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    Howdy Pards,

    Well, the Ebenezer Scrooge in me has a tendency to have a little sticker shock at the cost of some of these treats. I suppose that's the only sad thing about it...that uneasy feeling that someone is doing their absolute best to rip you off...rather than provide a wonderful holiday treat in celebration of the season.

    $10 for a single candy apple? $5.00 for one cookie?

    But, there is no denying that these items truly look good...and, if money were simply not an object...it would be a joy to enjoy them I suppose...

    Perhaps it has always been simply my lot in life to find joy in less expensive things. I remember long ago in the dime stores along the Main Street of my ol' hometown...they had
    a wonderful little plastic reindeer with candy attached...you can still find those reindeer in antique stores and today they will run you three or four dollars...sometimes more...no candy. But back then...back in Christmas Past in my ol' hometown...you could buy one of those little reindeer WITH candy for something like 50 cents or so...

    I've gathered quite a few of those little plastic reindeer in my lifetime...must have close to 50 of 'em now... They bring back warm memories of those years when I was a boy looking forward to the magic of Christmas. To me, it was always the Season rather than the day itself that had so much magic to it...little inexpensive treats...that little white bag of Christmas candy...half a pound I think...for only 50 cents.

    Ah...but those days are long, long gone now. Today they are actually charging TEN DOLLARS for an apple covered in a thin layer of candy. Today they are actually charging
    FIVE DOLLARS for a little Mickey Mouse cookie or a cupcake...

    Oh how I fondly remember Mom's Christmas Cookies...still warm from the oven. I remember putting the frosting on 'em, and little candies... I think the whole project back then...maybe 24 to 36 cookies I suppose... cost us under $5.00. But the memories...all these long years later...are worth millions to me...millions.

    So...just looking at these Disneyland Christmas Treats brings back valuable holiday memories. Sure wish they had a more affordable price tag on them. But, hey, Disneyland treats are only for the rich people to buy these days. The rest of us get to look for free.

    Mom's ol' Christmas Cookie recipe is probably one of my most valuable possessions...

    Oh, how I long for a visit from the Ghost of Christmas Past...

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    Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

    Wild Ol' Dan
    Last edited by penguinsoda; 11-19-2012, 02:43 PM. Reason: Hotlinked image


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    Re: Holidays at DLR: Treat Photos

    Originally posted by Wild Ol' Dan View Post
    $10 for a single candy apple? $5.00 for one cookie?
    I don't know what's sadder, that Disney charges these obscene prices or that their customers gladly pay them.
    "Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because
    it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning,
    together with every variety of recreation and fun,
    designed to appeal to everyone."

    - Walt Disney

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    - Michael Eisner

    "It's very symbiotic."
    - Bob Chapek

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    • #3
      Re: Holidays at DLR: Treat Photos

      Originally posted by Wild Ol' Dan View Post

      $10 for a single candy apple? $5.00 for one cookie?
      Now I am not one to defend the Iger Regime for much of anything but I think there is something that should be mentioned here. I do quite a lot of baking, cooking, & candy making. Material costs in the last 2 to 3 years have gone through the roof. Some items have even gone up more that the Annual Pass. Hard to believe, but true. Just placed an order for some Guittard chocolate & had to shell out $13 per lb. + freight. Two years ago that same pound of chocolate would have been less than $8. Now I'm not saying that Disney uses top end chocolate, they don't. They do use a fairly good grade & all chocolate prices have risen. The same holds true for vanilla, etc.
      The dollar just ain't what it used to be & that's not going to change anytime soon.

      Sorry for the interruption & please proceed with the food porn.
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        Re: Holidays at DLR: Treat Photos

        *sigh*

        Really? Really? A happy holiday thread thats only reason for existence is bring joy and happiness and wonderful pictures of decadent treats for those of us not lucky enough to live close enough or who get there as often to see them ourselves and right out of the gate we start with the negativity over prices? People are nice enough to share PICTURES of yummy stuff and the only thing we can do is bring the rest of us down by bringing up and making a point of the prices? Are they over priced? Of course its Disney but I don't care. I just want some nice pictures of some fun stuff because right now I need some positive happy things and I don't want to see what is suppose to be an upbeat fun thread turn into yet another negative conversation. I am alway the first one to defend everyones right to their opinion because we are a discussion board but.... Really? Its a holiday thread. Its just nice pictures of food.




