“MAY THE 4TH” BE WITH YOU!! We’re celebrating Star Wars Day by taking a look back at some of our favorite Star Wars-themed FOOD items from the days before Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened in Disneyland and Walt Disney World!
Galaxy’s Edge has given guests on both coasts the chance to immerse themselves in all things Star Wars like never before — and that even applies to the land’s food and drink! We can raise a glass at Oga’s Cantina, sip on Blue or Green Milk, or dine on “Ronto meat.” But today we’re having a little extra fun for “May the 4th” and going through some photos of Star Wars food from the past, and thought you might like to check them out with us.
Because “a long time ago,” before Star Wars-themed food in the Disney parks looked like this…
… some of it looked like THIS!
Though we’re showcasing ten items (or categories of items) today, please note that these are in no particular order as far as the sheer amount of Star Wars joy they have given to Disney food fans over the years.
And with that, here we go! Or maybe we should say… “Punch It, Chewie!”
Star Wars Character Cupcakes
Long before it was Walt Disney’s World’s home to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Hollywood Studios was well known for being home to some incredible cupcakes!
And Quick Service locations all over the park like Backlot Express and our beloved (though now closed) Starring Rolls have served up several cupcake tributes to Star Wars characters over the years! Characters representing both sides of the Force have been represented, from the Dark Side…
… and the Light!
Anyone remember Star Wars Weekends in 2014, when you could pick these guys up at ACKBAR SNACK BAR??
Say it with me…
“IT’S A TRAP!!”
Anyhoo, speaking of sides, guests in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World have been given the chance to choose their side by choosing their CHURRO!
Is it a Red or Blue Lightsaber Churro for you?
Jedi Mickey Star Wars Dine
Okay, this doesn’t fall under the category of “food item,” per se, but how can we not share some of these moments from the limited-time Jedi Mickey Star Wars Dine at Hollywood and Vine, also from Star Wars Weekends 2014?!
Selections making up the Hollywood and Vine buffet received a temporary Star Wars makeover. While most of these options were themed in name only, the desserts stole the Star Wars show (taking second place, of course, to our Disney pals dressed in Star Wars costumes)!
One of the first times we got to try a Blue Milk item, for example, was Aunt Beru’s Blue Milk Ice Cream among the dessert options at Hollywood and Vine for the occasion.
Of course, that’s just one example…
Blue Milk Shake
Bantha Blue Milk French Toast
Now THAT’S quite a way to start the day!
The Dark Fried
The Dark Fried presented a classic dish — chicken and waffles — with a Star Wars twist!
The chicken came in the form of those classic and tasty Chicken Breast Nuggets you’ll find all over Disney World, complete with some Darth Vader-themed waffles!
This dish made its debut when Backlot Express turned into the Rebel Hangar: A Star Wars Lounge Experience during Star Wars Weekends 2015, and a version was also available at Backlot Express prior to the opening of Galaxy’s Edge.
Star Wars Novelty Items
True, these next items aren’t technically “food,” but the novelty items over the years have certainly earned their place in Star Wars snacking lore.
From glow cubes, to Character Steins, to Popcorn Buckets, the Force is STRONG with novelty Star Wars items.
And they aren’t all retired! The BB-8 Sipper still has a home in Hollywood Studios, as do more recent finds like the Millennium Falcon Popcorn Bucket, which made its debut in Disneyland!
First Order Burger
The First Order Burger, which was available at Galactic Grill in Disneyland, was known for its unique black bun. (A Royal Guard Burger with the same bun was also, for a time, available at Backlot Express in Hollywood Studios).
And even though it was themed in name only, we also got a kick out of placing an order for a Cheese-3PO at Galactic Grill!
I wish all cheeseburgers were called Cheese-3POs, now that I think about it.
Chips and Sith
I don’t know if anything, from a pure presentation perspective, can ever quite top Chips and Sith, which was also a limited-time item at the Rebel Hangar.
What you’re looking at — and what’s LOOKING BACK AT YOU — is a chickpea and lemon hummus topped with a roasted red pepper coulis which provided the base of the face and black sesame dust creating Darth Maul’s signature tattoos.
Radish-ringed eyes and Bugle snack horns completed the Sith… I mean, the dish!
Genius. (By the way, who’s watching the final episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Disney+ today??)
Though we’ve been taking a look back, we also want to give a nod to a more recent Star Wars-themed snack on the scene that is found outside of Galaxy’s Edge.
And that’s because the Wookie Oatmeal Cookie Sandwich that recently arrived (in line with the film release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker) at Backlot Express in Hollywood Studios is awesome! You can read more about it here.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this look back at these Star Wars eats and treats! And we hope you are also excited about all the Star Wars food fun we can look forward to when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is open once again in Hollywood Studios and Disneyland!
Remember… “The Force will be with you. Always.” We hope you have a fun Star Wars Day!! Thanks for spending some of it with us!
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What’s your favorite Disney Star Wars snack? Please let us know with a comment!