Friday, April 23, 2010

Guilty Pleasure snacks or foods at Disney

I've been discussing food a lot lately. Actually, food found at Walt Disney World. Part of it was due to a fun gathering held at the Doorway to Dreams store at the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, IL on Sunday, April 18. Doorway to Dreams is the non-Disney park location to purchase timeshare holdings for Disney Vacation Club. Some of the people on the DIS boards have had gatherings there over the past few years.

This time, we were all asked to name one item we would love to eat or drink at Walt Disney World. I picked the margarita flight from La Cava del Tequila in the Mexico pavilion at Epcot. I really would have wanted to add the shrimp ceviche to that, but we were limited to one item only.

Later, it occurred to me that there is one item that not many people know about. And it was all due to seeing my Canadian friend, Kevin, at WDW during the December meets. Kevin insisted that he found the best thing ever at the Rose and Crown Pub. By "best", he meant incredibly bad for one's health. It's called the English Bulldog.

For $6.99 plus tax, you order this from the limited pub menu at the bar. This is a sandwich that is served in a basket with The description is as follows:

Split Banger stuffed with Mashed Potatoes, Chopped Bacon, Irish Cheddar, and a Spiced Mustard Sauce

A "banger"is just British for sausage. It's there, hiding within the fluffy mashed potatoes. It looks absolutely revolting but tastes divine. Pair it with your beverage of choice, and it's a great easy meal. But keep the cardiologist on speed dial, just in case.

I wanted to share this guilty pleasure because I chatted online with Kevin about this sandwich a couple days ago. Then I heard the All About the Mouse podcast from 4/23/10 discuss favorite "sinful and decadent" treats around Walt Disney World. This would definitely fall in those categories! I felt a little guilty for eating that sandwich. That's why I call it a "guilty pleasure".

But I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

The sweet item that best describes a guilty pleasure for me would be the Carrot Cake Cookie from the Writer's Stop at Disney's Hollywood Studios. I ate the whole darn thing for breakfast at another December meet. I sat outside with a couple girls who indulged with me, while the rest of the group went to see Muppetvision. I wish I would have offered to split my cookie, as it seemed to be the size of my head.

Unfortunately, I don't have a photo of it. Picture two giant saucers of carrot cake, with the cream cheese icing glopped into the middle, in the form of a cookie sandwich. That's the "cookie". Hard to believe I like this thing better than some chocolate items sold there. Go figure. I'll be getting another one of these sometime, but I would want to share it with a friend.