Disney Menu Secrets Revealed; Vanilla Prices Rising 

Posted: 12:00 am Monday, January 30th, 2017

By Ann Kelly


Disneyland released a list of some secret menu items at different resturants across the theme park, including Galactic Grill (pictured). (HarshLight/ Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Galactic Grill(HarshLight/ Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Heading out to Disneyland soon? The California home of Mickey has ‘fessed up to some of its secret menu items and they look pretty tasty. It was just a matter of taking what they already had and re-imagined their use. Imagineers are good at that in the many kitchens across the park. Take a look at what’s new while I dream of a Mac-n-Cheese bread bowl, along with a little history.




Black Canyon Chili Powder – photo Ann Kelly

Heads up to those of us who love to bake and treasure the taste of real vanilla. When I stopped in at Savory Spice Friday afternoon to stock jup on my favorite spice my friend and owner Paul Bailey told me about a story he was interview for that’s now out on the price of vanilla beans going the way of what we’ve heard about chocolate – way up. You have to read the story by Alli Knothe to get the rest of the details. Stock up now!




(Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Super Bowl Sunday is almost here, and Heinz thinks the day after it should a national holiday. Why? They say a lot of people take the day off anyway so why not? They want to call if “Smunday” and are looking for online signatures and get the issue before Congress. Because they have nothing more to do…hey, it’s worth a shot so to climb on the bandwagon and not have to lie about why you’re not at work next Monday, go for it. Sign up here.




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And there’s this…love those Twinkies, Snowballs and Ho Ho’s? How much more might you love them if they came in ice cream. It’s a joint venture between Nestle and Hostess,with more information on exactly when it might be out soon. But if you follow The Impulse Buyer on Twitter they’ve already found some. Test market? Try Tampa Bay!




If you are what you eat then you might as well eat something good – Ratatouille