Universal Studios Orlando – The Merchandise

I recently traveled to Universal Studios Orlando and tried to eat and drink as much Simpsons related food items as I could physically handle. For the next month I’m dedicating Fridays to reviewing what I ingested. This week’s entry is…The Merchandise!

They were sold out of Bort license plates at Universal Studios Orlando. I repeat, sold out of Bort license plates. This made me sad because I wanted to buy one, but also happy because that is hilariously meta. I believe Universal does stock Bort license plates, but they sell out so quickly that they can’t keep up with demand. Even with out the Bort license plate, I still managed to spend way too much money on a bunch of stuff I didn’t need.

The Merchandise

Yes, I bought a Flaming Moe even though I have previously raged against it. I mostly wanted to see how it tasted compared to the Flaming Moe from a tap – and they basically taste exactly the same minus the smoking effect that comes from the tap version. The ice cube tray needs no explanation, I simply need more ice cubes shaped like Homers head in my life.

Farmer Billy’s Choco-Bacon Bar smelled like bacon bits but didn’t actually taste that much like bacon. I think all of the bacon taste came from the smell, although there were occasional bites that include a bacon “crunch” and I don’t even want to know what animal was responsible for that. This wasn’t unpleasant to eat but it’s also not something I’m going to seek out as a regular dessert option. Then there was the Krusty Klump Bar and I just want to be clear on one thing:

Lisa: How did you get tickets?
Homer: They hid them in every millionth Krusty Klump Bar and Krusty Klump Bar with Almonds.
– Homer Badman (The Simpsons Season 6 – Episode 9)

The regular Krusty Klump Bar includes: milk chocolate, marshmallows, pretzels and potato chips. The other Krusty Klump Bar came with peanuts, NOT almonds. So naturally I bought the regular Krusty Klump Bar on principle alone. I mean, it’s right there in the show Universal Studios! I am left to assume that since peanuts are generally cheaper than almonds a decision was made in the hopes that no one would notice. Well I noticed, just like I noticed the orange Flaming Moe dammit!

The Krusty Klump Bar was pretty tasty, but the flavors of milk chocolate and marshmallows completely overpowered the pretzels and potato chips. I am going to have to remake this at some point both in regular and almond (NOT peanut) flavor.

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