Sweets and Treats around Disney

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Candy Apples at Disney World

Ask anyone who has visited a Disney park what their favorite thing was and you’ll probably hear answers like “Space Mountain” or “The Electrical Parade.” Disney’s rides and shows are some of the best in the world but I have to admit that when I go to a Disney park, one of the things I most look forward to is the TREATS! I anxiously await each mid-afternoon when we are all getting a little hungry and my husband says “I think we need some snacks.”

We recently returned from a vacation to Disney World. While I was there, I took some pictures to share with you why it’s as fun to eat at Disney as anything else.

The first thing you notice is that every time you turn around you run into a street vendor with an icebox selling the most famous treats around the park:

Mickey Ice Cream Bars and

Mickey Ice Cream Sandwiches

If you take the time to stroll on down Main Street and pop into one of the candy stores you are in for a delight for your eyes and taste buds. When you enter a store and right in front of you is a huge sign made out of jelly beans, how can you possibly go wrong?

Then you look around and this is what you see:

Isles of sweet sugary goodness everywhere! You will have to excuse my daughter, she was so overwhelmed with all the sugary bliss that she couldn’t stay out of my camera shot. By the way, in all honesty, the stores are not usually this empty. They are usually quite packed, I just happened to luck out and come in when a parade was going on so everyone was outside watching the parade and I got the place almost to myself.

Shelves are covered with prepackaged candy to please every unique desire.

I found this chocolate candy bar and almost bought it just because of the great wrapper on it.

Unfortunately my flash got in the way so if you are having trouble reading it, it says, “Who needs Prince Charming when you have chocolate”

There are jelly beans of all flavors

And lollipops stacked to the ceiling

But then, if you go to the back of the store, that is where you will encounter the real jackpot! There in the display cabinet is a wonderland of fresh baked and handmade confections that would even temp Jillian Michaels.

You want a closer look, don’t you?

I just love the Minnie Mouse cookies.

There are chocolate chip cookies with ears, dipped in chocolate.

And, of course, even the gingerbread men have Mickey Mouse hats on!

If you don’t want cookies, there’s candy covered pretzel rods

Mickey Mouse crispy pops

And if you really like your rice crispy treats, and have an extra $50 in your pocket, you can get a Mickey or Minnie head rice crispy treat the size of a cake.

Look at these yummy white chocolate peanut butter cups

And I can’t forget the apples. Disney offers caramel coated, candy coated and chocolate coated apples covered with just about anything your heart desires.

Here is one of the employees, or “cast members” as they call them, making one to order.

The most difficult part of entering a Disney candy store is making the final decision of what you are going to buy. That’s why you have to stay for several days and try something different each day.

My youngest daughter’s favorite treat was a rice crispy treat covered in chocolate and almost the size of her head. Yes, she did eat the whole thing by herself.

For me, though, my love of Minnie Mouse meant I had to vote the Minnie chocolate covered apple as my favorite Disney treat. In case you were wondering, those ears are made from marshmallows.

One of these days I’m going to make some of my own Minnie apples here at home.

I hope you enjoyed this look at the treats around Disney and that I haven’t thrown off your diets yet.

Until next time, God Bless and Sweet Dreams!

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