The Fruit Awakens: 4 Out-of-This-World Foods for Your Star Wars Party Platter

Frieda’s recommends shoppers find intergalactic snack ideas in the produce aisle

Frieda's Specialty Produce - Darth Maul - Kiwano

LOS ALAMITOS, CA (December 2015) – You have your tickets. You have your plans. But do you have the perfectly themed snacks to celebrate “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with? You don’t have to be the best cook in the universe to serve up intergalactic snacks. Just look in your produce aisle!

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.

KIWANO® HORNED MELON

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.

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.

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.

Enjoy your snacks and see you at the movies!

About Frieda’s Inc.

Frieda’s Specialty Produce celebrates a 53-year legacy of inspiring new food experiences for friends, family, and food lovers everywhere. Credited with introducing more than 200 specialty fruits and vegetables to U.S. supermarkets, Frieda’s has helped launch unique items like Stokes Purple® Sweet Potatoes, Sangria Artichokes, Habanero Peppers, Sunchokes®, and Organic Finger Limes. Founded in 1962 by produce industry icon Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan, subject of the 2015 documentary “Fear No Fruit,” the family company is now owned and operated by Frieda’s daughters Karen Caplan and Jackie Caplan Wiggins in Orange County, California. Inspire. Taste. Love.