Zuri’s Sweets Shop, located in the newly-opened Harambe Market in Animal Kingdom, is set to open Wednesday, June 17, according to the Disney Parks Blog. In an interview by Steven Miller with Patrick Guy, a merchandiser at Disney Theme Park Merchandise, he states:
“We have created approximately 80 new items that range from decorative candy apples to uniquely flavored chocolate bars to delicious popcorn. With Zuri’s Sweets Shop, we wanted to offer highly-themed goods inspired by the sights, sounds and flavors of Africa. Many of the items will be unique to this location making them delicious gifts for loved ones, or something special to enjoy during a visit to the park.”
Three different art programs are being used to distinguish the treats. “Colorful patters and whimsical animals” are the inspiration for one, and include Mickey-Shaped and Dipped Rice Krispies Treats and Chocolate-Dipped Mickey Coconut Patties. The Chocolate Bar Set will feature Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate with Spicy Cinnamon and Banana Crisp, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt, Milk Chocolate with Coconut and Mango, and Milk Chocolate.
The Lion King program includes Animal Crackers, a Simba Paw-Shaped Lollipop (as well as swirled lollipops), and Chocolate Mini Crocodiles.
The African Spice popcorn has a hint of cardamom.
Finally is a more subdued design-ode to Animal Kingdom, which is featured on the Gourmet Cocoa Set (featured a few images up). The set includes flavors Cocoa Fudge, Salted Caramel, and Cinnamon Chocolate. Spice Rubs include the Flame Tree Spice Rub, Ras al Hanout, and an Afritude Spice Blend. Also available will be the Flame Tree Barbecue Sauce, which chefs from Animal Kingdom worked to capture the sweet and spicy flavor.