Are you a masochist? Do you generally hate yourself? Are you a glutton for punishment or just a good old glutton? If so, move yourself straight over to Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park to try the Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich with Chocolate Hazelnut Spread. For a mere $7.49 (or one snack credit for those that are special enough to be on a Disney meal plan) all of your self-sabotage can come to fruition. Here’s the menu.
Allow me to back up a moment to let you know that I did a fair amount before my first trip to Disney World. It’s not about finding food in the mouse house; it’s all about finding the best food, and the waffle sandwich came highly recommended by foodies, bloggers and vloggers alike. Based on their opinions, I knew it had to make its way into my schedule and stomach.
I was ready. I was able, and my stomach was ready to go so I made my way to Sleepy Hollow window-service. The snack-only menu was full of interesting options, but I could let them distract from the mission at hand. The waffle sandwich had to be mine.
When gazing through the window after placing my order, I was happily surprised to see that the waffle were getting cranked out fresh in a made-to-order fashion. Not only that but the fruit was not only fresh, it was being peeled and cut in a super-inefficient way making one person responsible for constructing my sandwich.
Let’s take a look inside the finished product.
Okay. For the record, that is a warm, thick waffle folded in half with Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread) at the bottom with sliced bananas, quartered strawberries, and whole blueberries on top. And it’s big.
This brings me back to the self-loathing opening of this review: The fresh fruit is really nice and light with the perfect amount of sweetness, which makes the first few bites of this bad boy a true treat. The problem begins after the 6th bite when you realize the Nutella is beginning to overwhelm the dish, and I love Nutella. Nutella ice cream, Nutella on toast, Nutella with pretzels, or Nutella on a spoon all taste pretty good to me. It’s at that 6th or 7th bite that I started to remember that Nutella as calorically dense as just about any food out there.
Time to check the label:
I can’t say that Disney uses this exact product, but it is safe to say that any reasonable facsimile is going to match or surpass the calories of this creation. The label states were are looking at 200 calories from a 2 tablespoon serving. There is no doubt in my mind that there were 4 tablespoons of the spread on my waffle – probably more. That’s a lot of calories, especially when you pair your snack with a mocha iced coffee, but that’s for another review.
Finishing the entire sandwich is surely an indication to yourself, your loved ones, and the world-at-large that you are not interested in making it to your next birthday. If you found your basket empty, I would recommend a trip to the nearest therapist’s office for some “couch time” to learn that self-medication with food is not a positive coping skill. Alternatively, you could cut out the middleman and head directly to the cardiologist’s office.
Consume.Review.Repeat. gives the Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich with Chocolate Hazelnut Spread located at Sleepy Hollow inside the Magic Kingdom at Disney World 5.7 clogged arteries out of 10 on the Disney Curve*. Nothing a quintuple bypass can’t remedy.
*Note that Disney food and drink cannot be compared to ordinary food due to the extreme thirst, hunger, and discomfort from being in Disney World. These ratings would not likely transfer to an outside environment.