Top Three Things You Should Be Eating at Universal Orlando This Week (June 12th, 2022)


Something about summer causes us to visualize certain food and beverage. Theme parks like to play into those ideas. Universal Orlando functions as no exception. Of course, Universal Orlando participates as part of a bigger corporation. With Jurassic World Dominion coming out in theatres a few days ago, themed food arrives as expected. Of course, in that case, it arrived in the summer movie themed Tribute Store. Fair warning, this week, I cheated a little for my three suggestions. Also, all three suggestions come from Universal Studios Florida park. No love for Islands of Adventure or CityWalk this week.

Photo courtesy of Universal Food Blog

First, we will explore another “Welcome Back Summer” menu item. The “Latin Fork Bowl” is sold in battery park area near Mel’s Drive-In. This food creation combines several things Universal Orlando food and beverage department does well. This bowl costs $13.99. Within the bowl, guests enjoy a combination of a “Papa Rellena”, crispy mojo (drizzled) yucca, rice, and beans. The combination of flavors within this bowl offers another quality non-traditional theme park option. We expect this item to be around until sometime in August. For record, the Papa Rellena (seasoned meat and potatoes fried into a tasty goodness) reportedly tastes a bit better than the one sold at Natural Selections in Jurassic Park area over in Islands of Adventure. This bowl works as a nice size portion, especially with the rice and beans.

Jurassic World Dig Jar Cake and Smores pictured together

Now on to Jurassic Park/World, that brings us to the Tribute Store for two Jurassic World themed treats to round my top three. Both items appeared last year in the Jurassic World summer Tribute Store. The Jurassic World Dig Jar Cakes continue Universal Orlando’s trend of cake in a collectible container. This jar functions as a predecessor to the Jaws Fishbowl Cake. This Jurassic version cost $12 and still comes with a collectible jar.

Also, the Jurassic World Smore Bar returned for this summer’s Tribute Store. Smore bars continue also as something Universal Food and Beverage does a good job preparing. This treat still costs $4.50. At that price, it makes a solid cost-effective treat.

If you want more classic movie treats, next week should involve a favorite classic time travel movie. Until then, thanks for reading. As always, eat like you mean it!

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