Morocco I feel is a place in World Showcase that unfortunately many just walk straight past without stopping by in favor of some of the more popular Food and Wine choices nearby. That’s too bad because they always offer up a solid list of snack items like: Kefta Pocket, Hummus Fries and Chocolate Baklava. Let’s check it all out in my Morocco Review for the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival….
Morocco has an absolutely beautiful marketplace in the Morocco pavilion, between Japan and Belgium:
I just love those colors, especially the blue!
All the food items are the same as last year, the only difference is a $1 price hike on the Kefta Pocket. That’s a big jump for one year…
- Kefta Pocket: Seasoned Ground Beef in a Pita Pocket (KA) ($6.00)
- Hummus Fries with Cucumber, Tomato, Onions and Tzatziki Sauce (V) ($5.00)
- Chocolate Baklava: Rolled Phyllo Dough with Toasted Almonds and Dark Chocolate Sauce ($4.00)
- Casa Pale Lager ($4.00)
- Kasbah Prestige Red Wine ($5.00)
- Mimosa Royale: Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice topped with Orange Liqueur ($8.00)
- Red Organic Sangria ($6.00)
Kefta Pocket ($6.00):
Speaking of that Kefta Pocket here it is. This has always been one of my most underrated snacks at Food and Wine. It’s essentially a well-seasoned meatball inside a pita pocket. There is also cabbage and lettuce in there and an oil and vinegar type dressing. I really love the Kefta Pocket, the meatball is tender and flavorful and it’s fun to eat in its pita. The only thing now though is that it’s pushing the limits with that $1 price hike. Let’s hope it doesn’t go too much higher anytime soon.
Hummus Fries with Cucumber, Tomato, Onions and Tzatziki Sauce ($5.00):
Wow, these Hummus Fries are amazing! They dropped the “Spicy” from the name from last year, which is good since they aren’t really spicy at all. They have a distinct hummus flavor, so if you are a big fan like we are you’ll love them. Crispy outside and soft inside. It also feels really healthy with the tzatziki sauce and fresh cucumbers and tomatoes on top.
I know it’s getting old, but I have to say it again here though. How many hummus fries do you see in the picture above from this year?
Now look at the one from last year:
Did they think that no one would notice the yet again 25% reduction in size? Getting tired of this…
Chocolate Baklava ($4.00):
On to the Baklava a very underrated dessert imo. It’s phyllo dough wrapped around fig, nuts and honey and drizzled with more honey and dark chocolate. We love it because it’s just sweet enough to satisfy your sweet tooth, but not so much that you don’t want to eat it all. Al the baklava that the Morocco pavilion makes are exceptional, and this is no different. Very good dessert option and something a little different than what you might usually get.
Mimosa Royale ($8.00):
Grabbing a drink here is also necessary given the great view of Spaceship Earth across the lake. A nice one to try is the Mimosa Royale. It’s sparkling wine topped off with orange juice and orange liqueur. It was a little light on the alcohol, but very refreshing and hit the spot just right. I liked the orange flavor a lot but it doesn’t quite reach the level of some of the mimosas over in the Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar, but still a good option for something of the kind on this side of World Showcase.
Booth Summary and Grade:
Morocco remains underrated and a great stop for some unique eats along World Showcase, but we’re upset with the big price hikes and quantity reductions which seems to be the trend at Food and Wine in general. We love the Kefta Pocket and Hummus Fries are both excellent to eat, but the price/quantity ratio has shrunk significantly. Thank goodness the Chocolate Baklava is still incredible and a good value. Stop if you want something different just beware of the cost.
If you have to get just one thing: Chocolate Baklava
Overall Grade - 7.5/10
Overall Grade - 7.5/10
I want you to be able to have the best info on the Festival so you have a great time and don’t waste your time! Take a look at all of my 2018 Epcot Food and Wine articles including:
- 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Info Guide
- Complete Index of the Food and Wine Menus
- 11 MUST-TRY NEW items at 2018 Food and Wine Festival
- Top 10 Overall Snacks at Food and Wine
- Top Food and Wine Booths
I want to know what you think about the Morocco Review at the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival…
- Which is your favorite item?
- Which do you still want to try?
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