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        • #5
          Re: Holidays at DLR: Treat Photos

          Howdy gomezaddams,

          Today...this very day...I bought a dozen cookies filled with little chocolate candies at Walmart for $2.

          That works out to about 17 cents each...a little less than that actually.

          But, you go on tryin' to justify that $5.00 cost for a single cookie or cupcake... The very rich will spend that I suppose. I'm not sure, mind you...cause I am not now, nor have I ever been very rich... I do however confess that I like to look at all this rich people stuff...nice pictures of holiday food...and I sometimes dream of what it would be like if everyone could afford and enjoy them...especially at Christmastime. Not just the pictures...the holiday treats themselves...

          Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

          Wild Ol' Dan
          Last edited by Wild Ol' Dan; 11-18-2012, 06:47 PM.


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          • #6
            Re: Holidays at DLR: Treat Photos

            Pretty sure that looking at and enjoying pictures is free. No one on this thread is trying to sell anything. I can't wait to see more photos!! I would love to hear opinions of the treats if anyone tries them. My trip is another three weeks away, but I'll be sure to take pictures of my food to share!!


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            • #7
              Re: Holidays at DLR: Treat Photos

              Originally posted by penguinsoda View Post
              *sigh*

              Really? Really? A happy holiday thread thats only reason for existence is bring joy and happiness and wonderful pictures of decadent treats for those of us not lucky enough to live close enough or who get there as often to see them ourselves and right out of the gate we start with the negativity over prices? People are nice enough to share PICTURES of yummy stuff and the only thing we can do is bring the rest of us down by bringing up and making a point of the prices? Are they over priced? Of course its Disney but I don't care. I just want some nice pictures of some fun stuff because right now I need some positive happy things and I don't want to see what is suppose to be an upbeat fun thread turn into yet another negative conversation. I am alway the first one to defend everyones right to their opinion because we are a discussion board but.... Really? Its a holiday thread. Its just nice pictures of food.
              Originally posted by KellyMcG86 View Post
              Pretty sure that looking at and enjoying pictures is free. No one on this thread is trying to sell anything. I can't wait to see more photos!! I would love to hear opinions of the treats if anyone tries them. My trip is another three weeks away, but I'll be sure to take pictures of my food to share!!

              I was beginning to feel bad for posting them at all but I try to help MC members who have requests and don't get to go to the parks as much as I do and taking a picture of a Holiday Disney Treat was something I could do. I'm just sad now I didn't crop out the stupid prices but, they probably would have ended up being revealed anyway. I think we should restrict this thread to comments on holiday treats and their taste/texture/look etc..., not the prices. There are many other threads on MC that discuss Disney prices on all levels.

              But back on treat topics...I have yet to try any of these treats but I just might do that this weekend. Those cupcakes looked really good...

              Ta Da!

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              • #8
                Re: Holidays at DLR: Treat Photos

                Originally posted by Wild Ol' Dan View Post
                Howdy Pards,

                Well, the Ebenezer Scrooge in me has a tendency to have a little sticker shock at the cost of some of these treats. I suppose that's the only sad thing about it...that uneasy feeling that someone is doing their absolute best to rip you off...rather than provide a wonderful holiday treat in celebration of the season.

                $10 for a single candy apple? $5.00 for one cookie?

                But, there is no denying that these items truly look good...and, if money were simply not an object...it would be a joy to enjoy them I suppose...

                Perhaps it has always been simply my lot in life to find joy in less expensive things. I remember long ago in the dime stores along the Main Street of my ol' hometown...they had
                a wonderful little plastic reindeer with candy attached...you can still find those reindeer in antique stores and today they will run you three or four dollars...sometimes more...no candy. But back then...back in Christmas Past in my ol' hometown...you could buy one of those little reindeer WITH candy for something like 50 cents or so...

                I've gathered quite a few of those little plastic reindeer in my lifetime...must have close to 50 of 'em now... They bring back warm memories of those years when I was a boy looking forward to the magic of Christmas. To me, it was always the Season rather than the day itself that had so much magic to it...little inexpensive treats...that little white bag of Christmas candy...half a pound I think...for only 50 cents.

