Long live corn pottage, the Disney Park Nerds’ favorite Tokyo Disneyland popcorn (so far)! If you don’t know what that phrase means, welcome to the Disney Park Nerds’ Tokyo Disney Resort 101. Both of these parks are among the finest in their class and as a pair, they are without doubt the best theme park destination on Earth.
Milk Tea is one of many intriguing tastes. The Cast Members are amazing, with a team of individuals that seem genuinely concerned in making your visit pleasant. The parks are immaculate, and they appear to be in good hands of people who take pleasure in their work and desire to provide a lovely experience – clean, neat, and well-maintained. The cuisine is fantastic; the food is well prepared and distinctive, and it’s a part of the gastronomic delight of visiting the Tokyo Disney Resort for visitors from the United States (or anywhere else).
A complete list of Tokyo Disneyland POPCORN flavors!
Of all the delightful snacks available, the Tokyo DisneySea and Tokyo Disneyland popcorn are the undisputed highlights.
We Nerds are a fan of popcorn as a general rule and the Disney World and Disneyland popcorn are hit and miss.
Although generally fresh, they lack any originality and, in our undeniably humble opinion are often over-salted and under-buttered…but still good.
Tokyo Disneyland specifically, and Japanese theme parks in general (hello Universal Studios Japan…we’re talking to you!), up the game on the popcorn front.
There are many (MANY!) flavors to choose from, including some seasonal favorites.
The only downfall is finding “traditional” popcorn is a challenge, if not impossible, but it’s a sacrifice we are happy to make.
So let’s recap some of the best (and worst) of what Tokyo DisneySea and Tokyo Disneyland popcorn flavors exist:
1. Salted Popcorn
The first of the Tokyo Disneyland popcorn flavors about as close to US popcorn… just missing the butter!
2. Caramel Popcorn
The caramel popcorn flavor is just as you would expect.
It has a kettle corn vibe we are all so familiar with.
3. Soy Sauce and Butter Popcorn
A mild and savory flavor.
Not too salty and not too buttery.
This is actually a fun popcorn flavor to make at home.
4. Black Pepper Popcorn
The Black Pepper Popcorn is similar to the Salted Popcorn flavor.
It just has a little bit of a kick. But not so noticeable.
In fact, most people say this popcorn tastes exactly like the Salted popcorn flavor.
5. Milk Chocolate Popcorn
The Milk Chocolate popcorn tastes like hot chocolate melted with marshmallows.
While not too sweet, or overly drenched in chocolate.
This popcorn is the perfect ration of chocolate to popcorn.
6. Milk Tea Popcorn
Tastes exactly how it smells.
What adds to the flavor is that the area around the Milk Tee popcorn stand smells like warm milk tea.
7. Strawberry Popcorn
Just walking by the strawberry popcorn stand, you’ll smell how sweet it tastes.
If you’re a fan of SWEET, you’ll enjoy this popcorn.
But it’s not going to be the same flavor of a classic fresh strawberry.
It’s going to be more along the lines of a strawberry candy flavor.
8. Chocolate Popcorn
The Chocolate popcorn is the most rich out of all the popcorn.
Most Disney nerds claim they can only eat just a few handfuls of it.
9. White Chocolate Popcorn
If you’re not a fan of the chocolate popcorn, which can be too sweet for some.
Then give the white chocolate popcorn a try.
10. Garlic Shrimp Popcorn
This popcorn is flavored with a garlic shrimp powder.
Not as fishy or overwhelming you would expect.
It mostly tastes like garlic powder with a small hint of shrimp.
If you’re a fan of shrimp chips, you’ll like this popcorn.
11. Honey Popcorn
The popcorn is interesting, but the theming and the location next to Pooh’s Hunny Hunt make it downright magical.
Delicious and sugary!
12. Orange Marmalade Popcorn
The initial flavor is an intense buttery Caramel, followed by a tangy Orange Marmalade.
13. Coconut Popcorn
It’s creamy thanks to the coconut oil and toasted coconut.
14. Jalapeno and Cheese Popcorn
It tastes like it is made with real jalepenos and is loaded with cheddar flavor with a nice mild kick of jalapenos.
15. BBQ Popcorn
A combination of spices, including smoked paprika, gave the dish an authentic grilled taste. Garlic and onion powder, sugar and salt round it out.
16. Cream Soda Popcorn
One bite of cream soda popcorn and you’ll be asking, “Why aren’t you in my life everyday?”.
This popcorn has an almost vanilla flavor when you bite into it.
17. Chinese Spice Popcorn
If you’re familiar with Chinese Five Spice, you’ll love this popcorn.
18. Cappuccino Popcorn
Similar to the Milk Tea popcorn, out of all the Tokyo Disneyland popcorn flavors this doesn’t stand out very much.
19. Blueberry Popcorn
Blueberry popcorn has started to make an appearance outside of the Popcorn-obsessed Tokyo Disneyland.
You can find a blueberry-almond version in the Avatar area in Disney World.
20. Curry Popcorn
And then…ugh…we can barely talk about it.
There is the one popcorn flavor whose smell will hit you like a brick wall as you explore the parks and meander from one land or port to another.
Just when you thought you were having a good day, the scent goes from “no trace” to “all-consuming” in a matter of steps.
There, we said it.
It feels better to name names. But enough about this. Let’s move on to the good stuff!
Corn Pottage: Our favorite out of all the other Tokyo Disneyland popcorn flavors….
Then, there is the flavor that probably does not sound appealing.
When eating your weight in Tokyo Disneyland popcorn, this is the one whose name does not give an indication of its taste (names like garlic shrimp make it pretty clear what flavor to expect).
The undisputed champion.
The Tokyo Disneyland popcorn flavor often difficult to find is: Corn Pottage!!
The sweet deliciousness is impossible to beat with a hint of saltiness that keeps you coming back for more.
The Nerdlings remember their first time grabbing a handful of this precious snack.
Those two words together bring pure joy and elicit memories of vacations long ago.
So can corn pottage maintain its stature?
Enter The Big Pop specialty popcorn shop
The shop will offer exclusive flavors including the brand new Cookie & Cream and we cannot wait to dive in on our next visit.
We Nerds look forward to delivering the verdict once we get our hands on the new offerings at The Big Pop.
We’re not quite sure how to do a popcorn “tasting” as it’s probably considered (just a guess) impolite to taste, chew, spit, rinse and move on the next flavor.
Perhaps we’ll simply not eat for the day leading to the big unveiling?
In any case, and in typical Disney Park Nerds fashion, we are excited about our next Tokyo Disneyland vacation.
Souvenir Disney Popcorn Buckets
You can find these popcorn buckets at all the Disney Parks. For Disney Nerds who love any of the Tokyo Disneyland popcorn flavors, collecting all the Disney popcorn buckets can easily become an obsession.
Disney popcorn buckets can be limited edition Mickey or Minnie themed buckets, or any of the thousand other characters Disney has up their sleeves.
These collectible popcorn buckets are different based on the seasons, holidays, specific Disney park, or any other special event such as a release of a new movie.
Sometimes Disney parks will surprise everyone with an unannounced release of a new popcorn bucket.
Final thoughts on Tokyo Disneyland Popcorn
There are so many delicious things to eat at Tokyo Disneyland, but their popcorn is definitely one of the highlights. With so many different and unique flavors, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So next time you’re at Tokyo Disneyland, make sure to try out some of their amazing popcorn!