I've been going to Universal Orlando for over 15 years, and its snack options keep getting better.
I love collecting Chocolate Frog cards from the shops in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Volcano Bay water park has a totally Instagram-worthy ice-cream cone that's great for a hot day.
Chocolate Frogs are a sweet treat inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
One of my favorite sweets to get is a Chocolate Frog ($13) from Diagon Alley or Hogsmeade in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
The frogs themselves are basic milk or dark chocolate, but just like in the movies, they each come with trading cards.
There are over 15 different cards to collect. On a recent visit, I got Salazar Slytherin, which I was very excited about since my "Harry Potter" house is Slytherin.
I love grabbing a Butterbeer while walking around the parks.
Butterbeer is also a must-get while visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It comes frozen, chilled, or hot, all of which cost $7.99.
I've had all three in the past, but I prefer to get it cold in the summer and hot in the fall and winter.
The drink tastes like butterscotch and shortbread cookies, with a sweet, sticky foam on top that leaves a mustache while you drink it.
I love getting this while I explore the "Harry Potter"-themed areas and ride the Hogwarts Express from Diagon Alley to Hogsmeade.
For something more substantial, jacket potatoes are a savory snack worth sitting down for.
Just outside of the mock King's Cross Station near the lagoon at Universal Studios is a small kiosk selling jacket potatoes, otherwise known as baked potatoes in the US.
There are a few options for toppings, like baked beans and cheese or shepherd's pie.
I always go with the loaded jacket potato ($9.79), which is topped with a mound of bacon, cheese, and sour cream and garnished with a few pieces of green onion.
The savory snack is a bit messy, so I take it to a bench near the lagoon or close to the Knight Bus so I can enjoy the park's ambiance before venturing to the next ride on my list.
Hot afternoons at the park call for a stop at Florean Fortescue's Ice-Cream Parlour.
Most days at Universal Orlando are warm year-round, making ice cream a refreshing snack that doubles as something to cool you down.
My favorite place to grab the treat is Florean Fortescue's Ice-Cream Parlour in Diagon Alley. The small shop has soft serve, regular ice cream, and sundaes.
When I feel like something soft and creamy, Butterbeer ice cream in a waffle cone ($5.99) is the way to go. The golden swirls look so decadent wrapped around the creamy base.
The ice cream melts quickly in the Florida sun, so I always grab a few extra napkins and try to act fast so I don't completely make a sticky mess.
Bao buns are a highlight at Universal's Aventura Hotel.
After a long day in the parks, I like to head up to Bar 17 Bistro, the rooftop bar and restaurant at Universal's Aventura Hotel.
The view is incredible — you can see everything from downtown Orlando to Disney World.
With my drink, I love to get the three bao buns ($18), which come with a choice of Mongolian beef, roasted mushroom and veggies, or pork belly. I chose two Mongolian beef and one pork belly.
The beef was flavorful and I loved how soft the actual bun was. Asian pear added a slight crunch and sweetness that brought the dish to life.
The pork belly was nicely cooked and most of the fat had rendered out of the piece I had, leaving it super crispy. The spicy aioli added a kick to each bite, but the cucumber cooled my mouth down quickly.
There's nothing better than a plate of Totchos at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen.
In the middle of the afternoon, when a snacky lunch sounds better than a big meal, I like to head to Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen at Universal's CityWalk just outside the parks to get a plate of Totchos ($10.95).
The dish starts with a crispy plate of deep-fried tots smothered in green chili, crispy pork belly, and spicy andouille-sausage queso.
The flavors all work well together without overwhelming each other.
Volcano Bay has a colorful, Instagram-worthy ice-cream cone.
The regular theme parks are a lot of fun, but it's also worth checking out Volcano Bay, Universal's water park.
It serves plenty of yummy dishes, like coconut-crusted fried chicken and incredible tacos, but I always get the Waturi Fusion ice-cream cone ($6.49) from Koka Poroka Ice Cream Kona.
Each color on the rainbow swirl is a different flavor: banana, blue raspberry, orange, and strawberry. The ice cream is sweet but not overly so.
I love taking my ice cream back to my beach chair and watching the waves hit the shore near the park's iconic volcano.
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