                Ah...but those days are long, long gone now. Today they are actually charging TEN DOLLARS for an apple covered in a thin layer of candy. Today they are actually charging
                FIVE DOLLARS for a little Mickey Mouse cookie or a cupcake...

                Oh how I fondly remember Mom's Christmas Cookies...still warm from the oven. I remember putting the frosting on 'em, and little candies... I think the whole project back then...maybe 24 to 36 cookies I suppose... cost us under $5.00. But the memories...all these long years later...are worth millions to me...millions.

                So...just looking at these Disneyland Christmas Treats brings back valuable holiday memories. Sure wish they had a more affordable price tag on them. But, hey, Disneyland treats are only for the rich people to buy these days. The rest of us get to look for free.

                Mom's ol' Christmas Cookie recipe is probably one of my most valuable possessions...

                Oh, how I long for a visit from the Ghost of Christmas Past...



                Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

                Wild Ol' Dan
                Originally posted by Wild Ol' Dan View Post
                Howdy gomezaddams,

                Today...this very day...I bought a dozen cookies filled with little chocolate candies at Walmart for $2.

                That works out to about 17 cents each...a little less than that actually.

                But, you go on tryin' to justify that $5.00 cost for a single cookie or cupcake... The very rich will spend that I suppose. I'm not sure, mind you...cause I am not now, nor have I ever been very rich... I do however confess that I like to look at all this rich people stuff...nice pictures of holiday food...and I sometimes dream of what it would be like if everyone could afford and enjoy them...especially at Christmastime. Not just the pictures...the holiday treats themselves...

                Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

                Wild Ol' Dan


                hey all! it's me Sara ( aka Poisonedapples),

                When i decided to make a thread to show holiday treats from DLR i didn't have in mind that we would have such negativity like the two posts above. That's not what i had in mind. I had in mind a nice christmas/holiday themed thread with treat photos ONLY and the occasional explanation of how good the treat was or where the person got it, you know holiday cheer. i don't care if the prices in the photo show, i am sure other people don't, in fact i like seeing the prices. So CLARA, you don't worry about the prices showing, and that goes for everybody else,don't worry nobody cares, they just want to look at the yummy goodness! The photos don't need to be perfect!!

                But this price negativity, seriously, i was shocked to even read it. and what was with the plastic reindeer photo? . It's for pure enjoyment of seeing holiday treats and cheer, and if you want to talk SMACK about Disneyland prices go do it in another thread or go make your own. Peguinsoda already said it and i will also..this is just a thread of nice holiday food or treats. And i really can't believe i am having to write something like this post to you all as i never really speak my mind like this, but it's not about the rich vs. the poor.. nobody is on two levels like that, not here in this thread and maybe not on the boards,we are equal in this thread.And i am sad that i had to even see that written, seriously.

                but anyhow!! i am loving the treat photos as well,there is good ones!! and i have so far loved seeing them.And i am really looking forward to seeing more photos of treats..or as someone said " food porn" ..which is right, that is what it is in a sense ! and i promote food porn!heck my own food blog is all about that!!

                Anyhow!!! awesomeness to you all so far!! I am so glad people are participating! YAY!

                And let's continue with the Holiday Cheer!!!



                Best Regards and Happy Holidays,
                Sara ( poisonedapples)
                Last edited by penguinsoda; 11-19-2012, 02:43 PM. Reason: Removed hotlinked image



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                • #9
                  Re: Holidays at DLR: Treat Photos

                  Originally posted by Poisonedapples View Post
                  hey all! it's me Sara ( aka Poisonedapples),

                  but this price negativity, seriously, i was shocked to even read it. and what was with the plastic reindeer photo? that's not food or treats and if i see another plastic reindeer photo in this thread it will be removed because this thread is not about justifying the cost of a holiday cookie or the cost of a plastic reindeer. It's for pure enjoyment of seeing holiday treats and cheer, and if you want to talk SMACK about Disneyland prices go do it in another thread or go make your own. Peguinsoda already said it and i will also..this is just a thread of nice holiday food or treats. And i really can't believe i am having to write something like this, but it's not about the rich vs. the poor.. nobody is on two levels like that, not here in this thread and maybe not on the boards,we are equal in this thread.And i am sad that i had to even see that written, seriously.




