The three best things you should eat at Universal Orlando Resort this week (September 18, 2022)
Since I arrived at Universal Orlando for Halloween Horror Nights 2022, I suspect these “Top 3” articles will often focus on Halloween Horror Nights food now. This week, I’ll be going with two classics and a variation of the bakery case at Universal Orlando.
This week, we’ll start at the TODAY cafe for a Halloween version of a must-have here. The bakery case here often features a “Pop Tart” of some type. For the Halloween Horror Nights season, this pattern continues. Customers can purchase the “Hallow’s Eve Caramel Apple Pop Tart”. This bakery item features apple and dulce de leche in a coffin-shaped pop pie. Frosting includes sanding sugar and orange glaze. Overall, the flavor of this makes it a good choice.
Now for the standard Halloween Horror Nights food options. I’ll start with “Twisted Taters”. Yes, these darken Universal Studios Florida during Mardi Gras and Halloween Horror Nights. This year, they come in three varieties. You can buy the standard thinly sliced and skewered spiral fried ribbon potato. The seasoning for these ranges from your choice of seasoning salt, garlic parmesan, sour cream and chives, and even ghost pepper. Of course, you can upgrade to “Fiery Twisted Taters”. They involve the same spiral fried ribbon potato but with a cottage cheese sauce. Plus, they’re sprinkled with Flaming Hot Cheetos® and Ghost Pepper Seasoning. The third and scariest variety comes spiralized around a hot dog and smothered with chili and roasted red pepper queso. More importantly, these can sometimes be purchased during the day and always during Halloween Horror Nights events.
Whether I like it or not, the “Pizza Fries” conversation needs to emerge on Halloween Horror Nights. This year, Universal Orlando even created a themed shirt mentioning those covered fries. Customers can purchase the “Classic Pizza Fries” which includes “fries topped with marinara sauce, melted cheese, pepperoni and sausage.” Additionally, this year customers can also get a vegan version. If you are interested, you can also buy “Sweet Potato S’mores Fries”. These involve sweet potato fries and top them with marshmallows, graham crackers and white chocolate chips. I was told they were available during the day, but I have yet to see them sold out during the day in the past week. They can be purchased during Halloween Horror Nights.
I doubt I can even eat all these creations in one evening. Of course, I believe pizza tots beat pizza fries any day of the week. They offered pizza fries on the RIP tour I did recently and they were good but still not as good as the pizzas, sorry. Whatever your preference, Universal Orlando has plenty of solid food items to choose from for your vacation. As always, eat your way!
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