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26 Magical Foods You HAVE To Try At Disneyland

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There’s a indescribable magic about stepping into Disneyland for the day. Whether it’s your first time or hundredth time, the park features a family-friendly world, nostalgic sets and awesome rides. Also, you can’t beat the food.

Seriously, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure feature some of the most fantastic foods around. Whether it’s a whimsical snack or an epic meal, some folks are willing to brave the long lines just to have a taste.

In the spirit of Disney foods, we’re guiding you through the best things to find at the park year-round.

Ready?

Here we goooo! 

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Mickey Mouse Pancakes

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River Belle Terrace/Disneyland, Photo: Peter Pham

Dole Whip Soft Serve Ice Cream

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The Enchanted Tiki Room/Disneyland, Photo: Dominique Zamora

Country-style Biscuits n’ Gravy

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River Belle Terrace/Disneyland, Photo: Peter Pham

Boysen Apple Freeze

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Maurice’s Treats/Disneyland, Photo: Brian Yamamoto

Marshmallow Tigger Tails

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Pooh’s Corner/Disneyland, Photo: Peter Pham

Cheddar Garlic Bagel Twist

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Maurice’s Treats/Disneyland, Photo: Peter Pham

Mickey Pretzel

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Refreshment Corner/Disneyland, Photo: Peter Pham

Fried Chicken

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Plaza Inn/Disneyland, Photo: Dominique Zamora

Lobster Roll

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Harbour Galley/Disneyland, Photo: Peter Pham

Chocolate-dipped Ice Cream Cone

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Cozy Cone Motel/California Adventure, Photo: Peter Pham

Mickey Macarons

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Jolly Holiday Bakery Café/Disneyland, Photo: Peter Pham

Lobster Nachos

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Cove Bar/California Adventure, Photo: Dominique Zamora

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

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Jolly Holiday Bakery Café/Disneyland, Photo: Brian Yamamoto

Fried Biscuits Stuffed with Jalapeño White Cheddar

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Carthay Circle Restaurant/California Adventure, Photo: Peter Pham

Hand-dipped Ice Cream bar with the Works

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Clarabelle’s Ice Cream/California Adventure, Photo: Peter Pham

Veggie Tater Bake

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Flo’s V8 Café/California Adventure, Photo: Brian Yamamoto

Mickey Beignet

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Mint Julep Bar/Disneyland, Photo: Dominique Zamora

Apple-Cheddar Pie-O-Rama

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Flo’s V8 Café/California Adventure, Photo: Peter Pham

Monte Cristo

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Café Orleans/Disneyland, Photo: Dominique Zamora

Pizza

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Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta/California Adventure, Photo: Peter Pham

French Dip

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French Market Restaurant/Disneyland, Photo: Peter Pham

Uh-Oa! Flaming Cocktail

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Trader Sam’s Tiki Bar/Disneyland Hotel, Photo: Dominique Zamora

Mediterranean Kabobs

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Paradise Garden Grill/California Adventure, Photo: Peter Pham

Pulled pork and Mac n’ Cheese Cones

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Cozy Cone Motel/California Adventure, Photo: Peter Pham

Matterhorn Macaroon

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Jolly Holiday Bakery Café/Disneyland, Photo: Dominique Zamora

Corn Dog

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Corn Dog Castle/California Adventure, Photo: Peter Pham

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Fast Food

Sonic Is Testing Hot Dogs With Croissant Buns

Looks like Sonic Drive-in is testing out a couple new hot dogs for the summer. The popular drive-in fast food chain is offering two variations of what they call the Croissant Dogs.

The two dogs available will be the Original Croissant Dog and the Bacon Cheddar Croissant Dog. A few photos of the dogs have popped up on social media so far and they look pretty much what they sound like. The Original will feature a hot dog topped with mustard on a buttery croissant bun. The Bacon Cheddar is topped with a cheese (sauce?), bacon and spicy mustard on a buttery croissant bun.

So far, impressions seem to be more towards the positive side.

 

 

 

Patrons can get an Original for $2.99 and a Bacon Cheddar for $3.49.

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Fast Food

Auntie Anne’s Adds Cheese-Stuffed Pretzel Nuggets To Menu

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Sometimes, trying to juggle an entire pretzel and dunking it in cheese sauce can be overwhelming. Good thing we live in a time where everything comes stuffed and bite-sized.

Auntie Anne’s is set to release new Cheddar Stuffed Pretzel Nuggets. Made with the chain’s signature pretzel dough, the miniature bites are filled with melted cheddar cheese and salted. No longer will you have to tear apart your pretzel until it’s a reasonable size for dunking.

The pretzel nuggets will hit participating Auntie Anne’s locations Monday, May 18 and will be available for a limited time through December. Patrons can find them for about $4.99 an order.

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Fast Food

BK Debuts Whopper with Four Cheeses, That’s Like Three More

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Because every fast food place is trying to reinvent their menus these days, Burger King has introduced a new variation of their famous Whopper. This one, however, comes with four cheeses.

The burger features a quarter-pound beef patty, lettuce, tomatoes and onions. To live up to its name, the new Whopper is stacked with a slice of melted American cheese, a cheddar sauce and a creamy three-cheese blend. Though we’re kind of feeling like that three-cheese blend is a bit of a cheat. As long as it’s cheesy, we guess.