                  Best Regards and Happy Holidays,
                  Sara ( poisonedapples)

                  Wow!!!
                  this thread just took a major turn for the worse.
                  Sorry Sara you are 100% wrong and simply out of line!! I think Dan is entitled to his opinion in regards to Disney treats.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Holidays at DLR: Treat Photos

                    Originally posted by Daboltz View Post
                    Wow!!!
                    this thread just took a major turn for the worse.
                    Sorry Sara you are 100% wrong and simply out of line!! I think Dan is entitled to his opinion in regards to Disney treats.
                    She is not out of line...turning a thread in which the title says "Disneyland Treat Photos" into another thread about why is everything priced so high...that is out of line for the thread subject. As I said in my last post, there are tons of other threads about Disney pricing...go address pricing in those threads.

                    She was the OP and she was addressing it.

                    Like I said before..I think we should bring this thread back to Holiday Treat photos, as it was before. Please.
                    Last edited by clara; 11-19-2012, 10:07 AM.

                    Ta Da!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Holidays at DLR: Treat Photos

                      ..u know what.. i really am sad that this is now a debate on disney pricng. its was suppose to be a happy thread with just food photos of disney treats for the holidays..

                      so i am sorry,this makes me sad and it almost makes me want to have the mods just take down the whole thread. i was not out of line, i was simply making a statement.

                      if the thread continues on with a debate on how disney prices are high and stuff i will ask the mods to take the thread down, it wasn't suppose to be like that. it was just SIMPLY a thread on food/treat photos for everyone to look at.and was happy and cheerful.

                      ---------- Post added 11-19-2012 at 11:17 AM ----------

                      Originally posted by penguinsoda View Post
                      *sigh*

                      Really? Really? A happy holiday thread thats only reason for existence is bring joy and happiness and wonderful pictures of decadent treats for those of us not lucky enough to live close enough or who get there as often to see them ourselves and right out of the gate we start with the negativity over prices? People are nice enough to share PICTURES of yummy stuff and the only thing we can do is bring the rest of us down by bringing up and making a point of the prices? Are they over priced? Of course its Disney but I don't care. I just want some nice pictures of some fun stuff because right now I need some positive happy things and I don't want to see what is suppose to be an upbeat fun thread turn into yet another negative conversation. I am alway the first one to defend everyones right to their opinion because we are a discussion board but.... Really? Its a holiday thread. Its just nice pictures of food.

                      thanks...
                      Last edited by Poisonedapples; 11-19-2012, 10:16 AM.



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                      • #12
                        Re: Holidays at DLR: Treat Photos

                        Howdy Ladies,

                        I did not wish to offend any of you. Frankly I think it is a wonderful idea for a thread that celebrates the beautiful treats available at Christmastime. I will post no more on this thread, and say no more on this thread, other than to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas.

                        Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

                        Wild Ol' Dan


                        I can hear the bronco's neighin', I can hear the cowboys sing,
                        I'd like to be in Texas for the Round-up in the Spring."
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                        • #13
                          Re: Holidays at DLR: Treat Photos

                          Originally posted by Daboltz View Post
                          Wow!!!

                          Sorry Sara you are 100% wrong and simply out of line!!
                          that is your opinion. MY opionion.... you are 100% wrong and out of line. but thats just my .02
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                          • #14
                            Re: Holidays at DLR: Treat Photos

                            Originally posted by Notorious1 View Post
                            that is your opinion. MY opionion.... you are 100% wrong and out of line. but thats just my .02

                            thank you for agreeing with me
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                            • #15
                              Re: DLR Treat Photos: Off Topic posts

                              something tells me he wasn't agreeing with you.. but that's my .02 cents



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                              • #16
                                Re: Holidays at DLR: Treat Photos

                                Originally posted by Daboltz View Post
                                thank you for agreeing with me

                                HA! In no way was i agreeing with you but if thats what you need to tell yourself to feel better, go ahead buddy.
                                Have a nice day!
                                Props to Poisonedapples for the cool sig!

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                                • #17
                                  Re: DLR Treat Photos: Off Topic posts

                                  More treat photos please!

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