For future reference, Disney replaces for FREE treats that kids drop! You could have gotten a full replacement at no cost. I know this for a fact because my son dropped his treat. His tantrums were so bad that OTHER CHILDREN thought he was out of control.
When I went to purchase a new treat, the vendor immediately replaced it for free and explained the policy to me. That was 2 or 3 years ago, but I assume it’s still a silent policy.
Loved your story — it’s so universal!