Ready for your Universal Orlando Snacks challenge?
Have you ever heard of a “lady who lunches?” We need to start recognizing those ladies who snack, in my personal opinion!
So many people talk and gush about the snacks at Walt Disney World, but I feel it’s high time that Universal starts getting some love when it comes to their snacks.
All throughout their resort, there are sweet, savory, tangy and delicious snacks that deserve…
… I mean demand the public’s attention!
Not only do the Universal Orlando snacks deliver, but ALL of these that I mention are affordable at just under $10!
You simply cannot deny that at this point you are intrigued by the prospect.
Today, I ask you to be open minded and read on as I share Universal Orlando snacks that I believe you simply HAVE to try!
Please keep in mind that the prices are constantly changing and I’ll do my best to keep them up-to-date.
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1. Moose & Goose Juice ($6)
Located in Seuss landing is Moose Juice, Goose Juice, serving up refreshing Seuss inspired drinks that the author himself would love to try!
For $6, you can quench your sweet tooth and thirst from the blazing Florida heat with either one of these flavors.
The Moose is an orange-tangerine flavored frozen slushy while its sister, the Goose is sour green apple flavored.
They are simply delightful and whimsical treats that you have to try!
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2. Butterbeer (All Under $10)
Obviously, this was going to be on the list. But mainly because there are so many different variations of the snack that one can try!
But before I get into that, let’s discuss what it actually is.
Famous for being a popular favorite in the Harry Potter books and films, this beverage has a very sweet butterscotch taste to it.
Sadly, it does have dairy and is not vegan friendly. But it is gluten free!
Recently, it was made possible that the dairy whipped topping can be removed from the drink so those with dairy issues can enjoy too.
There are five different variations of Butterbeer available in Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade:
- Hot Butterbeer- $8.49
- Butterbeer Potted Cream – $5.99
- Cold Butterbeer- $8.49
- Butterbeer Fudge- $4.95
- Frozen Butterbeer- $8.49
- Butterbeer Ice Cream- $5.99
Best advice if you plan to try cold, hot or frozen butterbeer is to get it early as you can because lines get insane.
3. Voodoo Doughnuts ($1.65 – $9.95)
The chain started in the Portland, Oregon circa 2013 quickly expanding to 15 locations across six states. It was praised for selling vegan doughnuts.
It officially hit the map when it was featured on Man v Food, No Reservations and Doughnut Paradise.
Each location has its own specialty doughnuts with over 100 variations across the stores. They sell old fashioned cake, plain, Devil’s food, fritters along with raised, bars and shell types.
The one doughnut everyone has to try, and its signature is the Voodoo Doll.
It is a raised yeast doughnut filled with raspberry jelly topped with chocolate frosting complete with a pretzel stake making it the most delicious sacrifice.
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4. The Big Pink ($9.99)
Located in the heart of Springfield, home of America’s favorite family, the Simpsons, is a famous treat.
Fans of the show know Homer’s famous phrase, “MMMMMMM…..Donuts” and know that he has a soft spot for pink donuts.
Those who have dreamed of trying the donut that makes homer go wild, you will have your chance here.
Enter Lard Lad Donuts next to Bumblebee Man’s Taco Truck, although you can’t miss it without seeing the Lard Lad statue. Here you will find the mother of doughnuts, The Big Pink.
The Big Pink is literally as big as one’s face with a diameter of 8″.
Besides the size, it’s a standard strawberry frosted doughnut with sprinkles atop. A treat worth trying at least once!
5. Brookie ($3.79)
You know how the dole whip is majorly synonymous with Disney Parks? This is what the Brookie is to Universal Orlando Resort.
If you aren’t familiar, a Brookie is a chocolate chip cookie baked inside of a warm, gooey chocolate brownie.
You can find it at various locations throughout the resort. But if you want to bump up the experience, head on over to Toothsome and try the Brookie sundae.
6. Green Eggs and Ham Tots ($9.99)/Buffalo Chicken Tots ($10.99)
While you are in Seuss landing enjoying your moose/goose juice, you should stroll on over to the Green Eggs and Ham Cafe! Have you ever wanted to try the famous dish from the classic Seuss book?
They don’t have the dish technically here, but they serve in in a different form. Tater tots!
The crazy part is that while the green eggs and ham tots are the signature, I am going to urge you fine reader to try another item.
