Thrifty Thursday: Affordable Snacks in Epcot’s World Showcase

Last week we went through some great snack choices in Magic Kingdom.  Today I thought I would share our favorite frugal choices in Epcot.  Epcot is our favorite park because of all the different countries of World Showcase.  It’s fun to stroll around to each country and try a small snack or drink! 

Over the last few times we have been there, we’ve always paid out of pocket for our snacks in the parks, since we use our DDP snack in the morning for breakfast.  Since that’s how we roll, I’m always on the lookout for the best snack bang for our buck!  Ultimately, when we snack we are just looking for a taste or a bite of something so we don’t ruin our dinner (and believe me, you need to leave LOTS of room for Disney dinners, we always get a ton of food and have leftovers!) so we do end up splitting or sharing some things which is a good way to cut down the cost.

One of my personal favorite snacks in Epcot are the crepes at Crepe des Chefs!!  They are $3.99 per crepe, but they are warm, goey, filling and just plain delightful!!  We usually buy one and share it as we walk around WS, so really it’s about $1.33 per person, since there are 3 of us.  You can get a sugary one, or one smothered with chocolate (our fave) or even one with strawberry!

Over at the Joy of Tea stand in China, there are these delightful little things called Chicken Curry Pockets.  They cost $3.99 for two pockets.  There is enough to share if you want them for a snack for 2 people, or it makes a great meal for one!  That is a good price for meal in Disney!!

In Japan, Ashley is a big fan of the Kaki Gori (shaved ice) at Kabuki Cafe.  They have a great selection of flavors like strawberry, tangerine, melon, cherry or rainbow.  Rainbow is your choice of 3 difference flavors.  These cost about $3.50 each.  We have found that any “snack” that involves ice cream or slush is the key to Ashley’s heart and stomach!

The School Bread from Norway is a sweet treat!  School Bread is a bready-type sweet roll, that is filled with custard and topped with a light icing and coconut.  It’s the perfect blend of sweetness and bread…not too sweet like a cupcake but sweeter than a regular roll.  It’s unlike anything I have ever tasted and I love it!  The price is sweet too at $2.69.  I don’t share this, it’s all mine;)  There are a few other pastry type treats here, all under $3.50, that would be great snack choices.

You can’t go wrong the the classics from Promenade Refreshments Around the World.  You can get popcorn for $3.09, Soft Serve for $3.59 or a refreshing frozen lemonade for $3.69.  Those frozen lemonades are peeeerrrrfect for a hot day and a crowd pleas-er with the little ones.

One snack I do love to splurge on is the pretzel from Sommerfest in Germany.  It costs $4.49 which is under my $5 rule, but still pricey for a snack.  It is so yummy!  We end up sharing this too, so if you break the cost down per person, it’s a better deal that way.

I have to say that snacking in Epcot is a fun experience for us.  It helps Ashley enjoy the walk too, since she is less interested in Showcase than we are, she does enjoy trying the delights from some of the countries.  There are still so many things I haven’t tried, maybe you have snacked on something yummy to share with us?  We are headed to the World in December and I would love to try some new things!

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Tina works full time as a school counselor in an elementary school. She lives close to Baltimore, MD with her husband Dave and her 13 year old stepdaughter, Ashley. They also have a furry family member, a cat name Frodo, that keeps life interesting in their house! Tina began visiting Disney World as a child with her family, and now her, Dave & Ashley take a trip to the World every year. She considers herself a Disney “fanatic” and once her family is finished one trip, she is already planning their next one. Tina loves to find the best deals, even in the busy seasons (she can only go when schools are off!) and loves sharing those deals & tips with anyone and everyone! What Tina loves most is the magic of WDW, it makes her feel like a kid again. She hopes that every family has the opportunity go to the World and experience the magic for themselves because it has a way of reminding its visitors that dreams do indeed come true! Read more of Tina’s work on her blog A Not So Bland Life, where she writes about home decor, cooking, couponing, traveling, and and of course, Disney!

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