Foodie Friday: Character Lollipops

Happy Foodie Friday folks! Today we’re going to talk about a sweet treat that can’t help but put a smile on your face, no matter what age you are. It’s a classic candy that’s all the sweeter at the most magical place on earth! Ladies and gentlemen, please tip your hats to the definitive WDW confection…

Character Lollipops

Lollipops seem simple enough, but they’re just another way that Disney “plusses” a type of candy that is readily available. I don’t know if their recipes are filled with Disney magic, or if it’s just that Mickey-shaped candy tastes better, but the over the top lollipop displays at WDW make these little beauties hard to resist!

Giant swirl lollipops! Photo by Judd Helms.

Giant swirl lollipops! Photo by Judd Helms.

Let’s start with a look at the iconic circular swirl lollipops. Single lollies are available from 3-4” diameters all the way up to versions that must measure close to a foot across! And mini versions are available in 3 packs. Wrapped in cello with Mickey, Minnie, Stitch, Princesses, and other beloved characters they are available in lots of different flavors like tutti frutti, strawberry, grape, green apple, and more!

Rainbow “unicorn” style lollies ranging from small to large sizes are available too – these ones are great to pack and take home as they are a little less delicate in your luggage!

Unicorn lollipops all lined up! Photo by Laurie Sapp.

Unicorn lollipops all lined up! Photo by Laurie Sapp.

“Bouquets” of 4-5 Mickey-shaped lollipops are available year-round, grouped in bundles with orange, watermelon, grape, cherry, and raspberry flavors. Seasonal bouquets of orange/purple (Halloween) and red/green (Christmas) are available too, and sometimes you can find Pooh shaped bouquets too! These are the perfect serving size to keep the kiddos busy while waiting for a parade.

Seasonal Mickey lollipop bouquets at Halloween! Photo by Laurie Sapp.

Seasonal Mickey lollipop bouquets at Halloween! Photo by Laurie Sapp.

 

My personal favorite lollipops have been slowly disappearing. In the 90’s you could find small, flat Mickey-shaped lollies from Goofy’s Candy Co. in cherry, grape, orange for 25 cents. Now, only cherry is available and you have to buy them in a family pack – I always have one of these in my luggage on the way home!

You can find lollipops in candy stores across property at Disney Springs and in the parks. Hotel gift shops always have them on hand, and most gift shops of any type usually have a small rack dedicated to these popular candies!

What’s your favorite lollipop at WDW? Tell me in the comments below!

 

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