Cross an all-natural Western staple with exotic Eastern seasoning and you get Animal Kingdom’s Harambe Grilled Corn on the Cob, the latest entry in our list of the Best $6 Disney Snacks.
To recap the ground rules for our ongoing Best $6 Disney Snacks, we are looking for treats priced around $6—give or take 99 cents—that are easily available from quick-service windows and outdoor vending carts. We’re highlighting uncommon menu items exclusive to just one or two locations (no iconic but ubiquitous standards like pretzels and churros) that are worth going out of your way for when you need a quick nosh or light meal on the go.
Today, our suggested snack is the Grilled Corn on the Cob from Harmabe Fruit Market in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, located right outside the entrance to Kilimanjaro Safaris.
There are several tempting items on the menu, including a special seasonal pretzel shaped like Simba from The Lion King.
But the snack we’re interested in is the grilled corn, which consists of a whole ear of shucked yellow corn that’s been cooked over an open flame. Even better, it comes in a full 71 cents below our target price!
Grilled corn on the cob is a backyard staple across America, but what sets Animal Kingdom’s version apart is the African-inspired curry seasoning that’s liberally sprinkled over the ear before serving.
If you like salty, spicy flavors, you’ll definitely want to keep the provided dish to roll the corn around in and get every last morsel. On the other hand, if you have a delicate palate, you may want to ask for the seasoning to be served on the side, to apply as you choose. Whichever route you take, be sure to request a fresh cob hot off the grill, if there is a pile of pre-prepared corn waiting when you walk up.
Once you’ve got your corn, you can hold it by the aluminum foil-wrapped end while walking to your next destination, or find an empty table at the nearby Harambe Market to sit down and relax.
What do you think of Harambe Fruit Market’s Grilled Corn on the Cob? Let us know in the comments below, and tune in again soon for more of the best $6 Disney snacks from around the theme parks.
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Shaking my head at the reality of paying $5.29 for one single cob of corn. just wow!
OK, that makes sense. The price is because it’s the captive audience dynamic–I just think of the gobs of profit, charging that for an item that costs pennies. I think the farmer should get a little more green, haha, for growing the food. Corn is a great idea, it fills the stomach, like a carb, and also has some protein. Yum!