Marathons and healthy eating are rapidly growing in popularity. As we fill our days with lifestyle changes designed to promote smarter options and fitness strategies, it isn’t uncommon to feel guilty for even the slightest transgression. In moderation, dietary cheats can be forgiven, and on vacation, they’re expected. When you’re vacationing at the Walt Disney World Resort, edible indulgences are practically mandatory!
There’s no shortage of food choices at Walt Disney World - from smart to sinful. If you’re counting calories, you may want to make your indulgences truly worth it. These ten fiendishly fabulous temptations are the items most worth breaking your diet for.
1. Chocolate covered strawberries
If your conscience is weighing too heavily at the mere thought of a candy shop, consider easing your way into the inevitable surrender with chocolate-covered strawberries! After all, this is only a partial cheat - right?
Much like the gargantuan turkey legs that baffle the masses, these strawberries are super-sized! The bulk of your treat is pure, fresh fruit, softening the blow of your caloric breach, but as soon as your taste buds get involved, you discover just how rich that deceptively thin layer of chocolate truly is! White, milk, and dark chocolate varieties are available. Any choice is a winner, in combination with the exceptionally juicy berries. In-room dining at most on-site resorts also offers strawberries with chocolate dipping sauce, in a bowl made of chocolate. It doesn’t get better than that!
You can find chocolate-covered strawberries in most candy shops and bakeries throughout the parks, resorts, and Downtown Disney. Take it one step further at Karamell-Kuche in Epcot’s Germany Pavilion, where the strawberries include a lacing layer of caramel!
2. Werther’s caramel treats
Speaking of caramel - if this is your weakness, consider Karamell-Kuche your greatest challenge! This German bake shop features an assortment of Werther’s brand treats well beyond the hard candies they’ve become famous for.
Founded in Germany in 1903, Werther’s has extended their product line to include brownies, tarts, cheesecake, toffee, cookies, and more - all of which incorporate their signature caramel. That original ingredient puts an extraordinary spin on all of the traditional Disney favorites, and then some. The menu items change frequently. Although strawberries, apples, and a few other staples remain constant, clever new creations are always being introduced.
3. Candied apples
Werther’s original caramel is a noble complement to an apple, but don’t neglect the candied apples you’ll find in ample supply! Melt-in-your-mouth sugary sweetness is only part of the allure of the candied apple. When touched by a bit of Disney magic, they also become an irresistible work of art! If you can bring yourself to devour such a masterpiece, your appreciation will far outweigh your regret, just make sure you snap a photo first. This is one cheat worthy of documentation!
Candied apples are decorated to represent the vast array of Disney characters, attractions, shows, and more, so choose your favorite! When a dessert meshes so perfectly with your personality and interests, it’s as if fate has cast its blessing on your indulgence. Find these enchanting treats at most candy shops and bakeries on property. Many locations even provide demonstrations of the magic at work, where you can watch the decorating process first-hand.