The team at ThrillsTasteTravels loves Halloween Horror Nights season. Well, at least most of us do. Of course, the entire team loves food. What did we think were the top five Halloween Horror Nights food items this year?
We have created this top five list, so readers will know the best food to purchase before Halloween Horror Nights Orlando 2023 ends. To help, we ranked the list, starting with our fifth best all the way to the star of Halloween Horror Nights food this year in Orlando.
Peanut Blooder Burger- $13.49
A burger sounds like a basic theme park food option. However, the Peanut Blooder Burger fails to be ordinary. Guests can find this burger at the bar in Battery Park. The Peanut Blooder Burger consists of a smash burger with peanut sauce, raspberry jelly, cheddar cheese, shaved onions, jalapeno bacon, and cherry peppers on a vampire bun.
The overall flavor of this burger ranks high. However, we feel that some guests averse to spice should avoid this item. Also, the portion size could be better. Yet, we recommend this option for your Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) dining based on the flavor quality.
Sour Apple Pie Funnel Fries- $9.99
Guests find this sweet treat at the food trailer themed to Dr. Oddfellow’s carnival. This food trailer sits near the Universal Music Plaza Stage at Universal Studios Florida.
Our favorite Halloween Horror Nights sweet treat resembles a food item from last year’s Halloween Horror Nights, the Petrified Rat Tails. That previous item combined savory and sweet, which some guests enjoyed. Of course, others disliked it.
Still, the Sour Apple Pie Funnel Fries deserve consideration for sweet and sour fans. This HHN food includes sour sugar-seasoned funnel fries with apple pie filling, sour apple ice cream, and streusel.
We found the funnel fries pair nicely with the toppings. The concept of sour apple may be unappealing to some. We think most people will enjoy these topped funnel fries. The mix of ingredients works nicely to create a unique, spooky sweet treat.
Left Behind Ravioli- $9.99
In the Sting Alley area of Universal Studios Florida, a popular “The Last of Us” themed food and beverage area serves the Left Behind Ravioli. Guests receive mini cheese ravioli with marinara, truffle cream, garlic bread, and tempura fried enoki mushrooms within a FEDRA ration can.
Guests get to keep the can as a souvenir. Since we know the normal upcharge for this type of themed can souvenir is about five dollars, this makes a good value for “The Last of Us” fans,
The puffy cheese-filled ravioli pairs well with the marinara sauce. The truffle cream enhances the other components nicely. Though this item looks very simple using standard ingredients, the overall flavor creates a positive experience for guests.
Cordyceps Corndog- $11.49
Another “The Last of Us” themed food item appears in our top five list. The twisted tater booth in the Gramercy Park area continues the “The Last of Us” theme. Last year, Halloween Horror Nights sold a Korean Corn Dog. For this year, the Universal team enhanced that creation.
The Cordyceps Corndog, inspired by “The Last of Us,” sold at this booth includes a Korean cheese dog with crispy potato sticks, truffle cream sauce, and daikon sprouts. As scary as this might sound, this corn dog creation builds on the framework of the Korean Corn Dog from the Chucky food booth last year.
In our opinion, the truffle cream enhanced this year’s version pleasantly. The toppings boost this HHN food item as well. If you enjoy cheese and hot dogs, the Cordyceps Corndog might end up being your favorite this year at Halloween Horror Nights. Still, our list features another Halloween Horror Nights food item at number one.
Cheddar Jalapeno Hellfire Club- $13.99
This “Stranger Things” inspired menu item can be found at the Stellar Bar food and beverage booth near Universal Music Plaza Stage. This club sandwich’s menu description reads, “Shaved pork shoulder with crispy potato sticks, spicy mayo, pineapple chutney on Jalapeno cheddar bread.”
The Cheddar Jalapeno Hellfire Club makes a hearty meal. We have tried this several times. Each time, the flavors merged sharply. For those opposed to spice, the jalapeno pieces within the bread should not overwhelm you. In fact, we failed to notice that spice component one time we ordered this HHN food item,
We had concerns going into the event about the pineapple chutney. Still, it works well with this sandwich. Of course, “Stranger Things” fans understand the need for pineapple. In fact, over at the Surfer Boy Pizza locations at HHN, you can order pineapple on pizza like Argyle suggests in season four of “Stranger Things.”
That concludes our Top Five Halloween Horror Nights food list. When you visit HHN, let us know what you liked and disliked regarding food at the event. As always, eat like you mean it!
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