As the 2023 Epcot Food and Wine Festival kicks off its multi-month run, many of the new food offerings have people excited for that first taste. One item, the Brew-Wing Lab pickle milkshake, has both pickle lovers and flavor enthusiasts ready to take that first sip. It is set to become one of the most talked about treats of the popular Disney food festival.
Every year, the Epcot Food and Wine Festival is a must visit Disney Parks event. While this year’s festival features new Global Marketplaces and returning favorites, there is often a special location or a few new menu items that have people talking, snapping photos, and sharing that experience with everyone.
For the 2023 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, the Brew-Wing Lab at the Odyssey has been taken over by Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his loyal assistant Beaker. Since the two scientists appreciate that a well-balanced recipe is both science and art, the menu is both familiar and creative. While the chicken wing offerings might be an experiment in capsaicin tolerance, it is the pickle milkshake that has people talking.
The Brew-Wing Lab pickle milkshake is a sweet, tangy sip. While the vibrant green hue and souvenir cup had everyone taking notice, it is the flavor that deserves the bigger conversation. People should not assume that this offering is a pickle shot combined with vanilla milkshake. It is more nuanced than that concept.
To be clear, the pickle flavor is not hidden. Although not a pungent dill note, briny pickle hits first during that sip. As it fades, the flavor turns more sweet, almost vanilla like. More importantly, it leads the drinker back to take another sip to fully understand, appreciate, and figure out the whole flavor combination.
While the whipped topping with dill and coriander seeds offers a bright aroma upon first sip, this frozen dessert is all about the experience and having fun with food. It might be an experiment from The Muppets but it meant to evoke that childlike wonder that playing with your food represents. No flavors are off the table. Everything should be tried once. Life is too short to say no to a food or flavor experience.
And, for anyone who orders those Unnecessarily Spicy, Yet Extremely Tasty Scotch Bonnet Pepper-Curry Wings, the Pickle Milkshake will help tame the flavor flames. Remember dairy can help lessen the spicy notes.
The Brew-Wing Lab Pickle Milkshake is available during the 2023 Epcot Food and Wine Festival. The food festival is included with theme park entrance and individual menu prices vary. Disney theme park reservations are required.
The 2023 Epcot Food and Wine Festival runs through November 18, 2023. In addition to the various marketplaces, the event has a wide array of special merchandise as well as the Eat to the Beat Concert Series which is available on select nights.