Zuri’s Sweets Shops Now Open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

If you're looking for a place to satisfy your sweet tooth when you're visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom you can now stop by Zuri's Sweets Shop in the Harambe Market. You'll find candies, cupcakes, popcorn, and even the now infamous "poop candy." And everything is inspired by the flavors of Africa.

Find sweet and savory treats at Zuri's Sweets ShopFind sweet and savory treats at Zuri's Sweets Shop

Zuri's Sweets Shop is home to 80 food items including assorted bulk trail mix, chocolate bars with unique flavors, animal-shaped sugar cookies, elephant- and monkey-shaped caramel apples, and more. Traditional Disney confectionery items including Mickey-shaped cookies and fudge are also sold.

And because it's the Animal Kingdom, the bulk item bags aren't the "traditional" Goofy's Candy Company bags but are instead paper bags.

A variety of bagged sweets and popcorn at Zuri'sA variety of bagged sweets and popcorn at Zuri's

If savory items are more your style you'll also find an assortment of African-spiced popcorn, bulk nuts, and other not-so-sweet treats. Zuri's also has a small corner of the store dedicated to an African wine display, which was carried over from the Mombasa Market.

But let's talk about the now famous 'Match the Species' candy that everyone has been talking about since opening day at Zuri's.

Yes, we're talking about the poop candy. *UPDATE* The Poop Candy at Zuri's has been sold out and Disney says there is no plan to bring it back.

This candy was created by the culinary team who worked closely with the animal team to come up with chocolate candies that look just like animal poop.

Match the Species candy at Zuri'sMatch the Species candy at Zuri's

The "Match the Species" candy currently consists of Cotton Top Tamarin Poop (pretzel pearls coated in chocolate peanut butter fudge with sweet rolled oat flakes); Elephant Poop (chocolate peanut butter fudge with sweet rolled oats and yellow coconut flakes); Giraffe Poop (rolled chocolate fudgy brownie and freshly made caramel); and Hippo Poop (chocolate fudge caramel brownie with peanut butter and rolled oats).

You can read a full review of the poop candy over at the Disney Food Blog.

The thought of eating candy created to look like wild animal poop might make you a bit squeamish, but the word on the street is that it's rather tasty.

'Elephant Poop' candy from Zuri's Sweets Shop'Elephant Poop' candy from Zuri's Sweets Shop

You too can sample the poop candy for just $3.99 per order or one snack credit on the Disney Dining Plan.

Have you had a chance to visit Zuri's Sweets Shop at Disney's Animal Kingdom? We'd love to hear your thoughts on the candy and other offerings in the comments.

Editor's Note: The "Match the Species" candy (the poop candy) is no longer available at Zuri's Sweets Shop. It was reportedly just a "test" product and there's no word yet on when or if it might return.

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

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