Of all the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, Epcot is the one that has foodies drooling in anticipation. The opportunities to indulge seem endless. This is especially true for Epcot’s World Showcase, which offers Disney guests many opportunities to eat (or drink) around its 11 pavilions representing different countries.
If you have a sweet tooth, or are thinking of taking home a Disney food souvenir, then the theme park also offers the possibility of an Epcot Candy Tour – a different kind of thrill for theme-park fans, one based on a sugar rush.
Think of the candy tour as a taste-testing, global tour of the candy available around Epcot World Showcase. It’s the snack-oriented version of the “Drink Around the World” challenge that focuses on alcoholic drinks from each pavilion. It’s “Candy Around the World.”
The goal? Try at least one candy from each of the 10 Epcot World Showcase countries. (Morocco doesn’t sell candy, although its baklava is sweet enough to count for “Candy around the World” completionists.)
Because it’s Disney, there are no hard-and-fast rules to the Epcot Candy Tour – except to have fun. Guests can skip countries; they may choose to substitute cookies, biscuits or other baked goods; or demonstrate moderation by sharing servings (something this Disney fan has no experience with).
Guests can even choose save the candies for home, where they can be doled out and savored to prolong the sweet memories of a Disney trip, or give it away as souvenirs.
The tour also doesn’t need to be completed in one day or trip to Epcot. It can be something to look forward to over multiple Walt Disney World vacations.
Does the Epcot Candy Tour sound like fun? Then check out the list for some ideas of what may be available. (Note: As with merchandise, Epcot World Showcase pavilions can, and do, change some of their candy offerings. The list generally focuses candy options that have been available, based on several trips.)