REVIEW: Taste Track Kiosk – Epcot International Festival of the Arts 2019

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Welcome to a food studio review for the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts, taking place in the park from January 18 to February 25, 2019. This review will cover the Taste Track kiosk located in Future World East near the exit of Test Track. While the Taste Track kiosk in World Showcase is typically a seasonal location, it makes its Epcot International Festival of the Arts debut this year. (Note that the menu prices do not include tax!) For our complete coverage of the 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Arts, head to our festival landing page at wdwnt.art.

Taste Track Kiosk at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Taste Track Kiosk at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts
Taste Track Kiosk
Taste Track Kiosk

Menu for Taste Track at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Food:

  • 🆕 Lobster Bacon Macaroni & Cheese served in a Warm Bread Cone – $8.00
  • 🆕 Paintbrush Churros: Cinnamon Sugar Churros Dipped in Colorful White Chocolate – $6.25
  • Croissant Doughnut: Tossed in Cinnamon-Sugar – $6.00

Beverages:

While Taste Track makes its Festival of the Arts debut, the Pancake Milkshake is a holdover from the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

Offerings from Taste Track at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Lobster Bacon Macaroni & Cheese served in a Warm Bread Cone – $8.00

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Lobster Bacon Macaroni & Cheese served in a Warm Bread Cone – $8.00

Whst it lacks in lobster it makes up for in cheesy goodness. The little lobster there was tasted fresh, but the mac and cheese is a good comfort food on its own. Ther bread cone is what you’d expect if you’ve had a cone-shaped snack at Walt Disney World, a bit flavorless. I still enjoyed this though.

Paintbrush Churros: Cinnamon Sugar Churros Dipped in Colorful White Chocolate – $6.25

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Paintbrush Churros: Cinnamon Sugar Churros Dipped in Colorful White Chocolate – $6.25

I usually hate Walt Disney World churros, but these do not taste like Walt Disney World churros. The are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and well-complimented by the white chocolate. I just wish there was more chocolate to dip them is as the uncovered bites aren’t as amazing as those combining the cinnamon and sweet flavors.

*NEW* Banfi Rosa Regale Sparkling Red, Piedmont ($18/bottle) – $10.00

Banfi Wines describes their Rosa Regale Sparkling Red as having a “festive cranberry” color, with an “aromatic [bouquet] with hints of raspberries, strawberries and rose petals.” The taste includes “fresh raspberries, with crisp acidity, enticing the palate with an initial softness, graduating to a clean and dry finish.”

Pancake Milkshake – $5.00

pancake milkshake Taste Track Kiosk at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts
Pancake Milkshake – $5.00

Remember the first Ralph Breaks the Internet trailer that premiered last year? If you don’t you can watch it here. There’s a bit at the end where Ralph and Vanellope get into a mobile game where ‘”the bunny gets the pancake, the kitty gets the milkshake.” Epcot decided rather than give you pancakes and milkshakes, that they would combine them into this amazing creation. It sounds almost too good to be true and often these treats we look forward to for weeks end up being a disappointment in some way.  However, this one wasn’t. There’s a profound taste of cake batter in the milkshake which makes it really enjoyable. It’s almost like a birthday cake shake, but the taste is just different enough that you might think you were drinking a freshly-made pancake.

About the author

Jessica Figueroa

Jessica lives in South Florida with her 15-pound cat Gordo and a small army of Tsum Tsums.