I’m incredibly lucky to live as close as I do to Walt Disney World. I’m always speaking with people and have made many friends who don’t have that luxury. They have some serious traveling (and the facing of such related struggles) to get here. But they make it happen, whether it’s dealing with a layover in Atlanta or driving through the night. Trust me, I’ve been there. Whether it was my mom packing my sisters and me up to drive through the night from Pennsylvania, or freaking out about an impending snowstorm affecting my January flight out of Maine, I’ve been there.
That being said, how do YOU bring some of the Disney magic home, in terms of food? Friends that live in my neck of the woods often bring home Matterhorn Macaroons when they visit Disneyland. Others who drive to WDW go home with some Earl of Sandwich. Others find packaged treats that will hold up will in their luggage.
When I was a kid, I always loved those clear cubes that were filled with different candies. I remember having a Little Mermaid one filled with candy sea shells, and I recall Epcot (possibly with Figment) and Donald Duck ones filled with brightly colored tart candy pellets or Spree. I later would always have to go home with several boxes of Botan Rice from Mitsukoshi in Epcot’s Japan pavilion. I passed the Botan Rice bug onto my sisters, and I still send them a box or two if my mom neglects to pick some up for them while she visits. 😉
These days, I don’t have the need to bring home “souvenirs,” though I do often bring home treats to review so I can enjoy them over a few days. Are you able to bring home some Cake Pops, Candy Apples or Marshmallow Wands? Do you stick to savory and pack a small cooler for some Earl’s? Are you more apt to grab an assortment of prepackaged treats for yourself or friends? Do you prefer to do your shopping in World Showcase at Epcot?