Hidden Gems of the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

With only 2 weeks left of Epcot’s Annual Flower and Garden Festival, I feel I should talk about my favorite part: THE FOOD!!

It’s well known that I am all about Disney snacks if it’s unique to Disney and consumable, chances are I’ve had it.

For the second time, the Flower & Garden Festival has offered wonderful food kiosks featuring small bites from countries featured in the World Showcase. We make it a point to try at least one thing from every festival stand, when in Rome right?

This year I decided to try something I’ve never seen or heard of before, the Beijing style candied strawberries from the Lotus House near Epcot’s China Pavilion. These beautiful edible rubies are inspired by a traditional Chinese street food called “Bing Tanghulu”. Bing Tanghulu is a fruit coated with a sugar candied shell and served on a bamboo skewer. Disney’s version is incredible! The perfectly ripe strawberries are coated in a thin candied shell of sugar and sprinkled with sesame seeds. 3 to 4 are pierced upon the skewer depending on the size of the berries available. The contrast in texture and flavor is stunning. The candied sugar coating reminds me of hand-blown glass incasing the hidden gems within. As you bite through the sweet and crisp exterior it melts away with the soft and tangy strawberry. The combination left me craving more, and I had to grab another one before we left the park that evening.

If you haven’t tried this great new addition to the festival, I suggest you put it on your to-do list. This was hands down my favorite thing I tried at the Festival this year, and I really can’t wait to go back for more!

Let us know your favorite Festival foods this year in the comments below!

Hi, I am Danielle and I am the New Disney Food writer for Center of Magic. I’m a wife and mommy with a food-loving Disney Addict family! We love to spend any moment we get in Disney World enjoying old favorites, and trying new delights!

Danielle Laroff

Danielle Laroff

Wife, Mommy to Caleb, full-fledged Disney Addict, Disney Food and Disney with Toddlers writer as well Graphic Artist and Custom Designer at Disney Deedles

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