Food and Wine Festival 2017 Tasting Sampler Tabs Return, But Lesser Value

Food and Wine Festival 2017 Tasting Sampler Tabs Return, But Lesser Value
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The much-loved Tasting Sampler tabs are back at the 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, but it may not be as great of a value as it once was.

The price for 8 tabs is $69.23 including tax. This makes the tabs worth about $8.66 each, down almost a dollar from last year if you bought the two pack with 16 tabs. There is no discount on buying two sets this year. At that price, it is a little harder to find a value, but your best bet would be to use the tabs on alcoholic beverages over $8.66 in price.

There are a few exclusions on the use of tabs:

  • All beers larger than 6 oz.
  • All tasting flights
  • Dom Perignon champagne
  • The Artist Palette of Wine and Cheese

For what it’s worth, you do also get a cute Remy pin with the purchase of the tabs.

So, will you be using any tabs at the Food and Wine Festival this year?

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  • That price is insane! SeaWorld does a similar thing for their Seven Seas Food & Brew festival…food quality is better, portions are bigger, and they give you 15 for $55 or 10 for $40! This is such a ripoff if anyone does it.

  • Will Disney be selling the $200 gift card with medallion again this year? We bought three of them last year. The gift cards are good anywhere regular gift cards are accepted, so this was a no-brainer for us plus we got the medallion and a lanyard as a bonus!

  • Spoiler Alert: Disney is expensive. haha. If you don’t like it, head over to Sea World. Last year was my 1st year at the Food and Wine Festival, and my girlfriend and I loved it!!!

  • Beers are not worth $8.66 even if full sized. So how will any alcoholic beverages be worth $8.66 if they are not over 6 oz. Better to just skip the Food and Wine festival and go to any International Buffet and gorge.

      • Really? Cocktails are never cheaper than beers. They are often 66% more expensive ($6 beer vs $10 cocktails). You might buy a cocktail for $10 to $15 or more. Disney often sells them for $15 for special edition cocktails in a limited time offer glass. So will you get a small 4 oz watered down so-called margarita with lime juice water and 0.5 oz of tequila?

        • The cocktails at the various kiosks are and $10. So if you’re going to buy cocktails there, using one of these tabs is a good value. If not, just don’t buy the sampler.

  • “For what it’s worth, you do also get a cute Remy pin with the purchase of the tabs.”

    For those of us who collect pins, that certainly adds at least 9-10 dollars of value! (It’s cute this year! Though I wish it said “2017” on it.)

  • I love cocktails and other drinks so I was curious to dig a little deeper to see if these tabs would be worth it for me. There are 22 menu items that come in over the $8.66 mark that are eligible to be ‘purchased’ with tabs.

    I am going to get the tabs to ‘buy’ the following items:
    Moet & Chandon Brut Rose Imperial – $16
    Spicy Apple Margarita – $10.75
    BaiJoe Punch (China) – $10.5
    Brazil – Frozen Caipirinha $11
    Twinings Pumpkin chai tea frozen cocktail with caramel vodka – $9.75
    Lenotti Recioto Della Valpolicella, Veneto (wine) – $10
    Chilled coffee with godiva chocolate Liqueur – $10
    Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut – $13

    Total for these drinks comes out to $91. (Savings of $21.77).

    Note: There wasn’t a single, eligible food item over 8.66 on the entire menu.
    I will also be there a week so, no worries I will get alcohol poisoning!

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