Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Disney Chocolates Outside the Theme Parks

Chocolate Egg, 1900 Park Lane Cafe
Once we left Kissimmee and transferred to our Disney Resort, we had that first day and our last day before our flight back to Indiana, to go and explore the area that isn't in a theme park. These are areas that if you can find a way to them, you can enjoy freely, you just buy what you want. We went to The Boardwalk area and to Disney Springs. Back in 1994 when we came to this same location for our delayed honeymoon, we didn't know about any Boardwalk and the Disney Springs area was a 21+ age only section called Pleasure Island. Wow, things have changed because now anyone can go to Disney Springs though I think it primarily would be interesting to adults because it is a lot of shopping and restaurants.

Eating at other resorts is also eating outside of Disney proper, too. Our first character breakfast and our last one was at other resorts. The chocolate available at 1900 Park Lane Supercalifragilistic Breakfast was basically this chocolate croissant unless you count the huge decorative egg from the first paragraph of this article.

Supercalifragilistic Plate
Our last meal was at Cape May Cafe at Disney's Beach Club Resort was called Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast. I was able to make a Mickey shape out of the chocolate available at this buffet. Two pancakes covered in chocolate syrup, chocolate sprinkles, and mini chocolate chips plus a chocolate chip mini muffin.

Minnie's Beach Bash Breakfast Chocolates
We found the Boardwalk Bakery our first day because they had a sign saying you could use your refilling resort mug there. We got refills but I filed away the bakery's location for larger. Thus after our final Disney Character meal at the Cape May Cafe, we went back to Boardwalk Bakery and spent our last two Snacks points from the Deluxe Meal plan. They packed these up fairly well so we were able to eat those as "dinner" while waiting for our flight back home that evening.

Boardwalk Bakery Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake & Mickey Brownie 
Disney Springs was the place outside of the theme parks where we found the most chocolate and we didn't stop at every place we could have. We spent our first evening and our last late morning/early afternoon there and this is what we found. A couple of the restaurants -- Splitsville and Erin McKenna Bakery NYC will have their own features because they gave me chocolate so I won't focus on them here today.

The Ganachery Shoppe primarily makes fine chocolates. They were highly recommended to me but they didn't accept Deluxe Meal Plan points so I spent a little money and got this six count of their creations all in dark chocolate.

The Ganarchery 6 Count Chocolates

Another fine shop was Amorette's Patisserie which had a few items you could get with the Disney Deluxe Meal Plan so I got their Chocolate Cookie. It was like a thin brownie with mini chocolate chips inside and very good.

Amorette's Patisserie Chocolate Cookie

Our last meal reservation on our Deluxe Meal Plan was at Rainforest Cafe in Disney Springs. We each got a non-alcoholic drink, appetizer, main entree and a dessert. For dessert I got their Chocolate Diablo Cake which reminded me a bit of the Giant Chocolate Cake from Splitsville but with a raspberry and chocolate sauce.

Rainforest Cafe Chocolate Diablo Cake

Treat Creation Card
But the greatest chocolate find we made at Disney Springs was Goofy's Candy Company not far from the Rainforest Cafe. We used our very last points on our Deluxe Meal Plan to get three custom made treats each. My hubby did all gingerbread for his basic ingredient but I picked one gingerbread, one rice krispy bar, and one triple marshmallow as my foundation.  You fill out cards with each of the ingredients you want on your treat and they make them right there. The ladies working that day were kind enough to hold up the treats as they made them so that I could take photos. The treats traveled back home with us and we ate them over the next couple of days. All were very yummy.

This is what my husband made.

Goofy's Candy Company Hubby's Trio
This is what I made.

Goofy's Candy Company The Chocolate Priestess's Trio

2 comments:

Emilie Johnson said...

I am so amazed you found such good chocolate even outside the parks at Disney! My mouth is watering.

TammyJo Eckhart said...

Doing research before we left and then the helpful manager at Splitsville was the reason I found most of these places plus a little luck for the Boardwalk Bakery.