Disney World debuts doughnut grilled cheese, has perhaps gone too far

Row of freshly glazed donuts
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Listen: I’ll try a funky food trend. I don’t care. Put an entire chicken tender in my bloody Mary, fine. Give me a milkshake somehow served inside of a slab of cheesecake. I think it’s a little obnoxious, but I don’t have a huge problem with it. I’ve even had a doughnut hamburger, which was pretty damn good. But now Disney World is selling a doughnut grilled cheese—and I hate to say it, but I think I’ve hit my limit.

The new dish (snack? entree? what is it?) is available at Everglazed Donuts in Disney Springs, the Disney-themed shopping/dining district just outside the Orlando resort. It’s pretty much exactly what you’d expect: a standard grilled cheese sandwich encased in glazed doughnuts instead of bread.

Everglazed Donuts already offers a pretty packed slate of elaborate breakfast-adjacent items like cereal milk, ultra-loaded brunch fries, doughnut-topped shakes, and elaborate doughnut-topped shakes. So it makes sense that the doughnut shop would escalate things to this point. You don’t have to like it, but Disney-loving adults do expect a certain level of showmanship—and this sandwich is nothing if not showy. Everglazed posted a video of the sandwich on Facebook earlier this month, writing: “Thought Mom made you a pretty mean grilled cheese sammie growing up? Well, you ain’t seen nothing yet!” It’s certainly gooey, I’ll say that.

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As you might expect, Disney fans have been extremely forthcoming with their thoughts on the doughnut grilled cheese. Some call the creation “amazing” while others think it “sounds yuk.” I can get behind a sweet-savory doughnut situation, but the cheese element just seems off-putting. Even at the happiest place on Earth.

Staff writer @ The Takeout, joke writer elsewhere. Wrangling dogs and pork shoulder in Chicago.

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vulcanbookworm
Vulcanbookworm

Hmm... If it was brie + a smear of raspberry preserves, I could actually imagine this being kinda amazing, in an absurdly decadent way. Like a cheese-meets-jelly Danish, kinda.