As a local, you really have to be careful not to over-indulge on your favorite treats when you go out to a park. It’s easier to justify the calorie splurge when you are on a vacation and you know you will go back to your normal eating patterns once you’re home. I have to be a lot more selective about my indulgences now. By far, the hardest place to walk by and tell myself, “No, not this visit, maybe next time!” is Karamell-Küche in Epcot’s Germany pavilion.
I have had a love affair with caramel ever since I was a little kid, always opting for caramel apples or candy bars like Caramello when it was time to pick out a treat. When the Karamell-Küche opened last year, I knew it would be the place for me. While there are a lot of flashy treats, like huge caramel apples and cupcakes piled high with frosting and caramel drizzles, my favorite here by far are the square caramels covered in either milk or dark chocolate and then sprinkled with sea salt on top. They are the perfect blend of sweet and salty, and the salt also brings out the flavor of the caramel even more.
If caramel is also your treat of choice, you should absolutely make Karamell-Küche a not-miss on your next WDW travel plan. You can’t miss it, as it is located right at the front of the Germany pavilion. (Or you could just follow your nose to the source of the amazing caramel smell.)
Click through on the picture accompanying this article to see descriptions of the treats available inside the case, their prices (as of August 2011) and notations on each item indicating if it is or is not available for a DDP snack credit.