REVIEW: Trying Kringla Bakeri og Kafe’s Namesake Treat for the First Time


I’ve been snacking my way through the offerings at the Norway pavilion’s Kringla Bakeri og Kafe over the past year or so, and a recent trip to EPCOT seemed like the perfect time to try the location’s namesake treat: the Chocolate Norwegian Kringla.

The Norwegian Kringla ($6.29) comes in two flavors: chocolate and almond. I asked the cast member staffing the snack and beverage spot which was the most popular, and the answer was what I expected to hear: chocolate. I ordered one and went on my merry way. And by “merry way,” I mean I went out front and then to the rocks dappled in afternoon sun just behind the shop and snapped a few pictures. Gotta get those pics, you know.

Side note: it was while taking a picture of the treat in front of the Kafe that I had an epiphany, and to be honest, I know I should have had it years ago. I was this many years old when I realized that Kringla Bakeri og Kafe is named after the very snack that I was holding in my hand. I know, I know; “They have a picture of the pretzel-shaped snack hanging above the front door for crying out loud, Deni.” Yes, yes they do. Sigh. This is the Kafe’s signature snack, and here I was all along not realizing it. The more you know, right? Please tell me that I wasn’t the only one who hadn’t connected the dots. Please.

While Norwegian Kringla may look like a pretzel, it’s far from it. The treat is actually a baked good whose texture resembles a danish more than a pretzel. The Kringla is delightfully fresh and soft with raisins found inside here and there. If you’re raisin-averse, never fear; the raisins are few, though I have to say that I enjoyed coming across the raisins because they added a pop of sweetness and texture.

Speaking of sweetness, this snack has it in spades. The Kringla is generously covered in white and dark chocolate, which makes it a must-eat for chocolate lovers. I can’t say enough good things about this snack. It’s fresh, delicious, and an overall slam dunk in the EPCOT snack department.

Have you had Norwegian Kringla? What did you think about the snack? Please let me know in the comment section below.

If you’d like to catch up on the rest of my Norway pavilion snacking adventures, my other reviews are below:

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