When: March 6, 2016, 3:10 PM
Verdict? Not recommended
Edelweiss Snacks is a quick-service restaurant in Fantasyland, north of the Matterhorn, near the former Motor Boat Cruise dock. Edelweiss is the Disneyland version of California Adventure’s Don Tomas kiosk: a small walk-up that serves Turkey Legs, Corn on the Cob, and Chimichangas.
The Corn on the Cob intrigues me. Unlike, say, Turkey Legs, I don’t generally see people walking around the parks, gnawing on corncobs. So I’m wondering – do people actually order these? (They’d have to, right?)
Corn on the cob might be something of an underground hit. It might be a genius, under-appreciated dish. Clearly, I’ve gotta give it a shot.
Edelweiss sells their corn in two styles: “buttered” or “chili lime.”
Yeah, let’s do that. (My curiosity will be the death of me on this project.)
So the Corn on the Cob comes in a yellow plastic sleeve. The general idea is that you start from the top and gradually roll the sleeve down. This lets you hold the corn without getting it all over your hands.
We grabbed a small table on the former Motor Boat Cruise dock, unrolled the sleeve, and took a bite.
Wow, this is nasty.
There is not one single thing about this that I recommend. At all. The corn itself isn’t that fresh or tasty; in fact, it’s a tad on the mushy side. The “chili lime” flavoring is really just some kind of chili powder that’s been sprinkled over the corn, and has settled in to every nook and cranny of the cob. The chili flavor overpowers everything – there’s no real hint or taste of lime – so the dish just becomes a delivery vehicle for the chili powder.
It’s the trifecta: poor texture, bad flavor, and, at nearly $5, kinda expensive. It’s incredibly hard for me to envision who would enjoy this dish. (No wonder I don’t see people strolling the parks with corn in their hands!)
Not recommended. (And truth be told, I didn’t even finish the thing. Blech!)