When: November 15, 2017, 11:55 AM
Verdict? Not recommended
I’ve just popped off the Matterhorn, and am in the mood for a snack. Nothing too big or too heavy, mind — something small, tasty, delightful.
I stroll over to Edelweiss Snacks to see what they’ve got.
My last visit to Edelweiss was super-disappointing. I ordered Corn on the Cob and wound up underwhelmed. The Edelweiss menu is pretty small — just three items — so today, I’ve got two remaining options.
I go with the Chimichanga.
The Friendly Cast Member hands me a large, foil-wrapped cylinder through the window. I take it, stroll down the old motorboat dock, and find a table.
Once unwrapped, I see that the chimichanga is about 8” long and thoroughly deep-fried. The exterior crust seems incredibly solid. It’s got heft. I have a brief moment of “how the heck am I supposed to eat this?”.
I find cutlery (and some side packets of salsa), and get to work.
I’m sorry to say that this is pretty bad. The crust is flavorless – just fried dough. And once you get past the first few bites of the, you get to a center of refried beans. This has a a little spice, but is still super bland. Which means you’re chewing this not-very-spicy bean paste, layered with bland, deep-fried crust. And temperature-wise, this is warm, not hot, which makes it feel even more mediocre.
I try adding some salsa. It’s ineffective. (Sigh.)
It’s hard to see who this dish is for. It’s too bland (and strange) for kids; adults, on the other hand, would likely find it as boring as I do. At any rate: skip it.