One of the most popular Disney Springs food locations is new to town, but even months after opening continues to boast multiple hour wait times for Guests. Gideon’s Bakehouse is a local Orlando bakery that recently expanded their company into Disney Springs after their partnership with The Polite Pig had Guests waiting for their cookies to arrive daily.
Now, Gideon’s Bakehouse has a virtual queue that has caused Guests to, at times, willingly wait over eight hours for to take home a box of their delicious and over-the-top cookies. The reason for these long waits is that Gideon’s does not offer delivery or shipping — their cookies are baked fresh from scratch, their packaging is not FDA approved, and Gideon’s does not want to provide anything less than fresh to their customers.
That being said, resellers have been hitting the market, even though they are not allowed to do so, and Gideon’s took to Facebook to let them know that what they are doing is wrong. Gideon’s Bakehouse noted:
A few things of note that I’d like to put out there:????????: I’m grateful beyond measure that people from all over the world ask so regularly about shipping, but most of you here know we don’t ship desserts. Why? Gideon’s is a legit local bakery making everything by hand from scratch. We have a hardworking staff and a 4,000 square foot production kitchen that barely meets the relentless demand of two little Orlando locations. A national audience would crush us. Additionally, quality is more important to me than extra sales, and our desserts aren’t fond of shipping. They are free from added preservatives and not nearly as good shipped as they are fresh. You deserve our best.?????????: A growing weekly problem has been “personal shopping” services advertising my cookies for sale, shipped to your home. This is an issue because A) see above and our product is not packaged to meet FDA regulations for shipping. Most resellers are super cool and pull their listing on websites and Facebook groups once they realize they’re violating our preorder user agreement. Some, however, are less than honest with both you and me. Please avoid these services. A MASSIVE thank you to everyone that has our back and alerts me to these posts. ????????: When chocolate starts to turn white, that is called blooming. It’s purely cosmetic and safe to eat but not super pretty. To minimize this, please avoid exposing the cookies to varying temperatures. This is especially important if you want to keep your Gideon’s desserts in tip-top shape on hot and humid Florida days, aka most of the year. ???????? ??????’? ?? ?????? ???????: With restrictions lifting, we’re getting even busier. Be sure to check the Disney Springs part of our website for a continually updated “Things to Know” section to help you plan your visit!That’s it for now! Thanks for “listening.” xoxo
If you want to visit Gideon’s, the only way you will be able to do so is in one of their Orlando locations, or you can take a look at this copy-cat recipe we have written about to try and make a similar tasking cookie in your own home!
Have you ever had a Gideon’s Bakehouse cookie? What are your thoughts?