Category Archives: Food

The Force Awakens then has a bowl of cereal

I have been scouring the cereal aisles of local shops for too long, pushing my way past bland boxes of Frozen cereal, and yesterday something glorious happened. I came across these.IMG_20160330_181810

Yes, it seems that after waiting for what seemed an eternity, Kellogs has finally jumped on the “The Force Awakens” bandwagon.  And how!  Just look at that glorious box art! IMG_5057

Ad check out the cereal itself!  The box promises “intergalactic stars and moons” and that is exactly what we get. A glorious bowl full of them.  I don’t know if they are truly intergalactic or not, but stars and crescent moons is exactly what this cereal is shaped like.

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But how does it taste?  Well…  exactly like Choco’s.chocos-e3-de-500-f

Yep, it seems Kellogs has simply replaced the bear with BB-8 and Kylo and reshaped the flakes.  They’re not bad at all.  It’s just…  they’re Choco’s.  Plain and simple.  A taste I’ve been familiar with since I was 10.  I would’ve liked a new cereal altogether, Kellogs.  You know, something that lives up to the “intergalactic” moniker you branded it with.  Not just plain and simple (yet delicious) earth-Choco’s.

My other gripe is purely a collecting issue.  While previous tie-ins with Star Wars got us great goodies, this one doesn’t.  I recall the small character busts for episode 1.  The refractor cards for episode 2. Sticker dispensers, crystals, mugs, bowls…  All of them great.  For Episode 7 we get nothing.  Unless you count the cutout doorhanger on the back of BB-8… A crying shame.

Jan

A very Star Warsy easter

Welcome to another (late) installment of Tusken Tuesdays. Today I’ll discuss something my lovely wife bought me…

Star Wars Easter eggs!

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Found in a store for the ridiculously low price of 98 cents. That’s 0.49 per egg! Each egg contains sweets and a toy! It’s a steal!

Or is it?

Let’s start with the sweets.

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They look appetizing, don’t they?  Small and round, and brightly colored. But looks can be deceiving.  These thing are just tiny goblets of pure sugar, the only other flavor coming from the colorants. Not as yummy as they look, and they only last a millisecond before dissolving in saliva.

On to the toys then.

Both eggs contained a mini sticker sheet featuring different characters. I have a soft spot for stickers, so I like this a lot.

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Also included were a spinner thingamajig and some spinning pencil top. Basically two pieces of cheap plastic with a Star Wars sticker slapped on.

So did I get great stuff with these eggs?

No.

But I did get my 98 cents worth of plastic and got 2 sheets of awesome ministickers to boot.  I call that a win!

Jan

A very Star Wars advent

Wahey! It’s December! Finally! It’s the season to be jolly and, coincidentally, also the last few days to count down to Star Wars The Force Awakens!  And what better way to do both things at the same then an advent calendar?  I give you: the Star Wars advent calendar:

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Ain’t it neat? 25 little doors, waiting to be opened!

Behind each little door, a chocolate Star Wars character awaits.

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They’re very well sculpted, and the chocolate is actually quite tasty!

I’ll have gained a pound by the premiere, and another pound just in time for Christmas.  Here’s to Star Wars themed holidays! (Now pass me the blue Rancor-egg nog, please.)

Jan

Star Wars Multi-Cereal cookies

Cookies!

Yes, today’s Tusken Tuesday will again be food-related.  I love eating, it’s in my genes, I’m sorry!

Garrtogg the Gamorrean decides wether to steal my cookie or not.

Garrtogg the Gamorrean decides wether to steal my cookie or not.

Actually, I’m not sorry.  ‘cause once you try these cookies, you’ll know what I’m talking about.  They’re so delicious…  And carry pretty Star Wars graphics to boot!  Chocolate and Star Wars: it’s everything my digestive tract has been asking for!

Anakin and 4-LOM demonstrate how a cookie crumbles.

Anakin and 4-LOM demonstrate how a cookie crumbles.

I mean look at them!  There X-wings and TIE’s on them!  And they taste really good!  I cannot stress my excitement enough!  Have some extra exclamation marks to see how excited I am: !!!!!!!

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Star Wars cookies: the best Star Wars food on this blog to date!

(note to self: no more writing posts while high on sugar.)

