Foodie Friday: Pretzels from EPCOT’s Germany Pavilion

EPCOT is a foodie’s paradise. Where else can you sample such diverse food and drinks? You can scoop up some authentic French gelato from the France pavilion and finish it off with a slice of pizza from Italy. With so many different snacks, it would only make sense that we spend this Foodie Friday eating… a soft pretzel?

That’s right. Tucked in the back of the World Showcase is the Germany pavilion, serving up some of the best beers, bratwurst, and the famous Black Forest Cake. Today we head to EPCOT’s Germany pavilion for a soft German pretzel. It’s one of my favorite snacks at Walt Disney World, and rightfully so!

Everyone has their favorite Disney food. Mine is a soft pretzel with a tall souvenir beer! But you can get a soft pretzel anywhere in Walt Disney World, right? Not one like this. The Mickey-shaped pretzels are very good, do doubt; but their taste resembles a traditional soft pretzel found at many mall food courts. The cream-cheese-stuffed pretzel, found predominately at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, is also fantastic, but much more decadent and heavy. The pretzel from Germany is somewhere between a traditional Philly soft pretzel and the famous Auntie Anne’s.

While the taste resembles Auntie Anne’s, it’s anything but greasy. The pretzel has the consistency of a traditional Philly pretzel. It’s dry on the outside, with a moist and airy inside. It has a buttery, creamy taste to it, similar to the regular pretzel at Auntie Anne’s. It comes with a decent amount of salt, which guests can remove based on their tastes. After all, it’s easier to remove salt than it is to add it!

pretzel

As fantastic as the pretzel can be, I’ve also gotten my fair share of dry, stale ones. Make sure to ask the Cast Member for a fresh pretzel. If the pretzels aren’t fresh, wait for a fresh batch or try another cart. The pretzels count as a snack on the Disney Dining Plan, and at $4.29, it’s a fantastic value.

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