For the first time in forever, new treats have made their way to the Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot.
Two new menu items recently arrived, so on my last trip around the World Showcase, I stopped in to give the new No Sugar Added Fresh Berry Orange Cupcake and the Salted Pecan Triple Chocolate Chip Cookie a try.
New Treats at Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe in the Norway Pavilion
No Sugar Added Fresh Berry Orange Cupcake – $4.99
First up is the new No Sugar Added Fresh Berry Orange cupcake. It’s an orange-flavored cake, topped with whipped cream frosting, fresh berries, and a chocolate garnish.
If you hadn’t told me this cake was supposed to be orange-flavored, and I wasn’t eating this specifically paying attention to flavors, the cake could have easily have been mistaken for vanilla. I was actually really excited about the orange flavoring, but it was very, very subtle. The cake was also a bit dry and dense, but I chalked that up to it being a “no sugar added” cake, and the texture wasn’t bad enough that I couldn’t finish eating it.
The frosting and garnishes were pretty simple in taste and presentation. I feel like we’ve all gotten used to Disney cupcakes being these over-the-top, opulent looking, Instagramable desserts, but this looks like something I could have made myself at home. The garnishes were fresh raspberries, blackberries, and sliced strawberries, while the frosting was very light and tasted like whipped cream. Overall, I thought this cupcake was just firmly okay, but if the whole No Sugar Added thing is something you’re looking for, it’s a good option.
Salted Pecan Triple Chocolate Chip Cookie – $4.99
This is a large cookie, with dark and white chocolate inside, topped with crushed pecans, chocolate chips, and salt.
Okay, let me start with the fact that this is a BIG cookie. Like, didn’t even fit on the normal snack plate and had to go on a large, heavy duty entree plate big. It’s a lot of cookie. But size aside, this cookie was A+. For starters, when I ordered it, they asked if I wanted it warmed up, and of course I wanted it warmed. And while I feel like they did skimp a bit on the salt (see the tiny patch of it on the bottom left of my cookie?) there was certainly no shortage of chocolate or pecans, both inside and on top.
Between these two treats, if I had to order one again, the cookie wins, hands down. Between the copious melted chocolate, the fact that it’s easily sharable, and that it’s priced the same as the cupcake at $4.99 makes this a no contest for me. I will be back for this cookie.
Both of these treats can be found at the Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot, and while both are official new additions to the menu, neither of them were in the display case and I had to ask for both of them, so keep that in mind if you wander in there soon looking for them.