The Top Five Salty Snacks at Walt Disney World

If given the choice between a sugary sweet treat or a salty snack, I'm more likely to choose sweet over salty on any given day. However, when I'm at the Walt Disney World Resort there are several salty snacks that are on my must-eat list.

What is your favorite salty snack at Disney World?What is your favorite salty snack at Disney World?

Disney World is home to so many delicious treats so it can be difficult to choose just a few. But this list features some iconic Disney snacks and there is one surprising salty and sweet snack that might not be on everyone's list.

5. Nachos or Chips and Queso: When you're visiting Epcot's Mexico pavilion and you're craving something salty to go with a cool margarita I have two suggestions: order nachos from La Cantina de San Angel (the pavilion's quick service spot) or head inside the pyramid and order the Trio Combo from La Cava del Tequila. The trio features tortilla chips, guacamole, and queso and it is delicious. As much as I love the nachos at La Cantina, it is a HUGE portion and really needs to be shared with at least one other person. The Trio Combo at La Cava is more suitable to snacking while sipping on an avocado margarita.

Chips and guac and queso? Yes, please!Chips and guac and queso? Yes, please!

4. French Fries: You can find fries at just about every quick service spot in Walt Disney World. Most of us enjoy them as a side dish with a burger or hot dog, but they also make a great salty snack when you need something to hold you over until dinner. Of course, I preferred my fries with liquid cheese but Disney has seen fit to rob us of liquid gold for our fries. Not that I'm bitter or anything. ;-)

French fries are a go-to salty snack!French fries are a go-to salty snack!

3. Pretzels: Whether you're noshing on a Mickey-shaped pretzel (with a cup of cheese sauce!) or enjoy a giant pretzel in Epcot's Germany pavilion with a nice glass of beer, this is one of the best salty snacks at Disney! Pretzels are portable which makes them great for eating and walking (you burn off the calories as you eat, right?). And if you get one with a lot of salt, well that makes it even better!

If you're craving a Disney pretzel now, you can make the Germany pretzels at home thanks to this recipe from our friends at the Disney Food Blog.

Mickey pretzels (with cheese) are delish!Mickey pretzels (with cheese) are delish!

2. Chocolate Covered Sea Salt Caramel: What?!? How did chocolate covered caramel end up on a salty snacks list? Because sea salt. I'm willing to go out on a limb and say that the combination of caramel, chocolate, and sea salt is pure bliss. The only thing better is chocolate and peanut butter, but that's a different post. This sweet and salty treat from Karamell-Kuche in Epcot's Germany pavilion is a must-eat snack EVERY time I'm at Epcot. It's the perfect combination of sweet and salty and the crunchy sea salt is a good shock to your taste buds. Trust me on this: if you love sweet and salty combos, you must try this treat.

Must. Eat. This. Snack.Must. Eat. This. Snack.

1. Popcorn: Of course popcorn is going to be at the top of my favorite salty snacks list. I love Disney World popcorn (yes, even after they changed to Pop Secret last year). I'm always tempted to buy a box of it as soon as I walk into the Magic Kingdom, thanks in part to the location of that popcorn cart as soon as you walk in (on the left side). But I usually wait and buy it back in Adventureland. Popcorn is the perfect salty snack and you can enjoy it as you stroll through the parks or wait for the parade or find some shade and people watch.

You gotta eat the popcorn!You gotta eat the popcorn!

What is your favorite salty snack at Walt Disney World? Let us know in the comments.

Many thanks to the Disney Food Blog for use of their photos.

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