The 2018 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival!

When my two favorite things in the world combine…FOOD&DISNEY, I just have to show up. This was my first time at the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival and I wanted to do it right! If you’re a pass holder you must purchase the Sip and Savor Pass. It was $45 and well worth it. You get 8 choices, which comes out to about $5.62 each. Considering some of the options go beyond $7, it was a MUST! You can purchase this at AP Corner, Studio Store or Kingswell Camera Shop. An added bonus is you get a pin for every location you visit! I know how much us Disney fans love pins.

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Now to the food, because we know that’s why we’re all here. I didn’t anticipate how hard of a decision choosing my food would be (such a hard life I know).

Choice #1

Crispy Orange Chicken & Rice with a Garlic Cracker

Found at the Citrus Grove booth.

VERDICT: The sauce made it! Not the most unique bite out there, but would definitely eat again.

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Choice #2

Avocado & Pepper Jack Petite Guacamole Burger

Found at the Avocado Time booth.

VERDICT: FAV FAV FAV FAV. Pepper Jack + Avocado + Meat= Match made in heaven. This bite was perfect in every way.

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Choice #3 & #4

Chicken Teriyaki Slider with Spicy DOLE Pineapple Jam

&

Korean BBQ Beef Short Rib Tacos

Found at the LA Style booth.

VERDICT: A huge fan of these two. If I had left over tickets LA Style would be the booth I run to! Who doesn’t love tacos? Plus, I think I want to put Spicy Dole Pineapple Jam on all my sandwiches from now on.

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Choice #5

Popcorn Lemonade with Whipped Cream and Candy Corn Garnish

Found at the Off The Cob booth.

VERDICT: POPCORN LEMONADE? I had to try it! I so wanted to love this beverage! It’s so beautifully garnished with candy corn and it had all the makes for a perfect sip. I would compare it to the buttered popcorn jelly bean, but it just didn’t do it for me! Even after all that I still say it is a MUST TRY! Where else can you drink popcorn lemonade? You must try it just for the experience.

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Choice #6

Strawberry Pineapple Float with Strawberry Popping Pearls

Found at the Strawberry Patch booth.

VERDICT: Favorite beverage of the day! The ice cream and popping pearls added such an amazing dimension to the strawberry/pineapple juice. Think Pina Colada meets boba. Sounds just delish doesn’t it?

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The festival runs until April 12, so get those appetites ready and get to California Adventure! I’m already planning my Epcot Food & Wine Festival mini-trip for September and I can’t wait to try and share all the international cuisines!

-Cassie

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