Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe

Though I’ve visited the bakery in Epcot’s Norway pavilion on most every trip, it had been years since I myself had had any food there.  So I decided that on this visit that situation should change.

Here are some of the options I had to choose from on this November 2017 visit to Kringla Bakeri…

Berry Cream Puff – Puff Pastry filled with Whipped Cream and Fresh Berries 

These cream puffs always look really good, so it was something I strongly considered but not what I ended up choosing.  Perhaps next time!

 

School Bread – Sweet Roll filled with Custard and dipped in Coconut 

They have me on this one until the “dipped in coconut” part.  I’m not a fan of shredded coconut (or coconut flakes).  I think it’s a texture thing since I like the flavor of coconut…especially in cocktails, like pina coladas!  Lol

Also of note regarding the popular School Bread is that though it was priced at $3.49 in November 2017, it’s now listed on Disney’s online menu at $3.99 (a nearly 15% increase in one year’s time).

 

Anna’s Birthday Cupcake – $5.99

At this time (November 2017) Anna’s Birthday Cupcake Anna’s Birthday Cupcake was a vanilla cupcake with a marshmallow center and was topped with sparkly blue buttercream frosting and white snowflake candy sprinkles.

The current version of Anna’s Birthday Cupcake looks like this though…

Photo credit: Disney Food Blog

And is now all about the chocolate, as it is a chocolate cupcake filled with chocolate mousse and topped with chocolate buttercream frosting and the same white snowflake sprinkles.  Personally I think the older version with its sparkly blue frosting was prettier, but I suppose if you’re a fan of chocolate this new version would be tastier.

However I’d already had my cupcake (the Belle one from the Main Street Bakery) for this trip so I did not choose Anna’s cupcake or the Frozen-themed Mini Cupcakes

For $7.49 you get 4 mini cupcakes, however this was the only bakery treat that I saw which did not qualify as a Disney Dining Plan snack.  Anyway, two of these were chocolate cupcakes, with the troll cupcake (front left) having oreo cream icing and the other one (back right) with pink strawberry frosting.  Then the melting Olaf and blue snowflake swirl icing cupcakes were both vanilla. None of these had filling.

Though I’ve had the Rice Cream (Rice Pudding topped with Strawberry Sauce) before (years ago) and enjoyed it, I didn’t choose it or the No Sugar Added Trifle either.  Again I see they’ve increased the price of the Rice Cream, with it being $3.49 then (Nov. 2017) and is now listed on their online menu as $3.79.

Moving on to these Muffins

If I were here at breakfast time, I would consider getting a muffin but it was late afternoon so I passed on these.  Of note though, the muffins were $3.29 then and now are $3.49, so another price increase.

Though I would consider getting a muffin if I were ever close to Norway in the morning, I would likely get this instead…

The Cinnamon Loaf here is huge and looks very good!  Also, though I didn’t get a better photo of it, they had Yogurt Parfaits (topped with lots of granola) in the display case next to the cinnamon loaf.

Next there was something that I don’t recall seeing here before…

If you aren’t familiar with this Norwegian treat, Kransekake are cookies that are flavored with almond paste and hand-decorated with white icing.  They are usually served at Christmas time and also at weddings, where they typically are presented in a giant stack, which they also had here at Kringla…

…complete with a Mickey ears topper!  This was another treat that I strongly considered but didn’t end up choosing, as was this always tempting pastry…

Troll Horn – Cloudberry Jam with Whipped Cream in a Crispy Pastry Sugar-coated Shell

Also caught in the above photo is another Norwegian treat, Lefse (Soft Flatbread rolled with Cinnamon, Sugar and Butter).  At $2.99, I think the Lefse is one of the cheapest (if not the cheapest) options at Kringla Bakeri.

I am definitely going to try Kringla’s Troll Horn sometime, as I love crème horns, but it’s not what I chose this time.

However, after our dinner together in Italy that night, we stopped at Kringla as we made our way out of the park so that Hunter could get his favorite Kringla pastry…

…and it sure looked delicious!

So what did I get?

Well, you may have noticed that there was a popular Kringla snack missing…

That’s because I was saving it for last, since what I chose was a…

Sweet Raisin Pretzel glazed with Icing and topped with Toasted Slivered Almonds

I found a table in the covered seating area just outside of the bakery and took photos of my purchase.  But before I’d taken a bite I was distracted by the presence of these guys…

I took some photos of the Vikings as they interacted with guests at nearby tables…

But then all of a sudden one of them snuck up on me and stole my pretzel…

But apparently he wasn’t a fan of pretzels and soon he  gave it back.

As for me, I liked it but not enough to have it again.  The texture surprised me a little, as it was not pretzel-like but instead more like a chewy bagel.  So while I’m glad I gave this a try, on my next visit to Kringla Bakeri I’ll be trying something else.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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