Snacks From Mexico: Obleas

Our “Snacks from…” series treats you to different snacks found in the World Showcase pavilions at Epcot. Find more reviews here! Continuing our series, we head to Plaza de los Amigos in the Mexico Pavilion!

It looks like this is an Eating WDW first – a Snacks from Mexico! I know I’ve bought snacks there before, but I haven’t reviewed anything here. If you look around a bit in the pavilion and get past all of the Kahlua-flavored items, there are some interesting items to be enjoyed! Matt and I spotted this package of Obleas: Wafers with Goat’s Milk Candy. Goat’s milk!? We had to try it!

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The treat consists of two thing wheat wafers held together by a layer of caramel made with goat milk. The package contains 5 individually wrapped sandwiches.

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Lunch at The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge

We first paid a visit to The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge in November, shortly after it had opened. We loved the food, but like many guests have noted, service can be slow. With some gorgeous weather outside, Matt and I decided to take advantage of it and head back to the lounge to enjoy it.

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There have been some menu changes over the past few months. While the Derby Sliders are still available, the amazing Chorizo Slider has been replaced by a Duck Confit version. Previously available were Duck Confit Tacos, which Matt and our friend both loved. The slider version has retained some original elements, but now simply in a slider format.

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Tangierine Cafe’s Lamb Shawarma Platter

It has been a long time since we’ve done a review of Tangierine Cafe here on Eating WDW; well over two years! It’s always been one of Matt’s and my favorite places for a quick, filling and relatively inexpensive lunch or dinner, so we stopped in to split a Lamb Shawarma Platter to give us some fuel around World Showcase.

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The Lamb Shawarma Platter (as well as the Chicken and Chicken/Lamb Combo Platters) include sides of Hummus, Tabouleh, and Tangierine Couscous Salad. A piece of Moroccan Bread also accompanies the platter, but this time it was a piece of soft pita bread in comparison to the half loaf served in the past, as well as at Restaurant Marrakesh. I’m not aware of how long this has been the case, but our friend Kelli at Exploring Orlando had it served with pita back in September.

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For comparison, here’s a Chicken & Lamb Shawarma Platter with the previous Moroccan Bread, and a piece from Restaurant Marrakesh.

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UPDATE! 2014 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival: Fleur de Lys

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Over the weekend, Matt and I took a lap around World Showcase and made a stop at the Fleur de Lys kiosk. I decided to try the Macaron a la Fleur d’ Oranger. The macaron had a strong orange blossom flavor, and the white chocolate ganache was quite sweet. My first bite was probably the best, though, as eating almost the entire thing on my own was a bit too much sweetness for me.

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I thought Matt would enjoy this, but he didn’t like it at all, equating its flavor and texture to what he would imagine decorative hand soaps to be. Yes, the orange blossom flavor does indeed retain that floral note some may find off putting. For me, it was on the cusp of being too strong, but I think the actual orange essence prevailed. I won’t be spending $5 on another, though.

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Mouse Bites for April 13, 2014

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We hope you’ve been enjoying your weekend so far, and that you came hungry for some Disney reads! Here at Eating WDW, we spent a bit of time in Animal Kingdom, grabbing some food at both Yak & Yet Local Food Cafes and Flame Tree BBQ. We played a round of Kill, Refurb, Marry with our friends Melissa Sue and Estelle, and this time the focus was on Animal Kingdom Drinks (see who else joined in on the fun here!). We wrapped up a few loose ends from our cruise on the Disney Fantasy. Finally, we posed the question: Which Treats Do You Bring Home From WDW?

Our friends have been busy dining around the parks as well, so be sure to visit their sites!

royal-palace-sweet-temptationsThe Sweet Temptations Dessert Trio isn’t always the best dessert option…

Adam & Andrew of Disney Hipster Blog review their dinner at Lumiere’s on the Disney Magic. I can’t believe I haven’t been to Lumiere’s since 2005 (and I still remember ordering the Escargot!)!

olivias-cafe-breakfast-cubanBreakfast Cuban at Olivia’s Cafe

Sarah of Gluten Free and Dairy Free at WDW has some news regarding a product change for allergy-friendly Mickey Waffles. She also visits Olivia’s Cafe for breakfast.

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Melissa of Rolling with the Magic explores the United Kingdom Pavilion during Flower & Garden Festival.

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Nick & Nora of Extra WDW Magic sample items from Buttercup Cottage at Flower & Garden: The Pork and Apple Sausage Roll and the Lemon Scones.

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At the Disney Parks Blog, Epcot has announced an “After-Hours Wind Down.” From April 17 through September 15, guests can make reservations at either La Cava del Tequila, Spice Road Table, Tutto Gusto, or Rose & Crown Pub, where small bites will be paired with a beverage flight (additional beverages can be purchased) from 9:20 – 11 p.m. Cost is $35, plus tax and gratuity. To make a reservation, go to www.disneyworld.com/spring, call 407-WDW-DINE, or check in with Epcot Guest Relations to see if space is available.

Every time I see anything Trader Sam’s posted, I get so jealous! If you’ll be celebrating the Easter holiday at WDW, Disney Floral & Gifts can help design your Easter Basket. What are you hoping to find in yours?

Which Treats Do You Bring Home From WDW?

I’m incredibly lucky to live as close as I do to Walt Disney World. I’m always speaking with people and have made many friends who don’t have that luxury. They have some serious traveling (and the facing of such related struggles) to get here. But they make it happen, whether it’s dealing with a layover in Atlanta or driving through the night. Trust me, I’ve been there. Whether it was my mom packing my sisters and me up to drive through the night from Pennsylvania, or freaking out about an impending snowstorm affecting my January flight out of Maine, I’ve been there.

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That being said, how do YOU bring some of the Disney magic home, in terms of food? Friends that live in my neck of the woods often bring home Matterhorn Macaroons when they visit Disneyland. Others who drive to WDW go home with some Earl of Sandwich. Others find packaged treats that will hold up will in their luggage.

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Flame Tree Barbecue’s 1/2 Chicken and Key Lime Mousse

Last week, we were at Magic Kingdom and stopped by Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe. There, one of the items we ordered was their 1/2 Rotisserie Chicken meal. I found it quite good and wanted to compare it to Flame Tree Barbecue’s at Animal Kingdom. Well, I didn’t have to wait long to do that! Since Matt was still full from Yak & Yeti’s Beef Lo Mein and I had yet to eat, he decided to order the Key Lime Mousse to give it a try.

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Here are the contenders:

Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe’s 1/2 Rotisserie Chicken
served with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

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Flame Tree Barbecue’s 1/2 Chicken
served with Baked Beans and Coleslaw

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