Many new menu items debuted at Disney’s Animal Kingdom yesterday, October 11, including two new offerings at Flame Tree Barbecue. We were there to try and review both of them.
Flame Tree Barbecue
Impossible Burnt Ends – $12.29
served with French fries and a vinegar-based crunchy slaw
Out of all the new Impossible-based food items new at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, this one from Flame Tree Barbecue disappointed us the most.
These “burnt ends” in no way resembled the real thing, and instead come off as a meat alternative that you can’t quite place, tasting like a mix between beef and a Sloppy Joe. They’re also covered in a glaze that is almost like a teriyaki sauce, but without the sweetness.
The fries are standard theme park shoestring fries, and ours desperately needed some salt.
While it’s not a terrible option by any means, if you go in expecting burnt ends, you’re going to be disappointed.
French Fries with Pulled Pork and Cheese – $8.49
French fries topped with pulled pork and cheddar sauce
The French fries here are the same shoestring fries you’d find anywhere on Disney property, topped with a good amount of moist pulled pork.
The dish has an apparent sweetness thanks to the barbecue sauce, and the cheddar cheese tastes like movie theater nacho cheese.
If you’re looking to chow down and take a nap after, this is definitely the snack for you. We’d recommend sharing it with family or friends, because it will leave you feeling heavy and full.
Check out our other reviews of the new items available at Disney’s Animal Kingdom:
- REVIEW: DOLE Whip Pineapple-Orange Soda Float and Pineapple Hard Cider Float at Tamu Tamu Refreshments
- REVIEW: Pandora — The World of Avatar Frosted Cinnamon Roll at Pongu Pongu
- REVIEW: New Egg and Bacon Croissant Sandwich and Breakfast Totchos at Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery
- REVIEW: Harambe Market Debuts 7 New Dishes Including Impossible Kofta, Rice Bowls, Cheesecake, and More
- REVIEW: Stuffed Pancake Sandwich at Drinkwallah
- REVIEW: New Impossible Gatsby and Harissa Chicken Wrap at Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery
- REVIEW: Plant-based Italian Sausage and Antipasto Salad at Pizzafari