I often travel to theme parks for the snacks. Sure rides are fun, but I take snacking seriously, and Hersheypark has some of the best snacks around. Hersheypark and Chocolate World often have delicious seasonal snacks that come and go, but these are the best Hersheypark snacks that I have to eat (and drink) every time I visit Hershey, PA!
5 Best Hersheypark Snacks
There are A LOT of Hersheypark snacks that could have made this list. I attempt to try one or two new snacks every trip, but I keep coming back to the same ones, because they’re just so good. Even if you’re not a chocolate fan, there’s plenty for you to eat! And if you are a chocolate fan, welcome to the Sweetest Place on Earth.
I do lean towards peanut butter when given the option, so just be aware of my bias.
Chickie’s & Pete’s Crabfries
The best Chickie’s & Pete’s stand is over by the Boardwalk in Hersheypark. I didn’t discover these until way too late. All those Hershey trips and no crabfries? It’s a travesty.
If you don’t like Old Bay seasoning, then you probably won’t like these, but if you do, well get your money out. The cheese sauce it comes with is divine, so don’t forget to dip them!
The cheesesteaks aren’t bad either, so this is a nice savory place when you’re not quite feeling sweet.
The giant milkshake craze is sometimes ridiculous, but often delicious. I’ve tried a few of the King Shakes at Simply Chocolate, and I like the ones with the chocolate shake base the best. Take a look at the descriptions and see which most appeals to you. These are definitely shareable. The menu sometimes changes, but right now, the Reese’s King Size Shake is my fave. If you don’t like peanut butter, then skip it.
Oola Bowls are a great option when you’re looking for more of a healthier eat at Hersheypark. Treats and french fries are delicious, but your body also needs some fruit! They offer Acai bowls and sorbet bowls which are refreshing as well in the heat.
Create your own or choose one of their creations like the Pro Bowl!
Funnel Cakes at Founder’s Way
What’s better than fried dough with toppings? The funnel cakes at Founder’s Way are delicious. I have a soft spot for funnel cakes at theme parks, so then when you add ice cream, fruit, candy, whipped cream, etc, I’m in heaven.
The one downside is that the ice cream makes the bottom soggy, so it’s not quite as good at the end as it is at the beginning. So if you’re more of a funnel cake purist, then go for fruit. Reese’s Cupfusion Fundae is a funnel cake base topped with chocolate and peanut butter ice cream, Reeses Pieces, and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. It’s peanut butter heaven!
Peanut Butter Blossom at Chocolate World
Ok, so I’m making you walk a little bit for this one, but it’s worth it. I’ve been eating the Peanut Butter Blossom at Hershey’s Chocolate World for years. Sometimes if we’d ever drive by Hershey on a road trip, I’d make the family stop at Chocolate World for one of these cookies.
It’s a soft peanut butter cookie with a Reeses Peanut Butter cup in the center. It’s even better with a cup of milk. I’ll buy extras to eat the next day at home. If you’re a peanut butter fan, definitely try this.
Hershey’s Chocolate World is steps away from the entrance to Hersheypark and you can find this at the bakery or in the food court.
Honorable Mentions for Hersheypark Snacks
If my favorites didn’t make your list, these honorable mentions for best Hersheypark snacks are worth a try.
- Cinnamon Bread at Chocolatetown Treats – kind of like Monkey Bread and delicious. Even better with icing.
- Hand Rolled Pretzels at Pretzel House – if you like carbs, then try these hand-rolled pretzels. Parmesan and Cinnamon for me, please.
- Kettle Corn in Founder’s Way or on the Boardwalk – if you like Kettle Corn, this one won’t disappoint.
- Ferris Wheel Sampler at The Chocolatier – Hershey’s Chocolate Barbecue Chicken Wings, Crispy Mozzarella, Classic Chicken Tenders, Cheesy Corn Dip, and Soft Pretzel Dippers!