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‘The Fruit Awakens’: Frieda’s Offers Star Wars-Themed Produce Suggestions For Party Platters

Darth Kiwano
Darth Kiwano

If you’ve seen the new Star Wars movie, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” or if you plan to, do you have the perfectly-themed snacks to celebrate? That’s what Frieda’s Specialty Produce wants to know, and the Los Alamitos, California-based company is offering its recommendations. All that’s required is a trip down the produce aisle.

1. Starfruit

Obvious choice, isn’t it? Slice Starfruit crosswise and serve fresh, make starfruit upside down cake, or play up the Dark Side and the Light by dipping the slices in dark and white chocolate.

2. Kiwano

This horned melon is the golden cousin of Darth Maul. Relations or not, the Kiwano is alien-looking enough to serve up at your party. Slice and serve Kiwano with a sprinkle of sea salt or a squeeze of Meyer Lemon. And of course, the Kiwano’s electric green pulp also makes great Mos Eisley-esque cocktails.

3. Icicle Radish

Recreate the Wampa cave scene with these spicy, pure white radishes. Nestle your Hoth Luke action figure or a mini Lightsaber on the platter, and serve with a snowy white dip or whipped butter.

4. Black Garlic and Elephant Garlic

Which side will you choose: the Dark with umami-tastic Black Garlic Spread or the Light with sweet Roasted Elephant Garlic? Split the platter down the middle with crostini or crackers and let your guests choose their own tasty side of the Force.

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Kristen Cloud

A former newspaper editor and publisher, she once enjoyed leisurely perusing the grocery store aisles but, since having a baby in 2016, she is now an enthusiastic click-and-collect shopper.

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  • I’m pretty sure you can spot Kiwano fruit in Episode 7, in a bowl sitting on a table in the cantina. You can see them in several shots. May be a good way to get the kiddies to eat them.

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