The School Bread experience at Epcot’s Norway Pavilion

The School Bread experience at Epcot’s Norway Pavilion

As we all know Walt Disney World is filled with little surprises and hidden treats. Perhaps one of the best examples of this is a secret I just discovered at Epcot’s Norway Pavilion: School Bread!

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The School Bread experience at Epcot's Norway Pavilion.

The School Bread experience at Epcot’s Norway Pavilion.

This is by no means a secret to many Disney fans. The wonders of Norway’s School Bread is well known to many. It just seems that somehow it has alluded me for many years. So what’s so great about this little treat?

First off, it is served at Kringla Bakeri og Kafe, a charming quick-service restaurant that feels about as authentic as you are going to get at World Showcase. (Indeed, the entire Norway Pavilion feels very genuine — see my review of the whole area with an HD video of Maelstrom!)

The School Bread experience at Epcot's Norway Pavilion: Kringla Bakeri og Kafe.

Kringla Bakeri og Kafe.

Second, and perhaps more importantly, this little slice of heaven is absolutely delicious! Stuffed with vanilla custard, surrounded by a light sweet pastry, and sprinkled with coconut, it is magnificent from first sight to last lick of your spoon. Adding to the delight is the fact that the custard is chilled, making School Bread the perfect compliment to a hot Epcot afternoon.

The School Bread experience at Epcot's Norway Pavilion: Delicious vanilla custard, cool on the tougue and yummy in the belly.

Delicious vanilla custard, cool on the tougue and yummy in the belly.

I wonder if you are thinking now what I was thinking when I first tried School Bread: What exactly is so Norwegian about a pastry topped with coconut? I thought, this really can’t be all the Norwegian–it must just be a fun treat they sell. So I went back inside the bakery and asked. The cast member informed me that School Bread is “the most Norwegian item” they sell. She couldn’t explain its history, but she assured me that she ate it all the time growing up in Norway.

When I got home I did a quick search on the Internet, and that did not reveal any origin story either. If anyone knows the story behind School Bread and Norway, please let me know by leaving a comment below!

Not up for the School Bread avalanche of custard goodness? Kringla also has several other items to choose from, including what seems to be their second most popular choice: the waffles.

The School Bread experience at Epcot's Norway Pavilion: Look toward the back for the waffles.

Look toward the back for the waffles.

Needless to say, I highly recommend that you stop by this delicatessen next time you are making your way around World Showcase, even if you are just doing so to drink around the world.


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Official website: http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/…norway-pavilion/


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6 comments
debi dame
debi dame

We ordered the school bread last Sunday.  Uh, they've changed the flour or recipe used in the "bread" part.  Before it was like a puff pastry similar to the one used in cream puffs.  This time whole wheat flour had been used, tough, very dense and dry.  Also, there was little filling in the pastry.  I'd sure like to know why the change.  Probably to make they "healthier", but in this case, it doesn't work.  Next time I'll ask the person behind the counter for a preview or sample before I spend the money, because the price has also gone up.

iamdollie
iamdollie

I've been to Epcot sooooooo many times but we've never eaten in Norway.  However, School Bread reminds me of the German cream puffs served at Schmidt's in German Village in Columbus, Ohio.  Ooooooo, so good, so it looks like the next time we're in Epcot  I know what I'LL be getting!!  Thanks for sharing.

FunLifeOrlando
FunLifeOrlando

Thanks for sharing! I've never tried the School Bread, and now I have something delicious to look forward to on my next visit!

OrlandoInformer
OrlandoInformer

There's a bunch of great stuff in that little counter-service restaurant. Even if you don't want sweets, it is definitely worth stopping in.

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