Worst 50th Anniversary Food Items at Epcot

Have you ever ordered food you expected to be good, and the taste was awful? Have you ever ordered an expensive dessert only to be disappointed? Would you like to avoid that at Epcot during the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World? I make no guarantees, but I have a few suggestions on food items to avoid from the 50th anniversary list at Epcot.

My first suggestion calls for avoidance for so many reasons. Guests can acquire the 7-Layer Cake at Gelateria Toscana and the “Donkey” cart by Via Napoli.

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According to Walt Disney World, this blue-and-white 7-layer cake topped with chocolate ganache and gold dust passes as a proper description. Some guests have made fun of the fact that it might only have six layers. Still, my criticism draws on more important things. This cake possesses solid flavors. You can taste chocolate, raspberry, and almond. Somehow the cake does not look dry but tastes dry in parts. The combination of flavor simply does not work for this type of dessert. My last complaint reveals my dislike for some of Disney pricing procedures. As of time of writing, you can find this cake priced for $8, $10, and $15 depending on when/where you buy the cake within the park. Choose wisely!

Speaking of overpriced treats, La Hacienda de San Angel in Mexico pavilion created an incredible looking Chocolate Pyramid sharable dessert.

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For $34, you may purchase this 50th anniversary dessert. This decedent dessert resembles a pyramid shaped piñata with ice cream on the side. In fairness, menu description reads “a festively decorated chocolate pyramid filled with Mexican chocolate mousse and toffee served atop a traditional Tres leches cake and accompanied by ice cream.” The harder shell chocolate pyramid is filled with mousse. The flavors are decent but not worth the high price point. Now, you may not be able to resist this dessert. Bring some friends and post the pretty pictures on your social network of choice. This is very photogenic dessert but just does not meet up standard expected for this price.

The EARidescent Croissant Doughnut

My final suggestion to avoid had to work hard to get on this list. I love donuts. Also, I adore croissants (actually enjoying one as I type). My personal obsession with sprinkles can only be rivaled by my love of Pizza Tots at Green Eggs and Ham at Islands of Adventure. None of these positives saved this food item. The EARidescent Croissant Doughnut can be found in the Odyssey Events Pavilion. This “cronut” shines with blue frosting and sprinkles. Now, this food items costs only $6. However, the non-frosting portion tastes stale. Despite the sprinkles, not even the magi can save this stale frosting covered item. This “cronut” ends up being a sugar covered stale piece of below average croissant. I would suggest avoiding this one.

Your experience may vary. Still, may I suggest these better 50th anniversary treats at Epcot. Happy dining!


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