and Star Tours.
The Kitchen Sink Sundae
Nothing beats ice cream on a hot day at the park, and one of the best places to get it is at Clarabelle’s Hand Scooped Ice Cream in Disney California Adventure. Located right on Buena Vista Street, the location serves a variety of sundaes in a souvenir, Mickey-themed kitchen sink. The signature Oswald Sundae comes with a scoop of vanilla and a scoop of chocolate ice cream with hot fudge, whipped cream, chocolate chips, a cherry, and a chocolate-dipped banana. Other choices include the Mint Chocolate Chip Sundae, Chocolate Chip Cookie Hot Fudge Sundae, Strawberry Sundae, and Mocha Almond Fudge Sundae. My husband and I chose the Mocha Almond Fudge Sundae, which has two scoops of mocha almond fudge ice cream, hot fudge, caramel, whipped cream, and a cherry. It was yummy, and in its Mickey-shaped kitchen sink, it was the cutest dessert I’ve ever had, too! If you want to save money, you can get the sundaes without the kitchen sink, but we couldn’t resist the adorable souvenir. We brought it home and made our kids sundaes in it.
Inside Disney California Adventure is a fully operational bakery. The Boudin Bakery makes fresh San Francisco sourdough bread every day, and park guests can enjoy a variety of offerings. There are regular sourdough loafs, Mickey-shaped loafs, Cars-inspired loafs, bread bowls, and more. We visited during the Summer of Heroes, and the park was even serving Groot-shaped loaves! If you want a free sample of the bread, go on the Bakery Tour. You can enjoy a taste while learning all about the mother dough.
There is something truly delightful to be found in the Jolly Holiday Bakery Café – the Matterhorn Macaroons. It is a macaroon shaped like a mountain and topped with a sweet, coconut cream. The cookie makes for the ideal firework-waiting and watching treat. Stop by the Jolly Holiday Bakery and pick up your macaroon and coffee to enjoy before the fireworks begin. It can be a perfect end to a great day at the park!
What are your five favorite Disneyland snacks and treats? Try mine and see if you agree!