Friday, December 16, 2011

Foodie Friday: Sweet Treats

OK, so you have a sweet tooth. It's okay, lets of people do. Reseach proves that people who eat occasional sweet treats tend to be healthier and more fit than those who don't. So, why notstay healthy and indulge. Well Walt Disney in Orlando, Florida is a great place to do it! There you can find sweet treats for different occasions. Since Christmas is right around the corner, I will start with the things offered during the holiday season. Sweets, sweets everywhere!! During the holidays, Disney's pastry chefs are in overdrive. They create everything from life-size edible carousel at Disney Beach Resor to a 5 foot tall ferris wheel made of chocolate, sugar and gingerbread at Disney's Boardwalk. You will also find a larger than life Santa Gingerbread house at the Liberty Inn in EPCOT. Inside, you can purchase Christmas cookies and beverages. Note that, though edible, they prefer you purchase items sold in shops instead of breaking apart the attractions to satisfy your sweet tooth. Another life-sized gingerbread house can be seen in the lobby of the Grand Floridian Resort. Here you can purchase Santa lollipops, gingerbread, peppermint bark and miniature gingerbread houses. At Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party you will find goodies such as cookies, hot cocoa and apple slices. Speaking of apples, oh golly, the best Disney sweet treat I have ever tasted is the caramel apple. Several confectionary places on property sell these little bits of heaven. The juicy apple is dipped in caramel and then in chocolate. Next, it can be rolled or dipped in just about anything you can imagine. There are Jack Skellington apples at Halloween, Belle's dress apples, Mickey and Minnie apples and even a snowman apple! You name it there is an apple. There are also differnt flavored apples. There are oreo apples, apple pie apples with cinnamon and a crust and apples dipped in Rice Krispies! The Magic Kingdom is full of sweet shops. At the Main Street Bakery you can get yogurt parfaits, grapes or a bag of caramel popcorn. The Main Street Confectionary sells chocolate covered strawberries, taffy, Mickey and Minnie cookies AND the caramel apples. The Sunshine Terrace has floats and ice cream, Sleepy Hollow serves funnel cakes and cappuccino floats. Over at Aloha Isle you can stop in for a famous Dole Whip or Dole Whip Float! YUMMM Of course, we can't forget Goofy's Candy Company in Downtown Disney. You can purchase candy by the pound!. There are pretzel rods, Mickey shaped Rice Krispie treats, that can be dipped, and giant Oreo cookies. There is also a sugar free section availableat this store. So what will you try on your next visit? Maybe sample a little of it all. That sure sounds good to me! Be sure to join me next wek, when I dive a little deeper into Christmas food and meals at Walt Disney World Resort.

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