Our first day in Orlando, we went to Universal's Islands of Adventure, mostly because we wanted to go to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It was awesome!
There are only a few food items that are truly Harry Potter sold at the Wizarding World. First is Butterbeer. Butterbeer is pretty much cream soda with butterscotch foam on top. It's super sweet and it seems like people are split pretty evenly between those who think its delicious and those who think it's much too sweet to drink.
Next, pumpkin juice. And pumpkin juice was really tasty! It's a combination of apricot, apple, and pumpkin juice with a few other ingredients. Between my husband and I, it was gone within a few minutes. Yum.
And the trip wouldn't be complete without a chocolate frog! I only bought one though and am going to use it as a gift, so no ideas here as to the taste. Now that I am back, I think maybe I should have bought one for myself!
The next day, we headed over to Downtown Disney to browse through the shops. And I found these:
The only thing we bought at Downtown Disney was from Ghirardelli. And it was perfect timing because it started to pour right when we sat down under the umbrella to enjoy our goodies. I got a white chocolate mocha and my husband got a chocolate milk shake. Honestly, I wanted coffee AND a milkshake so I had my husband order the milkshake so I wouldn't look like a complete pig. I hadn't had a Ghirardelli milkshake since I was in San Francisco when I was 15 or 16 and OH MY GOSH..... sooo good. If you have never had one, Google your nearest Ghirardelli location and drive there right now. Seriously. It will change your life.
|Look, even our table at Taco City had a picture of a shuttle launch on it!|
Overall, our trip was super fun! We had a blast at Universal, were thrilled to be at Kennedy Space Center, and enjoyed finding other adventures to go on while in Florida. It was a pretty big bummer that the shuttle didn't actually launch, but I am hoping to either make it the launch at the end of the month or to the next, and last, launch in February. In the meantime, it's time to get back into my kitchen!