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REVIEW: The Honey Bee-stro is Hit-or-Miss at the 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

If you’re looking for a sweet snack while visiting EPCOT during the 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, The Honey Bee-stro is the place to be!

The Honey Bee-stro at the 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

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Menu for The Honey Bee-stro at the 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

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Food:

  • 🆕 Tupelo Honey and Sweet Corn Spoon Bread with Jalapeños, Bacon and House-Made Whipped Honey Butter (Gluten/Wheat-Friendly) – $4.75
  • 🆕 Lavender Honey Mustard-Marinated Chicken Flatbread with Whipped Honey-Ricotta Cheese, Marinated Vegetables and Purple Haze Lavender Goat Cheese – $5.75
  • Local Wildflower Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake with Orange Blossom Honey Whipped Cream, Whipped Honey, Crystalized Honey, Honeycomb, Dehydrated Honey and Fennel Pollen Meringue Kisses – $5.00

Beverages:

*Price per bottle is an average price of the spirit at your local liquor store.

  • Honey-Peach Freeze in a Souvenir Spike the Bee Sipper Cup (Non-Alcoholic) – $15.00
  • 🆕 First Magnitude Brewing Co. Honey Bee Citrus Blonde Ale, Gainesville, FL (5.7% ABV) – $4.50 / $8.50
  • Florida Orange Groves Winery Orange Blossom Honey Wine, St. Petersburg, FL ($20/bottle) – $6.00
  • Honey-Peach Freeze with Blueberry Vodka – $12.00

The Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake comes with different accompaniments this year. Orange Blossom Honey Whipped Cream replaces last year’s ice cream, and is joined by whipped, crystalized and dehydrated honey along with a piece of honeycomb.

Photos of Menu Items from The Honey Bee-stro at the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

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*NEW* Tupelo Honey and Sweet Corn Spoon Bread with Jalapeños, Bacon and House-Made Whipped Honey Butter – $4.75

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The spoonbread is a rather salty dish. The bacon on top is nice and crisp and adds a wonderful crunch compared to the cornbread.

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Despite the jalapenos in the bread, the dish itself is not spicy. The sweet corn really shines through and works perfectly with the salty bacon and smoky jalapeno flavor. This dish is served warm which makes it a wonderful treat.

*NEW* Lavender Honey Mustard-Marinated Chicken Flatbread with Whipped Honey-Ricotta Cheese, Marinated Vegetables and Purple Haze Lavender Goat Cheese – $5.75

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The flatbread is chewy and the crust is quite flavorless. It reminds us of the usual quick-service flatbread offerings.

The toppings elevate the flavor of the flatbread, although not enough to detract from the bland crust. The cheese looked promising, but even something as flavorful as crumbled ricotta cheese wasn’t enough to bring much flavor to this dish.

Local Wildflower Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake with Orange Blossom Honey Ice Cream garnished with Fennel Pollen Meringue Kisses – $5.00

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We absolutely love this dessert and dare say that it is one of the best things at the festival. This light and airy dessert is the perfect amount of sweet. The mascarpone is slightly grainy, but we don’t dwell on that for long as we devour the slightly sweet honey cheesecake. We highly recommend this dessert for a sweet treat at the festival.

Honey-Peach Freeze in a Souvenir Spike the Bee Sipper Cup (Non-Alcoholic) – $15.00

*NEW* First Magnitude Brewing Co. Honey Bee Citrus Blonde Ale, Gainesville, FL (5.7% ABV) – $4.50 / $8.50

Barrie C. on Untappd says about this beer: “Honey on the tongue and light citrus and hops on the backend. Light and easy drinking.”

Florida Orange Groves Winery Orange Blossom Honey Wine, St. Petersburg, FL ($20/bottle) – $6.00

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From Florida Orange Groves Winery: “Made with Florida’s special Orange Blossom Honey! Honey wine is sometimes called Mead, and ours is the sweetest and best tasting of them all!”

Envisioning a honey wine, we expected a sweet white wine. What we received was a white wine that had a medicinal quality to the taste. One sip per person around our group was more than enough.

Honey-Peach Freeze with Blueberry Vodka – $12.00

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Topped with crumbs to give the impression of a peach cobbler, this freeze delivers on multiple fronts. The blueberry vodka mixed well with the honey and peach frozen beverage. All of the flavors combined to create a drink that tasted like a peach cobbler. A truly unique item for this booth and one that’s worth a try as the alcoholic version with the blueberry vodka. We’re unsure how the drink would work without the blueberry.

Location of The Honey Bee-stro at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

The Honey Bee-stro is located on the western edge of Showcase Plaza, near Refreshment Port. It is #24 on the map below.

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If you’re like us and in need of Spike merchandise, the festival is running from March 3rd to July 5th, so you’ll have plenty of time to hit the park and get your own!

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