Jan

Tusken Tuesdays: Pop Secret

Greetings. And welcome in the second installment of Tusken Tuesday. Which is coincidentally food-themed again. I would like to point out I’m not a glutton. Just passionate about Star Wars.

On to today’s item: a big bag of popcorn.

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Look! It has a pretty picture of Yoda on the front!

At this point, I’m just going to admit I do not like popcorn. Stuff tastes as bland as Styrofoam. And those hard, teeth-shattering kernels! And yet, when I’m faced with a popcorn-eating friend/spouse at the movies, I can’t not steal from their bag. Ulgh. The only thing I enjoy is the buttery frosting, which this bag fortunately has. Thank the Force!

Bag opened carefully and sugary Styrofoam kernels transferred to a bowl, I settled in the couch with a movie. And then it happened. These things do not taste as sugary as advertised at all! They’re salty!

Extremely, very salty. Me no likey.

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A quick search online confirmed that a salted variant also exists, featuring Boba Fett on its bag. So was I a victim of a factory mistake? Was there some dastardly Sith deliberately mixing up flavours in the factory? Guess we’ll never know.

Verdict: I still don’t like popcorn. Even less so now. But I’ve got an awesome package to add to the collection. That’s my silver lining, right there.

Jan

Star Wars Galaxy Mix

I love sweets.  And I love Star Wars.  So it was a no-brainer when I came across these:

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They’re sweet!  And Star Wars themed!  Win-Win!  Or not?
Read on in the first installment of Tusken Tuesday.

A long time ago, I found a packet of jellybeans in the local supermarket.  I simply loved the quirky flavours, and I adored the sense of danger instilled by eating a handful.  Would I get a delicious flavor or a downright nasty one?  (Anyone who’s tasted pinca colada beans knows what I’m talking about…)

Those thrills all came back when I carefully opened this package.  The smells!  The colors!  As a special addition, these Star Wars branded beans are even sparkly!  If I’ve ever seen magic beans, these are them!

Judging by looks alone, they get an A+.  Look at Darth Vader, lurking on that package.  Almost begging us to taste his dark side treats.  Challenge accepted mr. Dark Lord of the Sith, sir!  Let’s dig in!

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Flavor 1: Sparkling Blueberry
Very sweet. I bet my tongue is actually dyed blue now…

Flavour 2: Sparkling green apple
Sweet, with a hint of 10 tons of added sugar.  Sugary.

Flavour 3: Sparkling wild blackberry
Ulgh!  Wow, things took a turn for the worst quickly!  Licorice, with a supersweet sugary aftertaste.

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Flavour 4: Sparkling grape soda
Yegods!  I actually gagged!  If hell had a taste, this would be it.  A strong aftertaste of housepaint.   I hope the color additives will wash of my teeth…

Flavour 5: Sparkling sour apple
I don’t even know, I can still taste number four!  Quick, someone get me some water, anything!

Flavour 6: Sparkling berry blue
The sugar rush just gave me a headache and my tongue is coated with a thick honey-like substance. Talking and swallowing gets harder every time I try.

In hindsight: tasting these was a mistake.  I should’ve known better than to take candy from a Sith Lord. Someone hand me a pint of gasoline. I need to cleanse my palate.

Jan

Tusken Tuesdays!

1125_star_wars-prevI am a huge Star Wars nerd.  That fact alone already makes it strange I have yet to write anything about the phenomenon (Yes, I am calling it a phenomenon.  Because it is.  And because I really wanted to use the word phenomenon for once.  It’s such an underappreciated word.  I mean, can you recall the last time you said, let alone typed out phenomenon?  Exactly.)

So starting next week, I’m declaring tuesday to be Tusken Tuesday on this site.  Yes, every tuesday  I will go out and try to find something for the collection and report my findings here.

It’ll be fun, I promise!

Jan

Disclaimer: author cannot be held responsible for tardiness, and as such, Tusken Tuesdays could alternatively be called Watto Wednesdays, Threepio Thursdays, Fierfek Fridays, Sith Saturdays, Sebulba Sundays or even Mon Mothma Mondays.

I am the keymaster

There I was, walking in the store, doing some shopping.  Loading my little trolley with things I like.  Generally minding my own business, when out of nowhere this can of soda comes rolling up to me.

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“Are you a god?” it asked.

I didn’t answer.  I just picked it up and paid for it at checkout.

It’ll look great when I use it as an enemy in my Ghostbuster roleplaying campaigns…

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