It should also be noted that the quarter-pound patty is weighed before the cooking process. So expect less.

At 850 calories, the Four Cheese Whopper will be available for a limited time at participating Burger King locations.

H/T Grub Grade

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Hit-Or-Miss

Professional Cheese Babysitter Is a Real and Magical Job

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If you have a job where all you do is sit, and eat and rate cheese, you’ve made it. A professional cheese grader from a Cabot Creamery in Vermont believes that he is a “cheese babysitter” because that’s pretty much what his job entails.

Senior cheese grader Craig Gile defines cheddar profiles on a daily basis, reports WCAX. This means he’s determining what’s mild and what’s sharp by eating lots and lots of cheese. His daily tasks include testing sharpness of cheese (the more resistance the sharper), as well as detecting notes of fruitiness or yeast. Gile also looks out for discolorations or abnormalities in the cheese. Sir, you have the best job ever.

“Sometimes you do have stubborn cheeses. I usually refer to my job as babysitting cheese. I do really think of them as having their own personalities,” Gile tells WCAX. He describes his job as an amalgam of cheese babysitter and cheese shrink, thanks to his degree in psychology.

Apparently you don’t even need a world-class palate to become a cheese babysitter. You just have to know what you’re looking for and love cheese.

That’s practically this entire office.

H/T Consumerist

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Hit-Or-Miss

New Study Finds the Absolute Best Cheese Option for Your Pizza, the Answer Absolutely will NOT Shock You

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If you put the wrong variety of cheesy gooey goodness on your pie, it’s all over. Aside from the most common option of mozzarella, many pizza creators often experiment with multiple cheeses. However, there has yet to be an absolutely conclusive study to find the best-suited cheese to go on pizza — until now.

Various cheeses have different effects when baking. Mozzarella has a tendency to bubble, brown and become elastic when exposed to high temperatures, while Cheddar tends to simply melt. Naturally, you’d want a cheese that is able to adhere to the pizza instead of simply oozing off.

NPR reported a study appearing in the Journal of Food Science, “Quantification of Pizza Baking Properties of Different Cheeses, and Their Correlation with Cheese Functionality,” that aimed to find the best-fitting cheese for a pizza. The study compared the relationship between multiple cheeses on a pizza once it’s baked. Among the cheeses studied were mozzarella, provolone, cheddar, gruyere and Colby.

According to the results, you only need one cheese, and that cheese is mozzarella

Yep. The scientists discovered that mozzarella was the best option for pizza due to its low free oil content and overall elasticity, traits the other cheeses couldn’t quite measure up to.

While the cheese study seemed a bit unnecessary to begin with, the high level reasoning behind the study was in hope to further understand the dairy product better on a micro-level so they can develop a low-fat and healthier alternative to cheese with little to no quality loss.

H/T Gizmodo

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Hit-Or-Miss

FDA’s Ban on Wooden Cheese Boards Could Devastate the US Artisan Cheese Industry

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This could very well be the first sign of the cheesepocalypse. In a move that’s shaking the dairy world, the Food and Drug Administration issued a ban on the practice of aging cheese on wooden boards — including a majority of cheeses imported to the US. Aging cheese is a process that incorporates bacteria, enzymes, molds and environmental factors to add to the flavor of the final product. While this centuries-old process may sound unappetizing, it makes for damn good cheese.

It all started when the New York State Department of Agriculture asked the FDA if surfaces made from wood were an acceptable means to age cheese, according to Forbes. The branch chief of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutritions Dairy and Egg Branch replied:

The use of wooden shelves, rough or otherwise, for cheese ripening does not conform to [Current Good Manufacturing Practices], which require that “all plant equipment and utensils shall be so designed and of such material and workmanship as to be adequately cleanable, and shall be properly maintained.”

While the regulation does not directly mention wood, the FDA will likely argue that wooden boards never truly reach their standard of cleanliness in comparison to plastic and metal alternatives. Because nothing says artisan like a cold and sterile factory environment.

While major cheese manufacturers like Kraft will be unaffected — they don’t require the wood-aging process — smaller businesses who make artisan cheeses will most definitely be devastated. Time will tell whether or not the FDA will back down or ease up on this regulation.

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Recipes

How to Make Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels

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With all the holiday parties happening, it’s time to gather up your stalwart hors d’oeuvres recipes.  Whether you’re making dinner, bringing desert, or just hanging out at the bar (especially hanging out at the bar) you should make sure there’s something good to nosh on before the main meal.  These Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels combine your favorite meat with ranch dressing and melted cheddar.  There is seriously no way to go wrong, unless you eat the entire tray before dinner.

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 Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels

(makes approximately 16)

Ingredients

  • 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations refrigerated seamless dough sheet
  • 2 tablespoons ranch dressing
  • ¼ cup cooked real bacon pieces or 4 slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
  • ½ cup finely shredded cheddar cheese (2 oz)
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions (4 medium)

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; separate into 2 long rectangles. Press each into 12×4-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; cut lengthwise into 2 long rectangles. Press each into 12×4-inch rectangle.
  2. Spread dressing over each rectangle to edges. Sprinkle each with bacon, cheddar cheese and onions. Starting with one short side, roll up each rectangle; press edge to seal. With serrated knife, cut each roll into 8 slices; place cut side down on ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake 12 to 17 minutes or until edges are deep golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.

Recipe from Pillsbury