REVIEW: New Chicken Prosciutto Mozzarella Sandwich and Cookie Crunch Brownie at The Electric Umbrella in Epcot
I’m going to be honest with you––The Electric Umbrella is not my first choice for quick service at Epcot. I can’t remember the last time I had a good meal there. The fact that the whole place kind of smells like feet on a busy day doesn’t help either. However, when I heard they had a new “Chicken Prosciutto Mozzarella Sandwich”, I went in with hesitant optimism. It sounded exactly like my kind of sandwich.
Chicken Prosciutto Mozzarella Sandwich ($11.99)
So, I girded my loins, walked up to the counter and ordered a #5. This is what I got:
This little guy has a marinated chicken breast with a wedge of mozzarella cheese underneath, thin sliced prosciutto on top with a tomato aioli sauce of some sort. No greenery or vegetables of any kind on here. That’s not to its detriment, however. I must say, I really liked this sandwich.
There is a generous amount of sauce on top, but it’s not excessive. Often times chicken sandwiches become a sloppy mess, but this one held together quite well.
The chicken was really flavorful. Most of the flavor comes from the chicken, actually. The prosciutto is barely noticeable, which was a shame. By itself it wasn’t bad, but there wasn’t enough on here to stand out. The sauce wasn’t super powerful, but added a nice little something extra. The mozzarella was subtle and added some extra texture and substance. Overall I thought the flavors were really well balanced. I never thought I’d say this about something from The Electric Umbrella, but I would buy this again.
Cookie Crunch Brownie ($4.79)
The other new addition to their menu today was the Cookie Crunch Brownie.
The Cast Member at the register was audibly excited for me when I ordered this. She said it was her favorite so far. I don’t know what standard of measurement was, but at least it’s a good sign.
I would say I was impressed. Normally, brownies at Disney quick service locations are all pretty similar. They tend to be pretty thick and usually kind of dry. This one was actually really moist. The chocolate flavor was more of a milk chocolate than dark, and it had chocolate chunks inside in lieu of nuts or anything similar. The icing on top was smooth, and the cookies on top were actually still crunchy. Oreos almost always soften up the moment you put them on top of a baked good, so I’m guessing this meant I got a fresh brownie. Hopefully everyone can get one as fresh as mine was, because it really was a treat.
The portion was also larger than I was expecting from my previous experience with Disney brownies. Overall I was very impressed with this and I would definitely recommend it over similar deserts at other quick service locations.
So it seems we have two winners today! Hopefully this is a good sign for the future offerings at this location. Next time you’re in Epcot, give these a try.