The most popular item on the menu is the Buffalo Chicken Tater tots, consisting of crispy chicken tenders, gooey mozzarella cheese topped with ranch and buffalo sauce over tater tots.
It just makes the mark on the list at $10.99 but it’s great because it doesn’t get soggy, and it isn’t too spicy.
Since the café reopened, visitors have simply adored the tots and even the desserts! Most are under $10 too so be sure to try it out.
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7. The Flaming Moe ($8.99)
Returning to Springfield, I realize that eating the Big Pink would require a drink that would quench you thirst.
Step right up to the most popular local spot in Springfield, Moe’s Tavern!
At Moe’s, you can try out a Duff beer, exclusive to Universal, and chill with another famous local, Barney, and snap some pics.
While you can try the Duff beer, you really want to give the Flaming Moe a shot!
The Flaming Moe is a bubbly citrus flavored drink which has become the signature specialty of Springfield.
It comes in a souvenir cup that you can take home and is served to you “flaming.” The best part is that anyone can try it as it’s non-alcoholic and affordable at $8.99.
8. Strawberry Hazelnut Crepe ($9.99)/Lemon Blueberry Crepe ($9.99)
This next spot I feel that not many people besides locals really take a chance on as its fairly new as of 2 years ago, not to mention it’s a bit hard to miss.
Located in the Hollywood section of Universal Studios is Central Park Crepes.
This quick service spot offers guests sweet and savory crepes at reasonable prices! There are even vegetarian and vegan options.
It is right by Mel’s drive-in and let me absolutely tell you the most refreshing crepe to try. The Lemon Blueberry Crepe is perfect seasonal option for a sunny day in Florida.
If you’re looking for a go-to year-round option, you can’t go wrong with the Strawberry Hazelnut Crepe.
At an affordable $9.99, for the crepes, you can experience a scrumptious crepe filled with blueberries, lemon curd, lemon mascarpone, lemon pound cake and powdered sugar. Its light, refreshing an amazingly sweet treat!
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9. Waturi Fusion Ice Cream ($5.99)
Instagrammers, this next one is for you!
While you are cooling off or getting some sun at Volcano Bay, head into wave village to get the prettiest and delicious ice cream cone you might ever set your eyes on!
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As you can see, The Waturi Fusion Ice Cream cone is combines four different flavors stacked in a waffle cone in an aesthetically pleasing manner, perfect for those IG photos.
Combined are Orange, Blue Raspberry, Banana and Strawberry, although you can get the flavors individually as well as classic flavors such as chocolate and vanilla.
If you still want to try tropical flavors, they offer pineapple, coconut and mango.
You can find the Waturi Fusion Ice Cream at Koka Poroka Ice Cream Kona stand and can have it served in a cup for $5.49, in a waffle cone for $6.49 and add toppings for $0.79 each.
Just don’t forget to get that pic for the gram before you dive in. after all, the camera eats first!
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10. Pizza Fries ($10.99)
Last but certainly not least, the most coveted of Universal Orlando snacks, Pizza fries.
They are mainly coveted due to the fact that they are only available during Halloween Horror Nights.
The event offers many amazing food offerings, but it’s something about pizza fries that hits different.
It consists of pepperoni and sausage combined with the perfection that mozzarella and parmesan cheese mixed with marinara sauce all piled on crinkle cut fries.
I wouldn’t call it a snack but more so an experience and a must do, especially by Halloween Horror Nights frequent visitors.
My Final Thoughts on Universal Orlando Snacks Under $10
It has been a pleasure sharing just a few of the fun and unique Universal Orlando Snacks!
From Universal Studios to Islands of Adventure to Volcano Bay and CityWalk, there is literally an affordable and delicious snack for everyone to try.
I always say you don’t have to break the bank for a good bite to eat and Universal proves that right time and time again.
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Until next time, Happy Hopping Hipsters!
About the Author
About the Author
Victoria is a professional solo traveler here to make your solo trips as stress free AND enjoyable as possible for you.
She has over 5 years of Disney and Non-Disney travel experience and was featured by POPSUGAR as one of the Top 50 Black Disney Creators you should follow.
She is a Proud Native to Baltimore, Md but always will call Disney World home. You can find her at Disney Tea with V.
(Original Article Date: September 3, 2022/Updated by Editor on June 27, 2023)