REVIEW: New Pumpkin Pretzel from Thirsty River Bar is a Misleading Delight at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The Thirsty River Bar in Asia at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is serving up a new spin on a Disney Parks classic…

Say “season’s greetings” to the Pumpkin Pretzel! Well, we should call it the Pumpkin-Filled Pretzel. Maybe not even that…

By the wrapper, we can tell that the pretzel was ordered from J&J Snack Foods Corporation, who produces an entire line of “Pretzel Fillers Stuffed Soft Pretzels”. According to their website, these pretzels…

Make it easy for any foodservice location to offer its customers truly gourmet soft pretzels.

Filled or topped with sweet and savory flavors

Available in 0.7 oz, 3.5 oz and 6.25 oz of sizes

Hand-twisted and pre-baked

Simply heat and serve

Ideal for any grab-n-go location

Fun and exciting new flavors

So, based on the ingredient list, the only pumpkin in this is in the form of spices in the dough. It’s more or less filled with a maple syrup concoction, but still not too heavy. The pretzel is baked with cinnamon and the filling isn’t overly sweet. You don’t really get a lot of the spice taste in the pretzel itself though, it just tastes like an unsalted stuffed pretzel.