REVIEW: Appleseed Orchard Marketplace Gives Us an Apple-y Ever After at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival 2020

Do you love all things apple-flavored? Then we highly recommend taking a trip to the Appleseed Orchard Marketplace at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. From apple drinks to apple popcorn, there’s a little something here for every apple-lover.

The Appleseed Orchard marketplace is located inside of World Showplace between the Canada and UK pavilions. World Showplace houses the Appleseed Orchard, Festival Favorites, Mac & Cheese, and Desserts & Champagne booths. Once the building is at capacity, there is a virtual queue to get in.

There is a physical queue with social distancing markers leading into the building.

Once inside, Appleseed Orchard is the third booth on the right.

Menu for the Appleseed Orchard Marketplace at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Food

  • Charcuterie and Cheese Plate featuring Burton’s Maplewood Farm Applejack Brandy Barrel Aged Maple Syrup – $6.50
  • Caramel-Apple Popcorn – $7.00

Beverages

  • Frozen Apple Pie (non-alcoholic) – $4.00
  • Short’s Brewing Co. Mule Beer, Elk Rapids, MI- $4.50 (6 oz) & $8.50 (12 oz)
  • Heavy Seas Brewery TropiCannon Citrus IPA, Halethorpe, MI- $4.50 (6 oz) & $8.50 (12 oz)
  • Parish Brewing Co. Ghost in the Machine Double IPA, Broussard, LA- $4.50 (6 oz) & $8.50 (12 oz)
  • 3 Daughters Raspberry Lemonade Dry Hard Cider, St. Petersburg, FL- $4.50 (6 oz) & $8.50 (12 oz)
  • Short’s Brewing Company Starcut Ciders Mosa Hard Cider, Bellaire, MI – $4.50 (6 oz) & $8.50 (12 oz)
  • Ciderboys Banana Bliss Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI – $4.50 (6 oz) & $8.50 (12 oz)
  • Apple Blossom Sky: Fanta® Apple, Ginger Beer, Floodwall Apple Brandy, Burton’s Maplewood Farm Applejack Brandy Barrel Aged Syrup and Mini Marshmallows – $11.00

Photos of the Menu Items from the Appleseed Orchard Marketplace at the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Charcuterie and Cheese Plate featuring Burton’s Maplewood Farm Applejack Brandy Barrel Aged Maple Syrup – $6.50

The water crackers are plain, but the real stand-outs here are the meats and cheeses. There was a good variety of meats as well as cheeses. While I’d consider some of the other charcuterie boards from the festival, this one is a good pairing with any of the wines from the booth.

Caramel-Apple Popcorn – $7.00

The Appleseed Orchard is offering apple-caramel popcorn in these cute plastic apple-shaped containers.

The popcorn itself was good, and for $10.00, you get a snack and a cute souvenir.

Frozen Apple Pie – $4.00

The Frozen Apple Pie comes to the Appleseed Orchard after being at Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar last year. This was one of our favorite non-alcoholic drinks of the day. There’s a great apple pie filling on top of the slush that’s quite tasty and refreshing. The only issue we had with this is that a straw wasn’t provided. Granted, Disney is trying to move away from single-use plastics, but the drink is already being served in one so what’s one straw going to hurt? We obtained spoons and were able to enjoy this offering properly, it’s utterly just too difficult to enjoy without a straw or spoon.

Apple Blossom Sky: Fanta® Apple, Ginger Beer, Floodwall Apple Brandy, Burton’s Maplewood Farm Applejack Brandy Barrel Aged Syrup and Mini Marshmallows – $11.00

It’s served in a plastic souvenir mule cup that you get to keep. There are a bunch of mini marshmallows on top. We couldn’t quite determine the taste at first. It’s sweet and fruity. We thought it was a little bit like rum, but it’s got a strong apple flavor. The marshmallows are a little strange, but they work, oddly enough. Apple Fanta, ginger beer, brandy barrel-aged maple syrup. It’s sweet, like a green apple candy flavor, but not overly sweet. The brandy is very noticeable.

Short’s Brewing Company Starcut Ciders Mosa Hard Cider, Bellaire, MI – $4.50 (6 oz) & $8.50 (12 oz)

This cider is not too sweet but not too dry either. It’s very flavorful and enjoyable. This is definitely a solid offering.

Ciderboys Banana Bliss Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI – $4.50 (6 oz) & $8.50 (12 oz)

Ciderboys always does a fantastic job with their ciders, but this banana one is a standout. It has a perfect balance of banana flavor and is not overly sweet. Some banana-flavored drinks are overpowering or the flavoring is fake, but that’s not the case with this drink. Overall, this cider is fantastic.

Location of Appleseed Orchard Marketplace at Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

The Appleseed Orchard marketplace is located inside of World Showplace between the Canada and UK pavilions. World Showplace houses the Appleseed Orchard, Festival Favorites, Mac & Cheese, and Desserts & Champagne booths. Once the building is at capacity, there is a virtual queue to get in. There is a physical queue with social distancing markers leading into the building. Once inside, Appleseed Orchard is the third booth on the right.

Will Appleseed Orchard be your apple-y ever after? Let us know in the comments below!

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