When you're visiting Universal Orlando, you'll find tons of snack options, just like you'd expect. Churros and pretzels, popcorn and hot dogs. You know, the usual amusement park fare. We always like to keep an eye out for different than the usual treats, and try as many of them as we can, so here are our favorites from Universal Orlando.
We went out of our way to seek out the best and most interesting snack foods at Universal Orlando, and here are our picks for the best snack foods.
The Best Snack Foods at Universal Studios
Ploughman's Platter – Leaky Cauldron in Diagon Alley
This was an amazing shared pick-me-up snack for the three of us. The platter includes a scotch egg, a few flavorful cheeses, bread, some jam, an apple/beet chutney, and some fresh salad. It really hit the spot for all of us, and was a great value for the price. (About $20)
A la carte Scotch Egg – Leaky Cauldron
We also discovered that you can buy a scotch egg on its own, for less than $3. If you aren't familiar, it's a traditional picnic food that's a hard boiled egg that's wrapped in sausage and then deep fried. A delicious little nugget of goodness. We've made them at home too, but can never pass them up when someone else is doing the work!
The “Big Pink” – Lard Lad Donuts in Simpsons World
Who could possibly pass up a doughnut as big as your face? Reasonably priced at about $6, this gigantic sweet was not only vividly colored and crazy big, it was a delicious doughnut on its own! Fresh batter and just the right amount of icing, we eventually polished this off with a little teamwork, but it could also easily feed 4+ people.
Cotton Candy – Honk Honkers in Seuss Land
This cotton candy is made to order, so be ready to spend a little time waiting for it. They have two machines working away, but it takes a few minutes to make a single one, so we were there for about 15 minutes total, but the wait was worth it for sure! There are a variety of flavors to choose from (Max went with apple) and you can add toppings too, like sprinkles and marshmallows.
Check out this time lapse of Max's being made!
Butterbeer – Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade
Mostly because it seems so wrong to talk about food and drink at Universal and NOT mention it! We tried all the varieties: Regular, frozen, and hot. And we each had a favorite, so of course, I'd recommend you try them all too! (The hot is seasonal, so it's not always available) Sweet and creamy, it's a must-try when you visit the Wizarding World.
If you miss out on the hot butterbeer when you're there, you can always make your own with our Hot Butterbeer Mix recipe!
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