It’s that time of year again: the weather cools down (although this fall has been hot and wet for whatever reason) and the pumpkins are on display. That only means one thing: Halloween at Tokyo Disney Resort! My favourite part of the season is all the entertainment at the Parks, but my other favourite thing is all the food!
Here’re my top 10 favourites for Halloween snacks and food at both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea for Halloween 2016 — visit those links to find where to buy all these snacks. Also, as an added bonus I list my least favourite food and one item I wish Tokyo Disneyland would sell.
Top 10 Favourites
Each year they bring out new food items and bring back guest favourites (at least that is what I tell myself). I have a few new favourites and am happy to see items from last year making a return! If you aren’t sure what to eat this Halloween, then any of these items from the list are a good bet.
Pumpkin Soft Ice Cream
Nothing says Halloween more than pumpkin. Combine that with soft serve ice cream and you have yourself a winner. It’s not too sweet and has enough pumpkin flavour that leaves you wanting more. A simple and satisfying snack.
Maple Pumpkin Churro
Now, if you have followed us for a while, you know that I am not the biggest fan of churros. Maybe it’s my Canadian roots showing, but I loved this maple pumpkin churro. The flavours compliment each other well.
This doesn’t taste like the pumpkin pie you serve up for Thanksgiving, but it’s still pumpkin nonetheless. I hesitate to call this a “pie” as it’s more of a tart. Regardless, it’s delicious and hits the spot if you want a snack that is not heavy on the sugar.
Pumpkin-Shaped Fried Shrimp Burger
The bun alone is worth the price of admission here. Squishy, fresh, and delicious is just a few ways to describe the pumpkin-shaped bun. The fried shrimp patty is crunchy and hits the spot. I am a huge fan of shrimp, so this is right up my alley. If you’re not a seafood fan, then admire from afar and take photos of the food display case.
Special Set at Grandma Sara’s Kitchen
One of my favourite restaurants at Tokyo Disneyland never ceases to satisfy my craving for hearty food while exploring the Park. The special set from Grandma Sara’s Kitchen is what you need if you want a dish that leaves you full. The set this year comes with a gorgeous pumpkin made of rice and ketchup — with a little green bean on the top — demi-glazed chicken, potatoes, and an apple tart for dessert. You cannot go wrong with this.
3-Coloured Steamed Pork Bun
The colours are intriguing but the 3 flavours hidden inside this steamed bun from Boiler Room Bites at Tokyo Disneyland hit the mark. Chinese miso, Chili, and Salt all blend well together in this pork steamed bun.
Black Tipo Torta
While not new this year, this is still one of my favourites. A warm black tip torta with blueberries and cream cheese. You can’t get any more Halloween than that!
Cruella de Ville inspired Gyoza Dog
Another favourite of mine is the Gyoza Dog at Tokyo DisneySea. The same as last year, but still as delicious as ever. It’s hilarious which villain they used for this “dog.” Very clever. In past years, they used to sell it coloured completely black.
Spicy Shrimp Steamed Bun
The Ukiwa Bun is one of my top picks overall for snacks at Tokyo DisneySea. For the first time this year, they took the bun and themed it to Ursula with her purple and black colours, then replacing the normal shrimp with spicy shrimp and pork. Overall, it’s one of the most photogenic and intriguing snacks this year. It comes in a close second.
Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll
My absolute favourite snack for Halloween 2016 is simple and a delight to devour: the Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll at Tokyo Disneyland. Cinnamon buns are my weakness and by adding pumpkin glaze on the top, you have stolen my heart. It’s light, fluffy, and full of cinnamon goodness. The added pumpkin seeds and seasonally appropriate packaging help make this my favourite Halloween snack this year.
Not every food item is a winner and there was one snack item in particular that doesn’t receive my seal of approval.
This left me disappointed and tempting to ask for my yen back. While it looks fantastic, the flavour is bland, the cookie is rock hard, and the chocolate inside is flavourless. Give this a skip and don’t waste your money.
With so much food to eat at the Parks, it’s hard to get to it all. There are a few items on my list still left to try. They sound intriguing and I cannot wait to give them a go.
- Pumpkin and Bacon sandwich at Cape Cod Cook-Off
- Black Nectar Strawberry Sundae at Tokyo DisneySea
What I Wish They Sold
If I chose one item for them to sell in the parks, it would be the Chocolate Pumpkin French Fries from McDonald’s Japan. While it looks strange, it tastes wonderful. You are given a packet with chocolate and pumpkin sauce and you spread it on top of the fries.
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